Vikalp was registered in 2004 by a group of youth with a steadfast commitment to creating a violence free society based on equity, peace and justice. “Vikalp” means an “alternative”, and Vikalp Sansthan aims to find and enable alternatives to existing social structures that are marked by discrimination, violence and unequal opportunities. We believe in accomplishing this by using the democratic system already in place instead of investing in new parallel systems.
Vikalp strongly believe in working with youth and creating a new generation of agents of change. Vikalp has therefore dedicated itself to articulate the needs and aspirations of youth with integrity, accountability and perseverance.
Since 2004, the original group of young social workers has expanded to include over 400 regular volunteers and 200,000 “Changemakers” who have been influenced by Vikalp’s work. Vikalp operates out of its main office in Udaipur and works through volunteers in nine districts and 231 villages in south and west Rajasthan.