SAHBHAGI SHIKSHAN KENDRA (SSK), a support organization and a centre for Participatory Learning and Action, was founded in 1990 to promote and strengthen civil society organizations of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and Jharkhand. SSK strive for building and strengthening capacities of CSOs through people centric approach placing people at the centre of all developmental initiatives. Partnership and reciprocal sharing of information with the target groups is the nucleus of our values. SSK works with grassroots organizations that strive for social change. We provide Capacity Building support to our partners through organizing training programs, workshops and providing intensive support in their programs. To harmonize/supplement our efforts and enhance the knowledge base, we also undertake studies and disseminate information on vibrant and imperative developmental issues.
SSK strives for a society, which is based on equity and justice. It intervenes to enable the poor, marginalized women and excluded section of the society by encouraging, strengthening and organizing them to enhance their participation in the process of their own development. In order to promote this philosophy of development, SSK is trying to build the capacity of CSO’s and other change making groups, CBOs and other organizations to play an active role in positively impacting the lives of the poor and marginalized communities.
SSK is committed to strengthen the institutions of local self-governance by providing capacity building support to different actors of civil society. The mission of SSK is to build and strengthen capacity of civil society organizations through an approach where people are placed at the centre of all development initiatives. SSK’s main thrust area of intervention is local self- governance both rural and urban with a perspective on gender justice and increased space for marginalized communities in the democratic functioning of institutions of local self-governance. SSK is well known for its over 100 publications and Training on Organisational Development, Panchayati Raj System, Self Help Groups, Training Of Trainer Program, Micro Planning, NGO Management, Finance Management, etc. SSK has established community level experimentation centers in four regions of UP. Experimentation on interfacing local government institutions with various themes such as social audit, migration, disaster management, girl child education, forest right etc. are being undertaken in those experimentation locations at the community level.