Historical background

Samagra Sikchhan Evam Vikas Sansthan (SSEVS) has its roots in safeguarding children & promoting education, sustainable livelihoods of marginal farmers with market linkage, disaster risk reduction (DRR) & climate change & adaptation, digital literacy, youth girls leadership development & empowerment for Dalits, minority caste, women, persons with disability in North Bihar Region – West Champaran, East Champaran, Sitamarhi, Saran, Nalanda, Gaya & Arwal districts.

The area has a rich history of struggle – this was where Gandhiji led the movement against Indigo farming, and the region also witnessed the Bhoodan movement of the 1950s. However, land alienation & its attendant poverty remain its significant problems.  SSEVS also builds the capacity of the people affected by the flood, drought & other disasters to mitigate the risks and losses.  The organization works in 216 villages covering 32 blocks of West Champaran, East Champaran, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Vaishali and Madhubani districts of Bihar.

SSEVS now operates under a 9-member executive board, which includes 2 Muslims, 1 tribal and 1 dalit who are committed & dedicated to the cause of the development & have belief in non-violence values and principles.  SSEVS is working with the total strength of 24 staffs in which 05 are females 19 male.