Ramashiv Bahuudeshiya Vikas Samiti (RSBVS), works for the empowerment of the under privileged, vulnerable and needy sections of society, particularly children, women and youth, by addressing health, education, environment, economic and cultural issues. It works for awareness creation, skill development, sustainable livelihoods, and rural and slum development. RSBVS currently operates in Rewa and Shahdol divisions in Madhya Pradesh.
Its various programmes are:
Youth and Child Development: RSBVS, in collaboration with other Institutions, provides vocational and skill development training to the poor youth in Rewa, to build their confidence and help start their own business in various fields (welding, computer, mobile repairing, etc.). In the last three years, over 73% of the youth have either been employed or have started their own business. RSBVS organises workshops on leadership building and career guidance to give right direction and motivation to the youth. It has covered around 1,850 students in these workshops. RSBVS is part of the 24x7 child helpline (dial 1098 for ‘CHILDLINE’) for children in distress and emergency situations. More than 160 children have benefited from this service. RSBVS also provided formal and informal education to around 250 poor children till date.
Women Empowerment: RSBVS is involved in Women’s Empowerment Programme through Self-Help Groups (SHG). It supports over 126 SHGs in MP. It also provides Income & Skill Development training to women SHGs in various four districts of MP to enhance the quality of life of women through increased knowledge and skills. Around 66 women SHGs were trained (stitching, pickle making, papad making, etc.) and about 72% of the SHGs are linked with the bank and have started their own business.
Awareness Programme: RSBVS has conducted awareness programmes on Domestic violence (37 women benefitted), Drug de-addiction (480 youth counselled), Gender inequality issues, Rights & Female Foeticide, and Personal Hygiene & Sanitation (1,340 children covered).
Medical Awareness: RSBVS has established a HIV/AIDS counselling centre in Rewa. Around 68 patients have been counselled so far. It also actively participates in the rally organized by Government Pulse Polio Abhiyan and has given polio drops to around 1,250 children in Rewa.
Income Rs24 lac
Expense Rs22 lac
Source : Audit Report 2014
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