Community-Led Social Security System



This project provides education and skills training to the poor in rural and urban India. It also establishes a community-led self-sustaining social security system.
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The poor are most economically vulnerable to life's uncertainties. They cannot afford medical care and do not have an old-age pension. This leads them to adopt unlawful means of getting money. The project aims to give them medical insurance, create a fund for their old-age pension, and motivate them to contribute positively to society. The nonformal education is aimed at children from extremely poor families in urban slums who do not go to school.


Vocational training to poor families, creating opportunities for self-employment; establishing a social security system that provides them life and health insurance and an old-age pension; education for children, providing future job opportunities.

Long-Term Impact

2000 poor families in Bhopal slums will benefit from life-long health and livelihood insurance, an old-age pension, and social security. 50 children who are ragpickers will gain a long-term education.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information


Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, Madhya Prade - India
Website: http:/​/​​oasisorg
Project Leader:
Pradeep Ghosh
President - OASiS
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh India

Funded Project!

Thanks to 6 donors like you, a total of $995 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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