Visionaries for Integrated Social Initiatives of Network (Vision Odisha) works towards upliftment of the under privileged and marginalized communities in and around Kalahandi district of Odisha and improving their living conditions. The organization seeks to bring about holistic development through education, health, protection and livelihood for the target communities. Vision Odisha is working extensively in areas of Right to Education Act, Child Protection, and Children Living with HIV, Malnutrition, Health and Sanitation.
Main activities are:
Adolescent Girls Program: Training cum awareness sessions are organized to address issues faced by adolescent girls. Topics include lack of access to education, malnutrition due to gender bias, early marriage and child bearing, attitude of people surrounding adolescent girls.
Home for Children Living with HIV (CLHIV): The NGO runs Child Care Institute (CCI), a residential care home, for HIV positive orphans between the age group of five to eighteen years. The beneficiaries are referred to by Child Welfare Committees, Child Line, Orphanages, Hospitals, and other NGOs. The Centre thrives to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment by providing unconditional love and support.
Health and Hygiene: (a) Construction of household toilets – The organization constructs toilets in rural areas of Golamunda and Bhawanipatna Block of Kalahandi district. Besides, it encourages community members to construct toilets by themselves and assists them with requisite mobilization and technical support. (b) WASH Program – Feasibility study is conducted to assess the facilities of sanitation, water storage system, quality of water, water points, etc. Study is also conducted to understand people’s knowledge of hygiene, present hygiene practices and problems faced related to the same.
Education: Special coaching camps are conducted for students of class V to VIII belonging to the minority communities and SC/STs. The focus is on these students as it has been observed that they tend to drop out of school due to lack of parental support.
Awareness Campaigns: Street plays and folk media is used to create awareness among the community members on issues like malaria, jaundice, child marriage, early pregnancy, HIV, etc. Social issues rampant in the community are highlighted through these medium with optimum impact.
Income Rs40 lac
Expense Rs37 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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