Lok Kalyan Samiti (LKS) works in the field of sustainable rural development, environmental conservation, human health, youth development, and women empowerment for villagers and students. They achieve their mission by educating and developing skills through trainings, awareness camps, capacity building programmes and grass root efforts even selling their own organic food, plants, and worms. The government has given them grants for projects related to environment and technology.
Some of their programmes for 2013-14 were:
Reproductive and Child Health (RCH): LKS worked on Reproductive & Child Health serving a population of 10,000 population under the sponsorship of SOSVA. They tested 420 children/youth aged between 2 to 19 for Hemoglobin and provided them with medicines. They also conducted ante natal check-ups for 170 women during the year. All these services were provided free of cost.
Skill Development: 1) Computer education – LKS conducted trainings for underprivileged youth in courses such as TALLY, CorelDRAW (a computer graphic tool) and Adobe Photoshop. 74 students have completed the course so far. Currently 37 students are enrolled in this programme; 2) Stitching and Beauty Parlour training – To build up an entrepreneurial spirit and improve the earning capacity of women, LKS conducted 6-monthly courses in stitching and beauty parlour training as there is good scope for both these businesses in the area. 25 women have completed the training and 35 women have been enrolled in the next batch.
Seminars held: LKS conducted various seminars during the year. These covered issues such as ‘Genetically Modified Food and Food Security’ and ‘Environment and Waste Management’. The food seminars were attended by 350 students and 15 NGOs and many school students attended the environment seminar. Members from various NGOs discussed their concepts and practice models on the topic.
TB Awareness and campaign: LKS have been conducting TB awareness camps and campaigns through the Axshya project. During the year 74 programmes were conducted in 74 villages.
Income Rs16 lac
Expense Rs15 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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