Vision

A world where marginalised groups are empowered to have equal opportunities, justice, peace and love, where the abundant resources are equitably shared and they are able to enjoy their human rights, fully participate in the societal mainstream and lead a quality life.

GASS India works with the aim of empowering communities by providing vital services in the areas of Health, Education, and Livelihoods. Our pursuit of creating sustainable and equitable communities has been on since 1996 having reached more than 40,000 people so far.

Our work is inspired by the idea that every human has right to a dignified life and the same needs to be ensured irrespective of external environment. This belief has led us to work with some of the most marginalised and vulnerable communities in our operational area. Over the years, depending on the needs of the communities we have scaled, expanded, rationalised and re-worked our program strategy and continue to do so with the single guiding light that is the welfare of those we serve.

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Dr. KV Kishore Kumar
President

Dr. KV Kishore Kumar is a psychiatrist by profession, trained at the Fazakerley Hospital in Liverpool (UK). In a glittering medical career spanning over 20 years, Dr Kishore Kumar has worked with and served as advisor to many national and international organisations like NIMHANS, WHO, various sate governments and Governemnt of India.

Dr Kishore Kumar's research is focused on mental health and has wide implecation from primary care to disaster management. Apart from serving as the President of GASS, he is also a member of the State Mental Health Authority in Government of Tamil Nadu and Director of The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM).

Ms. Amali Naik
Secretary

Ms. Amali Naik is a seasoned social worker whose background in sociology and experience in rural development has been guiding GASS since our inception in 1996. Her passion towards serving the community and empowering every individual is at the forefront of our vision and mission. Over the last 25 years, she has participated in many policymaking bodies of Government and is currently a member of the POSH committee in Bengaluru Rural.

Ms. Naik has been honoured with many prestigious awards by local authorities, Civil Society Organisation and Goveernment of Karnataka for her stellar contributions to the empowerment of people of Karnataka.