SAMAJ UNNAYAN KENDRA GLIMPSES
SAMAJ UNNAYAN KENDRA is a voluntary social service organization for social action and economic development in an integrated way. SUK was established by a group of committed volunteers, for providing assistance and support towards betterment of the disadvantaged people, who are deprived, exploited and lead to their life in deplorable condition. The group initiated a Social Service Bureau to help the distressed to regain self-confidence and new strength and hence besides trying for govt. help or other support, the method adopted was to listen to them, to give patient hearing to their suffering and to make them feel that there was somebody to listen to them. This was done through human relation, personal attention and counseling with the deserving people.
The society started its activities in 1975 and was registered in 1979 under Societies Registration Act., 1961 on the basis of their activities. The society was also with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 1976; Registered under PwD Act, 1995; Empanelled under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for PwD, Govt. of India; Empanelled to run activities on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
What we do
Year long experience reveals that all disadvantaged groups e.g. women, children, disabled, aged & others irrespective of their castes, creeds, colours, status etc. have the inherent capacity to take responsibility for & make choices about their lives. In fact they are able to articulate & access their rights & emerge as leaders facilitating positive social change. SUK sees itself as a facilitator enabling this change. It believes that access to information & knowledge about the world and the changing political, social & economic structures contribute to the target groups having greater control over their lives. A culture of silence prevents the target disadvantaged groups from articulating their dreams & aspirations as well as violations they have experienced. SUK hopes to create a culture of questioning that strengthens their abilities to challenge & change the structures that keep them silent.