Good Shepherd Educational & Rural Development Society was set up with the aim of uplifting the economic, social and educational prospects of people in rural areas.
Their activities in 2012-13 were as follows:
Repairing and providing CC Side Wall: GSERDS provided labour support for poor and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families in the construction of a CC Side Wall.
Residential Special Training Centre Programmes: The organisation conducted residential training for out-of-school children between six to fourteen years with the financial support of a government programme, the Rajiv Vidya Mission (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan). The training benefited 50 out-of-school children who are also child labourers. GSERDS provided trunks, school uniforms and bed sheets to the children in addition to boarding and lodging facilities.
National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Programme: GSERDS supported 110 farmers clubs at Velugudu and Allagadda with the help of NABARD, New Delhi. 10 farmers were selected in each club, and oriented to the use of organic manure instead of chemical fertilizers.
Co-organising “Workshop on Rural Development in Andhra Pradesh: Issues and Challenges”: A 3-day national-level workshop on rural development was organised by GSERDS in association with the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR). 150 farmers, NGOs and students attended the workshop.
Telugu Prapancha Mahasabhalu: GSERDS supported the Telugu Prapancha Mahasabha rally organised on 30th November 2012.
Income Rs12 lac
Expense Rs12 lac
Source : Audit Report 2013
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