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    Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi is not-for-profit Organization working towards bridging the issues of community related to women, Tribal, farmers and weaker section through the community empowerment approach of “Let’s find our own way” since the past 35 Years. Formed in 1984          Dr. Satish Gogulwar and Shubhada Deshmukh is inspired by Gandhian and Vinoba’s perspective on addressing health problems in its ‘wholeness of life’ and not mere administering medicines. Both were interested in constructive work for ‘health revolution’ by addressing livelihood, water, Women Empowerment etc. comprising wholeness of life. Hence the name ‘Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi’ (We for Our Health) was appropriate for the organization promoted by them. The organization is known for its role to build the capacities of the community for self reliance and empowerment.

    AAA has presence in 2 States, namely Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The Organization assist rural communities putting apart intentionally the learned ‘isms’ for social change and all the ready made solutions, people were facilitated to find their own way to solve the live problems. A kind of self-help movement was initiated by the founder members. It organizes them in socially and gender inclusive manner to help themselves out of poverty by regenerating their ecosystems in a holistic and integrated manner, conserving and optimizing resource use, especially health & Nutrition, women empowerment and Gender sensitization, Sustainable Livelihood, Policy Advocacy, life-oriented informal education, food security Training and community based rehabilitation of the persons with disabilities. Being a learning organization, AAA undertakes studies and closely engages with institutional and governance actors so that insights and good practices derived from ground experiences contribute to shaping enabling policies and effective programs.

    With a view to successful interventions, AAA organizes a variety of knowledge sharing and capacity building events for stakeholders across the civil society, developmental and governmental spaces. It engages to improve capacities of tribal communities in participatory management through various network alliances to get community Forest rights for schedule areas.

    About Us

    Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi is not-for-profit Organization working towards bridging the issues of community related to women, Tribal, farmers and weaker section through the community empowerment approach of “Let’s find our own way” since the past 35 Years. Formed in 1984          Dr. Satish Gogulwar and Shubhada Deshmukh is inspired by Gandhian and Vinoba’s perspective on addressing health problems in its ‘wholeness of life’ and not mere administering medicines. Both were interested in constructive work for ‘health revolution’ by addressing livelihood, water, Women Empowerment etc. comprising wholeness of life. Hence the name ‘Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi’ (We for Our Health) was appropriate for the organization promoted by them. The organization is known for its role to build the capacities of the community for self reliance and empowerment.

    AAA has presence in 2 States, namely Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The Organization assist rural communities putting apart intentionally the learned ‘isms’ for social change and all the ready made solutions, people were facilitated to find their own way to solve the live problems. A kind of self-help movement was initiated by the founder members. It organizes them in socially and gender inclusive manner to help themselves out of poverty by regenerating their ecosystems in a holistic and integrated manner, conserving and optimizing resource use, especially health & Nutrition, women empowerment and Gender sensitization, Sustainable Livelihood, Policy Advocacy, life-oriented informal education, food security Training and community based rehabilitation of the persons with disabilities. Being a learning organization, AAA undertakes studies and closely engages with institutional and governance actors so that insights and good practices derived from ground experiences contribute to shaping enabling policies and effective programs.

    With a view to successful interventions, AAA organizes a variety of knowledge sharing and capacity building events for stakeholders across the civil society, developmental and governmental spaces. It engages to improve capacities of tribal communities in participatory management through various network alliances to get community Forest rights for schedule areas.

    About Us

    Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi is not-for-profit Organization working towards bridging the issues of community related to women, Tribal, farmers and weaker section through the community empowerment approach of “Let’s find our own way” since the past 35 Years. Formed in 1984          Dr. Satish Gogulwar and Shubhada Deshmukh is inspired by Gandhian and Vinoba’s perspective on addressing health problems in its ‘wholeness of life’ and not mere administering medicines. Both were interested in constructive work for ‘health revolution’ by addressing livelihood, water, Women Empowerment etc. comprising wholeness of life. Hence the name ‘Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi’ (We for Our Health) was appropriate for the organization promoted by them. The organization is known for its role to build the capacities of the community for self reliance and empowerment.

