"A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level. Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest" as defined by NGO.org. Given below is a list of NGOs operating or based in Nagpur:
MAKE A DIFFERENCE (MAD)-
MAD, Started in 2006, registered under the Travancore- Cochin Literary Science & charitable society registration Act is a platform that empowers youth to become change leaders who make positive social impact and create self sustaining communities. It imparts knowledge through educating under-privileged children by teaching them spoken English, so that by the time they are out of school, they can speak English fluently. This is to provide the child with equal opportunities as their English-medium school-going counterparts. That means that the future of a child would not be hampered because of a language barrier.
Apart from education, Make A Difference also provides a role-model for the child to look up to in the form of the volunteers. Placement activities are organised wherein the children are taken to visit factories, hotels etc so that they are aware of the various career options. A special curriculum from the Cambridge University by Prof. Andrew Littlejohn has been designed especially for under-privileged children. On one hand, MAD works with Children at Risk in orphanages and street shelters, while at the same time, developing leadership talent among youth in India.
The following are the projects that MAD undertakes:
* English Project- Volunteers devote 4 hours in 1 week to take classes where English is taught to children.
* Placements Project- It includes monthly field-visits so that children see the options available to them and have the desire to dream.
* LxD: Leadership x Design- MAD believes that it’s volunteers is its wealth. Leadership cannot be developed in classrooms, it requires constant actions. LxD is a programme to develop the volunteers of a city from a high-potential person to a high-impact leader.
The organisation has been felicitated by awards such as “Ashoka Staples Youth Social Entrepreneur Award” and “Noble Laureate of the Karamveer Puraskar “ among others. MAD currently operates in 23 cities and has 1200 Make A Difference volunteers teach close to 3500 children.
Phone No: 9028513638
MSS is an NGO (Non-Government-Organisation) which was founded by Late Padmshri Kamalatai Hospet in 1921 and co-founder Venutai Nene. Matru Seva Sangh is not merely an organisation but a culture. MSS its functionaries’ existence has been marked with a string of awards from 1961 to 2006 such as “Padmashri”, “Savitribai Fule Award” etc. The Matru Seva Sangh stands tall on the NGO skyline of Central India. It has acquired its stature through its outstanding record of devoted and distinguished service to society. One maternity home gradually became a chain of maternity homes in the region and while retaining its focus on service to women and children, the Matru Sewa Sangh, over the years, has added a wide variety of other services to its ambit of work. The following profile is illustrative of the scope of its work.
The following are the projects undertaken by this organisation:
* Maternity Home and Hospital- Established in 1921 the Hospital has its own building with accommodation of 155 beds, with modern operation theatre, ambulance service and other facilities, recognized by Central and State Governments for training of House officers and medical reimbursement.
* Nandanvan - School for mentally Retarded- Nandanvan was established in 1960, and is held in its own premises, a three storied building. It is recognized by the Social Welfare Department of Govt Of Maharashtra. It has a hostel for up to 30 people and encourages self-sufficiency in the students by teaching them such as-Tailoring, Weaving, chalk making, caning, wood work, coir making, painting as means of earning.
* Panchawati Vruddhashram-Home for the Aged- Panchawati Ashram was established in 1961 with a donation of Rs. 10,000/- by Late Laxmibai Chitanavis and a plot of three acres donated by Late Rajabal Chitanavis. There are is space for up to 100 persons and men and women are housed separately.
* Snehangan, School for Orthopedically Handicapped Children- This school offers facilities to physically challenged children for operation, post operative exercises along with well equipped hospital and residential school, having classes from 1st to 10th std. Only physically handicapped and economically backward children are allowed school admission.
* Ortho Hospital- Orthopedically handicapped Children from downtrodden rural and tribal are operated upon in this centre. Post operative assistance is also provided disabled by birth, polio, spastic, accident deformities and disabilities under the special experts doctors free of cost.
* Rehabilitation Project - For Ortho-handicapped Person- This project was started in 2003-04 to equip the handicapped with vocational skills that would help them be self sufficient and a contributing member of the society. This works through counselling, slow exposure to the society and financial or medical assistance.
Apart from these establishments, Matru Seva Sangh continues to benefit the society by providing services such as Family Counselling Centres for families having problems, Foundlings, an adoption service and a mobile mortuary.
