Background

Lokoj Social Welfare Society (LOKOJ) is a non-profit, non-political voluntary development organization, established in 2007 and working interruptedly since the inception of the organization. It has a long term plan of implementing integrated development projects/programmes with the poorer section of the community with a particular focus to address the rights of children and women for bringing a positive change in their livelihood. Over time LOKOJ has gained experience and capacity by working on various development issues with technical and financial support from donors and from own funding. It is on track to gain significant institutional competency to implement larger initiatives for achieving development objectives. In 2020 the organization started the registration process from Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms (RJSC).

LOKOJ has a team of around 30 members and volunteers who are well qualified and experienced to project implementation of livelihood, vulnerable group development & empowerment for wider adoption by its target beneficiaries, thus enabling them to attain improvement of livelihood standard.  The organization had so far involved over 1000 people through research and small development initiatives and presently going to be implemented more interventions. LOKOJ has experience in research on Dalit community.

LOKOJ strongly believes in Participatory approach for its basic development efforts in which the focus is the destitute and disadvantaged poor with emphasis on children and women. The organization follows regular monitoring, feedback, sharing experiences and immediate action for the successful implementation of the projects/programmes.  It is dedicated to foster qualitative and quantitative improvement in the living standard of the target beneficiaries.

LOKOJ has the policy to work in that area where the people are comparatively more vulnerable. Its programmes will be specially targeted to ensure its support to establish the rights of the women, adolescent girls, and children to remove social injustice and bring a society free from discrimination.