Introducing myself and my journal: Maitri Speaks
Maitri is a collective effort of a group of people committed to developmental and humanitarian issues in India. In 2005 Gen. Bhopinder Singh (Retd) and Winnie Singh took the initiative to bring the collective into a reality. The organization was born out of a felt need to create a support group for HIV/ AIDS impacted Uniformed Services personnel and their families.
Since 2007, Maitri has expanded its areas of reach through a variety of programmes, including Domestic Violence prevention and early intervention, Victim Support and Victim-to-Survivor programme. Uniformed services remain a focus area for Maitri to address issues of violence against women and sexually transmitted diseases. Maitri is committed to promoting Respect and Dignity for Women and specially for Abandoned, Destitute and Elderly Widows in Vrindavan (Mathura, India). Some of our other initiatives include improving the Health and Welfare of Vulnerable Migrant Populations like Rickshaw Pullers and the Homeless. We provide Educational opportunities for Underprivileged Children in Delhi slums along with a Nutrition programme and Empowering Women living in slums with skill building and income generation opportunities. Maitri runs a voluntary HIV testing and counselling centre in Delhi.
Maitri’s believes it is every individual’s right to have Identity, Dignity, and Respect.
Maitri defends Human Rights and strengthens Communities through Individual and Community Empowerment through Advocacy, Education, Community-Based Programme Development, and Networking.
For more information about us visit www.maitriindia.org