Gram Vikas Navyuvak Mandal Laporia (GVNML) is a grassroots organization that works across a number of environmental and social issues in India. To achieve work that lasts, GVNML acts not as director, but as a facilitator of grassroots efforts, providing technical, legal, and managerial advice according to the wishes of target communities. GVNML enters every project with the goal of stepping back as soon as possible, leaving the work under the complete and uniquely capable stewardship of the local peoples. By letting communities design and implement their own projects, GVNML helps to discover solutions that are appropriate, broadly supported, and long-lasting. To ensure full participation of targeted groups, GVNML provides cost-free customized educational workshops at project sites and at its rural campus at Nagar in Malpura Block.
Maternal Health & Women's Rights Program:
To combat the multiple obstacles facing safe child delivery and gender equality, GVNML works in a number of areas to promote women’s rights and to improve village sanitation, poor to non-existent medical facilities, food quality, local medical knowledge, and to encourage deliveries in modern hospital settings. The mission for health and rights depends heavily on working with women’s groups and local officials and helping them to educate and implement programs in their home communities. GVNML sponsors cultural programs, educational health camps, meeting with government officials, awareness events, and many other interventions to advocate keeping women and children safe. Immunization, safe motherhood and child survival, malaria control, and family planning have been the major areas of health, tackled by the organization. Programs range from preventative to curative measures, and have so far been highly successful in reducing the instance of maternal & children’s mortality while increasing the rights of women everywhere.