National Institute of Women, Child and Youth Development (NIWCYD) was established by development workers with Gandhian orientation in 1982 and registered under the Society Registration Act 1860 in the year 1985. The organization is of an all India character. Presently it is working in four states viz. Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh & some part of Uttar Pradesh. NIWCYD had started its journey of development work from 14 remote villages of Madhya Pradesh and is presently, working in more than 5000 poorest villages of Central India. Over the past 32 years, NIWCYD has been working on the five basic themes of development, i.e. livelihood enhancement, community organization, women empowerment, Child Rights and Education, Water and Sanitation, environment, Disaster Management and Coordination & Networking with various stakeholders including government departments.
Organization has played a network role in various programs and has strengthened grassroots level institutions for mobilization of poor people and enabling them to reach out to the govt. programs, meant for the poor. NIWCYD started the work of mobilization of Tribal and rural youth for their participation in rural development. Through this process, the organization has trained more than 2000 tribal and rural youths as the Gramdoots (village Volunteers). These trained youths are working as the cadre in their respective villages for creating awareness among the communities on the various issues they face and also contributing in the development processes and programs. These cadres are also raising the issues of the people at the various appropriate levels such as Gramsabhas, Gram Panchayat and also at the block and district level and working as a bridge between people and local self government.Read More