Gram Jyoti has started its intervention in the year 1998 when a team of social activists felt the need to have a platform to work for the poor and downtrodden. The members practised the ideology of Gandhiji concept of rural development, SARVODAYA and ANTYODAYA in which real development and upliftment lies in the hands of community. The organization initially started its developmental work with drop out and irregular children through organizing 10 NFE centres in Chandan block of Banka district in Bihar.
The organization moved at its slow pace to makes it roots firm in the community. It built rapport and trust among the community members. The team members who were dedicated volunteers wanted to develop indigenous resources for food security. In the year 2001 itâ€™s started Livelihood Promotion Program in the neighbouring block Mohanpur district Deoghar through water conservation work by building check dam & land development.
After the evaluation of irrigation development projects it was found that addressing Livelihood sector would not alleviate the issue of food security as illness related to health and water & sanitation consumed major part of the income which make them in state of penury. The organization changed its track on working on Health, Water & Sanitation projects. During this work Gram Jyoti realized to empower deprived vulnerable excluded members of the community for the sustainable development through their entitlement of rights & responsibilities.
The organization is committed for the holistic development of the society working simultaneously on different thematic areas with different partner agencies. Today, the organization having 14 years of rich experience consider itself a learner in the development sector and also open to learn from each section for the society.