Gramin Samaj Kalyan Vikas Manch (GSKVM) was established to eradicate poverty and promote self-reliance by improving the life of poor through meaningful and socio-economic growth.
GSKVM is one of the partners of Stop TB Partnership Program of World Health Organisation (WHO). Under this program, GSKVM aims to provide operational support to the Revised National TB Control Project (RNTCP) in Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chainpur, Nawa Bazar and Pandu in Palamu district. GSKVM is the only NGO in India to get approval of TB Reach Wave-3 project to find additional TB cases. In FY15, a substantial portion of the NGO’s total expenses was spent on the TB project.
Apart from the TB project, another key area the organisation focuses on is Targeted Intervention (TI) Program for Female Sex Workers (FSWs) on HIV/AIDS, supported by NACO/JSACS. The TI project is implemented in 17 major hotspots around Deoghar town in Jharkhand. The objective of this project is to sensitize people and build awareness among them along with provision of clinical services to prevent HIV/ AIDS.
Under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP), GSKVM conducts EDP training sessions. The beneficiaries are from Palamu, Garhwa and Latehar districts in Jharkhand. They also organize a two week managerial training on PMEGP scheme. The topics covered under this training are communication and presentation, leadership, quality standard, manpower management and time management etc.
GSKVM also undertakes Witch Hunting prevention project, a pilot convergence model for women empowerment under National Mission for Empowerment of Women. The aim of this program is to ensure strict & forceful implementation of the Witchcraft Prevention Act 2001 and motivate, sensitize and strengthen the community against this brutal practice of violence against women. Around 25,000 people have joined signature campaign for prevention of witch hunting practices thus far.
Bonded Labour Awareness Project, named ‘Majboor Kisko Bola’ funded by BBC Media Action, is a radio program on bonded labour, labour welfare, human rights and social equity. The goal is to reduce risk of bondage amongst the vulnerable population of society by providing them with essential information through popular radio programming and community outreach activities.