GAYATRI RURAL EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY (GRES)

D.No: 02, Opp: Sri Chaitanya College, Bankers Colony, Srikakulam-532001 A.P

Web: www.jharkhand.org.in/gres  | Email: gres@jharkhand.org.in

Tel. Phone: 08942-211069 Mobile: 9866291276 / 09298191570 /80


1.     Name of the organization:        Gayatri Rural Educational Society (GRES)

     2.  Registered Office             :      Borubhadra Village,

                                                         Santabommali Mandal

                                                         Srikakulam District

                                                         Andhra Pradesh 532001

 

    3.    Administrative Office       :       Bharati Sri Ramulu Nivas, D.No: 02,

   Opp: Sri Chaitanya Boys College,

   Bankers Colony,

   Srikakulam Town

   Srikakulam District 532001 AP

     

            Mobile:                               :       +91-9866291276

            Off.Phone                           :        08942-211069

            E-mail                                :        gres@jharkhand.org.in 

 

     4.    Legal Status                      :       Non-Government Organisation.

           Registered under the Societies Registration Act.

 

  1. Particulars of Registration:      Societies Registration Act.

                                                                Regd . No.   366/2000.  Date: 03-08-2000.

 

  1. GRES Mission

We strive to bring about equality of opportunity in our society with preservation of regional & cultural traditions, by advancing the right of disable & deprived people; Explicitly we work towards prosperity of rural, tribal & urban slum dwellers through integrated approach, which embodies awareness, education, economic, health, sanitation, capacity building & bio-diversity programmes, with an insistence on women empowerment.

  1. GRES Vision

Just and equitable society with greater emphasis on spirituality, compassion and peace on earth”.

  1. Aims & Objectives:
  1. To work for integrated socio-economic development of the Tribal, scheduled caste, rural poor, slum-dwellers, and people in need.
  2. To establish Old Age Homes & Day Care Centres for taking care of neglected & helpless elderly people
  3. To establish Destitute Homes for taking care of destitute and Working Women’s Hostel for women in need.
  4. To work towards substance abuse prevention.
  5. To establish Sevashrams/ Crèches/ Residential Tribal Welfare Schools for taking care of orphan children and child education.
  6. To arrange for regular health camps/ eye camps for health / eye care of the people in need.
  7. To work for abolition of child labour from the society and protection of child rights.
  8. To work for creation of self-employment opportunities by arranging various vocational training programmes in coordination with state, international & national authorities/organisations.
  9. To settle family problems like matrimonial relations, dowry etc through family counseling
  10. To spread the idea of small family norms and help in family planning through women education.
  11. To conduct literacy programmes, adult education programmes for complete eradication of illiteracy from the society.
  12. To work for preservation of nature, water resources,  and environment protection.
  13. To educate people for rural development.
  14. To work for eradication of untouchability and development of living standards of SC/ST/OBC people of the society.
  15. To organize and develop cultural activities.
  16. To build-up character and to work for development of morality, friendship, sense of responsibility, qualities of leadership, discipline, standard of citizenship, political consciousness, self respect, patriotism and respect for the nation among the people.
  17. To coordinate all organizations with noble aims and objectives.
  18. To work for eradication of AIDS and make people conscious.
  19. To work for rehabilitation of beggars and eradication of begging from the society.
  20. To work for rehabilitation of disabled and deprived people.
  21. To develop the habit of thrift & savings, promote self-help groups both among the men/women; provide micro-credit support, marketing support as well as training support.
  22. To create awareness in the society as to consumer rights, legal rights, human rights and fundamental rights.
  23. Establishment of training cum production centres for training and creation of employment opportunities.
  24. Work towards Research and Development for social development.
  25. Establishment of research centres for networking and capacity building.
  26. To work for conservation of bio-diversity and maintain the ecological balance.
  27. To work for early detection of leprosy, care and treatment of leprosy affected people, their economic Rehabilitation and social acceptance through awareness among the general mass.

