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South Vihar Welfare Society for Tribal (SVWST) is a tribal women headed, non‐profitable, nongovernmental, non –political, organization established in 1998 by a group of dedicated young professionals, to bring human dignity and self‐sustained empowered community. The injustice, social discrimination and the tough life struggle of tribal inspired us to start the organization, since the inception of this organization we serve vulnerable communities irrespective of sex, caste and creed, religion to create a just society by empowering people to face the challenges and solution. The organization encourages women, children and youth to build leadership qualities to remove inequality and injustice from society and to play a major role in the process of social changes. They shall be a role model to create classless, oppression‐free society based on nonviolence and universal brotherhood. We do believes that women are the creator of new life, children are the future of nation and youth are the nation builders, so their contribution to society is enormous.

Ms. Anima Baa, Secretary is the founder and chief functionary of the organization. Her overall responsibilities are to look after the administration, Infrastructure development, Management of Human Resource & finance, controlling, Advocacy, develop Networks & Linkages, resource mobilization, Strategic planning, implementing, Monitoring & Evaluation of the projects with the support of other members and staffs.

The organization is registered under society Registration Act XXI, 1860 on 7th September 2000 with the bearing No. 452/2000‐01 at Patna and registered in Jharkhand on 27th September 2006, registration No. 300/2006‐07. Also registered under 12 A, FCRA, 80 G, PAN, TAN & PF and it is empaneled with National CSR Hub on 22.10. 2012 with Ref: Hub Code: A/I/12/08/146.

There are nine Executive members of the organization. The main office bearers of the organization are president, secretary and treasurer. Their role and responsibilities are defined accordingly. The members assemble twice in a year, but if necessary they could organize meetings frequently. To pass any resolution 2/3 majority vote of the members are required.

We believe that Sustainability and ownership of development interventions by communities is possible only after organizing and empower the vulnerable groups through community mobilization and encourage them to utilize the available resources. Jharkhand is the land of forest, well known as black diamond and cheap labour. The availability of natural and human resources should be utilized properly. The resources Jal, Jamin, Jangal, Janwar (Water, Land, forest and animal) are found in abundance with the tribal/ indigenous people of Jharkhand, despite that they remains among the most marginalized and vulnerable groups as they have been largely excluded from the mainstream development procedure.

So we work for social transformation build their capacity encourage them to identify and prioritize their needs , objectives, develop confidence to mobilizing resources through groups, cooperative, collaborative attitude, practices and community participation. So Community Mobilization is the process of bringing together or empowering members of the community from various sectors to raise awareness on and demand for a particular development program. It facilitates change and transformation in the development taking into account the felt needs of the community and thus leads to community organization. Also, it is the process of engaging communities to identify community priorities, resources, needs and solutions in such a way as to promote representative participation, good governance, accountability and peaceful change. It requires many analytical and supportive resources which are internal (inside community) and external (outside Community) as well, the resources such as Leadership, Organizational capacity, Communications channels, Assessments, Problem solving; Resource mobilization, Administrative and operational management. Thus the community mobilization has been proved to be a valuable and effective concept which has various implications in dealing with basic problems like health and hygiene, population, pollution and gender bias.