In India, voluntary organizations are integral part of its democracy as these organizations represent the aspirations and initiatives of its citizens. Voluntarism which is an age-old phenomenon in India has been reflecting people’s collective participation in the development process. Voluntary organizations are “ears and voice” of people and experiment with new innovative approaches; and therefore, rightly identify problems of people which facilitate formulation of appropriate strategies for development. So much is the importance of voluntary organizations in the country that Government has readily recognized the role of these organizations and has been promoting voluntary action in the country by undertaking several measures.
Keeping this view in mind in the year 2000 some prominent social activists of various discipline observing the gradual deterioration of human values and also observing the abject poverty among the rural & tribal populace, decided to devote themselves to counter the situation by forming an organization. In fact those individuals where involved in social development activities with individual effort. They combined themselves to form an organization. The aspiration materialized in the year 2000 when ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL & HUMAN AWARENESS (ASHA) got itself registered under the appropriate concern. Beginning era marked with organization of different issue based programs with a view to create awareness among the under privilege sections of the populations with a special thrust to eliminate the poverty in the area. This advocacy succeeded and spread over the entire state. It was a consensus of the organization that ASHA should take the leadership in developing the quality of life and ensure the rights of the poor in the rural and tribal area.
Jharkhand, being one the richest states, in terms of its mineral ores and natural resources, has the potential to sustain all of its population along with support to other states. But it is the most unfortunate that people of Jharkhand are still suffering socially, economically, technologically and politically.
- Domestic violence
- Child labour
- Sexual abuse
- Seasonal Migration
ASHA is continuously working since 16 years in the inner core of the state focusing some of the major aspects of development like Women Empowerment, Education, Health and livelihood through skill up-gradation and support.