Phone No: 91 712 252393, 91 712 2523596
Zero Gravity with the slogan “nothing holds us down” s a youth volunteer network of this foundation started by a group of young people with a motive to provide like-minded people a platform to make a change, contribute something to the society and stand up for what’s right. It has grown from 8 members to more than 450 volunteers within a short span of time. The foundation was born when the core group recognized the unjustified lack of opportunity for people around. Inspired by scholar late Dr. Shrikant Jichkar's immense contributions to the society it was decided to form a legal entity and invite people with similar objectivities to join. This is movement to make this world a better place to live in. Their mission is: Discovering pathways - through a successful youth, healthy & happy people, away from homelessness, upgrade skills and qualifications to sustainable employment. Walking alongside those in need and make a difference. With a vision of seeing a fairer India, by enabling people in need to find a way towards better life. Wherever there is a need, there is an answer from Zero Gravity.
Zero Gravity has worked in the following fields: AIDS awareness Environmental awareness Looking after residents of orphanages & old-age homes Promoting education Provision of safe and clean water domestic use The organisation believes in core values such as compassion, truthfulness, reverence, resolve and celebration.
Phone No: +91-957-911-6060, +91- 973-077-7496
ONE Foundation is a youth enrichment initiative launched on 11/11/11 at Nagpur, with a primary focus on Youth. It’s major focus areas includes Career-selection, self-awareness, employability, Entrepreneurship and Social Accountability leading to right career progression and happy life. The beneficiary age group is be 14 years to 30 years. This is an attempt to bring a small change at grass root level /foundation level which can make difference in career and life journey of Youth. ONE foundation is a not for profit initiative for youth enrichment.
The major seminars and awareness programs conducted by ONE Foundation during first 200 days are:
* Duvidha - Child’s Ability and Dreams…A Reality Check!’ - Interactive Event for parents of class IX students.
* MBA- What Next?- Awareness program for MBA students and professionals.
* Mentoring project on “Entrepreneurship” for selected group of 10 youth members to develop the right acumen and entrepreneurial venture. * Stage ONE- Virtual contest-exhibition on painting and photography on Facebook, the first of its kind in central India. (Supported by Alag Angle art academy).
* Awareness programme on Career in Fine Arts (supported by Alag Angle art academy).
* Manthan- A round table meeting for Training and Placement officers from engineering colleges.
* Awareness programme on Dance beyond fitness and fun (supported by ANDI dance academy).
* A virtual discussion for students " The Right One" for selecting the right college on Facebook.
* Online campaign on employability "ONEMPLOYABILITY " for enriching employability of youth.
Phone No: 9766571452
Sahyadri Foundation is founded under Sahyadri Gramin Vikas va Bahuuddeshiya Yuvak Kalyan Sanstha which is a Social Non Government Organization established in 2002 under Society Registration Act 1860 and Under Mumbai Public Trust Act 1950. Donation to Sahyadri is exemption under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.It is Registered Under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 1976. Sahyadri has worked in the fields of: Health, Education, Youth Carrier Guidance, Employment, Women & Children's right, Sports and Disasters. Sahyadri working has been with R. D. Birla Smarak Kosh in "HIV/AIDS, TB & Cancer Detection and Awareness Programmes" in Nagpur Rural since 2007. Also it is actively involved in "Youth Career Guidance and Development Programmes" specially for Rural Students as their growth is hampered due to lack of guidance, poor infrastructure and no motivation.
Sahyadri has been involved in the following projects:
* Free Cancer Detection Camp- For the welfare of cancer affected people Sahyadri Foundation organized free Cancer detection camp at Narsinghdas Mantri Charitable Hospital Sitabuldi, Nagpur. The camp was attended by more than 200 citizens, with women being the maximum.
* Know AIDS, Prevent AIDS- Sahyadri organisation in collabration with Nagpur Municipal Corporation started an HIV / AIDS Awareness & Control Programme across 136 wards in the city. Street plays, Public meetings and counselling will be part of the programme.
Apart from the main projects, Sahyadri Foundation conducts life-skill education for NMC schools student, Tree platation programme conducted by Vanrai at various schools across Nagpur, Movie Screening for NMC school students and is currently working with the National AIDS Control Organisation and Maharashtra State Aids Control Society.
