Gram Chetna Kendra, Rajasthan

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Welcome to Gram Chetna Kendra!

Gram Chetna Kendra, which translates to Village Awareness Center, was formed in 1986 by a group of socially conscious individuals under the leadership of Mr. Om Prakash Sharma. Recognizing the immense needs of Rajasthan's rural poor, this group decided to combine their unique knowledge, talents, skills and experience to address the pressing issues facing individuals. Therefore, in 1989, the organization was registered as a voluntary, non-governmental organization under the Societies Registration Act and began formal operations from their campus, which is located in the heart of the project area in the village of Khedi Milak.

This area is located 55km from the state capital, Jaipur, in Sambhar Block of Jaipur District. Before, GCK began working in the area; it had remained virtually untouched by mainstream development efforts, from both national and international sources. As a result, the population faced considerable economic challenges stemming from the lack of education, health care and government services, as well as the persistence of traditional beliefs and unequalpower structures.

Facing these challenges, the group of founders dedicated themselves to improving the lot of the rural population; however, the means to achieve this they believed, was through the inherent potential of the people themselves. It is with individuals that the power to bring about sustained and positive development rests, therefore, the team at GCK visualized its role as that of a facilitator in the processes of harnessing this power and helping people to realize the possibilities they are capable of creating.

Over the years, GCK's development activities have covered a range of concepts and methods, drawing on various sources of funding and support.

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Our Vision & Mission
The Vision
We intend for unrelenting efforts for a catalytically initiation of people based development intervention to ensure just and equal opportunities, minimum basic essentials to all with dignified and quality of life for rural masses.

The Mission
GCK's mission is to bring awareness among rural populace through democratic means so as to empower them and help them in gaining control over all factors that affect their individual life and community at large.

Our Goal
GCK's goal is to initiate a catalytic intervention that will encourage the rural population to take the advancement of their lives into their own hands through ensuring socio-economic self-reliance for the deprived and poverty stricken rural masses.
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