Wardha is the land of prominent personalities- Gandhi, Vinoba and Jamnalalji Bajaj. Once, Gandhiji has said about Jamnalalji- “Jamnalalji is the man of the people– a fisher of men who had the knack of gathering people around him and inspiring them with his idealism.” Very active during India’s freedom struggle, Jamnalalji was a philanthropist who delighted in donating most of his wealth for worthy causes. From the beginning, Jamnalalji was always more involved in social and philanthropic activities rather than business. Jamnalalji made Wardha the centre for Gandhiji’s economic and social development programmes. He established the Satyagraha Ashram in Wardha in 1921. He brought Vinoba Bhave to the Wardha Ashram to nurture it into the national institution.
With a view to commemorate the memory of Shri Kamalnayan and Shri Jamnalal Bajaj, the Bajaj family has constituted Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, (KJBF) towards fulfilling social responsibility and gratitude through continuous efforts for the cause of Socio Economic development of the Society.” The vision of KJBF is, “Integrated development of the society through participatory approaches that sets benchmarks and standards for others to emulate for sustainable development” To fulfil the vision, KJBF has initiated number of development interventions in 700 villages of Wardha district from July 2009. The major emphasis is on integrated Water Resource Development and management, Agriculture development, Livestock development, women empowerment and training and capacity building through participatory approaches. Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj (KJBF) also aims to establish a Training and Livelihood Resource Centre thereby to contribute for integrated and sustainable development of the rural community of Wardha district through participatory approaches
Introduction"Integrated development of the society through participatory approaches that sets benchmarks and standards for others to emulate for sustainable development."
"Empowering the rural community for efficient and judicious use of human andnatural resources to improve the quality of their lives."
Our values govern the guiding principles of our behaviour, attitude and actions. These values have been set out to ensure that we would act
We value integrity and strong character building qualities
We value the individual, irrespective of his organizational position
We value open, honest and caring communication
We value quality in everything we do to achieve excellence
We value effective inter-personal relationships and team-work
We value collaboration, networking and partnerships for the common good
We value individual and organizational learning
We value an ownership approach that encourages innovation, creativity and scaling up
The main objective of the KJBF is to act as a catalyst to support rural communities, to build their capacity for efficient utilization of human and natural resources through a participatory approach, thereby improving the quality of their lives..
KJBF works through a Livelihoods approach to empower the rural community to take charge of their own development in a participatory manner by developing and managing natural resources. The developmental interventions focus on enhancing the income generated from agriculture, which is the principal source of Livelihood. KJBF also promotes alternate agro based Livelihood opportunities such as Dairy Farming, natural farming, horticulture and Biogas which not only provides additional steady income but allows rural community to get enhanced quality of life...