    AAA has presence in 2 States, namely Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The Organization assist rural communities putting apart intentionally the learned ‘isms’ for social change and all the ready made solutions, people were facilitated to find their own way to solve the live problems. A kind of self-help movement was initiated by the founder members. It organizes them in socially and gender inclusive manner to help themselves out of poverty by regenerating their ecosystems in a holistic and integrated manner, conserving and optimizing resource use, especially health & Nutrition, women empowerment and Gender sensitization, Sustainable Livelihood, Policy Advocacy, life-oriented informal education, food security Training and community based rehabilitation of the persons with disabilities. Being a learning organization, AAA undertakes studies and closely engages with institutional and governance actors so that insights and good practices derived from ground experiences contribute to shaping enabling policies and effective programs.

    With a view to successful interventions, AAA organizes a variety of knowledge sharing and capacity building events for stakeholders across the civil society, developmental and governmental spaces. It engages to improve capacities of tribal communities in participatory management through various network alliances to get community Forest rights for schedule areas.

    Approach

    Since, the last 35 years very significantly we made our all efforts to push the programs to strengthening grass root democracy, which in turn build capacities of our marginalized communities.

    Overall Strategy

    • Community Learning and Process Evolving Approach

    • Rights based Approach 

    • Villager’s Self-Governance Approach

    • Sustainable & Secured Livelihood Approach 

    • Community based Natural Resource Management Approach 

    • Community based Rehabilitation Approach

    Operative Strategy

    • Empowerment Process Initiation

    • Project-Program Implementation

    Functional Strategy

    • Strengthening Self-help and Self-Governance Movement

    • Building organisations and capacities of marginalized people to enforce their rights

    • Strengthening pro-poor and justly governance and influencing policy for pro-poor governance

    • Mainstreaming gender

    • Addressing immediate poverty needs of the marginalized and poor people

    • Diversifying resource base through civil society and state

    • Revitalization of positive traditions in the partner community

    • Purging of negative rituals and customs in the partner community

    • Introducing new and tested solutions in the partner community

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    Approach

    Since, the last 35 years very significantly we made our all efforts to push the programs to strengthening grass root democracy, which in turn build capacities of our marginalized communities.

    Overall Strategy

    • Community Learning and Process Evolving Approach

    • Rights based Approach 

    • Villager’s Self-Governance Approach

    • Sustainable & Secured Livelihood Approach 

    • Community based Natural Resource Management Approach 

    • Community based Rehabilitation Approach

    Operative Strategy

    • Empowerment Process Initiation

    • Project-Program Implementation

    Functional Strategy

    • Strengthening Self-help and Self-Governance Movement

    • Building organisations and capacities of marginalized people to enforce their rights

    • Strengthening pro-poor and justly governance and influencing policy for pro-poor governance

    • Mainstreaming gender

    • Addressing immediate poverty needs of the marginalized and poor people

    • Diversifying resource base through civil society and state

    • Revitalization of positive traditions in the partner community

    • Purging of negative rituals and customs in the partner community

    • Introducing new and tested solutions in the partner community

    Approach

    Since, the last 35 years very significantly we made our all efforts to push the programs to strengthening grass root democracy, which in turn build capacities of our marginalized communities.

    Overall Strategy

    • Community Learning and Process Evolving Approach

    • Rights based Approach 

    • Villager’s Self-Governance Approach

    • Sustainable & Secured Livelihood Approach 

    • Community based Natural Resource Management Approach 

    • Community based Rehabilitation Approach

    Operative Strategy

    • Empowerment Process Initiation

    • Project-Program Implementation

    Functional Strategy

    • Strengthening Self-help and Self-Governance Movement

    • Building organisations and capacities of marginalized people to enforce their rights

    • Strengthening pro-poor and justly governance and influencing policy for pro-poor governance

    • Mainstreaming gender

    • Addressing immediate poverty needs of the marginalized and poor people

    • Diversifying resource base through civil society and state

    • Revitalization of positive traditions in the partner community

    • Purging of negative rituals and customs in the partner community

    • Introducing new and tested solutions in the partner community

    Approach

    Since, the last 35 years very significantly we made our all efforts to push the programs to strengthening grass root democracy, which in turn build capacities of our marginalized communities.

