Our Impact

Since inception Arpan has impacted the lives of 3.8 million (38 lakh) children and adults through its work. Among this, Arpan has:

  1. Trained over 910,176 children and adults directly:
  • Through the Personal Safety Education (PSE) Programme Arpan has trained 142,957 children and 111,732 adults including parents and teachers as well as non-teaching staff in over 263 schools and 4 shelter homes/institutions in 3 districts of Maharashtra.
  • Of these, step-up (repeat sessions) were done with 80,476 children and 52,117 parents and teachers.
  • Arpan has provided psycho-education/counselling and intervention to 15,952 children and 3,221 family members.
  • Through the Training and Policy Advocacy Programme Pan India Arpan has trained 253,209 individuals and professionals.
  • Of these, we have trained  253,209 professionals (Govt. and Non-Govt. teachers, social workers and mental health professionals) to replicate prevention and intervention models of Child Sexual Abuse. These professionals have reached out/trained over 9 million (29 lakh) children and adults.
  • Through Policy Advocacy at the State level, in Maharashtra,  PSE messages were included in the Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training curriculum on Child Safety. 2,100 Master Teacher Trainers and 120,000 teachers across Maharashtra were trained on this curriculum.
  • Through Policy Advocacy at the State level, in Bihar, Child Safety was included in Bihar Education Project Council curriculum and 100 Master Teachers were trained on this curriculum.
  • Through the Digital Learning Programme 274,810 individuals accessed Arpan’s digital content through partner organisations like UNICEF and partner platforms like DIKSHA which have integrated our content.
  1. Overall 345,000 resources (books and publications) developed as a part of our Resource Development activity, have been disseminated since we started our work in 2006. These numbers are not counted in the overall outreach.
  2. Since Inception, Arpan has reached an average of 8.6 million (86 lakh) people through its Communication Activities. We have created awareness about Child Sexual Abuse through various media and events. Of this:
  • In FY 23-24 (Till Q3), we reached 3 million (13 lakh) individuals through events and partnerships.
  • In FY 23-24 (Till Q3), we garnered a reach of 2 million (82 lakh) through print media.
  • In FY 23-24 (Till Q3), A total of 6 million (46 lakh) were reached through social media engagement and website.
  • In FY 23-24 (Till Q3), there were 40 articles published in the media about Arpan or mentioning Arpan.

4. Evaluations:

  • An external evaluation of the effectiveness of Arpan’s flagship programme – Personal Safety Education – found that 8% of children disclosed unsafe experiences of which 90% sought help from a trusted adult.
  • More than 80% of the children who have undergone Arpan’s Personal Safety Education, retained more than 75% of the key messages taught during the programme. 

Please find more of our evaluation findings here