Vanchit Vikas was established to get involved in the upliftment of the poorer sections of the society, and to 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 Tribal Girls Hostel: The tribal girls quit school at an early age and get married at adolescent age. Thus to prevent this Vanchit Vikas opened a residential hostel facility for these tribal girls. This programme also provides education opportunities to tribal girls, spread social awareness for overall development of the girls, prevent early age marriages, personality development of these girls and making them economically independent. They run various workshops to promote child education, with a special focus on the girl child.
Neehar: Neehar is a foster home that was 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, provide them with educational opportunities, positive counselling and development of their overall skills for employment.
Sabala Mahila Kendra: This programme supports widows and deserted women since they are exploited due to their financial dependence. Its 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. They also run ‘Phulwa’, a home for children that continue to live with CSWs. It provides the 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, with a focus on the creativity aspect, promoting scientific approach, and importance of social responsibility.