    Overall Strategy

    • Community Learning and Process Evolving Approach

    • Rights based Approach 

    • Villager’s Self-Governance Approach

    • Sustainable & Secured Livelihood Approach 

    • Community based Natural Resource Management Approach 

    • Community based Rehabilitation Approach

    Operative Strategy

    • Empowerment Process Initiation

    • Project-Program Implementation

    Functional Strategy

    • Strengthening Self-help and Self-Governance Movement

    • Building organisations and capacities of marginalized people to enforce their rights

    • Strengthening pro-poor and justly governance and influencing policy for pro-poor governance

    • Mainstreaming gender

    • Addressing immediate poverty needs of the marginalized and poor people

    • Diversifying resource base through civil society and state

    • Revitalization of positive traditions in the partner community

    • Purging of negative rituals and customs in the partner community

    • Introducing new and tested solutions in the partner community

    Approach

    Since, the last 35 years very significantly we made our all efforts to push the programs to strengthening grass root democracy, which in turn build capacities of our marginalized communities.

    Overall Strategy

    • Community Learning and Process Evolving Approach

    • Rights based Approach 

    • Villager’s Self-Governance Approach

    • Sustainable & Secured Livelihood Approach 

    • Community based Natural Resource Management Approach 

    • Community based Rehabilitation Approach

    Operative Strategy

    • Empowerment Process Initiation

    • Project-Program Implementation

    Functional Strategy

    • Strengthening Self-help and Self-Governance Movement

    • Building organisations and capacities of marginalized people to enforce their rights

    • Strengthening pro-poor and justly governance and influencing policy for pro-poor governance

    • Mainstreaming gender

    • Addressing immediate poverty needs of the marginalized and poor people

    • Diversifying resource base through civil society and state

    • Revitalization of positive traditions in the partner community

    • Purging of negative rituals and customs in the partner community

    • Introducing new and tested solutions in the partner community

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    Mission

     Justice and equity will have at the denominator for everything we do belief on consensus based non-violent process for social transformation freedom of expression and equity in opportunity are the driving forces

     Antyodaya or the priority to work for the needs of the most deprives

     Create and foster community institutions as a vehicle for sustainable development

     Internalize and synchronize the governance system and outside.

    Vision

    An Organized dynamic community which has internalized justice and equity as its basic tenements and sensitive towards all life forms. A Well fostered and healthy society, free from exploitation in which every individual can get equal opportunity for self development in the potentials, and can exercise rights for a dignified life, with access and control over resources.

    Our Story

    Founder members of the organisation have developed ‘Social Change Perspective’ from ‘Sampurna Kranti Andolan’ (Agitation for Entirety or Total Revolution) in early seventies, leaded by the then youth icon Mr. Jayaprakash Narayan (JP). They were active member in ‘Chhatra Yuva Sangharsha Vahini’(CYSV), a youth organisation established by JP to struggle for fulfilling the dream of Entirety or Total Revolution.
    Following Gandhian path, JP suggested the revolutionary youths to balance the equation of ‘Righteous Struggle’ and ‘Constructive Work’. After completing earlier young age of thirty, the youths from CYSV decided to devote their time and talents in constructive work balanced with righteous struggle.
    In 1980s, a group of the founder members started addressing landholding and land encroachment rights issue and implementation of employment guarantee scheme (EGS) in Wadasa and Armori area of     orthern Gadchiroli district. They joined the ‘Jabarn Jot Andolan’ (Agitation for Land Encroachment Rights) leaded by socialist tribal leader Mr. Sukhadeobabu Uikey. They adopted trade union form of ‘Lakud wa Bandhkam Kamgar Union’ ( Forest and Construction Laborer’s Union). A remarkable success was obtained by them in establishing landholding rights of tribal farmers and implementing EGS in the area.
    Apan Apala Marg Shodhu Ya!’ (Let’s Find Our Own Way ) was the method evolved while working in Wadasa area. Putting apart intentionally the learned ‘isms’ for social change and all the readymade solutions, people were facilitated to find their own way to solve the live problems. A kind of self-help movement was initiated by the founder members.
    Further the group of founder members decided to concentrate more in constructive work in the field of their individual interest, interlinked and supportive to each other. For this purpose they adopted ‘registered society’ form in 1984.
    Dr. Gogulwar is inspired by Gandhian heir Vinoba’s perspective on addressing health problems in its ‘wholeness of life’ and not mere administering medicines. He was interested in constructive work for ‘health revolution’ by addressing livelihood, water, etc. comprising wholeness of life. Methodology chosen was of course ‘let’s find our own way’. Hence the name ‘Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi’ (We for Our Health) was appropriate for the organisation promoted by him.


