Divya Jyoti was established in the year 1994 for the social upliftment of the tribal of Mandavi village in Kinwat Taluka of Maharashtra State. It is located in the District of Nanded, border of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh near Adilabad District. The place is full of flora and fauna. The people belong to various classes and tribes spread all over the valleys and mountains.  The population here consists of Kolams, Bills, Bhanjaras, Adivasis, Gonds and other dalit communities.

 

The main problems of people are illiteracy, poverty, lack of job opportunities, child marriage and alcoholism. At present sisters are working in different fields through various socio- developmental projects.

ACTIVITIES

SOCIAL

Feeding program - mid day meal for senior citizens, differently abled, widows, orphans, patients suffering with HIV/AIDS and cancer patients. Meal is given 5 days in a week.

 

INCOME GENERATING SCHEMES – clay pot, clay stove utilized by using fire wood or coal, putting up cloth shops, stationery shops, slipper shops, milk dairy, bangles, fruits and vegetables vendors, conducting tailoring classes for girls and women of the area after learning from our centre.

 

LOANS GIVEN - Cloth shop, Brick Kiln, Telephone booth, to set up repair shops, dig borewells, purchase of rickshaw, Snacks and Mess shop and  construction of houses.

 

EDUCATIONAL

Training program

Nursery

Sewing classes

Embroidery training

Cloth and board painting

 

AWARENESS PROGRAM

Education for girl child

Women’s right

Child marriage

Protection of Environment

Women Leaders

Local Government

Health and hygiene

 

ADULT LITERACY CLASSES FOR DROPOUTS

Pradhan Sanghvi - Creating interest to read and write through action songs, games and preparing to analyze with short questions.

Networking with other NGOs towards tribal empowerment

FAMILY VISIT AND COUNSELING – promoting family bond and tranquility in the families and society.

 

POSTAL ADDRESS

St. Mary’s Centre

Gokunda P.O.

Kinwat Taluka

Dt. Nanded – 431 804

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