Gram Vikas Trust (GVT) aims to provide the underprivileged with access to education and health, and to help empower women. GVT offers services to destitute children, women, youth, marginal farmers, and fishermen community groups.
Main activities are:
Shikshana: The education project focusses on improve reading, writing & arithmetic skills of students. In FY16, education support was provided to 35 Government schools covering 5,825 pupils. GVT provided 6 para-teachers to Government schools where there were inadequate number of teachers. The organization also supports children by providing them basic education aid like school bag, note books, stationery items, etc.
Girl Child Education Project: Under this project, GVT provides a free bicycle to girl students above 14 years of age residing in remote villages of Bharuch & Narmada districts to encourage them to attend schools, which usually are situated at a distance from their own villages. 94 bicycles were distributed during FY16.
Health: Children up to the age of five years, who are categorized under red zone, i.e. malnourished, and elderly poor people, are supported by GVT by providing them with food kits. 45 children and 118 elderly people in need were provided these food kits in FY16.
Sanitation: Charities Aids Foundation (https://www.cafonline.org/), New Delhi has provided support for the construction of 15 new sanitation units, renovation of 5 existing units and hygiene promotion activities in 20 schools. The organization imparts hygiene awareness to villagers through video shows, dramas & street plays. District Government provides funding for construction of sanitation units at the household level.
Vocational Training: GVT regularly conducts training programs at its vocational training centers located in Bharuch with the objective of empowering the underprivileged and marginalized youth, especially young women, through vocational training. A total of 710 people attended these training programs conducted during FY16 where skills were imparted in tailoring, beauty parlor and computer operation.
Program Quality: GVT is working on establishing Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and re-Designing (MELD) function to strengthen its program quality through research-based approach. Surveys among community members are conducted to know their views and get feedback about the benefits received by them.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2016
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