The Sankalp, NGO is a non-political, non-communal and non-profitable Public Charitable Trust established in 1998 under Societies Registration Act 1861 in the memory of late Shri A.K. Pandey, who devoted his life to selfless service of others, specially the weak, needy and the helpless.

      The NGO strives to serve the poor and deprived sections of society so that no one suffers hunger, exploitation, ignorance & social discrimination. We educate, organize and empower the poorest of the poor by promoting ‘development’ as a liberating force. Development will comprise the promotion of social justice, economic growth, self-reliance as well as health, food and education of the deprived sections of society.

 

LOCATION

The NGO has its registered head office in Delhi. The coordination office is at village Shekhupur, Mehnagar, in the remote and most under-developed district of Azamgarh, U.P. the area has a mixed population which includes Backward castes, Scheduled castes, Scheduled tribes namely “Musahar”.  Hardly any development has taken place here since independence, especially in the rural areas. Majority of the population cannot even manage to get a square meal.

The area needs intensive integrated development to uplift the population.

 

VISION

 

To create a just society based on values through the spread of knowledge and education, promotion of self-reliance, health awareness and economic growth.

 

OBJECTIVES

 

  • Ø To strive for social freedom and justice through self-awareness and community participation activities.
  • Ø To provide support to the poor, socially weak and oppressed section of the society.
  • Ø To educate and organize people for a qualitative and quantitative growth in every sphere of life.
  • Ø To encourage the community towards health, education, shelter and economic growth.
  • Ø To set up educational institutes, health-care centers, homes for destitute, orphans and the elderly.
  • Ø To empower and encourage poor women towards income-generating activities through the formation of self-help groups (SHG).
  • Ø To organize and support the rural poor to become self-reliant through income-generating activities.

 

 

STRATEGY

 

Based on the belief that people have the capacity to learn and develop by themselves, if appropriately facilitated, the NGO will promote activities which will lead to economic growth, education and awareness of one’s rights in society.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

Capacity building through training-cum-production centers

 

Self-Help Groups Micro Credit Program for Rural Women

 

Capacity building of the rural poor is the core objective of where they are educated on how to manage credit facility through the formation of group co-operatives. Members of this project, women are encouraged to form groups. The group which largely consists of illiterate, deprived and destitute women are trained in group dynamics and leadership, roles of members and leaders, record-keeping etc. and are later linked to Banks so that they can avail of credit facility.

 

Credit management, planning, how to identify viable economic activities and achieve sustainability is also part of their training.

 

Group leaders are encouraged and trained, so that they can organize income-generating activities once the basic skills are acquired. Their training will include skills in identifying and management of resources, designing and development, and finally, sales and marketing of products.

 

Income-generating activities

 

The SHG are simultaneously being given training in various income-generating skills.

 

1. Ready-made Garments Training Center

 

The NGO has established three centers where women are being taught stitching, sewing and knitting. These centers are located in the remote villages of Shekupur, Sarguja and Ranchi.   It is a six month training course, FREE OF COST. Each center runs four shifts a day comprising of 25 women in each shift. The aim is to empower rural women with technical training so that they can stand on their own feet and support their families. It is planned to provide them with raw materials so that they can produce as per orders obtained from local school, government bodies and commercial houses or shops. The NGO will strive to promote and develop good entrepreneurs and leaders. The NGO will initially provide financial and other assistance and will also help to procure orders from clients.

 

2. Carpet-weaving Training Center

 

In line with its policy of developing and imparting skills which help rural women folk to improve quality of their lives, the NGO has set up carpet-weaving facility with two looms at present. The idea is to promote technologies which are easy to access, use and maintain in rural areas. The NGO helps women entrepreneurs to set up their own units and market their products.

 

 

 

3. Nutrition and Food-Processing Program

 

This program is conducted with the help of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi. It’s a short term program of 10 days. Students are taught to preserve and enhance essential nutritional ingredients present in the food. They are also taught to make and market Tomato sauce, jams, jelly and seasonal pickles using modern production and preserving methods. Papad, bari and other snacks besides pickles, chips and spices may also be produced and sold by women’s cooperatives. We are exploring avenues through Government schemes for conducting training in other income-generating activities like bee-keeping, handicrafts, poultry, manure-making, seed preservation, silk weaving etc.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Non-formal Education

 

The NGO is running informal education centre in Delhi providing on-the-spot education to street children. Books, slates, chalk and the blackboard are carried in a bag by the teacher who gathers children working near crowded bus-stops, markets and street crossings. The class may be held in the shade of a tree in a park or a quite spot along a street or besides the wall of a house. Since the children need to work to make a living, education is given at their convenience, at a time which suites them. The children are also made aware about health and hygiene. Medical treatment, if needed, is provided. Children who show interest are helped to get admission in schools where scholarships may be arranged for them.

 

Computer Training Centre

 

The NGO has established a vocational computer Training centre at shekhupur for poor and deprived students. The computer education is provided FREE OF COST. The course makes students computer literate and imparts thorough knowledge in MS OFFICE and WINDOWS 95. The course also includes personality development classes. The faculty is carefully selected after rigorous tests comprising both written and oral examination. The NGO is setting up a new branch with 15 computers in Azamgarh, U.P.

 

Health

 

The NGO has contacted doctors in various branches of medicines for creating awareness amongst women on how to keep their families healthy and disease-free. The services of NSS volunteers from local schools and colleges was sought to educate women on health, hygiene and the need to keep the environment clean.

Highly qualified doctors volunteer to work and NGO provides free medicines. Food and clothing is being provided to senior citizens and poor families.

 

      FUTURE PLANS AND PROJECTS

 

ü All round development in rural areas.

ü Free modern facility hospital for poor.

ü Establish non-formal education centers for children without access to schools.

ü Set up adult literacy centres for working men and women.

ü Form women’s co-operatives to run ration shops in villages.

ü Develop & manage water-resources for drinking and irrigation.

ü To set up a Milk Dairy Co-operative.

ü To take up social causes such as

  • Right to equal wages for equal work.
  • Ban on employment of child labour in factories and roadside hotels.

ü To set up vocational training centers for plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, masonry etc. for rural men folk.

ü To set up organic manure project to provide inexpensive manure to farmers.

ü To promote non-conventional sources of power for household use.

 

Our main aim is to foster to the welfare of the aged, to create awareness among the masses, especially the younger generation of the psychological and medical needs of the elderly in the society and to raise funds for creation of facilities especially designed to benefit the elderly and thus to improve the quality of their life.

 

Our Bankers

 

SYNDICATE BANK

D.T.C. Depot,

Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi.

Account No. – 90772010061966

 

 

We seek your help and co-operation in carrying out the activities of the NGO. Suggestions are most welcome.

 

Dayawati Pandey

Chairperson

D-11, sector-8, 2nd floor

Dwarka, New Delhi.

 

Executive Members:

Dr. R.P. Singh, Dayawati Pandey, Deepti Pandey, Chandana Dey