Yogniti, 18 S V Road,Santacruz (West),Mumbai-400054
for Humanisation was registered on 7 August 1992 under
the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 with the following objectives:
to promote a current of thought and action with the human
being as the central value and concern;
to orient positive changes in the human being in personal
and social fields;
to influence people from various disciplines to bring
about positive changes around them and to carry out actions
on the basis of physical, economic, racial and religious
non-violence, built on the ideas of non-discrimination,
freedom and justice, with a view to overcoming physical
pain and mental suffering.
activities (in brief):
publication of the monthly social development magazine,
since November 1993.
establishment of autonomous organisations – Manavta
Kendras – in rural regions of India. At present, 389
have been facilitated in 16 districts of eight states
of India with 12,914 volunteers. A majority of them are
programme and its implementation pattern:
are autonomous village-level organisations managed by
local residents, with a view to address their issues.
One member from each family joins the Manavta
Kendra as volunteer and represents his/her family.
These volunteers commit to do voluntary work for at least
one day a week and make a monthly contribution of Rs 10
per family for the functioning of their Kendra.
The proposal has an integral component of managing the
voluntary efforts of members and through monthly financial
contribution from them.
volunteers form a core group – the village committee –
comprising village co-ordinator, administrative and support
members, and seven to ten committee co-ordinators. The
members work to resolve issues related to health, education,
water, livelihood, etc. based on the priority of the village,
through respective committees formed by volunteers. The
decisions regarding committees to be formed and issues
that they must address are taken by members (volunteers)
themselves, with no influence by outsiders.
of the Manavta
Kendra meet once a week to discuss the issues at hand,
and collectively work towards seeking solutions and alternative
to them. The most important aspect is that the Manavta
Kendra process aims for brining about personal / individual
as well social (society) change as simultaneous process.
and function of Foundation for Humanisation