Non Governmental Organisations in Ahmedabad you should definitely pay a visit to

Do you ever wonder, how grateful one’s life is? Because out there, there are people who are underprivileged may it be economics, education, disability or any sort of gender discrimination. There are hundreds of NGO’s based in Ahmedabad which work towards the betterment of the society.

Are you sitting free on weekends or any national holiday? You can always volunteer for some social work by contacting them or going on their website respectively. Feel good about yourself by serving the others in need. We have listed down few of the NGO’s below which works with all the different kind of problems.

Manav Kartavya NGO

“It is obvious to make a living by what we get, but it is more obvious to make a life by what we give.”

Founded in 2015, Manav Kartavya is an Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to helping disadvantaged beings. The motto of this NGO is to create an advantaged society and to live empowering the possibilities for economically weaker communities by supporting them with basic necessities to empower them to take charge of their own future.

Manav Kartavya is not just a committed NGO for helping only underprivileged human beings, but also an NGO which focuses upon enhancing the protection of lives which are of course living beings but not human one.

Lakshya trust

“Working to improve the lives of Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Hijra and Koti minority groups and communities. With the main focus on the cultural, social, spiritual, physical and mental health of all sexual minority groups.”

Lakshya literally means ‘aim’ or ‘target’. As the name suggests, the organization strives to achieve sexual tolerance, gender equity and help the community members to empower themselves and mainstream them in the society. The organization works on various issues addressing and advocating the social, economic, legal, psychological, spiritual and health aspects of sexual minorities (Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population) in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It primarily works on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

Manav sadhana

“the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”
Manav Sadhna is a non-profit organization based in a quiet corner of Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram, Ahmedabad. Their mission is simply to serve the underprivileged. At Manav Sadhna, they navigate with the philosophy of love all, serve all. To this end, Manav Sadhna is engaged in constructive humanitarian projects that cut across barriers of class and religion while addressing issues faced by socio-economically neglected segments of society. In executing this mission, Manav Sadhna is guided by Mahatma Gandhi’s unshakable beliefs in love, peace, truth, non-violence and compassion.

AASMAAN foundation

“To create a society where children can prosper to their complete potential and enjoy equality in its true essence.”

AASMAAN Foundation was started in the year 2009, as a group of people who wanted to give something back to society in some of the other ways. Later in the year 2012, it got registered as a Non-Governmental Organization. AASMAAN Foundation is working for the upliftment and betterment of the less-privileged kids. It works in the field of child’s education, health and rights. Over the years, AASMAAN Foundation has conducted a plethora of projects which not only includes grass-root level projects which are directly related to the kids but also includes fund-raising events.

Saath foundation

Saath means ‘together, co-operation, a collective or support’, founded in 1989, is an NGO in India registered as a Public Charitable Trust and is based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Saath closely works with the deprived communities and empowers the socially marginalized by providing them livelihood services, and imparting skills leading to employment, health and education facilities.

Their mission is to make human settlements equitable living environments where all residents and vulnerable people have access to health, education, essential infrastructure services and livelihood options, irrespective of their economic and social status

SEWA organization

SEWA a.k.a self-employed women’s association is a trade union registered in 1972. SEWA is both an organisation and a movement. It is an organisation of poor, self-employed women workers. These are women who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses. SEWA’s main goals are to organise women workers for full employment. Full employment means employment whereby workers obtain work security, income security, food security and social security. SEWA has been supporting its members in capacity-building and in developing their own economic organisations.

Blind people’s association

BPA – ONE WINDOW SERVICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Blind People’s Association is a professional organization. They believe in providing equal opportunities to all categories of people with disabilities. Consistent with the philosophy, it works for providing education, employment opportunities, equal rights and quality life for them.
BPA understands that gainful employment plays an essential part in the life of a person because it gives him status and binds him to the society. Acceptance of disabled people at work can be viewed as society’s acceptance of these People without discrimination.

PRAYAS foundation

PRAYAS envisions a society where people have better social and economic opportunities, accessibility to financial services and awareness of rights and duties. The mission is to unite 1,50,000 socio-economically deprived people by 2021 and empower them through economic and social interventions. The objective of this organization is to establish a sound and professional microfinance programme to provide access to financial services primarily to low-income clients who presently lack it.

They carry out other social interventions such as capacity building, disaster management, livelihood promotion, community organization etc which can create social benefits for the community.

Sahyog organization

“Equal and Integrated community development Through Mind, Education, Employment and Economics”

The mission is to empower the vulnerable through the Gandhian principle of “Sarvodaya” (universal uplift). Sahyog employees right based, people-centred, grass root and participatory methods: to eliminate socio-economic inequality. Their goal is fostering a society wherein women are empowered enough to lead a decent life, all children are healthy, happy and enjoy their rights. This organization believes in three A’s approach. That assesses access and assist.

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