17 Oct, 2018
About Us
Janmitram is one of India’s finest non profit organizations; currently working with 15000 famelies across 300 villages of northern Chhattisgarh, where over 80% of population relies on subsistence agriculture and living under poverty line since inception. The organization is continuously working on health, education, sustainable use of natural resources, women’s empowerment, youth development, child care and social enterprise.

Our carefully prepared, targeted programs are making tangible and transformative impacts over community. Each year, thousands of families achieve food security and sustainable livelihood. Over 8000 women move closer to gender equality and financial strength. They Women take protection against domestic violence. Over 500 children of disadvantaged communities receive high quality education in its school.

Janmitram is assisted by its communities, government and their subsidiary institutions, banks, verities of funding agencies and donors. The organisation believes in social entrepreneurship, rather channelling aid among beneficiaries.
Approach
The organization exists from year 2002 and primarily works in tribe dominated district of Raigarh in Chhattisgarh state. The organisation was formed by professionals of different fields with a vision to bring livelihood enhancement through sustainable utilization of existing land, water and forest resources. It is to be catalyzed by value chain development, knowledge upgradation, and credit access.

JanMitram facilitates its beneficiaries to avail better access to the inputs and services either directly or through networking and convergence. Community participation in this process is organized through proven tool of SHGs and aggregating them into sustainable federations.
Interventions
Economic development makes no sense if it’s not coupled better health and living conditions. JanMitram intervenes in community health and tries to ensure better hygiene and sanitation in village localities and ensure vaccination and nutritional intake. This is again, done with help of peer who stand from community itself.

Skill development and employment generation is third major issue JanMitram deals with. Its target group i.e. unskilled labor and semi-educated youth are taken for skill acquiring, skill enhancement and entrepreneurship development training and they are supported with post training follow-up with technical and financial and managerial perspective of their business. Categorically, JanMitram works in following areas.
(A) NRM and subsequent Livelihood enhancement
Soil, water and forest conservation. Promoting Agribusiness and Forest Product ( Production, Value addition, Marketing)
(B) Skills Promotion
Vocational training Non-Farm sector, placement / Hand-holding to neo-entrepreneurs
(C) Community health
Malnutrition, Sanitation, Reducing IMR & MMR, AIDS-STI Prevention
(D) Development of CBOs, Empowerment and Advocacy
SHG, Federations with different objectives. Strengthening Panchyati Raj
(E) Participatory Planning, Management, Monitoring
Evaluation of Developmental plans related to livelihoods and NRM.
The Emblem of Janmitram
The emblem of Janmitram shows tribe bowman, over the background of morning sun. This depicts object and methodology of organization.

The man in emblem is faceless, depicting the importance of team work rather than individual efforts. At Janmitram, consensus and situational leadership is the key. Janmitras are out to kill social evils. Their feet marching ahead, depicts progressiveness. Presence of Janmitra, throws light over darkness of society, as sun alights and removes darkness of universe.

Below is quote from ‘Kathopanishada’ that speaks –
“Wake up, Rise, Do not stop until goal achieved”
जनमित्रम की मुद्रा
जनमित्रम की मुद्रा में प्रातः कालीन सूर्य की पृष्ठभूमि में संधानरत आदिवासी युवक प्रदर्शित है| यह मुद्रा संस्था के उद्देश्य एवं कार्यविधि का प्रतिपादन करती है|

मुद्रा में प्रदर्शित युवक का मुखदृश्य विहीन होना इंगित करता है कि जनमित्रम कोई विशिष्ट चेहरा नहीं है| यह एक टीम है जहां सहभागिता सर्वोपरि है| प्रत्येक सदस्य समान रूपेण महत्वपूर्ण और नेतृत्वकारी है| वे संधानित धनुष के साथ सामाजिक बुराइयों को नाश करने के लिए निकले हैं| उनके बड़े कदम प्रगतिशीलता को इंगित करते हैं| अंधकारमय परिदृश्य में जनमित्रम सूर्य के समान अपने तेजोमय उपस्थिति से समुदाय को प्रकाशित करते हैं|

इसके नीचे कठोपनिषद से उधृत सूत्र वाक्य अंकित है जिसका तात्पर्य है –
उठो, जागो, लक्ष्य प्राप्ति ना रुको|



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