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    Fostering communal Harmony
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    He who plants a tree Plants a hope.
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    Making Change Through Collective Leaders

About Us

Shirpur Vishwa Mandal Sevashram (SVMS) is a non-profit organization committed for the socio-economic development of the Pawra tribal in the Shirpur taluka, Maharashtra. Shirpur Taluka is on the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh with Pawra tribals comprising 90 percent of the population. Pawra tribals were wandering tribe who have traveled from Rajasthan to Madhya Pradesh and have finally settled in Maharashtra. They are one of the most impoverished and neglected tribal’s in the state of Maharashtra.

Since 1969 Vishwas Mandal Sevashram is working towards the overall development of the marginalized sections of society. The three main initiatives of VMS are as follows.

  • We are working on social issues for last 50 years.
  • Our focus area is Sirpur, Maharashtra, with the Parwa tribes
  • SVMS works chiefly with adivasis and scheduled castes
  • We believe in working with all individuals irrespective of their religion, race, creed and social biases
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Our Programs

Three Main Initiative of VMS

Community Mobilisation
(Lok Manch)

(People's Action for Literacy and Self-help)

Youth Programmes
(Boarding Facility for Tribal Children)

Success Stories

Thoda Prabhat- PALAS Teacher in Kublipada

My name is Thoda Prabhat; I am working as a PALAS teacher in VMS. I had only studied till 2nd standa

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Bansilal Pawra- PALAS Supervisor

My name is Bansilal Pawra. In 1993, I was asked by a supervisor to teach in the PALAS centers as the

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Lalita Sitaram- PALAS teacher in Nandanagar

My name is Lalita Sakaram. I got married at a very young age. I was looking to work in order to supp

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We want a society, where all people, especially the marginalized and those at the frontiers, can live in an atmosphere of love, equality, fellowship, peace, justice, access to integrated and holistic development, in harmany with one another and with the universe.

We are committed to the holistic and integrated development of the marginalized, with a preferential option for the tribals in solidarity with all those of good will.

Values that the we will try to foster and uphold in our personal lives and through our activities such as Solidarity with marginalized, Justice, Empowerment of marginalized, Harmony, Integrity, Culture, Solidarity with marginalized, Networking, Cooperation, Commitment, Courage, Reconciliation, Seeking new frontiers.

Our Objectives

  • Empowerment of the marginalized - emphasis on women’s empowerment.
  • Fostering communal Harmony.
  • Fostering the Rights based approach and enabling community based action against injustice.
  • Fostering Economic Self reliance of people.
  • People’s participation and decision making (Community centered).
  • Developing institutions of excellence for the marginalized (structural).
  • Creating opportunities for livelihood.
  • Restoring and preserving the environment.
  • Fostering reconciliation.

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