13th December, 2014
Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) acted as a partner NGO with FunOKPlease for the book launch event of “Brown like Dosas, Samosas and Sticky Chikki.” FunOKPlease is a Mumbai based publisher of children’s books in English with a focus on contemporary Indian content for children in the ages of 3-10 years. They create books for the curious little Indian of today, mixing a lot of knowledge with fun and written especially for India with Indian names, places, animals and things.
The event was conducted in the “Who Are We” hall at the Nehru Stadium, Worli. With the kind support of the guests, AAWC raised 4.2 lacs and we are still counting! The biggest hit were the “Brown Challenge Superheroes” (fans of FunOKPlease from India and abroad) who raised funds for AAWC by selling self made chocolates, cupcakes, plants, etc.
We are deeply grateful to FunOKPlease for choosing AAWC as its partner for the launch. We also extend our gratitude to the Superheroes and guests, who gave in their valuable time and funds for AAWC. We promise to give our best efforts so that your contribution not only reaches the needful but also gives us manifold results. Your kind gesture will indeed help us bring in the social change we wish and work for!
About Apne Aap Women’s Collective
Founded in 1998, Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) is an anti-trafficking organisation that serves the women and children of Kamathipura, the red light area of Mumbai that is also one of the largest and oldest red light areas in Asia. By providing our members with the tools and resources to create a better quality of life, we seek to empower women who have been trafficked into brothel-based prostitution and to prevent the cycle of intergenerational prostitution among their daughters. Since 1998, we have served more than 2,800 women and children. Our alumni have earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and entered respected professions like accounting, hospitality management, luxury cuisine, nursing, photography, retail, social work, and teaching. Learn more at www.aawc.in.