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  1. 1. A PRESENTATION BY ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR, RCSS JOE MADIATH, ORISSA, INDIA
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION which literally means 'village development' is a NGO that works with rural and tribal communities in India. Gram Vikas partners with rural-communities to address their critical needs of education, health, safe drinking water, sanitation, livelihoods and alternative energy in a manner that is sustainable, socially inclusive, gender equitable and empowering. 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 2
  3. 3. Gram Vikas Logo Two hands together forming a heart is the logo defines them as: cooperation with concern and care for people. 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 3
  4. 4. Gram Vikas Definition Dignified quality of life of people or communities is characterised by: Options for appropriate family and community infrastructure and sources of energy; Sustainable use and management of natural resources Food security and access to secured livelihood opportunities Assured access to basic education and adequate health services Strong self-governing peoples institutions with equal participation of men and women Conscientisation, self reliance and self-esteem. 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 4
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  6. 6. ORGANIZATIONAL DETAILS Founders: Gram Vikas founders came to Orissa in the early 1970s as student volunteers with the Young Student's Movement for Development (YSMD), Chennai, to serve victims of a devastating cyclone. Under the leadership of Mr. Joe Madiath, The extensive activism and relief work by these volunteers over next 8 years motivated them to create and form Gram Vikas which was registered as a Non-Profit organisation on January 22, 1979. 25/17/2015 6ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS
  7. 7. Aims Empowering the grassroots level people Social inclusiveness Gender equality Sustainability Dignity by ensuring toilets in the village Running water 100% immunization Women SHGs Renewable energy Skill training Prosperous plantations Social forestry Educational advancement 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 7
  8. 8. Mission: To promote processes which are sustainable, socially inclusive and gender equitable to enable critical masses of poor and marginalized rural people or communities to achieve a dignified quality of life. Vision: To build an equitable and sustainable society where people live in peace with dignity. 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 8
  9. 9. 'Critical masses' are defined as groups of 'conscientised' people who have developed pressure-group mechanisms and democratic governance systems within their own communities. They draw strength from such experiences and encounters and develop sufficient strength to bargain with or influence their external environment. They collectively demand their rights and are capable of bringing about changes that they desire. Critical masses are sought to be energized from the village level through Gram Panchayats, upto the state level** 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 9
  10. 10. EXPLANATION OF THE TERMS Community? 'Community' is defined as a group of families living within a defined geographic area. This group is governed by social, cultural, economic and political bonds or norms. In Orissa's context, the members of the Palli Sabha comes closest to Gram Vikas' definition of a 'community'. Dignified quality of life? CHARACTERISTICS Assured access to basic education and adequate health services Sustainable use and management of natural resources Food security and access to secured livelihood opportunities Options for appropriate family and community infrastructure and sources of energy Strong self-governing people's institutions with equal participation of men and women 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 10
  11. 11. MANTRA This mission is realized through MANTRA Movement and Network for the Transformation of Rural Areas An integrated habitat development programme guided by the belief that all people deserve to live in peace with dignity. 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 11
  12. 12. MANTRA core values: 1- 100% Inclusion 2- Social Equity 3- Gender Equity 4- Sustainability 5- Cost sharing 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 12
  13. 13. Geographical coverage As of September 2014, Gram Vikas to impact over 1200 villages in 26 districts in the state of Odisha Started projects in 5 other states Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. currently working in The Gambia and Tanzania in Africa. 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 13
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  15. 15. ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE The current Governing Board members are as follows: Mr. Joe Madiath, Chairman Mr. Ram Sankar, Treasurer Mr. Debiprasad Mishra, Ex- Officio Secretary & Executive Director Mr. Vijay Mahajan, Member Mr. Ananta Mahapatra, Member Mr. D. Thankappan,Member 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 15
  16. 16. WATER AND SANITATION LIVELIHOOD RURAL HOUSING COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION SCHOOLS KHEL VIKAS RENEWABLE ENERGY 25/17/2015 16 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS
  17. 17. Public and philanthropic support for core operations and startup in each village. NALCO TATA STEEL SAIL OPGC 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 17
  18. 18. Gram Vikas has impacted over 400,000 individuals and 70,000 families through its various programs and interventions. Their vision for impact is twofold first, to increase their geographical reach to new states and countries; and second, to deepen their impact in the communities they have already worked with. 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 18
  19. 19. Accomplishments (What change the organisation has made so far? ) Cumulatively, Gram Vikas has worked with 1,199 villages, serving more than 60,000 families In 2012-13, sanitation units were completed by 55 villages representing 2,908 families in 6 districts of Orissa, and water supply systems were established in 147 villages (representing 7,270 families) that had completed sanitation work in previous years. Gram Vikas has started its water and sanitation program in two villages in The Gambia (with Riders for Health) and two in Tanzania. 25/17/2015 19ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS
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  21. 21. Critical Commentary on the Model It is an approach towards holistic and integrated rural development in different states across India and few countries in Africa. 75,087 families in 1250 villages have been covered 25/17/2015 21ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS
  22. 22. The main emphasis of Gram Vikas work is organising people to become aware of their existential condition, so that they take their destinies into their own hands and work to improve their lives. Full participation of the people is an essential part of such development activities to ensure sustenance of the programme and Gram Vikas withdraws as the people develop. 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 22
  23. 23. A rights-based approach: For the first time the poorest woman, the widow, or the dalit (untouchable) feels that s/he has a voice, which will be heard and which matters due to gram vikas model This model ensures that it is not just the elite who become empowered but 100% community inclusion, and empowers the whole community. 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 23
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  25. 25. QUERY? 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 25
  26. 26. Thank you 25/17/2015 ARUN GEORGE MSW II YEAR RCSS 26

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