Gosavi Bahuuddeshiya Sanstha (GBS) was registered in 2008 to uplift the living conditions of the marginalised tribal communities in Nashik. GBS focuses on providing access to education, livelihood opportunities and basic healthcare facilities to the needy. GBS programs offer an entrepreneurial environment to its wide range of beneficiaries.
Some of the popular activities conducted by GBS are:
Education for All: GBS’s endeavour is to bridge the digital and linguistic divide through education and make young people employment ready. The non-profit runs classes in underserved schools on subjects like Mathematics, Science, English, and Computers across all classes. It also provides training on spoken English and basic computer skills to underprivileged youth.
Vocational Training Program for Women: GBS conducts short courses (1-4 weeks) on tailoring, typing, embroidery, painting, handicrafts, etc. The objective is to give women exposure to different income generating activities. Once a woman identifies her area of interest, GBS helps her get enrolled with institutions where she can advance her skills.
Self Help Groups for Women: With the objective to encourage women to manage their finances better, GBS started focusing on forming Self Help Groups in slum areas. At present, around 200 women are a part of the Self Help Group initiative floated by GBS.
Personality Development Classes for the Youth: GBS largely caters to backward communities like scheduled castes/tribes. GBS’ objective is to make young people aware of various opportunities available to unleash their potential. Other than awareness building on academics and career opportunities, GBS also invests in the youth by making them employment ready. Courses on personality development, spoken English, computer training, etc. are conducted regularly to make them confident individuals.
Besides these, GBS also runs a family counselling centre and a computer training centre. It also conducts awareness on HIV/AIDs, ill effects of alcohol, domestic violence, tree plantations, etc. GBS has adopted an integrated approach to help the community prosper.
Source : Audit Report
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