NGO: Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram


The tribal communities in India suffer from a lack of both education and proper health care facilities due to various factors including government neglect. As a result, the communities often have a sense of alienation from present-day India which is being rapidly urbanized and modernized. To bring them into the mainstream with economic development but with their cultural moorings intact is an extremely important task. Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram (ABVKA) is dedicated to empowering these communities, by providing quality education, women’s empowerment and economic development programs, as well as conducting health programs and medical camps.

IDRF Partner Since: 1999

Focus Area: Education

Location: Chhattisgarh (CG), Madhya Pradesh (MP), Mizoram

Project Title: Veer Narayan Project, Mahakoshal, (MP)
Bastar Development Project (CG)
Mizoram Development Project
Ambulance service for poor patients at Jashpur (CG)


ABVKA is operating the following projects housing and educating underprivileged students from the various tribes. These development programs are supported by IDRF as well as numerous local donors. IDRF also continues to support several other projects in the areas of health, education and empowerment of tribal women and children.

Project Location Includes
1 Veer Narayan Sewa Project Mahakoshal MP 2 Boys’ Hostels 1 Girls’ Hostel 40 One Teacher Schools Health services
2 Bastar Development Project Bastar Chhattisgarh 2 Boys’ Hostel 1 Girls’ Hostel Tailoring Training Center 15 Bal Sanskar Kendra 40 One Teacher Schools Health Services
3  Medical & Blindness/ Eye Camps Jashpur Chhattisgarh  Distribution of Vitamins to tribal children Medical van attending to accident & burns cases child
4  Mizoram Development Project Mizoram 15 Primary schools with 500+ students from 28 villages   15 One Teacher Schools  Health services Community training for conservation

Maa Danteshwari Kanya Chhatravas, Barsoor, Bastar

Bal Sanskar Kendra