In 1985, a group of longtime social activists felt the need for a structure to carryout conscientization programmes among the rural poor for their development. Nava Jeevan Trust [NJT], a Non Governmental Voluntary Organization, was born.
A just society where all people (especially women, children and workers) enjoy their rights equally.
NJT believes the primary reason for the present predicament lies in the accumulation of wealth by a group of people in power that controls all socio - economic and political arrangements.
Sensitization, Organization and Empowerment
Drop out of children in the schools
Discrimination against girl children
Lack of sufficient care and protection for children
Sexual Harassment among Women Workers
Occupational Health Hazards
High incidence of Dowry
Indebtedness and Bondage
Exploitation of unorganized workers
Practice of Untouchability
Commitment to Vision, Mission and Strategy
Effective use of traditional media
Pursuance of community based campaigns
NJT has established itself as a resource and training organisation in the District taking up issues related to rights of children, women, and workers through networking and collaboration with people’s organisations and other NGOs. NJT is growing into a nodal organisation in the southern region to address larger issues including caste and gender discrimination.
Strengthening Community Based Organizations (CBOs), People’s Organizations (POs) and other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
Community based Approach
Eradication of Child Labour
Campaign on Protection and Promotion of Child Rights
Campaign Against Child Trafficking
Organizing children, women and workers.
Campaign Against Child Labour
Formation and strengthening of civil society organizations at Block, District and Sub Regional level.
Instilling democratic principles
Development of Palmyrah Workers
Empowerment of Beedi Rolling Women
Improving the health of girl children
Educating women against all forms of violence
Campaign on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence
Promoting the concept of self help
Strengthening PRIs through interfacing with PRI elected representatives
Highlighting the main issues through the mass media.
251 villages in the NJT working area declared child labour free.
16400 child labourers removed from work and reenrolled in formal schools.
Formation and functioning of 158 Beedi rolling women’s associations and 2 Block level Beedi workers’ federations.
The Director of NJT is appointed as a Chairman in the Child Welfare Committee of the Dept. of Social Defence, Govt. of Tamil Nadu