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2005 has been declared as UN Year of Micro-Credit. Micro-Credit is a concern of all the enterprises and individuals for whom contribution to community development is a prime commitment.

We at Gyan Vikas Public Charitable Trust have undertaken a multi-pronged Holistic Approach Programme for social development of the community. A short synopsis of the programmes and background of the team players are below.

We are creating marketing infrastructure for SHGs, which we feel is a new approach even though it may not be the first attempt in that direction.

For Gyan Vikas Public Charitable Trust
Madhuri Lele

Gyan Vikas Public Charitable Trust

26, Gr. Fl., Madhu Industrial Estate
P B Marg, Worli, Mumbai - 400 013.
Tele.fax: 91 22 2494 2526, Tele:- 91 22 5660 5578
Mobile : 98202 25402

Registered in 1989.
Registered No. E-12558
U/S 88/100 of IT-Act 1961



Training, Awareness and Sensitization Programme
Human Rights Awareness
Micro Credit and Self Help Groups
Sexual Harassment
Vocational Guidance

Other Projects
Economic and Political Empowerment of Women
Issues Related to Child Labour
Organic Farming of Vegetables

Note on GVPCT
GVPCT was established in 1983 with a view to contribute in the field of education & medical help. During all these years the Trust was catering  to small needs in an but effective way in aforesaid fields. To an extent that the Trust is instrumental in assisting two students to become graduate from nursery.

Human Rights First:
With a view to take care of Human Rights issues a separate wing of Human Right First was established to protect & promote human rights as one of the main objectives. The organization intends to promote and create awareness of human rights in general and awareness at school level, to tackle problems of aged, children, disabled, unprivileged. Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission was established by the efforts of Human Rights First.

Activities of GVPCT
In the year 2003, the Trust activities have picked up momentum and the latest developments are as under :

1400 SHGs are working under the umbrella of GVPCT
The groups are mainly involved in income generation activities, i.e. manufacturing of small items like candles, Diyas, Phenyl, Soaps, Detergents, etc. which they sell in the local market.
- GVPCT facilitates creating of infrastructure for  marketing

Projects undertaken for Dec-Jan 2005:
Representing groups from Kolhapur
Participation by GVPCT in forthcoming Crafts Mela sponsored jointly by Surabhi-Force & Mahinndra Group of Industries, Jan 14-23, 2005
Representing groups from Wai, Deepstambha
Participation by GVPCT in forthcoming Satara Darshan Jan 20 to 25, 2005 by DRDA,  Satara

Human Rights:
* Conducted Human Rights Education Programme in G.D. Somani school
* HIV\AIDs sensitisation programme in Shirdhon village, Panvel

* Conducted training for NGOs for developing MicroCredit activities in collaboration with Bombay Stock Exchange

Team Members

Ms Madhuri Lele, B A (English Lit.) LL.B, PGD Human Rights, Lead Auditor
-ISO 14000, SA 8000
Hands on experience for 32 years in Industry and Profession

Ms Sweta Singh, Project Co-ordinator
Rural Development, XISS, Ranchi. 8 years experience in Micro-Credit on grass root and policy level

Ms Jayshree Khandagale, Project Officer, B. Com., CA (Part)
Income Tax Practitioner

Advisory Board Members

Justice S. M. Daud (Retd.)
Judge, Mumbai High Court till 1992; Consultant to NGOs

Mr. A.V. Krishnan      
Senior Police officer (Retd.)
Consultant to NGOs and Police Department

Ms Sushila Madhukar Mahajan
Social Worker

Mr. V. Rangnathan
Ex. Chief Secretary (Govt. of Maharshtra), Chief Advisor, The Somaiya Trust

Mrs. Sunanda Rajendran
Executive Director, Indo Arab Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Ram Maheshwary
General Manager & Branch Head, The Times of India

Mr. Nitin Shete
Managing Director, ARMS Advertising Agency

Mr. K. T. Ramarishnan
Managing Director, RINA Registro Italiano Navale

Dr. Amrit Patel  PhD (Rural Studies)
Ex. Chief Manager (Microcredit), Bank of Baroda,
Consultant to National & International Bodies on Self-Help Groups, Agriculture Credit

Dr. Neelam Bhardwaj Academic Qualification
Chief Executive, STAPI, PUNE, Maharashtra
Associate Professor Community Medicine, Bharati Vidyapeeth's Medical College