- Access to quality health is a fundamental human right
- Access to basic education is a fundamntal right of every child
- Ecomnomic self reliance is essential for women empowerment
- Socio-economic growth can't be achieved without rural development
Sukarya is a non-profit organization, registered in 2001 under Societies Registration Act of 1860.
Sukarya has been working to improve the health and overall well being of the underprivileged and underserved people, especially women, children and adolescents living in the villages and slums of Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan.
Sukarya is an accredited member of Credibility Aliance for desirable norms. Credibility Alliance is a consortium of Voluntary Organizaions and networks, coming together to enhance good governanece in the voluntary/NGO sector.
Sukarya is also registered with GiveIndia and empanelled with TISS (Tata Institute of Socia Scences).
In 1998, we took our first steps with passion, enthusiasm and determination to help and heal the health of women and children who were neglected and unattended in the rural areas of Haryana, Rajasthan and in the peri-urban areas of Delhi and Gurgaon (currently Guru Gram). The tasks were challenging, the obstacles were many but we stayed undaunted. Over the years we have been successful in not only setting up strong healthcare services for women, children and adolescents but also influence factors that affect their health seeking behavior - such as economic empowerment, education, environment and nutrition. In all our interventions, the spotlight has always been on empowering people by building their awareness and equipping them with right information. Through this we have been able to make a change that is permanent and wehave gone further by forming self-help groups that trained and taught those who we serve to earn, become independent and thus take control of their lives.
Today , Sukarya is known as a credible and dedicated organization in the field of health with a special focus on mother and children, self-help groups (SHG) and women's empowerment. A vision of a society where good health is within easy reach for everyone, inspires and drives all our work. We work in hard to reach areas serving the most vulnerable people by offering them opportunities to live a healthy and better life. We provide men and women a range of quality services ranging from comprehensive health care, antenatal care, and reproductive and child health care. We work to ensure that women and children are well nourished and protected from common illness. We build awareness about key health issues and focus on overcoming barriers that constrain women, children and adolescents in seeking timely medical help. We work to address the larger issues of low social and economic status of women that in turn influence their health seeking behaviour because we believe that women have the right to be in control of their lives.
To make all our interventions sustainable, we work in close co-ordination with the community members. Village Health Committees, panchayats, women and men at the grassroots are an integral part of all interventions – from planning to implementation. Community health workers work in tandem with our professional and medical team to build awareness and ensure that timely interventions are provided to people who need them the most. Realizing the needs, gradually, we expanded our intervention from Health to other areas as well to the related other areas to achieve holistic progress. Currently Sukarya is focussed in four major areas of work which is as follows:
- Maternal Child Health Care and Nutrition
- Women Empowerment and Livelihood
- Education for Peri-urban Slum/Street Children
- Integrated Rural Development
We are committed to high standards of accountability and transparency. We regularly exchange information and encourage stakeholders to visit us to witness the change that is slowly taking place at the grassroots.
Our team comprises of development professionals, doctors, media persons, civil servants, social activists who all work together to realize the common dream of “Better Health, Better Society”.
The last fifteen years of our efforts have brought about some modest but positive changes in the lives of thousands of men and women. These small but inspiring stories and the overwhelming support of the community members reaffirm our belief that through small but sustainable methods change is possible.