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Adarsh Shiksha Samiti is a non-profit organization formed by a group of volunteers in Salumber block of Udaipur District in the State of Rajasthan. It was formally registered as an organization in 1989, under the Rajasthan society’s registration act. 1958 and later on it was also registered under the Foreign Contribution regulation act.1976.

Over the years, Adarsh has been able to create a platform from where the various issues related to wellbeing of tribal population can be raised effectively and a solution be sought from the government as well as from the various development agencies working in the area. The broad vision of the organization is to create an equal and just society where the vulnerable and marginalized sections of the society can effectively participate in their own social development process finally leading to a control over their local resources.

With the above vision, the organization promises to fulfill the mandate of working towards the promotion of gender equity and social justice for the vulnera- ble and to enable them to effectively articulate their needs and gain access as well as control over their own resources.

In order to achieve this mission, creating mass awareness on various social and economic issues was the first ever initiative of the organization, once the awareness programmes cleared the dust of lethargic attitude, ignorance and unwillingness to leave impractical traditions, the NGO started bringing in socio-economic development programmes with the support of various government as well as leading non-government organizations.

With the expansion of its programme area and strong liaisoning with the local people, Adarsh Shiksha Samiti was confident to work further in the adjoining blocks of Salumber as well as in Durgapur and Banswara district.

Presently the geographic are covered by the Samiti is situated in the tough & uneven hilly terrain of Aravalis. The population is predominantly tribal (52.45%). The hilly terrain, lack of sufficient rainfall and uneven land in the area makes the live of rural people terrible and pathetic.

The average literacy level of the area is extremely poor and the female literacy rates are far below the national average.

GENERAL PROFILE OF THE AREA: Economic scenario of the area is also not bright due to the absence of industrial units, lack of water and less conn- ectivity. Division of land among the family members makes the things further serious because the land available is not entirely cultivable land, only a very small part is cultivable and rest is uneven or wasteland. The tribals who ones upon a time used to depend on forest products as their livelihoods are facing a lot of difficulties as the forest area is shrinking and the natural resource depleting.

Health service units are beyond the approach of these people and they have strong faith in “quacks” rather than in qualified doctor. Except for a period of monsoon when the farmers are busy with the agriculture work or at the time of harvesting the majority of the people in rural belt sits idle with no work in hand, the male members attempt for the lookout of job in nearby district and earn some money but that too is not sufficient.

Thus the major challenges of the area are -
 Poverty
 Movement of youth away from their villages due to lack of sufficient sources of livelihood
 Poor health and education status
 Low status of women

One of the biggest challenges facing development practitioners and policy-makers today is how they can assist these people to have a meaningful live- lihood which sustains them and ensures they can live with dignity and hope for the future.

HUMAN RESOURCE: The organization has a considerable strength of experienced human resource on its roll, people from different expertise are also recruited by the organization as and when the need arises to do so. There is a large number of “Trained volunteers” doing their selfless job in the field as well as in the management of the organization. Self-help groups formed and nurtured by the NGO have dedicated their efforts not only in the management of their groups but also by involving themselves in the implementation of field level activities of the organization.

The involvement of local volunteers along with staff recruited by NGO makes an organization ‘people friendly organization’ which works for the people, with the people and thus achieves its desired goals.

ACTIVITY PROFILE: Since its inception in the year 1989 the NGO have covered a long distance of development process in its 23 years work. During this period the organization was able to bring in funds from different sources, which includes mainly the government sector and a few non-government organizations.

The following flow chart shows the activity profile of the Adarsh Shiksha Samiti :



Organization’s achievements over the past two decades
Over the years Adarsh has successfully been able to transform the lives of thousands of people by addressing issues of livelihood, health and education in the broad manner. Adarsh believes that to break the vicious circle of poverty it is imperative to have a multipronged and integrated approach towards enhan- cing the livelihood capabilities. In the process, the poor must be enabled to break free from their past, develop an alternative vision of their future and set achievable goals.They must be equipped with the technical, organizational, negotiating, and networking skills that will facilitate the fulfillment of their goals.

Education is one of the building blocks of any nation. Adarsh recognizes the importance and relevance of education. With the aim of having 'every child in 'school and learning' its interventions are aimed at strengthening and ensuring the quality of education that children receive. The organization also recog- nizes its responsibility to spread financial literacy and supports projects that aim at inculcating the same amongst members of society.

Adarsh also believes in taking responsibility for the effects of its operations in society and on the environment. It regards climate change mitigation and environmental improvements as essential elements of a sustainable development. By integrating the programme, the organization has focused on building capacities, providing opportunities and helping the rural communities to be the master of their own destiny. Adarsh emphasizes on people’s participation at every level. The graph below gives broad view of the activities which have benefitted the rural masses.


 

Sr. No. Activities Benificiaries
1. Skill Development Program Male 160 & Female 450
2. Livelihood From Goatry 400
3. Land Developing 100
4. Well Deepening 30
5. Women Empowerment 18000
6. Plantation 4000
7. SHG Information 800
8. Credit Linkage 700
9. Child Education 4000
10. Medical Camp 4000
11. Demo Farming 500
12. Gram Shree Mela 14
13. Swatch Bharat Abhiyan 700
14. Shiksha Mitra Centre 30
15. Base Line Survey 16000



IT and Infrastructure Summary :-
1) 3 Office on Rental Basis.
2) No. of Motor Cycles- 4
3) No. Computers & Laptops- 6
4) No. Printers & Scanners – 4
5) Furniture & Fixtures
6) Mobile Phones for all Staff Members

Publications / News Letters and Other Resources
1. Training Hall
2. Brochures
3. Pamplates & Posters
4. Planners

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

Registration:
• Registration No. 38/ Udaipur/ 1989-90 (Under Rajasthan societies registration act. 1958).
• Registration No. 125690073 (Under Foreign contribution regulation act. (FCRA) 1976).
The organization is also registered under 80G of the Income Tax Act. Government of India.

Contact Details:

Head Office Adarsh Shiksha Samiti, Patel Wada ,Ward No. 7, Salumber – 313027 Dist. Udaipur, Rajasthan(India)
Regional Office Adarsh Shiksha Samiti, 73,Pratap Colony, Kalka Mata Mandir road, Pahada, Udaipur, Rajasthan(India)
Phone no. 02906-201048
Mobile +91-9784542243,09694408185
Email na.adarsh@gmail.com, adarshsalu@yahoo.com, info@adarshshikshango.org
Contact Person Mr. Narayan Sen, Founder & Mr. Shashi Bhushan, Secretary
Website URL www.adarshshikshango.org