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Joint Action Network

JAN was established in the year 2000 by a team of social workers and activists who have great faith in the ideologies of great freedom fighters like Gandhi, Binoba and Jaipraksh Narayan. Initially, the group worked as a community volunteers with continuing efforts for community empowerment.

JAN was established in the year 2000 by a team of social workers and activists who have great faith in the ideologies of great freedom fighters like Gandhi, Binoba and Jaipraksh Narayan. Initially, the group worked as a community volunteers with continuing efforts for community empowerment.

Joint Action Networking (JAN) came into existence in the year 2000 in Nalanda district in Bihar by a group of dedicated social workers and activists who were inspired by the ideologies of great freedom fighters and personalities like Gandhi, Binoba and Jaipraksh Narayan for the promotion of an equal, peaceful and progressive India. Since inception, JAN is working to reduce poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, etc. from the society in different districts of Bihar with a people-centric approach putting the poor and marginalized at the center of all its development initiatives

Establishment of an exploitation free society where peace, love, equality and socio-economic equity forms the basis of a just society

Major Objectives

  • To improve the services of primary health care, education, food and nutrition, sanitation and agriculture practices.
  • To protect and empower women.
  • To support youngsters in rural areas and urban slums to get opportunities for skill development and livelihood.
  • To facilitate and promote health and hygiene specific to maternal and child health.
  • To create equal opportunities for education for poor children and illiterate adults.
  • To develop appropriate rural technology and unconventional energy sources.
  • To work for the development and promotion of the rights of people like disabled (mental and physical), single women and girls.
  • To ensure the holistic development of children and youth.
  • To work for bio-diversity management, plantation, pollution, and climate change issues.
  • To conduct/ organize and facilitate all other programs/activities supportive and complementary as required morally being helpful achieving the objects of social development as a whole.

To work/act as an “agent of change”; to help the poorest of the poor access and actualize their rights as enshrined in the constitution of India.

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MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY

Greetings from JAN!It gives me immense pleasure in presenting the Annual Report of Joint Action Networking (JAN) for 2018-19. JAN is operational since 2000 as a grass root level voluntary organization in different districts of Bihar to bring positive qualitative and quantitative changes in the lives of the poor and marginalized sections of the society.

In our 18 years of existence, we have ploughed through many twists and turns, especially as we tried to gain more visibility and shed more light on the urgency of education and the empowerment of the poor and marginalized sections of the society. The year 2018-19 was of implementation, expansion, and intensification of our different developmental initiatives with greater people’s participation and realistic approaches.

Our partnership with our donor agencies- ILP and TDH and our strong relationship with the local community, CBOs and NGOs helped us to move forward in the right direction. We have the privilege to work with poor children, youth, women, and girls to show them that their dreams must be nurtured, that their fate can be crafted by their own hearts and hands and that the crowded, sometimes threatening world makes way for those with a firm resolve.

On this occasion, I would like to convey my gratitude to all our associates, staff, well-wishers, donor agencies and above all to the people of our operational area in Bihar for their continuous support and cooperation with us.

Ramakant Sharma, Secretary