Program: Child Rights, Women & Youth Empowerment
“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” This famous quote by G.D. Anderson tells us the importance and need of quality in the society. Women and girls in the semi urban and rural areas are victims of orthodox beliefs and practices that form a vicious cycle inhibiting growth, leading to further complications in adulthood. Keeping this in mind the Trust started some of the most customized and innovative initiatives to cater to their specific needs. These programs saw girls being educated, child marriages being eradicated, gender bias issues been uprooted and what was once the most vulnerable group, now become contributing components of the society.
The program is being implemented in 7 different villages namely Tala Kaipur, Bada Radhuan, Rimulighati,Upar Kaipur, Bayakumutia, Mundula and Talapada in Banspal Block of Keonjhar district.
Focus Area Development Program (FADP)
Since May 2014, WOSCA is facilitating Focus Area Development Program (FADP) in Champua Jhumpura and Joda Blocks of Keonjhar district under Integrated Tribal Development Agency, Champua with an objective to improve the livelihoods of tribal people.
OTELP-Plus project is being implemented in 23 Tribal villages of Harichandanpur Block covering 3736 households since July 2013. The major objective of the project is to ensure that the livelihoods and food security of the families of those villages
With the support of Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India WOSCA has been facilitating two CHILDLINE Sub-centres at Banspal and Anandapur block for the children with different needs, who call in anytime, anywhere, and for anything. Those Sub-centres act as one-point contact which facilitates instant access to support, advice, active intervention or just a listening earRead More
Women are powerful forces of social change and WOSCA has facilitated the formation of women Self Help Groups (SHGs) in all our target locations. Efforts have been made to mobilize women from the same socio-economic background and to find solutions for their day-to-day grievances, thereby enabling them to help and support each other.
Child Centered Community Development
In partnership with Plan India, WOSCA is implementing CCCD (Child Centred Community Development) project from 2012. Presently WOSCA is working in 47 villages of Ghatgaon block of Keonjhar district with an objective to improve the quality of life of deprived children, their families and the communities.
Combating Child Domestic Labor
WOSCA has commenced in July 2016 a three year intervention to combat child domestic labour in Keonjhar district, to prevent and rehabilitated child domestic labour with the support of Plan India to address the root causes of worst forms of child labour through mainstreaming education for children and economic empowerment of families of children.
Strengthening capacities and leadership of elected women representatives
To create enabling environments for the safe and productive participation of women and underserved populations in electoral processes in Harichandanpur and Banspal block of Keonjhar, WOSCA has been facilitating knowledge and awareness among Elected women representatives (EWRs) and voters on these topics through knowledge-based workshops.