Vanchit Vikas aim to uplift the poorer sections of society and improve standard of living of the disadvantaged by providing them basic rights to food, shelter, education, and employment opportunities. Currently, Vanchit Vikas operates throughout Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
Their activities include:
Chandikadevi Adivasi Girls Hostel: Lot of tribal girls are forced to quit school at an early age to get married. To prevent this, Vanchit Vikas has opened a residential hostel. This program works towards providing education opportunities to these girls, spreading social awareness for their overall development, preventing early age marriages, personality development, and making them economically independent. They run various workshops to promote child education, with a special focus on girl child.
Neehar: Neehar is a foster home set up with a purpose of rehabilitating children of commercial sex workers. It creates conducive atmosphere for their healthy upbringing, making efforts so the children are accepted into mainstream society, providing them with educational opportunities, positive counselling and development of their overall skills for employment.
Sabala Mahila Kendra: This program provides marriage counselling for those having domestic issues and supports widows and deserted women who are exploited due to their financial dependence. The objective is to let these women lead a respectable life, help and encourage them to become financially independent through vocational training, build self-confidence, provide opportunities for their overall development and create awareness in society about their problems. After completion of training, these women are provided interest free loans to start their own business.
Projects in Red Light Areas: They operate a clinic, pathology lab, and guidance-cum-counselling centre for women in red light areas to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases and provide assistance for its prevention/ treatment. ‘Phulwa’, a home for children that continue to live with CSWs, provides children with a secure environment, education, knowledge on health & hygiene, and efforts to stop their exploitation.
Nirmal Ranwara: It is a Marathi magazine dedicated to children in the age group of 4 to 12 years with a focus on the creativity, promoting scientific approach and importance of social responsibility.
Income Rs91 lac
Expense Rs98 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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