Alliance and Network

Sarvodaya Sewa Ashram

A small network of 10 partner voluntary organisations in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh has been formed with Sarvodaya Sewa Ashram as nodal agency. These 10 NGOs are small and a fesw are new ones with very little support. SSA has managed to gain access to funding support for them.

Funds to these organisations are routed through SSA and SSA provides monitoring and evaluation support, reporting directly to the resource providers. The network together has achieved a lot in the areas of education, health care and agriculture. Network partners meet periodically to review the progress and chart out future course of action.

Partner Organisations

Gramin Parampara Vikas Sansthan (GPVS)Shivrampur, Chitrakoot

Since 1996

Safe Motherhood and Child Survival (SMCS) and Watershed Programme

Pakdilpur Welfare Society (PWS)Manikpur, Chitrakoot

Since 1998

Watershed, Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC), Parent School Partnership (PSP) Programme

Sarvodaya Sewa Ashram (SSA)Mau, Chitrakoot

Since 1997

ECDC, PSP, Educational Quality Improvement Programme (EQUIP) and Rainfed Rabi Cropping (RRC) Programmes

AbhiyanAtarra, Banda

Since 2003

Watershed, women empowerment and RRC Programmes

Bharatiya Audyogik Prashikshan Sansthan (BAPS)Banda

Since 2003

ECDC, PSP and RRC Programmes

Vikas Chetna (VC)Satna, Madhya Pradesh

Since 2000

Watershed and RRC Programmes

Rameshwari Manav Kalyan Samiti (RMKS)Majhgaon, Satna, Madhya Pradesh

Since 2000

Watershed and RRC Programmes

Harriet Benson Memorial Hospital (HBMH)Lalitpur

Since 1998

Watershed and RRC Programmes

Society for Watershed and Rural Development (SWARD)Shankergarh, Allahabad

Since 2000

Watershed, PSP, ECDC and RRC Programme

Sarvodaya Sewa Ashram (SSA)Karvi, Chitrakoot

Since 2004


On the state level, SSA has become associated with network organisations like Uttar Pradesh Voluntary Action Network (UPVAN) and Uttar Pradesh Voluntary Health Association (UPVHA). On the national level, it has become associated with organisations like Voluntary Action Network of India (VANI) and Association of Voluntary Agencies in Rural Development (AVARD). It is expected that in the time to come, this association will only be strengthened.