Over the past 4 decades Jan kala sahitya manch sanstha has emerged as a beacon of change and empowerment for in rajasthan.Established as a non profit organisation under the Rajasthan society registration act, 1958, and fortified the provisions of FCRA (Foreign contribution regulation Act), Jan Kala Sahitya Manch Sanstha has dedicated itself to fostering progressive transformation in society and its environment.
“We Care therefore we exist “ - JKSMS
Our mission - to support children, women and artisans working in challenging social and cultural environment. A great chunk of work has been done around supporting victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence and creating awareness around gender based injustice towards female education and right to healthy life. JKSMS extends its influence on rural development, rehabilitation and nurturing marginalised artisans and tribals.
Through our holistic approach we have managed to receive state and national level recognition from government authorities and applause form corresponding institutions. Successfully facilitating collaboration with government agencies, international development communities to stay true to its MOTO.
Life skill education and Financial Literacy programme 2008 - ongoing
Jan Kala Sahitya Manch Sanstha is actively engaged in implementing a comprehensive life skills development program using educational methods and a financial literacy program tailored for underprivileged children residing in the urban slums of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
On researching the reasons for unhealthy behaviours causing sustained backwardness in over 10 urban slums, JKSMS learned children and young adults in their immediate environment fail to recognize the challenges and ways to combat financial stagnation and social backwardness. So, we have designed a structured initiative to impart essential life skills and financial knowledge to improve immediate action. Creating an understanding of saving money and the power of compounding, bank visits, or professional counselling to invest money in future building ideas (education, entrepreneurship, partnerships) A carefully crafted curriculum and projects to instil values such as effective communication, networking, problem-solving, decision-making, and addressing intra-conflicts foster personal growth and hope among the participants in breaking the cycle of poverty. The organisation places a strong emphasis on receiving education and guidance on financial management, budgeting, and basic economic principles to make informed decisions about their finances and develop a sustainable approach to economic well-being.
Child Protection Programme 1983 - ongoing
Jan Kala Sahitya Manch Sanstha is actively engaged in the critical cause of child protection within the state of Rajasthan. The organisation is dedicated to addressing the urgent needs of vulnerable children who have become victims of child labour and abuse since 1983 . To support this initiative we established two shelter homes namely APNA GHAR shelter home in Jaipur and Banswara in Rajasthan, specifically designed to provide rehabilitating support to these children in distress. Our Shelter homes serve as safe havens for those young individuals who have experienced the harsh realities of child labour and have been subjected to various forms of abuse. With an idea to fabricate a compassionate environment, the organisation not only has set up a secure living space but also endeavours to empower these children through education, counselling, and skill development programs. Jan Kala Sahitya Manch Sanstha is committed to breaking innocent childhood free of exploitation by providing a nurturing space for these vulnerable children to heal, learn, and regain their sense of dignity as they embark on a path towards a brighter and more promising future.
Livelihood and Women empowerment programme for women in Rajasthan 2013 - ongoing (350 Stitching centres)
This community-based initiative is dedicated to empowering rural and marginalized women through a comprehensive skill development program. The primary focus is on imparting valuable materialistic skills, including the art and craft of stitching and sewing, alongside non-materialistic skills like business education. By teaching basic financial management, marketing strategies, and product development, the initiative nurtures an entrepreneurial spirit. This holistic approach ensures a solid understanding of running a successful enterprise.
The program aims to equip women with practical and applicable skills, enabling them to generate sustainable livelihoods within their communities. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by rural women, the initiative addresses them through hands-on training. Participants not only learn crafting skills but also gain the necessary knowledge to transform these skills into viable entrepreneurial ventures. The overarching objective is to instill confidence and self-reliance, fostering a sense of independence and agency.
Beyond technical proficiency, the initiative incorporates elements of business education to ensure participants excel in their craft while developing a comprehensive understanding of running a successful enterprise. By focusing on skill development and entrepreneurship, this initiative seeks to break the cycle of economic dependence, empowering rural women to make meaningful contributions to their communities.
Rural Development programme through agricultural farming (2001 – 2007)
In Phagi, Jaipur, Rajasthan, a project addresses environmental concerns through sustainable agriculture. Key components include cover cropping, rainwater conservation, agro-forestry, vermiculture, and organic farming. Combating soil erosion is a primary objective, safeguarding topsoil fertility and ensuring sustainable farming. Rainwater conservation emphasizes efficient usage during dry periods and contributes to regional water resource conservation. Agro-forestry enhances biodiversity, providing additional income sources for the community. Vermiculture produces nutrient-rich compost, reducing reliance on chemical fertilizers. Adopting organic farming underscores the commitment to eco-friendly practices, protecting the ecosystem and promoting soil and crop health.
Directly impacting 452 individuals, the initiative benefits six villages in the Phagi Block, fostering a collective commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture. From improved yields to enhanced environmental sustainability, the project's inclusive approach ensures widespread positive effects within the broader community.
Micro Finance : 2006 to 2009
From 2006 to 2009, Jan Kala Sahitya Manch Sanstha spearheaded a project aiming to empower women and facilitate sustainable livelihoods. Through microfinance initiatives, women in Self-Help Groups (SHGs) access funds for income-generating activities, promoting economic independence and entrepreneurship. This collaboration between the organization and the Government of India (GOI) through RMK (Rashtriya Mahila Kosh), a government entity, emphasizes a collective commitment to women's economic empowerment. A total of 600 women have benefited from the program, receiving a loan amount of 30 lakh. This impactful initiative stands as a testament to dedicated efforts to uplift and enhance the lives of women in both rural and urban settings.
Informal Education Programme for Adolescent girls and womens who are dropped out from schools : 2023 - ongoing
This initiative has a mission to impact 100 villages, reaching 2000 women and addressing their educational and overall well-being needs. The project adopts a multifaceted approach, recognizing that true transformation involves various aspects of community life. Our strategy includes establishing educational infrastructure in villages, ensuring equipped learning spaces staffed by qualified educators to create an environment conducive to effective learning. Empowerment is a cornerstone, extending beyond the classroom. We aim to cultivate skills beyond traditional academics, organizing workshops to impart practical skills for economic independence and self-reliance among women.
The project's scope isn't confined solely to education; it recognizes the intrinsic link between education and overall well-being. Health and hygiene awareness programs are integral, ensuring communities have knowledge to lead healthy lives. This holistic approach addresses not only immediate educational needs but also broader factors influencing the quality of life in these villages.
Our commitment to this cause is underlined by a belief in the transformative power of education and empowerment. By impacting 100 villages and 2000 women, we aim to create a ripple effect far beyond immediate communities, contributing to the collective progress of the region.