ARPAN SEWA SANSTHAN Empowers Roots
ARPAN SEWA SANSTHAN – Communities in rural India that are empowered and free of poverty are capable of altering their own lives.
Poverty reduction does not always imply a decrease in rural inequality or a narrowing of the rural-urban divide. The goal is to develop an organization that understands the underlying problems and collaborates to solve them in order to have the greatest impact on the ground. Establishing a professionally managed, forward-thinking catalyst organization that develops and delivers tailored, creative, and self-sustaining development programmes that are sustainable and have a social impact is the solution to inequality.
Arpan Seva Sansthan, which was founded in 1996 and has extensive experience in the development sector, particularly in the areas of water resource management, livelihood enhancement, improved agriculture and horticulture interventions, livestock management, drinking water, health and sanitation, capacity building, skill training, women empowerment, and working with community-based organizations, is bringing this to life. Since its inception, ARPAN has been committed to supporting rural communities and bringing about positive societal reforms in order to give rural populations with social and economic opportunities. “To bring about change, you have to start from the roots,” says Dr. Subh Karan Singh, President and Founder of Arpan Seva Sansthan.
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Team Arpan realized that working directly with disadvantaged populations in remote areas with low basic resources and infrastructure, as well as where government services are restricted or inefficient, was the key to reaching them. They promote local participation in the design and implementation of public programmes by building self-confidence and organizational capability among low-income people; they use low-cost technologies, streamlined services, and low operating costs; and they are innovative and adaptable in identifying local needs, able to build on resources and transfer technologies developed elsewhere.
Mr Aaidanramji, a 40-year-old teacher from Sonkhde ki Beri hamlet, lives a humble existence. He first noticed his vision wasn’t clear enough to view or read things three years ago, and his eyesight began to deteriorate. He sought advice from a local doctor because he was concerned about his vision. In 3-4 years, the meds he was provided did not help him improve his eyesight, and he needed aid from others to read things.
He was overjoyed because his condition had been identified at the appropriate moment. As a result of this experience, he believes that contacting local doctors increased his financial load while also failing to heal his illness. As a result, he advised that Arpan have more health camps like this so that the specific problem could be identified and treated as soon as possible. It will save consumers time and money while also assisting them in recovering from their illness sooner.
“I restored my self-respect,” says Story 2.
Ashok Sinh Ravat is a 43-year-old plumber who lives in the Ruparel hamlet in Rajsamand’s Bhim block. He is a well-educated man, but he was facing true unemployment, and despite his skills, he was unable to work in physically demanding jobs to supplement his income. As a result, his livelihood was reliant on his parents’ earnings. In addition, he married at an early age. As a result, it became critical for him to earn a living, and he began working as a manual labourer, but he was still unable to make enough money. Gradually, he began to believe that he was unworthy of standing with other people, and he began to be afraid of conversing with others.
Arpan Seva Sansthan had previously been raising awareness about its project in this area, in which it plans to build a Village Development Committee and provide various skill development courses to unemployed people. He became enthralled by it and decided to attend the conference. He received plumbing training, and shortly after completing it, he was awarded the contract for the plumbing work on the toilets constructed as part of this project. He began earning RS. 250-400 per day as a result of this, and his monthly income jumped from Rs. 8000 to Rs. 12,000 per month. Apart from that, Arpan and L&T formed the village development committee, and he was chosen as the secretary of the committee.
Arpan also formed self-help groups of women, each of which may save Rs. 9000 per month in their separate groups. It was extremely difficult to keep our children’s education going during the Covid epidemic. Under this effort, Arpan distributed books, and youngsters received an education using the LRC mode. As a result of this intervention, their children are now able to cope with their academics without interruption and are performing well in school. Arpan and L&T have also renovated schools and Anganwadis in our village.
As a result of the Arpan, he currently has a wonderful career and his family is considered one of the wealthy families. He values the respect and standing he has in the village as a result of Arpan and L&T.