Sahyadri Gramin Vikas Bahuddeshiya Yuvak Kalyan Sanstha is an organization working on issues affecting the urban and rural communities of Nagpur district. The organization has developed and implemented several innovative interventions with special focus on halting and reversing TB, HIV & AIDS, tobacco, and cancer. It also focusses on providing housing to the poor and works for the welfare and empowerment of women, children, adolescent girls and boys, and farmers by initiating development programs in the field of education, sports, environment protection, counselling in career guidance, linkages to health care and livelihoods.
Their activities are:
Migrant Project with MSACS, Mumbai: Sahyadri, with help of Maharashtra state AIDS Control society (MSACS), provides technical and financial support in Mumbai to migrants coming in search of employment to Nagpur’s two major industrial hubs, MIHAN SEZ and Butibori MIDCs. The project aims to assess the nature of migrants, how they are organized, the nature of high risk behaviours and safe behaviours, variations in level of migrants’ awareness on HIV-AIDS, determining practices of HRG (Health Care Resource Groups), identifying preferred channels of IEC, etc.
Link Worker Scheme Project with MSACS, Mumbai: The aim of the project is to assess the nature of HRGs, migrants, truckers, MSM, Female sex workers. It assesses how they are organized, nature of high risk behaviours and safe behaviours, variations in level of their awareness on HIV-AIDS, determination of practices of HRGs, identifying preferred channels of IEC & services to them. This project is implemented by Sahyadri Foundation since June 2014 with technical and financial support of MSACS – Mumbai in 100 villages of Nagpur District.
Skill Development to Rural Unemployed Youth: Under MoRDs’ SGSY scheme, 25 unemployed youth from Nagpur rural, Gadchiroli and Gondia districts under BPL categories were linked to Sunil Hitech Engineers Pvt. Ltd for being trained in employable skills such as electrical, fitting, welding, rigging, masonry, scaffolding holding, bar bending etc.
Awareness campaigns: The NGO also conducts awareness campaigns during the year in areas of sickle cell control, tree plantation, saving the girl child, etc.