Manav Vikas Seva Sangh (Manav Vikas) founded in 1969 and registered in 1989 under M.P. Firms and Societies Act 1973, is the official development organization of Catholic Diocese of Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India. As an agency Manav Vikas works for the establishment of a society that is based on truth, cooperation, justice, equality, love and brotherhood. While dedicating itself to the service of the humanity, Manav Vikas took the resolution to offer its services to the poor regardless of their caste, ethnicity, creed and religion. Manav Vikas has been, ceaselessly and vigorously, striving for providing voice to the voiceless, power to the powerless and resources to the deprived by steadfastly adhering to right-based approach.
Over the years Manav Vikas has implemented 102 developmental projects in the last 33 years with the assistance of national and international development support organisations like Government of India, NABARD, Misereor, Caritas India, Caritas Spain, Kindermissionwerk, Functional Vocational Training and Reasearch Society, Indo Global Social Service Society, Manos Unidas, Childline India Foundation and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Catholic Health Association Of India (CHAI). Since then we are intervening in 356 villages of Sagar, Raisen, Ashok Nagar, Vidisha and Guna districts on several objectives some of which are Livelihood, Good Governance, Sustainable Agriculture, Child Rights, Natural Resource Management ,Women Empowerment and Rehabilitation of PWD’S & CWD’S.
Manav Vikas presently implements 30 plus projects of varying sizes which are bringing positive changes to the lives of 25000 households in 356 villages and 32 slums. Apart from these, Manav Vikas also works with 2000 prisoners, 2772 school teachers and above 100 plus doctors. We are also accredited to the Credibility Alliance under Desirable Norms. Rt. Rev. Dr. James Athikalam MST, Bishop of Sagar, is the president of the society and Fr.Thomas Philip is the secretary of the society.