The Power Inside Me By Shakti Pradhan
Majlis started in as a response to a growing need for lawyers with a gender perspective who are dedicated to evolving innovative legal practices to defend women's rights. Majlis had started by providing legal support and guidance to women facing domestic violence to access their rights and pursue justice in courts. They further extended support to women and child victims of sexual violence as well as sexual harassment at the workplace.
They are also involved in training, research, campaigns, and publications on issues concerning violence against women and children. They work to demystify laws and make them accessible to judges, lawyers, prosecutors, police, NGOs and other government and non-government representatives and most importantly, to women themselves. The broad categories of their programs are as follows: Litigation Rahat for sexual violence, domestic violence, and social support Training and Awareness Policy interventions and public campaigns Networking Publications on women's legal rights and Research.
The foundation for Manavlok was laid by Dr. Lohiya in the year with an aim to solve the socio-economic problems of the community. Manavlok is the abbreviation for Marathwada Navnirman Lokayat, where Navnirman means Creation and Lokayat denotes people's opinion. Manavlok symbolizes a new idea or an experiment in rural development.
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It is actively involved in river rejuvenation, desilting of dams, providing seeds and fertilizers to the farmers. The organization believes that collective local leadership plays an essential role in mobilizing the local resources and making their best use. It trusts in providing the means for development. Their focus of action and control are the villagers themselves. The present secretary of Manavlok — Mr. Aniket comes with 25 years of experience in advance farming.
His presence with the organization has proven to be very instrumental. He framed a holistic approach by bringing in agricultural technologies for water conservation to the poor farmers. Manavlok shows a better way of living to these farmers thereby rejuvenating their trust and improved knowledge on farming. With a vision to create a society with equal access to basic necessities and dignified living.
The organization works in the fields of Children, Community Health service, and awareness, Employment generation programs, water, and sanitation in various parts of Maharastra. For its unswerving dedication, the organization's work has been acknowledged by the health minister and Maharastra government. More than 10, sex workers have undergone screening, around 25 villages were a part of the community-based health care programs.
MGVS constructed more than toilets in 13 villages and has sheltered to beggars. It also provided medical care to more than children and hundreds of women underwent free delivery in community health center.
MGVS makes sure that it leaves no stone unturned when it comes to being there for these underprivileged people. It has been established by ex servicemen ESMs and like minded civilians. The genesis of the Trust lies with the formation of the Bombay Ex servicemen Association in This Organisation has been established by Mr.
BB Mistry retd as the Patron, inspiration, mentor and guide.
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By the Association had been successful in the rehab of ESMs and had settled the problems related to pensions of 15 dependents. In , a plan to establish a Sainik Nagar to provide affordable housing to ESMs was launched and land acquired near Karjat about Kms from Bombay for a pilot Project. After numerous hitches and hurdles the Project commenced. Today there are 15 row houses with the PBORs and like minded civilians at the lowest possible cost to owner. The location of this Project is at village Diksal. Continuous visits in connection with the housing Project brought the ESMs in contact with the inhabitants.
The locals were mainly Tribals, underprivileged and the marginalized. Electricity, clean drinking water, facilities for health, hygiene, and education was a far cry. The people wallowed in neglect and accepted destitution as their fate. Prasad and the ESMs decided to dedicate time and effort to improve the lot of the locals. They embraced them as their own. Of student provided by with tutions - Their major source of funds was from the collection of old newspapers donated by the well-wishers.
Gradually they expanded their activities to providing uniforms and other requirements to the deserving students. As the funds increased, cases requiring medical assistance and relief were also included as additional activities. Now with a workforce of 70, the members of the organization have provided educational aid and scholarships to 3, students, food support to families living in slum areas, medicines, cost of diagnostic tests, major and minor surgeries and support for dialysis to patients and sewing machines to women to supplement their income.
With a vision to help the underprivileged and marginalized to live a better tomorrow through various interventions, the members of the organization have striven to improve the quality of life of the financially disadvantaged by promoting meaningful education and health.
Muktangan is an innovative model of education located within mainstream Government schools providing quality, child-centred, inclusive English-medium schooling to thousands of underprivileged children in Mumbai. Their learning environment nurtures sensitivity and free-thinking, developing the all-round personality of each and every child. They are actually the "Education for the Community, by the Community", developing teachers from the same neighborhoods as the students, who then become empowered change agents. They aspire to build and multiply a model of low-cost, high quality, youth education in the weaker section of the society and creating a program for empowering women in these communities by helping them to become teachers.
