The Gramrajya Vikas Evam Prashikshan Sansthan (GVPS) was established in 2002 with a vision to empower marginalized and underprivileged communities in Rajasthan, India. The organization was founded by individuals who were deeply committed to social development and defending the rights of marginalized sections of society. They recognized the need for an organization that could work at the grassroots level to address the specific challenges faced by these communities.
GVPS began its work by focusing on education, health, and human rights, aiming to create a more just and equitable society where every individual has the opportunity to lead a dignified and fulfilling life. Over the years, GVPS has grown to become a respected NGO, collaborating with partners at the local, state, and national levels to address key issues in these areas.
The organization's work is guided by the principles of social justice, equity, and inclusivity. GVPS believes in the power of education and capacity building to bring about positive change in communities. Through its initiatives, GVPS seeks to empower individuals and communities to advocate for their rights and participate actively in decision-making processes.
Today, GVPS continues its mission to empower marginalized communities in Rajasthan and beyond. The organization remains committed to its founding principles and looks forward to continuing its work towards creating a more just and equitable society for all.
About the Founder:
The organization officially began its journey in 2002, but its founder's involvement in the social sector predates this significantly. With five years of prior experience in various small organizations, he gained valuable insights and skills. Subsequently, he spent 12-15 years with prestigious organizations, including notable contributions at CECOEDECON. Later, he joined the Institute of Development Studies, IDS Jaipur, renowned for its research conducted by esteemed professors and retired IAS officers, where he served as a Research Officer, further refining his expertise.
In 2002, he became a key figure in the establishment of Gramrajya Vikas Evam Prashikshan Sansthan (GVPS). The organization was inspired by the ancient educational system known as CHATSHALA, aiming to provide education to underprivileged and marginalized children. The 'Chatshala' program was initiated to create a nurturing environment for children to develop life skills.
Over time, 'Chatshala' evolved and was known by various names like Bodhshala, Gurukul, Shikshashala, and Vidhyapith. The primary objective remained empowering communities lacking access to mainstream education. The focus was on imparting knowledge and life skills to enable children to lead successful lives.
His journey continued with a transition to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) as a Block Program Manager from 2008 to 2012, where he worked closely with communities in the health sector. Since 2012, he has dedicated himself full-time to GVPS. Alongside his professional endeavors, he pursued higher education, completing an M.A. in Sociology, M.Phil. in Social Work, and PG Diploma in Rural Development from IGNOU.
With over 20 to 25 years of experience in the social sector, he remains committed to making a positive impact and creating a better future for those in need.