Formal Education system is one of the sources for cognitive development in our society. MANAVLOK had established 37 Balwadi (kindergarten) at 37 villages with total beneficiaries of 1486 children and handover to state government, facilitated 960 students at 35 centers through night study program, provided non-formal education to 175 children of school dropout at 9 villages and also home science college. MANAVLOK also undertook balkrida melawe (children sports), music classes, and sport competition for youths in past. MANAVLOK also provided different trainings to people from work area such as trainings based on SHG’s, skills, watershed development, Panchayat Member etc.
Presently, MANAVLOK is running one Art center, one Balwadi Centre (pre-school) and one MSW (Master of Social Work) College which are renowned in the region across. .
A) MANAVLOK Social Work College
Our source of inspiration Dr. Dwarkadas Shaligram Lohiya was working in the field of social development especially rural development since 1972 in Marathwada. Especially in Beed district which is known for its drought and migrant labour. Dr. D. S. Lohiya felt the need to start professional social work course and to prepare trained social worker from the same district who knows severity of the problems and trained them to handle the problems in the district by the scientific knowledge. Thus MANAVLOK’s College of Social Work established in 1999 as an extension of MANAVLOK’s educational activities.
MANAVLOK’s College of Social Work imparts two years full time professional course in Social Work education at Post Graduation level. The intake capacity of the college for MSW first year is 40 and MSW second year 40. Accordingly these students are admitted to their respective classes every year. The college is located in rural area, its primary aim is to provide education to the rural students and prepare them to face the challenges at local and regional levels. Strong field work is one of the identities of the college, apart from regular classroom teaching. The college provides opportunities to the students to apply social work methods at institutional, open community and village level. The exposure of MANAVLOK’s intervention for up-liftment of poor, needy and rural community facilitate social work education to strengthen skill and values of social work to encompass social development and promotions of social welfare and social justice. The college strives for better experience to the students in the various fields which requires the intervention at micro and macro level.
For more details, kindly visit our college website provided below.
It helps the poor rural girls/boys to take the benefits of higher education by providing lodging and boarding at concessional rates. Both Girls and Boys grow and develop their potential in the progressive environment at the hostel which is integrated with other activities of the organization. We have two separate hostels for boys and girls. "Subhadratai Narayan Dada Kaldate" Women’s Hostel facility is started to make education easier and bearable for girls-women from rural area, which are economically and socially less privileged. Its intake capacity is 40. Boys’ Hostel is Located at MANAVLOK’ Head Office Campus. In the past also MANAVLOK has provided hostel facilities(Balsadan) for orphans and for childrens of sugarcane field workers.
C) Training Centre and Auditorium:
We have two training centersand an auditorium. Our training centers are well designed and well-furnished for both residential and non-residential types of trainings, located at MANAVLOK Campus, Ambajogai. These training centers are one of the sources to build our volunteers to professional social worker and it is a source of income generating through lending to other organization for trainings.Also these training centers are used by different department of MANAVLOK like MANAVLOK’s College of Social Sciences used it for conferences and classes for both students and academicians. For income generating we allowed other organizations/people to use our training center on nominal rates. In the past also, MANAVLOK has worked as a mother NGO for various trainings.
D) Skill Training:
Through MANAVLOK’s “Manaswini Mahila Prakalp” (MMP) located at Ambajogai, skilled training on tailoring, jewelry making, catering, leather work, livelihood etc. Previously also through “Eklavya Training Centre” located at sub Centre Salegaon (dist- Osmanabad), skill training in tailoring was given to women and girls.
E) Toy Bank:
With an objective to increase children attendance, reduce dropouts, and help them improve their cognitive skills, MANAVLOK is working with Toybank in four blocks in Beed district. From Parli(v), Kaij, Ambajogai, and Dharur blocks, Toy Bank Centersare active in 36 schools and 13 pre-primary schools in which 6231+ students are getting benefit.The main objective of Toy Bank is to increase physical, mental as well as learning ability of students. This activity results in increased interest of students in education and refreshment through this activity creating activeness in the students. New schools from above four blocks can also apply for toybank.After the evaluation of school MANAVLOK provide the toybank to the respective schools.
F) Runzun Playgroup Center:
Children from age group 3 to 5 are given admission to the “Runzun” playgroup center located at Ambajogai.Its intake capacity is of 40 students.The play group course assists children to continue their exploration.Along with educational activities, students participate in different cultural and sport activities like Ashadhi Ekadashi Dindi, Guru Purnima, Dahihandi, Fancy Dress competition, sport competition, play and annual function etc. Runzun playgroup is working for overall development of foundation for children.
G) Dr. Shaila Lohiya Study Centre for Women:
Over 1,350 books have been registered at the Dr. Shaila Lohiya Study Center for women located at Ambajogai. Everyday all leading newspapers are made available in the study center. Every day, many girls and women visit to the study center to get benefit of this.