Manav Ashrita Sansthan (MAS) has been working with tribal community and their children to preserve them from exploitation and provide them with education and employment.
Their main aim is to protect women, provide equal status by eliminating gender discrimination, capacity building, equal participation at all levels and women empowerment. MAS discovered innovative solutions under its programmes regarding social issues in alignment with sustainable and inclusive developmental projects to help the deprived section of the society.
Their programs include:
Education: The organisation created a Model Education Centre and Parent-Teacher Association to provide children with basic facilities, promote enrolment in schools and retention of children in classes. The organization emphasizes the need for equal education and advocates the state government to implement a common school system from nursery to Class 12 with neighbourhood schools. They have created informal school centres in communities where there are no schools thereby mobilising the community.
Health: They provide free medical treatment and services for the poor through medical camps in rural areas of the Dungarpur District. MAS provides with basic facilities, nutrition for pregnant women, sensitize the government about epidemic and incurable disease and immunization of children. MAS provide enhanced learning to Trained Birth Attendants (TBA) to facilitate safe deliveries.
Formation of Groups: MAS helps to organise groups working towards women empowerment, water conservation, education, tribal self-rule and the preservation of forest land. These groups have thousands of members and work to make communities aware of these initiatives so that problems may be solved.
Panchayat Raj Empowerment Programme: MAS aims to activate panchayat raj institution for better governance. The organisation provides training for newly elected representatives and female council leaders about their responsibilities and legal rights. To create awareness among local villagers and representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, workshops are organised by Sansthan time to time. They motivate women to join politics and bring about awareness regarding community skills, gender issues, social values, culture and attitudes.