We firmly believe in working with the government to bring about large scale change and therefore our programs are aimed at supplementing rather than replacing governmental efforts. We also work with the health departments, school systems and communities to plan and implement our programs.
Hundreds of volunteers, mainly women, belonging to the same communities work with us to implement the interventions at the grassroots. These volunteers are mobilized, trained and monitored by the SOVA team and are also facilitated with the necessary tools for the same. This not only ensures more effective implementation of our programs, but also helps build capacities at the grassroots. Empowerment of women, especially from economically weaker sections of society and from minority religious groups is often cited as one of SOVA’s most significant contributions to the communities in which it intervenes.
These young women benefit not only in terms of capacity building with regard to additional employable skills like teacher training, managing the local program/ enterprise, communication etc. but most importantly, confidence building and increased respect and acceptance in the local community.
In light of the same SOVA designed its Mission, Vision and Strategy and hence works exclusive in the areas of