Vicharta Samuday Samarthan Manch is a non-profit organisation working to empower the nomadic and de-notified communities while striving to create an inclusive society as well as government policies for these extremely marginalised sections of our society.

VSSM as a collective was initiated in the year 2006 and was formally registered as an organization in the year 2010, with the mission to give social identity, citizen’s rights, education, health facilities, housing and livelihood options to the various communities of Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes (NT-DNTs)
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OUR INITIATIVES​

OUR VISION

The Nomadic and De-notified tribes attain identity and live a dignified life.

OUR MISSION

VSSM strives to create an empathetic social and political environment that is willing to enable inclusive growth of the Nomadic and de-notified communities.

Rights & Entitlements

Enable the communities of NT and DNTs avail their fundamental rights and entitlements.

Education

Ensure all the children from NT and DNTs enjoy their fundamental Right to Education.

Rehabilitating Vadia

The persistent efforts by VSSM has brought an unprecedented change in the lives of people here in Vadia Village.

Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation

Facilitate creation of alternate employment opportunities in lieu of the traditional occupations that have been rendered obsolete with time.

Vallabh Vidya Vihar

VSSM has visualized a one-of-a-kind cultural and educational enclave for nomadic and de- notified communities. A place they can call their own, a place for their children to acquire skill-based learning and basic education.

Employment

Facilitate creation of alternate employment opportunities in lieu of the traditional occupations that have been rendered obsolete with time.

Housing

Ensure that the Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes acquire a roof, a place to settle and get an address of their own

Participatory Water Management

The Participatory Water Management initiative was introduced with a hope to recharge and revive the ground water levels in the region.

Elderly Assistance - Mavjat

Ensure that elderly individuals of Nomadic and De-Notified communities have access to wholesome food, quality healthcare during medical emergencies        

Our Blogs

Bharatbhai Patel’s book ‘Nomadic Odyssey’ has lovely pictures of nomadic tribes of Gujarat…

Bhratbhai Patel meets Mittal Patel at VSSM’soffice Bharatbhai Patel stays in England. In 2014 he sent us an email enquiring about photographing the …

VSSM were destined to become instrumental and enable Kokilaben to find her footing…

Mittal Patel with Kokilaben Magnanimity is an outcome of compassion, not riches! Recently, I had the opportunity to meet Kokilaben from Pilucha village, …

The once shy and fearful girl is now a confident 10th grader…

Mittal Patel visits Ganga and her family during herSurendranagar visit Ganga lives in Surendranagar’s Doodhrej. The school is a little away from her …

VSSM helped Shambhu’s family to build thier own house…

The living condition of  before her new home Do you remember Shambhu ? He stays in Gutal Village in Kheda District. He lost …

Vadia to gift the buffaloes to these daughters.

Vadia, a village tucked in a remote corner of Banaskantha has always been in limelight for numerous wrong reasons. Since more than a …

Chaangda village shows awareness towards environment conservation by tree plantation…

Mittal Patel with the Sarpanch,villagers at Changda tree plantation site “We always wanted to plant trees, but the fear of their survival deterred …

Mittal Patel’s third book ‘Inne Jakaro Kem Devay’. – A review by Nagujarat Samay

‘ઈને જાકારો કેમ દેવાય’ મારુ ત્રીજુ પુસ્તક. વાસ્તવીક ઘટનાઓ જે #વિચરતી_જાતિઓની વસાહતોમાં ફરતા જોઈ અનુભવી એમાંની કેટલીક આ પુસ્તકમાં લખી..  આપણી ધારણાઓને ખોટી …

Support for Education

Support a child acquire skills for a poverty free future
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Support for Participatory Water Management

Support VSSM’s dream of a water sufficient and green Banaskantha.
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Support for elders

Provide meals to elderly and terminally ill nomadic individuals.
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Support for Housing

Help nomadic families build a house they have always dreamt of.
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