About Us

VACHA is a women’s group which was formed in 1987. It began as a women’s library and a centre to create and collect oral and visual resources for use with literacy-deprived women. 

From 1995 VACHA has focused on issues of adolescent girls in the age group of 10-14 years, and extending up to the late teens. VACHA’s outreach centres in suburban Mumbai’s bastis run educational programmes which aim to enhance girls’ self-esteem and self-expression so that their voices are heard and acted upon. 

The VACHA blog is an initiative to draw individuals and groups into a discussion of girlhood issues, both current and perennial. This engagement is essential to bring greater attention to development and empowerment issues of this vital young section of our population.  Join us with comments, debates and ideas for change. 

The section “Girls Voices” is a space for girls themselves – to express their joys, irritations, aspirations and concerns. Calling all girls to write in and share!

Visit us at http://www.vacha.org.in


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