Partners associated with RACE
Vikas Bharti Bishunpur is a registered non-profit, Voluntary Organization, established on 14th Jan 1983. Vikas Bharti is an organisation working in parts of Jharkhand which has been severely affected by left wing extremism for years. During the past 35 years the organisation have demystified the illusive thinking of ensuring community participation in the development initiatives of the state in these naxal affected areas. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the organisation has demonstrated a tribal development model for naxal hit areas, which can be replicated in other parts of the country facing similar socio-political situation. Vikas Bharti has been working in different thematic areas as Education, Health & Sanitation, Agriculture Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Community Mobilization.
Ever since its inception, educational promotion of the children belonging to most vulnerable communities has received top priority in the agenda of Vikas Bharti Bishunpur. Intervention of Vikas Bharti Bishunpur in the field of education encompasses five different areas.
It has supported to establish four formal schools in Bishunpur block. The main motto of setting up these schools was to mainstream the out of school and school drop-out children belonging to the most vulnerable group and also to provide them quality education. All these schools set up in 1987 have provision for teaching from Class-I to Class-X.
The organization is providing opportunity for both boys and girls of Tribal and deprived communities to reside in residential mode and continue their education either in organization supported schools or any formal schools. The centre is fully equipped with good infrastructure, logistic facilities, academic support and homely atmosphere which encourages children towards their proper overall development. These ashrams were established in 1987. At present in 12 ashrams more than 1000 tribal girls and boys are getting benefit. Besides organsiation is running Children Home, After Care Home, Nari Niketan in three Districts of Jharkhand.
The organization is furnishing technical support to the Govt. schools as well as running PVTG Girls residential school in partnership mode.
For personality development of Tribal youths the organization is replenishing additional support in academics, communication and behavior through coaching under “Tribal Study Centre (TSC)”, Ranchi.
Empowerment of divyang children through academic and vocational support: Since the year 1986 The ashrams offer the residential facilities and education to the Divyang children as well as normal children. These Children belong to the tribal groups , mainly orphans, handicapped and migrant laborers.
Over last couple of decades, Vikas Bharti Bishunpur has been administering various Health activities in almost all the districts of Jharkhand. Purpose of taking up of those activities is to bring improvement in the health status of the poor people from vulnerable communities residing in hard to reach areas. In view of improving the health scenario in Jharkhand, the organization has two dimensions, viz., making access to health services to the targeted population at their doorsteps and provide technical support to the government for effective implementation of the programme.
For last 30 years Vikas Bharti Bishunpur has been striving for making the villagers aware about the significance of conservation of water, use of safe drinking water, significance of practicing good personal and community hygiene by conducting several activities like community mobilization, awareness campaign against diarrhea and malaria, harvesting of rain water, promotion of Bora Bandh through community participation, importance of hand washing, rendering services in toilet construction, plantation and strengthening of Govt., Frontline workers, Jal Sahiya, VWSC and local governance system through workshops, seminars, sammelans on different issues.
Special Achievement : Block Dulmi of Ramgarh district of Jharkhand was the first block which has let to declare as ODF (Open Defecations Free) block through rigorous effort by the Vikas Bharti Bishunpur supported by UNICEF in the year 2015-16.
The organization deals with the problem of mal-nutrition through piloting innovative project named Karuna on one hand while streamlining the existing structure of Anganwadi Centers by providing training to the workers and awareness generation through various activities like facilitation of community bodies, promotion of nutritional garden at school, anganwadi centers and individual levels.
Ensuring Livelihood Security to all the people at their working age has been one of the prime objectives of the organization through On-farm, Non-farm & Skill Development activities.
On-farm activities – It includes Agro Horticulture promotional activities like introduction of Modern Farm practices, Farm inputs, Development of Nutritional Garden, promotion of social forestry, crop demonstrations, soil and water conservation, rain-water harvesting and rational use of irrigation water, etc.
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Gumla is providing Technical support to the farmers for innovations of agriculture technologies in the farm and capacity building of the farmers for promotion of production and generating self employment. The intervention of Horticulture development programme is for economic development of farmers in Latehar, Logardaga, Gumla, West Singhbhum and Jamtara district.
Seed village programme, NICRA (National Innovation in Climate Resilient Agriculture), AICRP (All India Coordinated Research Project), IIWR, Karnal Indian Institute of Wheat Research, NIFTD (National Initiative on Fodder Technology Demonstration) and 164 Single Window centres in all Districts of Jharkhand are providing services and support for quality production.
The organization has a history of carrying out movements and campaigns for effective governance and accountability of the state towards its people. Vikas Bharti is not an organization which only implements projects and programmes through external funding support, it is an agency which engages the communities and the state for sustaining a movement to bring social changes. Vikas Bharti organizes communities and makes them aware of their rights and entitlements so that they can demand for their rights in front of the State representatives.
The organization has vowed to work for conservation of local resources in a campaign mode. The first and foremost task in the context is to awaken the masses and make them aware of the graveness of the problem. Earlier the organization was also awarded by Vriksha Mitra Award in 1991. Still it is organizing events, seminars, workshops, Sammelans, events such as Bora Bandh campaign, Chua Dari, Nadi Poojan, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Plantation campaign etc. to promote plantation, sanitation and behavior changes towards local resources. It has also developed committees for protection of JAL JANGAL JAMEEN named Dharti Raksha wahini. Inherent potential of youths in development is invigorated through events such as cultural activities, Sports, youth festivals and through formation of youth clubs. With the name of “Yuva Vikas Wahini” 1000 youth’s clubs are made functional in Jharkhand.