Who We Are
Sukarya (which means “noble work” in Sanskrit), today, is one of the very few successful, accredited non-governmental organizations in India working on reducing infant mortality and maternal deaths, which are currently the most pressing global health issues.
Working in collaboration with governments, communities, corporations, foundations and volunteers, we focus on innovative intervention and collaboration to address these global issues. The clarity of our mission — “striving for a better society” — drives our focus to make an impact on the lives of mothers and children in India.
Sukarya USA is a volunteer-driven organization based in Seattle, USA, with the purpose of raising awareness and mobilizing financial resources for our work on the ground.
What We Do
To make all interventions sustainable, Sukarya works 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 focused 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”.
Since 1998, Sukarya has impacted more than 6 million women, children, and adolescents living in more than 600 hard-to-reach villages and 110 slums spreading across Delhi, Rajasthan, and Haryana in North India.
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 we have 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.
Our Core Beliefs
Access to quality health is a fundamental human right
Access to basic education is a fundamental right of every child
Economic self-reliance is essential for women empowerment
Socio-economic growth can't be achieved without rural development