Sharda Mahila Vikas Society (SMVS) has been working since the year 2002 towards the development of women, youth and children in villages of tribal, areas of Jhagadia, Gujarat through a variety of programmes. These activities were initially started in 1985 by SEWA Rural.
Since the year 2002, Sharada Mahila Vikas Society(SMVS) has been working towards the development of women, youth and children in villages of South Gujarat through a variety of progremmes. These activities were initially started in 1985 by SEWA Rural. Subsequently, SMVS was established with the support of Sewa Rural, as an independent body for the development & empowerment of women by women’s active involvement with approach conducive to their growth.
Mission of SMVS is to help an organize women to understand their own potential and make efforts for their overall development. We decided to start with economic and skill building activities for marginalized women of the society. We also added general awareness progamme about health and nutrition , social issues, their rights, sexual violence etc.With the objective of investing in children and adolescents who are citizens of tomorrow .We started skill development and value education programme.
SMVS believed in inherent potential of women and wanted to help them to unfold their wisdom and strength. We envisage to expand their spirit of motherhood for the larger cause by organizing women and their groups. Tribal women of this area are land less labourers, low literacy rate and do not have any special art for livelihood. We decided to start first economic, skill building and then overall development activities. Seeing the changing scenario and need of the time we started adolescent awareness activities for school drop outs and school going children. Tribal children lack opportunity of extra curricular activities and value education. We started tutorial classes for children of deprived sector of society.