    Our Amazing Team

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    Dr. Satish Gogulwar

    Convener

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    Mohan Hirabai Hiralal

    Member of Executive comittee

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    Shubhada Deshmukh

    Member of Executive Comittee

    OUR Trustees

    SUKHEDEOBABU UIKEY, MOHAN HIRABAI HIRALAL, DR. SATISH GOGULWAR, SHUBHADA DESHMUKH, SAVITA TARE, DR. SUGAN BARANTH, DR. SHIRISH DATAR, MOHAN MUTYALWAR, SANDHYA EDLABADKAR 

    Certificates

    • Registration Certificate
    • 80G Certificate
    • FCRA Certificate
    - Book on status of Persons with disability (Find cover page here
    (Compiled and Edited by Dr. Rahul Bais, Published by 'Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi') Marathi Ready Reference Book “Apang Vyaktinchi Sthiti – Jagat, Bhartat, Maharashtrat, Aani… Tumchya Zilhyat? Tumchya Gavat?” (Status of Persons with Disabilities - in World, in India, in Maharashtra State, and ... in your District? in your Village?) is now available on demand.

    Annual report - NRP Proj. Nagpur (View)

    - Annual Report- MNHCP Nagpur (View)

    - Two Stories (View)

    - Concept of Anandan (English) (View)

    - Concept of Anandan (Marathi) (View)

    Our Programs

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS


    • Emerging community leaders and social activists from the staff
    • Canalization of women’s initiatives in socio-economic-political uplift through self-help group movement
    • Capacity building of community based organisations for implementation to a large extent of their rights for life with dignity
    • Community recognition for local health traditions, natural resource management and community based rehabilitation approach for persons with disability
    • Few partner villages advancing towards establishment of local self-government having integrity with and influence over state and union government
    • Regional campaign/network initiation in particular issues of concerns and resource support group built up including media

    IMPACT
          • Health
          • To reduce neonatal mortality rate 22 in Gadchiroli & cahandanpur district in Maharashtra & 24 in shivani district M.P through 125 female village health work through home base neonatal care programme.
          • Education 
          • Financial literacy & aflatoon club programme 251 zila parishad school of Gadchiroli district. 
          • Reached up to 15680 boys & girls. 
          • Trained 303 teachers. 
          • 120 aftlatoon bank were formed. 
          • Network participation in Vidarbha Regional level Right to Education Network; Apeksha Homeo Society as lead organisation
          • Livelihood
          • Convergence of MGNREGA with NRLM, 
          • For livelihood opportunity in kurkhera block of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra. 
          • Integrated participatory planning exercise were done in 45 grampanchyat . 
          • 322977 of person days of work demanded under MGNREGA through 120 village of 45 grampanchyat. 
          • Women Empowerment Through Women SHG’s
          • AAA formed 518 SHG’s & involved 9441 women,
          • Last 5 year 350 SGH’s received 1.35 crore loans from nationalized bank for various agriculture & small business and paid 96% of loan. 
          • Network participation in Vidarbha Regional, State and National level network for women’s rights
          • Community based rehabilitation of PWD’s
          • AAA working with 650 PWD’s in 91 village of 3 district.
          • 28 PWD’s started their business.
          • 360 PWD’s received online certificates.
          • 12 PWD’s self help group were formed.
          • 92 PWD’s receiving Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Scheme.
          • 52 PWD’s worked under MGNREGA.
          • Network Initiation in 7 districts of Vidarbha Region; Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Bhandara, Gondiya, Yavatmal, Wardha, and Nagpur. 
          • Participation in State and National level network for rights of PWDs.