Back Ground

      Gayatri Rurl Educational Society ( GRES ), was set up as a non-political, non-profit making voluntary development organization on 3rd August 2000 and was registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act 1860 vide Regd. No. 366/2000 Dt.3-8-2000. It was founded by eminent social worker Sri Manipatruni Narasimha Murthy  who was passed away during the year 2003  The motto of GRES is to mobilize public opinion and generate resources for supporting development Action. It recognizes 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. 27 Small Non Governmental Organisations are working under our organisation.

 

11. Place(s) of operation

Place(s) of operation

 

 

S.N

Division

Mandals

S.N

Division

Mandals

S.N

Division

Mandals

1.        

Srikakulam

Srikakulam

14

Palakonda

Palakonda

27

Tekkali

Tekkali

2.        

Srikakulam

G. Sigadam

15

Palakonda

Seethampeta

28

Tekkali

Kotabommali

3.        

Srikakulam

Laveru

16

Palakonda

Pathapatnam

29

Tekkali

Jalumuru

4.        

Srikakulam

Ranastalam

17

Palakonda

Meliaputti

30

Tekkali

Nandigam

5.        

Srikakulam

Etcherla

18

Palakonda

Veeragattam

31

Tekkali

Vajrapukotturu

6.        

Srikakulam

Ponduru

19

Palakonda

Santhakaviti

32

Tekkali

Palasa

7.        

Srikakulam

Sarubujjili

20

Palakonda

Vangara

33

Tekkali

Mandasa

8.        

Srikakulam

Amadalavals

21

Palakonda

Regidi

34

Tekkali

Sompeta

9.        

Srikakulam

Gara

22

Palakonda

Rajam

35

Tekkali

Kanchili

10.    

Srikakulam

Polaki

23

Palakonda

Bhamini

36

Tekkali

Kaviti

11.    

Srikakulam

L.N. Peta

24

Palakonda

Kotturu

37

Tekkali

Ichapuram

12.    

Srikakulam

N.PETA

 

25

 

Palakonda

Hirmandalam

 

38

Tekkali

Santhabommali

 

13.    

Srikakulam

Burja

26

Palakonda

Saravakota

 

 

 

 

 

12. Major objectives

To work for the cause of Literacy

 

To obtain the goal of health for all

 

To attain upliftment of women, children, physically handicapped and people of weaker sections

 

To work for all around rural development

 

To provide drinking water , sanitation, shelter, health facilities to rural people

 

To develop social forest for the preservation of nature and environment

 

To provide rehabilitation to the Children of sex worker , Children with disabilities , Street children ,Migrant population Girl child , Slum children , Children with HIV/ AIDS , Child labourers ,Child victims of abuse/trafficking

 

To undertake activities related to training, planning, advocacy and action research

Projects

 

13. Target people/groups being served

1.     Women

2.     Children

3.     Disabled children 

4.     People of weaker sections,

5.     Street children ,

6.     Migrant population

7.     Girl child ,

8.     Slum children ,

9.     Children with HIV/ AIDS ,

10.         Child labourers ,

11.         Child victims of abuse/trafficking

12.         Mahila Rytu Mitra groups

13.         People living with HIV/AIDs

14.         Sex workers

15.  Fishermen Communities

16.  Educated un employed women 

14. On-going major projects and their activities

1.     Children centred activities

2.     Women Empowerment through promotion of SHGs & Micro Credit

 

3.     Community Health Education  and health programmes

4.     Community Development programme

5.     HIV/AIDS prevention and care – stigma & discrimination

6.     Shelter for people living with HIV

7.     Family counselling centre

8.     Formal& Non-formal education to children

9.     Income Generation Training Programs

10.         Family Conselling Centre

11.         Short Stay Home

12.         Rural Livelihood Dev Prog

13.         Sustainable Community Dev. Prog

14.         Sustainable Farming Programs

15.         Awareness Generation Programs

16.         Seminars& Workshops on Environment

17.         Condensed Course Program

18.         Advocacy & Campaigns

 

 

 

 

II. ADMINISTRATION OF THE ORGANISATION

 

1. Details of the Board of Directors / Executive Committee

 

Sl

No

Name

Age

Sex

Edu.

