JVPAS chiefly works with the tribal people in Bilaspur and Korba districts of Chhattisgarh. Identifying the major issues like lack of education and gender disparity, we have been working with special focus on the women and the vulnerable communities. We have also been addressing issues related to health and environment conservation through awareness generation, organizing campaigns and other developmental activities. 

Women and Tribal Empowerment

Skill Development for Women

JVPAS encourages and supports the women of Chhattisgarh to execute Income Generation Programs (IGPs) among the Self-Help Groups (SHG) in order to enhance their livelihood opportunities. The rural community groups created by the JVPAS work to educate women from diverse communities about government programs, laws and make them aware of their rights and duties. The organization also offers vocational trainings in bag making, weaving, embroidery, mat making etc. The women leaders supported by JVPAS has been instrumental in fighting the alcohol menace in their communities.

Forest Rights

People’s Organisation

Believing in collective strength, JVPAS has mobilised people into advocacy groups called People Organisations or Community Based Organisations (CBOs). These groups work for better implementation of the Forest Rights Act. We have organised several training sessions to spread awareness in the communities about their basic forest rights and organise them into working groups. People's organization is one such self-empowerment initiative which integrates people for a collective cause. Presently 43 Peoples Organisation (Community Based Organisations) and 40 farmers groups have been formed.


Free Eye Check-Up Camps

JVPAS, with the help of the District Rehabilitation Centre (DRC), Bilaspur & M.G.M.Eye Hospital, Raipur, initiated a community Eye Health Program in the year 2003 at Bilaspur to treat patients with vision related issues such as Cataract, Glaucoma, low vision and other refractive errors. The project has benefitted more than 500 patients since its establishment.