Keeping in line with the Gandhian philosophy of self help and voluntarism,Ganga Shikshan Prasarak Mandal has been formed on 13 August 1993 and registered as a Society on 12th October 1993 at Parbhani,Maharashtra State under the The Indian Society Registration Act 1860 by an young social activist Ramkishan Roundale inspired by Shivajirao Bapu Shendge with a pledge to ameliorate the most unprivileged and dispossessed segment of our society.
Ganga Shikshan Prasarak Mandal has identified certain spheres of activities and programmes which would lead only to their social and economic security but also bestow upon them a familial bliss under the care and caution of ‘mothers’ , ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’.Obviously they would blossom with their moral,physical and mental abilities capable of facing the challenges of the world around them.The organization is working in the areas rural development with the specific issues related women empowerment,child education,health related activities to capacity building and opportunity facilitation for economic empowerment. The organization is operational in remote villages of Parbhani & Nanded Districts in Maharashtra State. .
It is almost twenty years old. During the last 20-years, a priority area for us has been to engaged in core rural educational activities in rural areas of Parbhani,Nanded districts of Maharsashtra State as well as to provide integrated educational and livelihood support & services to the economically active poor,ranging from enrollment in school,providing mid-day meal,capacity building to enable them to lead a ‘better life’ in partnership with Department of Education,Social Justice, Women & Child-Government of Maharashtra..Ganga Shikshan Prasarak Mandal follows the strategy of participatory education by involving beneficiaries be it child,poor of the financially challenged rural community. GSPM’s Rural Education Program provides education for out-of-school children and helps them to enter or re-enter government schools to complete their education.
Ganga Shikshan Prasarak Mandal has been formed by a group of experienced social activists from the field of education,social sectors,academics who when exposed to volunteerism as potential tool for poverty alleviation recognised its potential in countering the above mentioned scenario.
As we explored the education sector, we found that there are few common platforms that bring together stakeholders in education towards catalysing collective action. We adopt a focused approach to our work. We forge deep engagements with State Government that are not limited to educational grant. We seek strategic guidance from our partners and when required, also seek operational and leadership support from partner donor organisations.
During implementation of rural educational initiatives in rural areas we found that lakhs of low-income families & poor’s wards didn’t get enrolled in school due to lack of awareness and livelihood issues as well as gets cheated by multi-layer ponzi schemes only due to very low level of basic financial education.We decided to include this important agenda in our revamped business strategy as core programme by creating awareness and linkage of target population to existing formal educational institutions and financial institutions like-banks,insurers,mutual funds,government schemes to achieve financial security for them.