SAMERTH is an Indian non-profit development organization that works towards accelerating a humane, sustainable and equitable society. SAMERTH was registered in 1992 under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. SAMERTH has invested in over 16 years towards society in the areas of education, water security, women’s empowerment and livelihoods in different parts of the country especially in the state of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. The focus is on improving the conditions of marginalized communities and to that extent SAMERTH helps vulnerable communities to gain access to their social and economic rights.

SAMERTH works towards the development of a humane, sustainable and equitable society. SAMERTH focuses on improving the conditions of marginalized communities. The organisation works closely with these communities and the government for Child rights and Education. SAMERTH helps vulnerable communities to gain access to their social and economic rights.


Intern from Nourish International- Ohio chapter, United States

In the month of may 2015 four volunteers from Nourish international participated in creating Rain Roof water harvesting structure at Samerth’s Kutc

Preparing Para Geo-Hydrologist

Samerth planned and organized geo-hydrological training for five of its staff and 7 Jaldoots from resource organisation Arid Communities and Technologies (ACT).


Samerth has initiated work on sanitation issues since 2010.

Water Resources

Entitlements such as water related, basic ones such as ration card, job cards for accessing MGNREGA work, widow pension, housing and sanitation is being facilitated.

Leadership Building of women and young people

We have focused on training women, empowering the community through RTE and RTI and helped them find their voices in order to demand their rights.

Child Rights

To provide life skills training – (a module specially developed that includes legal literacy, information on rights and schemes, information on men

Legal Support

To create a cadre of 20 women from five different geographical locations of Ahmedabad, train them as paralegal, give them legal support and empower

RTE Forum

State RTE Forum (a group of about 30 civil society organizations from across the state of Chattisgarh which UNICEF supports), is a forum to demonstrate how the RTE Act can be made to work.

Hostel for Children from Migrant communities of Kutch

Samerth works with the migrant comunity of Rapar block of Kutch district.

Seasonal School for Migrant Girl Children

Sitaben Nanjibhai was unaware of what she is going to achieve when she came to this school.

Access to Education

The goal of Samerth is to achieve the universalisation of elementary education through mass mobilization and the people’s participation.

Samerth Talim Centre- for Mentally Challenged Children

Samerth Talim Kendra started in 2007 for children with special needs. Its aim is to educate special children and aid their mental and physical development based on their individual capacities.

Issues of Nutrition

One important dimension of poverty in tribal Chhattisgarh was found to be the situation of chronic hunger and food insecurity. The major brunt of these problems is borne by women and children.

Leveraging Government Schemes

Building water resources, SAMERTH realized that MGNREGA is an ideal option to build resources, generate employment and reduce migration.

Domestic Violence

Awareness and information sharing on Domestic violence Act 2005, Zero FIR, RTE, 2013 amendment etc. has increased by making posters and pamphlets and sharing them with police stations, health centers and other NGOs and CBOs

Working with the Baigas

With efforts of the SAMERTH team and community participation the tribal people were able to access government health facilities of which 135 are men and 104 are women.


Network and alliance building partners