Gramin Vikas Evam Paryavaran Sanstha (GVEPS) was established to identify the poor and marginalized, to keep a close watch on socio-economic disparities, to take necessary action for environment conservation and better management of resources in Rajasthan. They primarily work to enhance livelihood and income generation activities.
Some of their 2012-13 activities were as follows:
Health: They spread awareness on HIV/AIDS to 400 female sex workers by conducting testing and treatment of the illness. The organisation also provides legal assistance and counselling, as well as informational material on the subject.
Sexual and Reproductive Health: Designed for sex workers in the Sikar district. To provide them with information and awareness on reproductive health issues and nutrition through counselling.
Community Care Centre: The organisation created the Jeevan Prakash Community Care Centre to support the care and treatment of AIDS patients. The centre provides free medicine, food, and psychiatric counselling. They have registered more than 1,700 patients in 2013.
SABLA Programme: In coordination with the Women and Social Justice Department, they created a programme to provide life skills to girls from the age of 11 to 18 years. The programme was implemented in Jaipur with 549 girls who are either school dropouts or have never been to school.
Income Generation Activities: Skill training for the youth, from 18 to 35 years of age. 109 men and women were provided with training for livelihood enhancement and entrepreneurship development in the areas of stitching and garment making. Upon completion of the training, trainees were making approximately Rs2,000 to 6,000 per month.
Income Rs13 lac
Expense Rs14 lac
Source : Audit Report 2014
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