Seva Mandir

Seva Mandir's mission is to make real the idea of society consisting of free and equal citizens who are able to come together and solve the problems that affect them in their particular contexts. The commitment is to work for a paradigm of development and governance that is democratic and polyarchic. Seva Mandir seeks to institutionalise the idea that development and governance is not only to be left to the State and its formal bodies like the legislature and the bureaucracy, but that citizens and their associations should engage separately and jointly with the State. The mission briefly, is to construct the conditions in which citizens of plural backgrounds and perspectives can come togethe...

Seva Mandir
Seva Mandir Marg, Old Fatehpura
Udaipur, Rajasthan 313004
India
+91-294-2450960
http://www.sevamandir.org

Chief Executive

Priyanka Singh

Management Team

Priyanka Singh, Narayan Ameta, Goverdhan Singh Jhala, Harish Ahari, Narendra Jain, Swati Patel, Yakub Khan, Sanjiv Jain, Madhav Tailor, Manoj Paliwal, Deepti Ameta, Angela Jacob, Laxmi Thakur, Moumita Sarkar, Dr. Sunita Kumari, Shailendra Tiwari

Board of Directors

Jagat Singh Mehta, V. B. Eswaran, Ajay Singh Mehta, Neelima Khetan, Mohan Singh Kothari, Pamela Philipose, Rajni Bakshi, Priyanka Singh, Narayan Ameta, Goverdhan Singh Jhala, Harish Ahari, Narendra Jain, Swati Patel, Yakub Khan, Sanjiv Jain, Madhav Tailor, Manoj Paliwal, Deepti Ameta, Angela Jacob, Laxmi Thakur, Moumita Sarkar, Dr. Sunita Kumari, Shailendra Tiwari

Project Leaders

Priyanka Singh

Mission

Seva Mandir's mission is to make real the idea of society consisting of free and equal citizens who are able to come together and solve the problems that affect them in their particular contexts. The commitment is to work for a paradigm of development and governance that is democratic and polyarchic. Seva Mandir seeks to institutionalise the idea that development and governance is not only to be left to the State and its formal bodies like the legislature and the bureaucracy, but that citizens and their associations should engage separately and jointly with the State. The mission briefly, is to construct the conditions in which citizens of plural backgrounds and perspectives can come together and deliberate on how they can work to benefit and empower the least advantaged in society.

Programs

Seva Mandir focuses on creating the social, institutional, and livelihood base for a democratic and participatory approach to development that benefits and empowers the poorest sections of society. This is achieved through the following overlapping strategic objectives: 1) To create and strengthen institutions for development (at the village, organization and society levels) 2) To enhance people's capabilities for self-development (both at individual and community level); and 3) To create sustainable improvements in the livelihoods base; These three objectives form the basis for Seva Mandir's three program sectors. Each of these programs, in achieving its respective goals, is also designed to build values and social capacities needed to achieve development and democracy for the poor. The 3 program sectors have the following activity components: 1) Livelihoods a) Natural Resources Regeneration b) Non Farm Income Generation 2) Capabilities a) Education b) Health c) Women's Empowerment d) Child and Youth Development 3) Institutions a) Village Institution Building b) People's Management School Apart from work on these three domains, Seva Mandir sees 'Development Communication' as an important focus area. As a result of working closely at enabling people to improve their lives, Seva Mandir feels that it is in a position today to glean out learning to influence the larger discourse on development. At the same time, we will also use communication to persuade more communities to take on responsibility for development action.

Statistics on Seva Mandir

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $3,252,267
  • Annual Budget for 2007: $2,673,350
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $3,452,725
  • Other funding sources: Interchurch Organization for Development Co-operation (Netherlands), Plan International (Delhi), EED (Germany), Canada India Village Aid (Canada), European Commission, Ford Foundation- Delhi), Target International
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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