Ganga Shikshan Prasarak Mandal (GSPM) is a non-profit social venture dedicated on issues affecting rural people, with special emphasis on child education. Through its programs, it provides schooling to children, nutrition to children of poor families and destitute children, maternal and child care in remote villages and improve accessibility to clean water and better sanitation. They work with educational institutes, district administrators, state government, other NGOs, grass root level panchayat raj institutions to empower rural people.
GSPM aims to provide integrated education, ranging from enrollment in school and providing mid-day meals. GSPM engages in core rural educational activities in the rural areas of Parbhani & Nanded districts of Maharashtra. GSPM provides education for out-of-school children and helps them to enter or re-enter government schools to complete their education. Due to its rural education program, the monthly income of beneficiaries has increased by approximately 20% per month and also resulted it increase in savings.
The Ganga Shikshan Bal Gruha or Child Care Home Program secures the basic rights of the deprived and destitute rural child through guaranteed education, nutrition, clothing, healthcare, recreation, love and support to ensure their reintegration into mainstream Indian society. The Program also acts as a catalyst in the community, encouraging other school dropouts and poor children from nearby slums to attend school without fear of stigma.
GSPM provides livelihood support to economically active poor, helps in building their capacities and provides short-term affordable loans which are easy to repay to enable them to live a ’better life’. In FY15, five batches of 18 children of construction workers has been provided primary knowledge and their skill training i.e. Masonry skills, Mobile & AC Repairs under the program conducted by GSPM. From 90 children trained under the skill, 10 children have set up their own road side small shop for their livelihood.
Various seminar, rally, street cleaning drives, over-head tank cleaning drives, distribution of medicinal plants in rural areas of Parbhani, climate change, bio-diversity conservation, use of water with the financial assistance of Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India are also conducted.