BRIDGE Network (Bengaluru Rights Initiative for Dignity and Gender Empowerment)

In 2006, 13 NGOs came together in the BRIDGE Network to work in 26 slum areas in Bangalore. Supported by Action Aid, the programme covers 2300 beneficiaries Vidyanikethan, given its intensive grassroots experience, is one of the NGOs working for the combined rights for the following:

  • Right to Shelter and Dignity, (Slum Declaration and ensuring housing)
  • Right to Food and Livelihood, (interaction programme on PDS (Public Distribution System),
  • Right to Education (State Level Interaction Programme, Sankalpa Zonal Level Programme),
  • Women and Child (Mapping, Education on sexuality, Samanvaya group for leadership development)
  • Right to health (Health Adalat, accessing Government Facilities).