Phone No: 0712-2293314, +91-9860998971
AGHAZ EDUCATIONAL & MULTIPURPOSE SOCIETY, Nagpur was established to continue its efforts to implement the objects especially in the fields of education, self employment, social, cultural, youth affairs sports, women & child labour rights awareness generation. During the year 2009 – 2010, this organization was set up as a non-political, non-profit making Voluntary Development Organization on 27th April 2009 and was registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act 1860 Regd.No.MH-347/09/ (Nagpur) on 27/04/2009. The motto of Aaghaz is to mobilize public opinion and generate resources for supporting development action. It has recognized the right of every Indian to lead a life with dignity and self-respect in a just and equitable society. It feels the need to improve the capacities of individuals, communities and women, to improve the quality of lives and enhance their ability to negotiate from a position of strength: a strength that would come from being educated, in good health and having the capacity to be engaged in productive work. It takes initiative for the Integrated Development that would arrive out of the felt needs of the people. The Governing Body and Aaghaz family acknowledge both financial and moral support extended by agencies and well-wishers for the growth and development of the people and the Organization.
The following are the major projects for Aaghaz:
* Used Clothes & Blankets Distribution Camp.
* School Bags & Stationary Camp.
* Women Education & Child Development Programme.
* Blood Donation Camp.
* De–Addiction Awareness Programme.
* Health Check-up Camp.
* Adult Education & Self Employment Training Camp.
* Social Service Camp.
* Independence Day Celebration.
Contact Details: Phone No: 09370299002 / 09370693084
Website: www. aaghazngo.org
NETWORK FOR PREVENTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (NETPEM)-
NetPEM Public Trust was established in February 2002 under the Bombay Public Trust Act No. E-1691. The primary focus of the organization is to promote the implementation of Preventive Environmental Management (PEM) and Sustainability Strategies through Education, Training and Research in the Asian Region. NetPEM is one of the pioneer and premier research institutions in Central India actively working in the field of Preventive Environmental Management (PEM). It has helped many premier Indian educational institutes like Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering, IIT Powai and University of Hyderabad in developing academic programmes related to environmental management and sustainable development.
It has many national and international partners such as:
* National Organisations IIT Mumbai Environment Protection Training & Research Institute, EPTRI, HYDERABAD, India Indian Institute of Rural Management, IIRM, Jaipur, India Confederation of Indian Industry, CII, New Delhi, India Central Pollution Control Board, CPCB, Delhi, India Development Alternatives, DA, New Delhi, India
* International Organisations International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Sweden Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Mol, Belgium Regional Institute of Environmental Technology, RIET, Singapore World Bank, WB Association for Industry Responsibility in Waste Management, BETA, Germany.
The key activities for this organisation is as follows:
Research and Advisory :
* To develop a coherent and coordinated research program in the Asian Region, which is aimed at enhancing the regional capacity on Preventive Environmental Management, through long-term networking and partnership between researchers and experts in developed and developing countries.
* To assist Service and Manufacturing Industries in implementing various PEM strategies within all their areas of operations.
Education and Training
* To jointly design and adapt courses and curriculum in the field of PEM with Academic Institutions, Industrial Representatives and other Experts in related fields.
* To facilitate Universities in implementing these courses through “Educating the Educators” programs and developing and providing teaching aids on PEM.
Information Dissemination and Networking
* To facilitate the exchange of information and experience between researchers and experts in different countries on PEM, through networking, training, scholarship, publications, meeting and other means.
* To ensure wide and effective dissemination of concepts, research results and practical recommendations on PEM to end users and other stakeholder groups, using a variety of media and forums.
Phone No: +91-712-2552725/26
Nagpur Anti Tobacco Organization (NATO) is a non profit organization that is currently run by the students of Government Medical College, Nagpur. We are currently focussing on carrying out anti-tobacco education in the government schools of Nagpur city. The curriculum for this intervention has been developed by HRIDAY, a Delhi based NGO that is a leading light on tobacco control in India. The intervention has 4 components- 7 peer led classroom activities, 6 posters to be hung in the classrooms, a parental involvement component wherein 6 postcards are sent home to the parents and finally a peer leadership component, focussing on peer led health activism outside of the classroom, including competitions between classroom and schools.
