Samagra Shikshan Evam Vikas Sansthan (SSEVS)

Campaign for the rights of socially excluded communities.

Siwan, West Champaran

Theme :
Non-discriminatory access to livelihood rights through the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGS).

The SSEVS project aims to ensure socially excluded communities get their entitlements under MGNREGA and also initiate collective action when rights and entitlements are deprived.

The project's purpose is to empower groups of socially excluded men and women to stand up for their rights and claim their entitlements to employment as guaranteed by the government, and access other local economic resources through collective action and advocacy.

The project will work in 221 villages and 476 urban wards in West Champaran and Siwan districts in Bihar. SSEVS is a network project and is supported by PACS for four years. The network partners of the project are

  1. Samajik Arthik Shikshan Evam Vikas Kendra

  2. Abhinav Chetan Sansthan

SSEVS aims:

  • Empower women and men from socially excluded groups to stand up for their rights and achieve equitable claims to local economic resources in their region.

  • Ensure better access to employment opportunities and a more effective use of provisions under the MGNREGA.

  • Develop sustainable leadership and organisational capacities among the target communities to facilitate their representation in decision making at all levels and for advocacy.


Samagra Shikshan Evam Vikas Sansthan (SSEVS) was founded in 1988. The genesis of the organisation lies in the 1974 students' movements for political reforms.

The organisation has worked in other districts of Bihar, namely Nautan, Yogapatti, Lauria, and Bagaha region, working primarily on strengthening local people movement and community based organisation like Mukti Vahini and Parcha Dhaari Sangharsh Vahini for the last five years. The organisation and its network partners are working on capacity building of these local groups through leadership skills training, as well as through campaigns to disseminate information on legal provisions and acts.



Find out more:

Address of CSO
J. P. Smriti Kuteer,
Subhash Nagar,
Betia -845438,
District- West Champaran,
Bihar, India

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