We started our journey in 1998 in the social development sector and one more year passed with a mixture of experiences, achievements, happiness and sorrows. The year 2012‐ 13 is a year of Eye Opener for us. We had never expected that organization has to face challenges which was just like walking on the path of fire. However, at the end of the year, we realized that we were in learning stage of experience to face the real challenges in development sector. We have proved ourselves due to our team, well‐ determined and passion to work in social sector.

In this year, we learn more about policy advocacy, and lobby with various stakeholders of the society. We had a practical experience to learn the legal aspect of Indian judiciary.

Despite of troublesome and painful journey we the members of SVWST worked together. The strength of our team spirit bind us together to fight against injustice.

I thank all the members of SVWST for their cooperation and working as a team which shows that we can fight any injustice.

“The strongest tree in the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. But it’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the wind and rains and the scorching sun.” These words are the inspiration note for this year.

Finally, our sincere and heartiest thanks to all our well‐wishers, donors, supporters for being with us. We the team of SVWST look forward for your continuous support to reach to our dream destiny.

With Regards and best wishes!

Ms. Anima Baa