Quali

Designation in the committee

Occupation

Years of membership with organ.

  1.  

Manipatruni Srinivas Borubhadra(V),

Santhabommali(M)

Srikakulam Dist

35

Male

B.A

President

Journalist

8 years

  1.  

Dr.Tirupathi Rao

Pondur

G.Sigadam Mandal

Srikakulam Dist

48

Male

MBBS

Vice President

Social Worker

1 years

  1.  

Sadasivuni Krishna Kumari, Borubhadra(V),

Santhabommali(M)

Srikakulam Dist

39

Female

(B.A)

Secretary

Social Worker

8 years

  1.  

Patnayakuni Laxmi Devi Borubhadra(V),

Santhabommali(M)

Srikakulam Dist

37

Female

M.A-Sociology

Treasurer

Social Worker

4 years

  1.  

Paidi Maheswar Rao,

Srikakulam Town,

Srikakulam Dist

47

Male

MBBS

Member

Social Worker

2 years

  1.  

Ponduri Venkat Laxmi Amudalavalasa (V),

Amudalavalasa(M),

Srikakulam Dist

36

Female

SSC

Member

Rmg Mnfg

2 years

  1.  

Perigisetti Ramesh Babu  Bankers Colony , Srikakulamm

46

Male

M.Com

ICWA

Project Director

Service

1 year

 

GRES implements Eight major programs, namely:

1.SustainableFarmingProgram(SFP)
SFP develops farmer-initiated, location specific and sustainable farming technologies in partnership with community organizations to promote appropriate alternatives to mainstream agricultural processes that have been responsible for losses in farm productivity and income, biodiversity, indigenous knowledge systems, and community control over genetic resources.

2. Sustainable Community-Based Resource Management Program (SCBRMP)
SCBRMP enhances people's environmental awareness and builds their capacities in natural resource utilization, protection, and management. Directed towards the formation of community resource management structures, the program aims to promote participatory and community-directed approaches in the protection and rehabilitation of natural resources including coastal and marine, forest and water resources. It also mobilizes community actions to address resource destruction and depletion, biodiversity erosion and unsustainable utilization of land and aquatic resources.

3.Rural Livelihood Development Program (RLDP)

 RLDP contributes to the development of sustainable livelihood systems and the promotion of greater equity in rural areas by increasing incomes of rural households, both from farm and off-farm sources. The program's key strategies revolve around facilitating the poor's access to credit and market and developing economically viable and sustainable enterprises where the beneficiaries effectively exercise management and control over these activities and receive equitable benefits from the same.

4. Policy Research, Advocacy and Campaigns (PRAC)

GRES's research, advocacy and campaigns program generates and promotes relevant information, actions and proposals on key development issues and concerns affecting agriculture and small-scale farmers and HIV/AIDS, Women rights, eradication of child labour, adolescents and women from trafficking, rehabilitation programs to disabled children, street children etc

5.  Women and Children development Program (WCDP)

GRES run the Family Counseling centers for salvation of women family problems in the district with the financial support from Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi and rehabilitation programmes to the street children, adolescent children, orphans, disabled children with the financial support from Sarvasikshaw Abhiyan  run under Women and Children Development Department of New Delhi

6. Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation(TCSE)

Prevention of Trafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-integration of Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation

7. Stigma and Discrimination on HIV/AIDS Programs(SDP)

Preventing the Stigma and discrimination on HIV/AIDs  through mobilizing the population and stakeholders and contribute to achieving the Millennium Development (MDG) Goal 6 “Halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015”. It has linkage to other MDGs, in particular those related to poverty reduction and infant mortality.

