Manav Vikas Seva Sangh (Manav Vikas) founded in 1969 and registered in 1989 under M.P. Firms and Societies Act 1973, is the official social development organization of Catholic Diocese of Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India. As an agency strongly rooted to the Biblical values, 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 span of years Manav Vikas has implemented 65 development projects in the last 25 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, Give India, DBTech and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) etc. Since then we are intervening in 386 villages of Sagar, Raisen, Ashok Nagar, Vidisha and Guna districts on several objectives some of which are Sustainable Livelihood, Good Governance, Sustainable Agriculture, Promotion of Education, Child Rights, Natural Resource Management and Women Empowerment etc.
Manav Vikas presently implements 27 projects of varying sizes which are bringing positive changes to the lives of more than 22000 households in 386 villages and more than 50 slums. Apart from these, Manav Vikas also works with more than 2000 prisoners, 2772 school teachers and above 600 doctors. We are also accredited to the Credibility Alliance under Desirable Norms Reg No. CA/33/2014. Rt. Rev. James Athikalam, Bishop of Sagar, is the president of the society and Fr. Thomas Philip is the secretary of the society.