The entire intervention is usually carried out over a span of two months. All these activities are conducted in grade 7. Middle school students are most vulnerable to the psycho-social risk factors associated with tobacco. Most adult tobacco users develop the habit before they turn 18, and early intervention to modify the risk factors is essential to obtain real benefit.
How does it work?
1) The programme seeks to utilise the positive role model potential of college youth who abstain from tobacco and advocate for the same. That is why volunteers implement most of the activities.
2) The HRIDAY model was a two year intervention, with seven classroom activities in each year. With classroom activities only in the first year, reinforcement in subsequent years provided by posters, movies, talks and inter-school competitions. Ultimately, through this format of school-based intervention the aim is to modify the social acceptability of tobacco in the local community of Nagpur. NATO is in talks with Nagpur Municipal Corporation and other NGOs in Nagpur (such as the Indian Medical Association [IMA], National Medicos Organisation [NMO]), colleges, eminent doctors and hospitals of the city and the society in general.
The schools they currently work at are:
Bhaosaheb Surve High School
Manavta High School
Ambedkar High School
Shree Niketan School
Jamdar High School
Lal Bahadur Shastri School
Website: www. teachforhealth.blogspot.in
FRIENDS FOR CARE (FFC)-
Friends For Care (FFC) is an NGO functioning for the betterment and upliftment of the underprivileged families. FFC was founded by four Engineering students Mr.Prashant Chamarthy, Mr.Pratik Vasani, Ms.Radhila Taori and Ms.Sharmin Malik, with the aim of contributing towards the society and the being the change they wanted to bring. FFC caters to the needs of people of all ages. In the past FFC has worked in 5 slums in Nagpur, 1 in Pune and a Balwadi in Delhi.
We, at FFC, arrange different programs based on the needs of people. The organisation has arranged medical and Health check up camps, Various awareness drives, cleanliness drives, visit to Old Age Homes, Deaf and Dumb School, Personal Development and Motivational Programs for the school and college drop-outs of these slums and learning and earning programs for the children and their parents. FFC has been successful in achieving some of its objectives towards betterment of the society.
They are as follows:
* Gutkha and Tobacco Consumption Eradication in the adopted slums.
* Motivated School Drop-outs to rejoin schools and colleges. * Given aid and assistance to a neglected “Shilpa” who is challenged child.
* Felicitation of Maharashtra and Nagpur Traffic Police for their extraordinary services to the people of Nagpur. Some of the projects are:
* Disha: Valuing a Child’s Dream: The programme includes teaching the underprivileged children, their overall development, assisting and teaching them Basic English and Mathematics and encouraging the drop-outs to rejoin school and college. Health camps are arranged for the children periodically.
* Khushi: Spreading smiles- The programme Khushi has been undertaken in order to provide aid and support to the neglected physically and mentally challenged people who dwell in these slums without proper attention and care. Also Khushi incorporates to being friend to children with others disorders and take care of the deaf and dumb people too.
* Second Earners- This program aims at providing aid to the economically backward people to generate income for their families through “Learning and Earning”.
* Saathi: Being a Friend- Being a friend to the old and the aged and providing the love and care to them, is what Saathi is all about.
* Workshops- FFC not only takes care of the underprivileged people but also arranges timely workshops for its volunteers for training and assists them in working for the people in better ways, they offer workshops like: Seminars on Child Psychology and understanding a child, Human Rights and Child Rights, Certificate Programmes in Social Skills and Community Responsibility.
All the seminars and workshops are conducted by esteemed and learned faculty.
The mission of Music Basti is to strengthen the voices of children-at-risk, while raising awareness also on social global issues such as control and management of natural resources, food sufficiency, gender equity, sustainable environment, health and education. The vision is to establish and strengthen an egalitarian socio- economic order based on the democratic values of equality, sharing, non-violence, cooperation and common good. Music Basti believes in music for community building and personal development. The program focuses on children-at-risk and urban youth through creating participative music education programs and life-skills. Its aim is to create and promote self- confidence and creativity through interaction and sharing in and through music actively, also involving the youth and music community in consultation, creation, implementation and evaluation. The agency was registered in 1991 under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860) as an all-India non-profit Association.
The Nagpur chapter of Music Basti was started on 26th May, 2012 with YuvaJyoti being the first centre.
Phone No: 08983311052 / 09561257028