8. Women Empowerment Program(WEP)

Women empowerment programmes through skill and vocational trainings for sustainable livelihood. Forming women former groups, SHG groups, Micro Finance  for sustainable livelihood..Sofar our organisation has formed 588 SHG groups with regular saving for Rs.41.52 lakhs and sofar 49.00 were provided to the beneficiaries for establishing self employment schemes for sustainable livelihood

OUTREACH SUMMARY of our organisation is as below:

 

 

PARTICULARS

 

 

Apr '05–Mar- 06'

 

Apr '06-Mar- 07'

 

Apr '07-mar-08'

Number of Units

2

3

5

Number of Members

840

4,305

8,820

Number of Groups

56

269

588

Number of Active Clients

399

1,660

2,092

Number of Active Loans

381

1,598

1,991

Total Number of Loans

399

2,059

21,371

Value of loans (Rs)

3,99,603

20,60,241

41,52,591

Gross Loan Outstanding(Rs)   

3,45,000

17,91,241

35,64,591


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.Household Sanitation Survey

GRES was entrusted the survey of household sanitation in 11 mandal in the district by the district collector under the supervision of RWS department and accordingly GRES has made field visits ,interviewed with each beneficiaries and covered total beneficiaries of 32450 families and furnished report along with C.D to the Executive Engineer RWS

 

  1. Areas of Expertise 
  • Self-Help Group Promotion & Micro Finance.
  • Capacity Building & Networking at grass root.
  • Relief & Rehabilitation
  • Income Generation Activities.
  • Vocational Training.
  • Environment protection& Disaster Mitigation.
  • Women empowerment.
  • Rehabilitation of disables & deprived people.
  • Reproductive Child Health Care ,child labor eradication and protection of child right.
  • Conduct of Mass awareness campaign.
  • Cluster Development Programme.
  • Care for the Old Aged People.
  • Establishment of Community Based Drug(Medicine) center where there is no doctor.
  • Training cum production centers.
  • Marketing Outlets And Tie Up.
  • Seminars/Workshops/Conferences on women empowerment, child care and environment programs
  • Preventive methods on stigma and discrimination living with the people of  HIV/AIDS
  • Water resource management programmes
  1. The members of the organization, its meeting, the reason of holding the meeting and the decisions generally taken.

The member of the organization can be from all strata of the society. The members generally meet annually in the annual general body meeting unless otherwise needed. To run the organization, there is an executive committee consisting of Seven elected members from the general body of the organization. There are as much as four female members in the managing committee. The managing committee meets once in every 1-2 months interval. The committee discuss on all the matters .

 

DISTRICT LEVEL NETWORKING  :-GRES has been leading the District Women  development Network ’ (DWDN), a forum of around 26 NGOs / VDOs having Regd. Office in the undivided Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh and active in pro-poor developmental work of this region. Mrs.Sadasivuni Krishna Kumari Secretary of GRES has been elected as the Secretary cum Convener of the DWDN  for the consecutive second term this year.

 

          

 

List of projects implemented in the last 3 years (April 2005 to March 2008)

 

SL

NO

Project

 

Donor

Amount

 

1

  SHG - Micro Credit Prg

SHG GROUPS

41,52,591

2

  Rehabilitation of Child Labour ,Disabled Orphons, Street  

  Children,Orphons,Adolscents

DCLP,

Srikakulam

11,82,049

3

  Income Generation Training Programs

APITCO

6,75,293

4

     Family Conselling Centre

CSWB New Delhi

 2,96,893

5

  Short Stay Home

Women Welfare

1,08,473

6

Rural Livelihood Dev Prog

Industries

 1,36,805

7

Sustainable Community Dev. Prog

CSWBNew Delhi

 1,71,510

8

Sustainable Farming Programs

Agriculture & public

 1,39,492

9

Awareness Generation Programs

CSWB New Delhi

1,58,522

10

Seminars& Workshops onEnvironmen

CSWB New Delhi

  78,226

12

Condensed Course Program

CSWB New Delhi

1,71,850

13

Advocacy & Campaigns

Public

  30,492

 

TOTAL

 

     73,28,457

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