Kalpvrish, “the Environmental Action Group,” works on environmental and social issues. The areas of the organisation’s work are alternatives, conservation and livelihoods, environment education, urban environment, and environment and development. Kalpavriksh is also running an informal network of individuals and organisations known as ‘Vikalp Sangam’ who are interested in sustainable alternatives.
|Pratham Education Foundation
Pratham is an innovative learning organisation created to improve the quality of education in India. Pratham focuses on high-quality, low-cost, and replicable interventions to address gaps in the education system and vocational training. Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach has demonstrated a proven impact on children’s learning outcomes and is now being adapted to contexts outside India.
CORO works towards a society based on equality and justice. It does this by empowering leaders in the most marginalised communities to steer collective action for social change. Over the last three decades, CORO has developed a community-based approach to facilitating change from within India’s most marginalised and oppressed.
|Work for Equality
Work for Equality works to build the capacity of the marginalised community, especially the leadership capacity among first-leader girls from the marginalised community like Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribes, Nomadic Tribes, and Minorities, so that they can access their rights and competently participate in mainstream society.
NEW VISION is based in Pune and is working to provide better education and health awareness among street children, especially girls, in and around Pune city. It is a child-centred organisation, and hence most of its work involves safeguarding the fundamental rights of children and ensuring that every child has access to their basic entitlements.
Lok Panchayat focuses on revival and promotion of sustainable farming practises, biodiversity conservation, women’s empowerment, enterprise development, sacred grove conservation, and sustainable livelihood based on forest in the Akole block of Nagar district. Lokpanchayat also runs a technical training institute offering various ITI and short-term vocational courses.
Green Tara Foundation (GTF) has been working in urban settlements in Pune city. The focus of the work is the upliftment of scheduled caste families and especially the protection of girls and women from scheduled castes, as they never come out of their caste-based occupations even after their migration to cities from native lands.
|Marathwada Gramin Vikas Sanstha (MGVS)
MGVS works mainly in the areas of agriculture, health, water and sanitation, and child and women’s development for the rural and urban poor. MGVS works mainly in the areas of agriculture, health, water and sanitation, water conservation and watershed development, and women’s empowerment for the rural and urban poor. MGVS is also recognised as a district resource organisation by the Vasundhara Watershed Development Agency, GoM, under the Integrated Watershed Management Programme.
|Yuva Gram Vikas Mandal (YGVM)
Yuva Gram works in the Marathwada region on watershed development, NRM, child rights, livelihood, etc. The organisation has a good reputation with the government because of its contributions and work for the underprivileged. It was honoured with the “National Youth Award’ in 2001 by the Central Government for its outstanding contribution to youth development in Maharashtra.
|Sankalp Manav Vikas Sanstha
Sankalp Manav Vikas Sanstha is a grass-roots service provider working in the fields of education, health, and community empowerment in the Marathwada region. Sankalp emphasises the empowerment of women with the help of self-help groups and an entrepreneurship development programme.
|Astitva Samaj Vikas Sanshodhan Sanstha (Astitva)
Astitva is working in the Solapur and Sangli districts of Maharashtra on issues of health, education, and livelihood. The organisation has done exceptional work in five villages of Solapur district towards increasing the agricultural production of Dalits and curtailing the migration of Dalit farmers.
|Vikas Samvad Samiti (VSS)
Vikas Samvad means “development dialogue” and is an initiative to build capacity in civil society through research and evidence-based knowledge education. The main objective of the organisation is to improve the living conditions of marginalised communities (Dalit and Adivasi). The main focus of the work is the promotion of women and children in the areas of nutrition, health, and political participation through the development and qualification of community structures.
ADHAR is a child-centric community development organisation. The organisation is working for the holistic development and empowerment of underprivileged children and their families and communities in rural and urban areas of Odisha and Madhya Pradesh states of India. ADHAR’s strategic focus is on four thematic areas: education, protection, health and nutrition, and livelihoods.
|Parhit Samaj Sevi Sanstha
The organisation is working with a vision to “establish a society where men and women are treated equally, they rise above the boundaries of sex, caste, class, and religion, and they are united in moving towards the path of humanity”. The organisation is dedicated to its mission to mobilise people for their self-development by providing information facilities and building capacities so that they move on the path of development on a continuous basis.
Synergy Sansthan was formed as a platform where the creative energies of youth can come together and nurture each other as well as their communities. The organisation’s interventions are centred upon building the participants’ understanding of themselves in relation to the world around them and not in isolation from it.
|Chaupal Gramin Vikas Prashikshan Evam Shodh Sansthan
Chaupal conducts field operations, capacity building, and research studies in Surguja and Koriya districts in northern Chhattisgarh. Chaupal’s main intervention from the beginning was to improve access to food and nutrition services for the poor. Later, community mobilisation to access health and care services became another key intervention. Working on these demands helped Chaupal create a strong organisation of the poor and marginalised.
|Public Health Resource Society (PHRS)
The Public Health Resource Network (PHRN) is a growing network of individuals and organisations with the perspective of strengthening technical and management capacity to take action towards the common goal of “Health for All”. PHRN’s areas of work are to conduct learning programmes for public health professionals within and outside the government, strengthen community processes, promote networks, and conduct appropriate research and policy discussions to achieve the goal of “Health for All.”
Paryavaran Mitra provides opportunities for youth to put into practise and deepen their theoretical knowledge that they have learned in classrooms. It also offers the chance to know more about various developmental perspectives related to the environment through in-depth orientations, hands-on experience in research, training, and advocacy.
|The National Federation of the Blind Maharashtra (NFBM)
NFBM is one of India’s first organisations of the blind for the blind. The self-help organisation represents c.a. 800,000 visually impaired people in the state of Maharashtra. NFBM fights for equal opportunities for visually impaired people in education, training, and employment.