    Highlight of our achievement in local newspaper / publication

              • ‘Sakhicha Sangosa’, monthly wallpaper in marathi
              • ‘Gondvana kee Vanaushadhiy’a, book on herbal medicines in the area in marathi
              • Shashwat Surakshit Upjeevikechya Hamisathi, manual in marathi on village development through Maharashtra Employment Guarantee Act and Scheme
              • Metapungar, collection of Gondi songs and poems
              • Manuals for community based organisations
              • Curriculum and resource/learning materials for village health workers
              • Theme papers on focus issues
              • Appreciation articles by awarders
    AWARDS
    Sr. No.TitleYear
    1Maharashtra Foundation- Keshav Gore Memorial Trust, Mumbai1997
    2M. B. Gandhi Charitable Trust, Nagpur1997
    3Social Work Commendation Award by Vidyarthi Sewak Samiti, Warora1998
    4Samajsewa Gauraw Purskar by Dr. Gangadhar Surendra Muddiwar Pratisthan, Nagpur1999
    5Gauraw Purskar by Indian Medical Association, Chandrapur2000
    6Late Prabhakar Datake Memorial Award2001
    7Adv. Keshvarao Nalamrao Prerana Puraskar, Chandrapur2002
    8S. M. Joshi Samajik Puraskar, Pune2002
    9Sahitya Sammelan Karyagaurav Puraskar2003
    10Natu Foundation Puraskar2004
    11Sardar Patel Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur Karyagaurav Puraskar2004
    12Rotary Club, Chandrapur Karyagaurav Puraskar2004
    13Kusumtai Chaudhari Smriti Puraskar2006
    14Palikarma Sahayak Foundation Karyagaurav Puraskar2006
    15Rotary Club Chandrapur, Karyagaurav Puraskar2006
    16Rotary Club Inner Wheel, Chanrapur Karyagaurav Puraskar2006
    17Chhatrapati Shikshan Mandal Karyagaurav Puraskar2006
    18Basoli Group, Nagpur Karyagaurav Puraskar2006
    19‘Sakal’ Karyagaurav Puraskar2006
    20Jubalee Highschool, Chandrapur Shatabdi Mahotsav 2006 Karyagaurav Puraskar2006
    21IFC on District Project Awareness towards Health2006
    22Sanjivani Gadge Pariwar & Tarun Bharat Puraskar2007
    23Swatantravir Sawarkar Smarak Samitee Nagpur Social reform Award2008
    24Late Shakuntala Devikar Smruti Puraskar2009
    25Dhanwantari Puraskar from Arogya Bharati Nagpur2009
    26Maharashtrachi Kanya Puraskar from ‘Milun Saryajani’, Pune2009
    27Samaj Gaurav Puraskar from District Patrakar Sangh2010
    28Lifetime Achievement Award IMA2011
    29Mahatma Gandhi Manav Sewa Puraskar from Mahatma Gandhi College, Armori2011
    30Felicitation of Network of Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi & Dr. Satish Gogulwar & also of Smt. Shubhada Deshmukh in 8thEuropian Marathi Sahityya Sammelan at Cardiff Wales UK on April 20122012
    31Mahatma Gandhi Manav Sewa Purskar to Dr. Satish Gogulwar2014
    32State Level Smt. Jisna Darda Karyagaurav Puraskar 2ndDec. 2014 at Pune2014
    33Smt. Sarswatabai Apate Gaurav Purskar, Bharatiya Shi Jiwan Vikas Parishad Thane Jan. 20152015
    34IBN Lokmat, ‘EKALA CHALORE’ 1 Hour Interview on AAA work on 19 March 20152015
    35Harish Mokalker Samajik Krun Purskar Yeshwanat Date Smriti Sanstha Wardha Feb. 20152015
    36Adivasi Seva Sanstha Puraskar by Tribal Development Department of Government of Maharashtra2016

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