Mahan Seva Sansthan (MSS) is a non-profit, non-governmental voluntary organisation that has been working in the tribal districts of Southern Rajasthan for over 25 Years. Working with over 20,000 families and with a particular emphasis on community participation, MSS’s projects focus on education, child rights, health, child protection, women’s empowerment, self-governance, natural resources and livelihoods. Through key programmes such as Bal Panchayats, Child Protection Committees, Self Help Groups, and tackling child malnutrition, over 17,000 children have been empowered to take a role in the decision-making processes in their communities, over 15,000 children have been enrolled into school, over 3,000 children and almost 2,500 mothers have been immunised against common diseases, over 1,300 women are members of SHGs and almost 300 children have been removed from child labour. MSS’s work in natural resources has benefited over 5,000 families, including through planting over 130,000 trees, covering of thousands of hectares with soil and water conservation projects and introducing higher-yielding varieties of crops.