What is Tharuni?

Tharuni was founded by Dr Mamatha Raghuveer Achanta along with her mother Dr P. Hemalatha Devi in the year 2000. It is based in Hyderabad, Telangana however it extensively works in the Warangal district.

Tharuni is dedicated to empower the Adolescent Girls and Women through various programs related to education, health and socio-economic development. The organization was founded with the vision of creating a society where every girl and woman can lead a life of dignity, equality, and self-reliance.

Tharuni has been running succesful campaigns against various social evils that hinder the development of a girl child like Child marriages, Human trafficking, Child labour, Foeticide, Infanticide, Child sexual abuse and other issues.

Tharuni forms girl child clubs called “Balika sanghas” to mentor the girls to be better citizens and also run ‘Rural Resource centres’ to build their capacities.In the past two  and half decades Tharuni could mentor more than 21,000 girls to be the better citizens and change agents.

Tharuni has been instrumental in bringing out policy level changes in various issues related to women and children. The public interest litigations fought by Tharuni lead to changes in the legislations like Prohibition of Child Marriages (PCMA), etc. 

Tharuni also works with Telangana police as Technical partner for Bharosa Centres to support rape and child sexual abuse victims.

Our Vision

Empowering Adolescent Girls, Women and Aged to build a better world where there is no Discrimination.

Our Mission

To make the adolescent girls and women attain their rightful place as equal partners with men in development, by fully harnessing their potential.

Our Objectives

  •  To work for the welfare of the girl child
  • To enlighten the adolescent girls on health & hygiene and impart quality education
  • To provide vocational education and promote life skill development to
    enhance self confidence in adolescent girls
  • To develop their personality by conducting sports and games for adolescent girls
  • To work for eradication of child marriages, dowry and other social evils
  • To educate the women for optimum utilization of government schemes
    in various fields
  • To involve women in environmental initiatives
  • To educate the women on health issues
  • To empower the aged to be self-reliant and make their old age meaningful and productive
  • To provide physical and psychological care for the elderly apart from
    strengthening their bonds with society