SIDART has been providing volunteering opportunities to individuals from all walks of life, addressing violence against women,conducting gender training programmes and capapcity building courses, and also has various projects under it's name such as

-Addressing Early Childhood Care and Development in tribal areas of Dungarpur, Rajasthan: Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition

-Child health: Sora Tabar Project

-Strengthen the elected and to be elected women: Women Empowerment Project

-Women and Law Research

-Child Road Safety Educational Program along with the Apollo Tyres Healthcare Centre.

As part of SIDART’s developmental interventions, one of the most important aspects of their success is the triumphant efforts of the SIDART Volunteers.  The volunteers have contributed to the rise of the organisation regarding various developmental issues, worked proficiently and inspired the others in their community to become empowered as well as responsible citizens of the nation.


Kanta Sharma

I joined SIDART when I heard about the organization from other women. Another aspect that attracted me was the fact that the meetings and the participants were being captured through camera and video cam. Moreover, the family was supportive of my involvement with SIDART as they believed my participation in the meetings would help in killing my boredom at the house. However, after joining the organization as SIDART Village Volunteer, I developed a different perspective and realized the need for utilizing the information gained from the trainings for progress of my own, fellow women as well as the village. After attending SIDART trainings, women have started coming to the Panchayat meetings. We all have learnt so much regarding; the approach we need to have while tackling an issue at the Panchayat level, sanitation and hygiene needs, education opportunities and employment schemes. Now it would be very difficult to find an unemployed woman in my village. Moreover, the additional sources of possible income from the government schemes are being received on a regular basis. As a SIDART Village Volunteer, I would encourage women to be independent, especially when it comes to resolving developmental issues.

Pinky Sharma

In the recent months, I have seen a major development in the health status of the women, adolescent girls and children. There is an improvement in the health care facilities available for the pregnant women. The pregnant women, especially, are getting much better care than before. Proper nutrition for the new mother and infant is also a priority. The children are utilizing the education facility at the AWC. As far as I am concerned, I have taken the responsibility of helping the Anganwadi worker in providing education and asking more women to participate in the Panchayat meetings. I want to be a teacher in future and becoming a SIDART village volunteer is helping me to build my skills and contribute in the development of my village at the same time.

There is no particular disease in children now. Women are empowered to take care of their health facilities. My family is very supportive of my future plans. 

Kavita Gothwal: Awaniya Panchayat of Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan

The women in my village never went to the Panchayat meetings. First time I came to know about the panchayats and it's working, was when we went for a SIDART seminar to the panchayat. The developmental issues such as sanitation in the village were never discussed by the women. But now, when women see me going to these meetings, they express their interest of joining me as they think we are also capable.

Before such meetings the women hardly came together.But now they do come together in seminars and Panchayat sessions on the 20th and 5th of every month.

Girls are now sent to distant schools by their parents. Women and the girls can walk out alone by themselves.I also go as a village volunteer to Jaipur and other places with the SIDART team.

However, the concerns of AWC still remains. Neither are the nutritional requirements fulfilled, nor are the children getting their education. All the other benefits of AWC were also not reaching us. Thus, the efforts of SIDART delve into these issues as well.

Pooja Bairwan

Becoming a village volunteer has definitely changed me. Since the time, I have associated myself with SIDART, I plan and conduct meetings regarding sanitation and cleanliness standards in my village on every Sunday. Besides this, I ask the women to not allow the children to wear dirty clothes and thereby protect them from getting diseased. Additionally, the women should make sure to maintain cleanliness in and around their houses. Also, the women should take care of their personal hygiene by washing hands with soaps especially when they provide food etc. to their domestic animals.  I want to work for the progress of my village.