Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti

Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti is an organization working for children's education and welfare. It is running schools for the underprivileged children and working towards their social and economic development. It is also attempting to develop an effective and meaningful academic and vocational curriculum, educational materials and teaching kits for primary schools, training the teachers, and establishing alternative employment resources with no undue stress on academic excellence. Jagriti family consists of volunteers and workers from IIT students and faculty, school teachers, villagers, children, and full-time social workers. We are in close collaboration with like minded groups like Prayas, Eklavya, ASHA, and Association of India's Development (AID).
How it was born?
During the late eighties Vivekananda Samiti, a student wing of IIT Kanpur along with a few volunteers from outside took up the challenge of educating the children of migrant labourers on the campus. This activity led to a cooperative movement of migrant labourers in 1991. A group consisting of IIT students, faculty, and social workers continued to teach kids of the members of the cooperative. Around 1994 some members of IIT community and social workers felt the necessity of an independent forum to address the issue of education and welfare of underprivileged children. Thus a journey began.

Education for the children of Migrant Workers

Lodhar School

Jagriti Home Page

"Truth, purity, and unselfishness - whenever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition." Swami Vivekananda

Other organizations working for children education and other developmental issues in India:

Association for India's Development (AID)


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