Urja is a catalytic organisation for young homeless women, supporting their fundamental needs and focusing on a life full of dignity when all other avenues are closed.Since our inception, we have worked with over 250 young women.
Most of these women coming from marginalised communities have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused and mustered ample courage to step out of their homes. As they arrive bruised and battered at Urja’s doorstep, it becomes our responsibility to transform them into bright and independent women who can live with their chin up.
We believe that the first requirement of the young homeless women would be a restoration to their good health: both physical and mental. That becomes our priority in Urja.
Once the young women feel better, we begin to focus on their educational advancement, both formal and non-formal, depending on the interests, educational levels and aspiration of the candidates.
Every individual is entitled to certain rights, the violation of which must be taken up seriously. At Urja we believe each young woman has the right to a life full of freedom and dignity.