With a vision to work towards creating a better India which provides basic health, education and empowerment to every citizen, there operates an NGO in Singarayakonda | Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh. Global Relief Activities of Poor & Ecumenical Society (GRAPES) is a profane grass root level social service voluntary organisation, established in 2004 under the provisions of Societies Registration Act, 35 of 2001. Since 2004 the organisation is working day and night for the welfare of the impoverished and tyrannised which are living in Rural and Coastal areas.
GRAPES Organisation has taken its intrusion into the interiors of India, reaching the unreached in the most inaccessible parts of rural areas and urban slums. The significant areas in which Grapes Organisation is working intensively are child education, Skills Training and Livelihood for Youth, community engagement through women empowerment, Disaster Relief & Rehabilitation.
Dalai Lama quoted,” There can be no peace as long as there is grinding poverty, social injustice, inequality, oppression, environmental degradation, and as long as the small and weak continue to be trodden by the mighty and powerful.” With this in mind Grapes organization works with an aim to empower people and communities in the state of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice.
The organization has planted 4,675 trees, provided 9,364 beneficiaries, visited 26 villages, distributed 25,685 clothes, prevented 124 school dropouts and distributed 1,265 sanitary pads so far. During the year 2017-18, the organisation has successfully conducted various activities like consumer awareness programmes, women and child welfare programme, water and sanitation programme, free medical camps, village-level cultural programme, cloth distribution programme, HIV/AIDS awareness programme, leprosy awareness programme, educational awareness programme, sports program etc.
14.5% of the population is undernourished in India and only 36% of women use sanitary pads in our country resulting in 23 million women drop out of school every year. So I would like you to support the organization as every single rupee goes straight for the help of the poor and underprivileged people in our society. YOU can bring a change in our society by encouraging our organization, following the link http://www.grapesindia.org.