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The voluntary organisation JAI NANDA DEVI SWAROJGAR SHIKSHAN SANSTHAN (JANDESH) was established in 1992 following an in-depth discussion and heart churning. But, legally its it was registered under the Society Act 21, 1860 in 1996. The organisation is a voluntary non-governmental organisation.

Its strategy keeps changing after its legal establishment. Effective and qualitative changes incrementally and slowly took place in its programmes and they were run according to the needs and demands of rural people. The organisation undertook the aim to bringing a societal change by struggle while working on different issues on many dimensions pertaining to the development in the region. The organisation has now become just a coordinator and pathfinder in local villages.

Jai Nanda Devi Swarojgar Shikshan Sansthan (JANDESH) Kalp Kshertra, Bharki (Urgam), District Chamoli, Uttarakhand affiliated to the Nehru Yuva Kendra, Chamoli has been rendering commendable services to the society in general and towards the youth development particularly in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The Youth Club has done excellent work under the guidance of Nehru Yuva Kendra, Chamoli in the field of Self Help Groups formation, Environment enrichment, Promotion of Agro-based Industries, Improvement of Educational quality and employment generation. Through constructive channelisation of youth energy, this club has ben instrumental in the formation of 65 SHGs majority of whose members are women. The Youth Club has achieved remarkable success in providing self-employment opportunities to 177 BPL families through dairy and vegetable production. The club has undertaken extensive awareness campaigns on female adolescent health care and formed 51 Bal Panchayats in 60 and earned Rs. 2,70,000/-. 215 Compost pits, 56 water tanks (Ferro Cement Tank) and 10 Poly Houses were built in 08 villages of Joshimath block. 20 Environment Educational Centers were opened for Quality Education in which 172 Children are studying. 5121 Saplings of Local Oak and Kachnar were planted. Further, the club has initiated extensive programmes on small savings among women. Above all this club with its own initiative has mobilized Rs.55,95,862.86 and incurred Rs.48,99,499.76 for community welfare programmes and activities during 2006-07.

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Jandesh's Vision: "Commitment to the human right to spend a happy & accomplished life." Jandesh's Mision: "In the geographically difficult hill region, making the poor, hapless women, children & the last person of the society aware by organising them and improving their health, education and living standards and strengthening their self-employment options."


Work Area

TJandesh's working area spreads into 160 villages of Joshimath and Dasholi blocks of Chamoli, the border district of the state of Uttaranchal. The organisation conducts in-depth programmes like pertaining to environmental education, traditional health education, livelihood activities, bee keeping, culture preservation, establishment of social and adolescent groups, capacity building, training, health and organisational development with the Shilpakar community, panchyati raj and right based training programmes to strengthen groups etc.