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Social Welfare Services in Alibag

Societal Change in Alibag
Alibag is basically a small town of Raigad district, placed by the side of beautiful Arabian Sea amidst incredible nature. This small town had been an important region during the historic Maratha rule and the legacy is still present in various remnants of the bygone era.

Over years Alibag had always remained a Hit among tourists from all walks of life. Due to its proximity with Mumbai city and also for rapid industrialization, this region has seen rapid urbanization which in turn had uplifted the general society.

But the original inhabitants of this town have still maintained their legacy of being farmers, agriculturalists and fishermen. These natives have remained in villages with a meagre standard of living. The Maharashtra state government has constantly helped this backward community with quality education, social and cultural uprise and various work scopes.

To help in achievement of this social goal, many non government organizations (NGO) have taken up voluntary association with government administration. They are working with the sole objective to serve the deprived and poor through proper guidance and service with the help of various social and welfare programs. This in turn is helping in the up rise of the entire society of Alibag.

Many NGOs have come up in Alibag with various programs towards the overall healthcare, education services, community development and numerous hindrances generally faced by the backward community. Volunteers from many parts of India join hands towards making the society of Alibag sustainable. Few of the renowned charitable institutions are:

SOS Children's Village Alibag

SOS Children’s Village was set up in 2010 with a vision of providing care to the vulnerable families of the entire Raigad district. They started as a small entity which has presently grown into a very large organization. Thanks to the support of many dignitaries of the Indian society who have shown faith on this establishment. They are mostly into child care and are determined to give every child a home, love of a family, respect through freedom of expression and security from any exploitation and abuse. Their model is built as per United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with two base programs, Family Based Care (FBC) and Family Strengthening Programme (FSP). The work if this organisation has been appreciated by the UN.

SOS Village has helped Alibag and the entire district with
  • The volunteers visiting each and every village to check whether any child has been abandoned by the society. If they find any they bring the child to their own home, where proper care is taken.
  • Whether all the young population are getting proper nutrition and education
  • Whether they have got loving parents and no child labour is present
  • Volunteers also supply food to the poor families, so that they can sustain

SOS Village has started up their own school for children, nursing school for women to be self dependent and vocational training centres for women and children. Many interesting programs happen throughout the year and certificates are also given after course completion. All these educational institutes are without any course fee. SOS Village have programs like “sponsor a child” and “donate and help” for the affluent class of India and abroad, so that each child of India can grow and shine in life, which in turn will make India a better place.

Address: SOS Children's Villages, Alibaug
Sogaun, Post-Mapgaoun, Dist: Raigarh, Alibaug, Maharashtra- 402201
Telephone: (02141)-232499

Living Free Foundation

This institution works as a rehabilitation centre for the drug addicts and alcoholics. Pioneered by Mr. Pritam Dutta, this organization has worked with the motto of freeing all residents of India from any bad addiction. They have proper rehab clinics, care facility for the addicted people as well as a nursing home to attend emergencies. Patients of any ages, both male and female are treated over here. The organization has helped many villagers of Alibag and its surrounding area by helping them come back to their mainstream life.

The best part of this institute is that, the NGO does not only eradicating bad addictions from society but is also giving these addicted and lost people a new meaning of life. Many vocational training programs are done with these saved people to keep their mind engaged in various activities and also give some of the underprivileged people employment benefits.

Address: Living Free Foundation, Nariman Agro Farms, Mandwa Alibaug Road, Alibaug – 402201
Telephone: Tel : +91- 9833813038, +91- 9892227335

Sai Shraddhaa Foundation

Sai Shraddha Foundation is a non profit organization started by Mr. Vijay Kashiram Rane, who is a reputed activist of Maharashtra. This organization works with the goals to eradicate the social evils and uplift the overall standard of living of Raigad district along with Alibag. Many volunteers are working daily to help curb rural poverty through proper education and work scopes. Free schools to give education to all ages have been one of their primary mottos. The literacy rate of Alibag has always remained good, thanks to these social activists who are working unconditionally towards society growth.

The foundation also is into different vocational programs for men as well as women. Female education has remained an important project through which backward women are being given basic education and also certain trainings on handworks, so that they can also help their family monetarily. The foundation is on a mission to create employable youth from rural and tribal areas of the entire Konkan region.

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