They have started a program called PCT as an educational programme to tender the education to orthodox people by providing high-quality English medium education for economically backward people in the society. They have built schools with 72 trained community teachers to teach around students. The vision of the organisation is for all children to have a nurturing and happy childhood and their mission is to promote child-friendly sites; where every child living on a construction site is safe, healthy and educated, and able to enjoy their childhood.
The founder Mrs. Meera Mahadevan set up the first Mobile Creches in as a spontaneous response to the neglected children she saw on the site of the Gandhi Centenary Exhibition in Delhi. From that rudimentary shelter, the journey began towards gaining entry into other construction sites. They wanted to ensure basic minimum care for children of the vast migrant labour force belonging to the poorest strata of the society.
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In , a branch was set up in Mumbai called Mobile Creches, Mumbai. From 1st April, , they began separate operations as Mumbai Mobile Creches. It was in this year that the country gained independence and could finally decide its own destiny, standing on its own two feet.
As if in a parallel development, there was a similar thought process in the mind of Mr. Mangulal J Shah, who wanted to raise the education and skills of India's visually challenged persons VCP's so high that they would no longer be dependent on others for their self sufficiency. Thus the history of the National Association for the Blind, India too begins in itself. This seed was then watered for the first time in Bombay by Mr.
The National Association for the Blind works with visually impaired people of all age groups, and runs a number of programs that range from providing Integrated education and Vocational Training to visually impaired children and adults, to designing certifiable courses and recording audio books. NAB aims to re-integrate visually impaired people into regular life, and has gone on to touch the lives of thousands of people. The concept of creating an umbrella organization for the differently-abled emerged as a result of a conference held in on "Rehabilitation of the Differently abled", following which a group of eminent professionals, doctors, and social workers came together to establish the National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped NASEOH.
Though NASEOH started off with the initial purpose of creating awareness about issues concerning the differently-abled in the areas of Education, Vocational Training, and Employment, they later decided to provide direct services through capacity building for effective integration. They do this through various projects in the areas of Education, Vocational Training, Employment, Rehabilitation, and Disability prevention.
Apart from this, NASEOH also assists the differently abled by identifying and providing them with suitable mobility aids like wheelchairs, calipers, tricycles, crutches, and splints. Most of these appliances are manufactured in-house by trainees and employees in their Welding workshop in Mumbai. Navasrushti International Trust Dharma Bharathi Mission was founded to promote national regeneration of India and help to usher in a civilization of love and a culture of peace in the world based on the eternal moral and spiritual values common to all religions.
However, there was a demand from interested citizens to start social activities where they could meaningfully participate and contribute. Since the goal of NIT was to achieve the remaining three freedoms, economic, social and moral, through a hunger-free, caste-free and corruption free India, DBM took up Hunger-free-India as its first go. They adopted the 3E approach to tackle the same - education, Employment and Empowerment. All activities and projects are geared towards that goal. NIT is headed by Mr.
Paramjeet Singh. He works in the Indian Revenue Service but being passionate about social service and 'giving', he has offered his honorary services to NIT as its Managing Trustee. He is an efficient and inspiring Team Leader under whose able leadership NIT has established itself credibly in the social field.
Neptune Foundation was established in the year under the Neptune Group. Neptune Foundation believes in Contributing to the economic development by contributing to the lives of their workforce, their families as well as the local community and society at large. Neptune Foundation was born to become a medium to bring a smile on every face. They believe that 'help is never too much help'. With the help of passionate volunteers, they actively work towards empowerment of the society. By undertaking activities like Mobile Creches, Rehabilitation Projects, Old age Home, and Anna Daan, they aim to fulfil the fundamental needs of food, shelter, clothes and education.
They continuously strive to reach more people every day. Their mission is to support the needy. Their accountability in all their undertakings is their core strength. While serving the underprivileged and the needy and working towards social upliftment, they maintain complete transparency in all their projects. Their main areas of work are: Conversion from Unknown to Known Pick up and reunion of Mentally Ill Destitute They identify mentally ill destitute wandering on the streets adopt them arrange for their treatment.
Once they are cured and are able to regain their memory, Neptune traces their families and reunites them with their families. They also pay for the lifelong medication cost of those reunited people who are unable to afford medication. Till date they have done pickups and reunions.