Our aim is to establish self-reliable and sustainable people’s organizations, people’s institutions and people’s movements
We organize the tribal, the deprived and the marginalized, especially women, raise awareness, so that they play a proactive role in society
we aim to empower women and girls to become active agents of and lead transformative social change
Village Collectives and Community Based Organisations
In 85 villages, cohesive and cooperative village groups play a pivotal role in making collective decisions concerning village affairs. The Bhakhar Bhitrot Adivasi Vikas Manch, a forum established at the block level engages in village development activities and strives to extend its influence by ensuring representation from 85 tribal villages.
Empowering Tribal Tendu Leaf Collectors Cooperative Society
The formation and registration of the Tendu Leaf Collectors' Cooperative Society in 1993 has led to successful bidding and contracting for the sale of tendu leaves, benefitting tribal communities.
Interventions on Non-Formal and Formal Education
Commencing in 1997, Non-Formal Primary Education (NFPE) Centres were established in villages lacking educational facilities within a 4-5 km radius. After five years of dedicated effort, these centers were officially recognized as Rajiv Gandhi schools by the government. In June 2003, two units each catering to twenty children in the age range of 8-14 were initiated under the District Primary Education Program (DPEP). This six-month residential bridge course paved the way for their enrolment in government schools at the 6th-grade level.
Land and Water Security
The advocacy for, and struggle to secure effective implementation of the Forest Right Act has continued. Efforts to secure land occupancy rights for 2650 families in Abu Road continue, preventing their eviction from forest lands they’ve inhabited for generations. To address the lack of safe drinking water, 20 wells have been deepened with the assistance of CAPART in areas without water resources.
Holistic Nutrition and Health Initiative
Collaborating with 139 Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) across three blocks in Pali district Jan Chetna is dedicated to enhancing health and nutrition behaviors among children below two years and lactating/pregnant women.
Empowering Youth and Children, Especially Adolescent Girls
The organization prioritizes child development by stimulating intellectual growth through library programs in 110 schools. Efforts also extend to forming child groups and fostering community mobilization for education. In partnership with Room to Read, Jan Chetna collaborates with government schools to establish libraries in Sirohi district's Abu Road and Pindwara blocks, totalling nearly 110 libraries. Across ten gram-panchayats in Abu Road block, Jan Chetna works to empower adolescent girls, emphasizing prevention of child and early marriages while motivating them to pursue education, thereby opening doors to better opportunities for their future.
Individual Forest Rights granted
worth ornaments recovered
girls enrolled in government school
hectare grazing land developed
Community Forest Rights granted
children provided with caregivers