Adopt Shambugarh Village

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Shambugarh: – A village in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. The village has seen severe droughts, unemployment, mass migration of people to cities, lack of basic facilities like toilets and large open dumping of garbage

Vision

Develop Shambugarh and nearby villages as Adarsh Gaam by 2020
Develop local leaders who can take care of developmental issues in the village
Connect with NRIs from Rajasthan and using Shambugarh as example inspire them to adopt more villages in Rajasthan

Developmental Agenda

Start various skill development programs
Provide career counseling for large number of unemployed youths in the village
Help organize more YLTP and happiness courses to bring a healthy balance of materialistic and spiritual life
Creating Hygiene awareness in villagers and building awareness about government subsidies for building toilets and avoid open defecation
Empower youth and women by promoting volunteerism through the training by YLTP
Provide clean drinking water by installing water filters
Tree plantation and greenery beautification
Encourage and educate people for organic farming
Set medical camps for local and surrounding villagers
Proactive steps for inclusion and uplifting of socially excluded groups like Harijans and Harpatis of the village

Project Impact

One full time Yuvacharya has moved from Maharashtra and currently living in Shambugarh to help achieve the above objectives
Started Silai kendra in the village where women are getting vocational training of stitching and embroidery
OVBI helped to raise Rs 2 lakhs for the village
Organized 50 women-only YLTP course in association with local anganwadi workers
Reached out to 800 people in the village with various awareness programs for government subsidies, importance of health and hygiene
Conducted educational/leadership workshops like Nav Chetna / Bal Chetna shibir in all the major schools in the village
Building awareness about organic farming, drip irrigation and use of solar pumps for irrigation