Project AeSha


Project Aesha is working with families of single mothers, situated in the North-Eastern district of Delhi, who have been affected by the current conflict ridden socio-political climate. The families of single mothers are the focal point of this project due to their compounded vulnerabilities and marginalization. The project facilitates the rehabilitation of these families by providing livelihood opportunities, accessible and affordable healthcare services as well as assistance in quality education for children.

Focus areas

  • Social and Legal Aid
  • Education and Livelihood
  • Health
  • Co-Mentorship


Shivangi Gupta

Shivangi Gupta has completed her post graduation in Clinical Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She is a doctoral scholar at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Shivangi’s passion to work on this project comes from her work on a research study aimed at understanding the determinants of psychosocial health among children of incarcerated parents, conducted at Jamia Millia Islamia. Shivangi has led research projects in the field of public health, gender and sexuality.

As an accomplished debater and a public speaker, Shivangi finds meaning in leading workshops to create awareness among students and teachers on issues of gender and sexuality. She is currently working for content development of enrichment courses for faculty with Rishi Valley Institute for Educational Resources. She has been a practicing psychotherapist, having engaged in projects that document emerging issues in counselling practices paving way for a field-driven improvement in the disciplines of Psychology and Education.

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Syeda Asia

Syeda Asia is currently a doctoral scholar at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics. Her work is attempting to reimagine the organisational strategy in consortia through a sociology of emotions. She has worked as a Gandhi Fellow in rural India for two years following which she has been consulting Rishi Valley Institute for Educational Resources over content curation for faculty enrichment in school education. Asia is a founding member of LEARN, an initiative for life skills education and entrepreneurship development in India. Through this initiative, she aims to develop a comprehensive research base that effectively contributes to emerging organizational work cultures.

Syeda now hopes to contribute to grassroots action with her recent collaboration with PAIGAM, a social efforts aggregator working for community participation for development.

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