- Arpan won the Global NGO Excellence Award in the category of ‘Child Rights’. The ceremony was organised by World CSR Congress on 18th February, 2015 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The award is special because finally the work done on the prevention of ‘Child Sexual Abuse’ is now being acknowledged.
- Arpan won the 1st runner up prize of the Lifebuoy National Child Health Award in the category of Social and Psychological well being of children in the year 2009. This was awarded by Hindustan Unilever, New Delhi.
- Pooja Taparia, Founder and CEO of Arpan was awarded the Civil Society Karmaveer Puraskaar Award – Child Abuse in year 2010 by ICONGO, New Delhi.
- Arpan received the Jamnalal Bajaj Uchit Vyavahar Puraskar (Council for Fair Business Practices) 2011 in the category of Charitable Associations for their outstanding achievements/contribution in adhering to the highest ethical practices and providing complete satisfaction to beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
“When we heard Arpan’s presentation on their work in helping prevent and reduce the occurrence of Child Sexual Abuse, we couldn’t help but applause the efforts that are being put in by Arpan and its team. Arpan functions on a child centered model.
What moved us is the fact that the organisation is not aiming at scalability. It is going right to the root of the end beneficiaries which are children, but at the same time they also recognize that they need to address and handle cases of Adult survivors of child sexual abuse so that there are fewer cases of revictimisation.
We were also pleased to note that Arpan is following a model, which is very systematic. They are doing things in a manner that establishes a level of Independence.
CSA is an issue that should move and stir each one of us. Anyone who sees or engages should understand the criticality of this issue.”
Vineet Bhatnagar, Chairman, Awards Committee
- Arpan won the India NGO National Award, 2011, in the ‘small category’ (Budget under one crore) a joint venture by the Resource Alliance, UK and the Rockefeller Foundation, US for doing exemplary work in the NGO sector by way of professional management, innovation in local resource mobilization and the effectiveness of the organization’s activities in improving the lives of the people it serves.
“Arpan is recognized as an expert organisation in preventing sex abuse amongst children. Arpan’s program is unique because at this scale, Arpan is the only organisation with a very innovative model for sex abuse prevention in the country. Arpan is expanding the outreach of its the program by also training teachers, parents, caretakers, NGO professionals, social workers (working for children), etc. Arpan is currently imparting very specialized services on this sensitive issue and is considered as one of the resource agencies in the country. Qualitative change among those being trained through innovate ways are also being recorded and measured by Arpan effectively.”
Assessors and Jury of the awards, Resource Alliance, UK
- Pooja Taparia was also invited to the White House in Washington DC in May 2012 to share Arpan’s work at a civil society consultation addressing the development of a global policy on Gender Based Violence.
- Pooja Taparia spoke on the TED platform of TEDxSCET, Surat on 30th September, 2012.
- Pooja Taparia received Arpan’s first international award from ISPCAN on 28th August 2016! C. Henry Kampe Award is presented every two years by ISPCAN to an outstanding young professional or organization working in the field of child abuse and neglect.
Arpan received the ‘Platinum’ category award for being completely accountable and transparent as an organization accredited by Guidestar India. Hemesh Sheth, Director – Operations of Arpan received the award on 27th September 2016.