Vijay Krida Mandals (VKM) key objective is to provide services to the underprivileged and to enhance the overall effectiveness of the social ecosystem. At present VKM works actively in the area of HIV/AIDS.
Main activities include:
Medical Relief: (i) DISHA - AIDS Prevention Program for Female Sex Workers. VKM’s objectives with respect to this project are: prevention of new infections; increasing the proportion of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) receiving care, support & treatment; strengthening capacities at district, state, and national levels; and building strategic information management systems. With a view to achieve above objectives, VKM started recruitment and training of staff, site assessment, setting schedule of services, scaling up services, outreach planning, community mobilization etc. (ii) Besides DISHA it runs other AIDS prevention programs called AASTHA, RAH, SAAD for bar girls/migrants and programs KIRAN, ANKUR and UDAY which is Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) of the HIV Program. (iii) VKM conducts free health camps for general check-ups, blood donations etc. On an average above 80% of the total expenditure incurred is spent on medical relief.
Clean Mumbai Project: A relatively new project, VKM receives grant from the Mumbai Municipal Corporation to promote cleanliness and hygiene. During the year, 533 dustbins for disposal of solid waste were distributed.
Ambulance Service: The organization operates a 24-hour ambulance service with a view to providing day & night healthcare services. In FY16, 811 patients availed of this service.
Computer Training: During the year, basic computer skills at subsidised rates were provided to 126 students from lower income groups.
Tuition Classes: Free additional classes were provided to 15 students from economically backward families needing help with their studies.
Health Club: Started with a view to motivate youth in slum areas to keep themselves fit through physical exercise, over 400 beneficiaries are now availing of the facilities at the health club at subsidized rates.
Other Programs: The NGO also runs a Typing Institute, a Free Library for those who cannot afford buying newspapers daily; Maha-E-Seva centre for providing various services like availing PAN card, National Pension scheme, and Employment card.
Income Rs94 lac
Expense Rs94 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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