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About Us

Aadiwasi JanJagruti is a grassroots project by Ulgulan Foundation that generates social awareness and sustainable livelihood in one of India’s most economically backward and inaccessible districts.​

What We Do

We train youth from Dhadgaon block in north-eastern Maharashtra to shoot and edit videos using their own mobile phones and freeware.The volunteers conceptualise and produce content that makes government schemes accessible to the common citizen.

Our Impact

We also reach countless others through our social media outreach.Our aim is to ensure government benefits reach the last mile and to create a positive feedback loop by two-way flow of information.

About Aadiwasi JanJagruti

Aadiwasi JanJagruti is a grassroots project by Ulgulan Foundation that generates social awareness and sustainable livelihood in one of India’s most economically backward and inaccessible districts.

We use mobile videos to spread awareness about government schemes and social issues. In the last five years, our videos have reached and impacted millions in and around the tribal belt of Nandurbar, Maharashtra.

The project has won awards and citations by United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Opportunity Desk, National Conference On Social Innovation 2020, Government of India, Government of Maharashtra and others.

What We Do

We train youth from Dhadgaon block in north-eastern Maharashtra to shoot and edit videos using their own mobile phones and freeware.The volunteers conceptualise and produce content that makes government schemes accessible to the common citizen.

The Aadiwasi JanJagruti team also helps her navigate the government machinery for availing the benefits.The short films, sketches and interviews are in the local languages of Marathi, Pawari and Bhilori. We screen the content using mobile projectors for locals from 120 villages.

We also reach countless others through our social media outreach.Our aim is to ensure government benefits reach the last mile and to create a positive feedback loop by two-way flow of information.

Our Work

Bridging the gap between the government and the people.

Government Schemes

We communicate about different government schemes to the people. Our team identifies the need for government schemes in villages through our volunteers placed at the village level.

Civic issues

We communicate civic problems to the local government. Our Volunteers identify issues, or locals contact our volunteers about civic issues of their villages, which we escalate at a higher level.

News & Updates

We cover local news and updates which are important for the community. It not only informs people but also creates redressal/accountability

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Meet Our Team

Rakesh Pawara

Co-Founder

Arjun Pawara

Co-Founder

Deepak Pawara

Volunteer

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Latest News & Updates

Watch: Young boys in Maharashtra are tackling local problems by making films like these
03Sep

Watch: Young boys in Maharashtra are tackling local problems by making films like these

Armed with camera phones and simple editing software, they’re capturing their realities in films. The notion of participatory development is not always discussed widely. Young boys in Harankhuri village, in Maharashtra’s northern

Hyperlocal reporting goes right home in Nandurbar
03Sep

Hyperlocal reporting goes right home in Nandurbar

HOW do you get hesitant villagers in backward nooks of the country to turn up for COVID-19 vaccination? Ask Aadiwasi Jan Jagruti, a feisty group of volunteers in Dhadgaon block

Tribal influencers fight everything from Covid to child labour with cellphones
03Sep

Tribal influencers fight everything from Covid to child labour with cellphones

The art of showcasing talent online and influencing audiences is a common phenomenon now. But Arjun Pawara is not your typical Internet star. The 32-year-old is a founding member of

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