The mission of ASSIST is to create an ideal and equitable society by promoting rural development. The organization was born in response to the social problems prevailing in the Prakasam and Guntur districts in AP. They work for the development of the poor and marginalized communities in the rural areas of Andhra Pradesh.
A unique feature of ASSIST is that they do not work for the people, but with the people in order to achieve the overall objective of making a community a viable unit for its own development.They come up with innovative and adaptable strategies to keep constant communication at the community level. They have taken the responsibility of the overall development of these rural areas as it undertakes programs to create awareness, economic and child development, women empowerment, community health, housing and sanitation, water provision etc.
With this support, the number of children going to school has increased and the water facilities in the villages that Assist works with have been renovated. Every year close to 514 illiterate women get educated, 529 get trained in vocational skills, 22 government schools are strengthened. ASSIST aspires to cater to the rural people in every possible way and make their lives better.