FSD Program Site: India            Organization Location: Jaipur

The mission of Sneh Girl Shikshan Sansthan (SGSS) is to ensure the well-being of children who cannot advocate for their rights.

Organization Overview

SGGS is registered under the Rajasthan Society Registration Act (1958) and is a not-for-profit organization based in Jaipur (Pink City) that runs a school for girls. Since its inception in 2008, SGSS has strived to extend a helping hand to children in difficult circumstances. SGSS is an educational oganization committed to child education in rural and urban slums settings.

FSD Program Site: India            Organization Location: Jaipur
Organization Overview

MATMA – Health Institute for Mother and Child strives to empower underserved and marginalized individuals through gender-sensitive participatory processes for achieving sustainable health development. The organization is committed to working with their community to build a world that is equitable, just, and inclusive.

FSD Program Site: India            Organization Location: Jaipur
Organization Overview

Save the Souls is a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of children and women in impoverished areas. The organization aims to educate children, empower women, and improve living conditions.

FSD Program Site: India            Organization Location: Jodhpur

UJAS was founded to address the pressing needs of oppressed Pakistani refugee populations living in India.

Organization Overview

UJAS’ objectives are to raise public awareness on issues facing post-1965 Pakistani refugees in India through documentation and publication, organize and empower refugee communities to improve their living conditions and provide a more secure future for their children and promote communal harmony in border areas by highlighting shared traditions and encouraging collaboration in the preservation of culture.

FSD Program Site: India            Organization Location: Jodhpur
Organization Overview

UNNATI aims to create an inclusive society where all stakeholders, particularly the vulnerable Dalits (“untouchables”), participate with full empowerment and gain equal access to and control over services, resources, and institutions. They advocate for oppressed groups while mobilizing and empowering them to take equal partnership in and control of civic and social affairs, promote grassroots democratic participation and strengthen local governance institutes and leadership, and to assist communities in designing disaster preparation and mitigation strategies to lessen the impact of natural disasters in vulnerable areas.

FSD Program Site: India            Organization Location: Jodhpur
Organization Overview

Tarabai Desai Charitable Trust aims to provide ophthalmic outpatient services and surgical facilities to all, irrespective of caste, religion, creed, or sex. The organization provides free services to the poor and underprivileged of Jodhpur City as well as those from outlying villages. Tarabai Desai carries out its work through its facilities at its Jodhpur Hospital. In an effort to help those unable to come to Jodhpur the organization also holds eye camps throughout the year.

FSD Program Site: India            Organization Location: Osiyan, Jodhpur

Since 2001, Yuva Prayas has worked to empower communities especially women and children to access to basic facilities and to promote a sense of independence and self-worth.

Organization Overview

In male-dominated Rajasthani society, women are often powerless to their husbands and to social, cultural, religious and superstitious beliefs. Although they play a key role in establishing and raising a family, they are denied basic rights such as decision-making, education, healthcare, and family planning options. They lack confidence and basic socializing skills. Since 2001, Yuva Prayas has been working to address these issues in Osiyan.

FSD Program Site: India            Organization Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan

Jagran Jan Vikas Samiti (JVS) is committed to strengthening rural communities through facilitating local resource-based knowledge systems to improve the lives of the less fortunate in society and create community organizations for villagers to advocate for local issues and problems to establish equality-based, exploitation-free society.

Organization Overview

JJVS is a grassroots organisation with livelihood development programmes that work directly with the people. JJVS believes the best way to improve the socio-economic status of communities is to encourage people to determine development issues on their own. The organisation team believes each individual in the community can find solutions to these problems and strive to implement its programs keeping with the customs, culture, and tradition of the communities. JJVS has focused its efforts on solutions that provide direct socio-economic improvements to marginalised populations. Typically, it is the rural poor and tribal communities who have been neglected the most. Therefore, JJVS was formed around the idea of local empowerment and self-help.

FSD Program Site: India            Organization Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan

Jatan has provided opportunities to young people in the community to design and implement programs based on their health and development needs.

Organization Overview

Jatan believes that youth development must be addressed in a holistic manner. For this reason, Jatan implements programs that address problems of health (including HIV/AIDS), education, local governance, migration, employment, and reproductive rights, all of which are important concerns for the target group. It works to develop leaders in the youth community. Jatan also works with panchayats and political leaders, health service providers, the media, and community members to create awareness on the health rights of women. Jatan has formed special groups of pregnant women for better provisioning of ante- and post-natal care. Migrant support is a core area of Jatan’s work as well. Jatan operates a resource center to assist with migrant registration and provides a variety of support services.

FSD Program Site: India            Organization Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan

Seeks to empower marginalized communities to overcome the issues directly affecting their quality of life, including environmental degradation, limited livelihood opportunities, and rural-to-urban migration.

Organization Overview

ALERT works to generate awareness about environmental degradation and support efforts toward restoration, inform rural communities about the state of local resources, education, health and the environment and increase livelihood opportunities for rural communities through youth and adult education and capacity building workshops.