Bio-diversity Conservation programme
This project is Supported by UNDP-SGP-GEF to sensitize the community on bio-diversity conservation and to create environmental awareness among the tribals of 50 villages of Sadar & Ghatagaon block of Keonjhar from Feb-2003 to Dec-05 and again from Apr-07 to Jun-09.
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.
Combating Child Domestic Labor (CCDL)
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.
Child Centered Community Development (CCCD)
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.
WADI project covering 500 acres of land in Lahunipada block of Sundargarh district of Odisha aims to enhance the food and nutritional security of the mining affected families in three phases (100 acres in 1st Phase, 200 acres each in 2nd and 3rd year).
DMF – WADI Development Programme
DMF – WADI Programme is an orchard based livelihood Development Programme being implemented in 500 acres of wasteland of Keonjhar sadar block of Keonjhar covering 509 Mining affected people. The project aims to implement the waste land development same as natural resource management, soil moisture conservation and to support social mobilization effort
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.
ITDP – WADI Project is a NABARD supported livelihood Development Programme under its Tribal Development Fund scheme being implemented in 500 acres of wasteland of Banspal Block of Keonjhar district covering 581 tribal people. The project is being implemented in 7 villages of 3 GPs of banspal block of Keonjhar.
CFT Programme on Convergence of MGNREGA-NRLM
With the objective to achieve enhanced living conditions and reduced poverty of the PVTGs and other poor communities WOSCA as the Project Implementing Agency (PIA) has been implementing the OPELIP Project in 54 villages of Banspal block covering 5310 vulnerable HHs.
Community led total sanitation
Being a part of swatch bharat mission, WOSCA facilitated 854 individual household hold latrine and built capacity of 2506 families on health and hygiene.
Children are the future citizens and leaders. It is a travesty that they are unable to realize their dreams because schools are in bad shape, there are no computer training facilities or no opportunities to learn and grow. Many of the children are from families who cannot afford the computer, internet like facilities available in towns.
Inter-Personal Communication (IPC) Project
The project on participatory communication with marginalised communities by using innovative communication training tools to build social and behaviour change communication skills of frontline functionaries on IYCF and maternal nutrition was implemented in 45 remote villages of Harichandanpur and Banspal Block of Keonjhar district during the period 2017-2019.
Agriculture Production Clusters (APCs)
With the objective of creating sustainable livelihoods for the poor, tribal and other vulnerable households in Keonjhar and Sundargarh district of Odisha, WOSCA has been implementing the project titled “Promotion of Agriculture Production Clusters (APCs) in tribal regions of Odisha”.
Financial Literacy & Inclusion programme
To facilitate financial inclusion through imparting knowledge to enable financial planning and improve the understanding on it WOSCA has been organizing GP & Block Level Financial Literacy and awareness Programmes in the remote parts of the district.
Nutrition Rehabilitation Center (NRC)
As under nutrition is associated with high rates of mortality and morbidity and is an underlying factor in almost one-third to half of all children under five years who die each year of preventable causes, WOSCA manages the Nutrition Rehabilitation Center (NRC) at CHC, Barbil from 2019.
The lockdown and other restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 had brought economic activities, particularly in the informal sectors, almost to a cessation. The lockdown and post lockdown has toppled the lives and livelihoods of millions of migrant workers including daily wage workers, petty business holders and construction workers with no social security.
Infrastructure Climate Resilent Growth (ICRG)
With a view to mobilize the community to prepare climate resilient plans under MGNREGA and to assist people with special focus on women in building climate resilient assets under MGNREGA and to improve rain fed agriculture at block and Panchayat levels for planning, execution and monitoring of climate resilient works under MGNREGS.
Augmenting livelihoods of Juang (PVTG) people through OPELIP initiatives
India has made momentous progress in reducing multidimensional poverty. Though the traditionally disadvantaged groups – across states, castes, religions, and ages –are still the poorest, they have also experienced the biggest reductions in Multi Dimensional Poverty Index through the decade, showing that they have been “catching up”.
Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) is a demonstration of commitment toward the youth of Odisha establishing a standard for other states to follow. To unite the youths under a single banner and use them in social development works along with their self development was the goal of the programme.
Lack of proper facilities and ignorance and inability to afford education treatment for children worsen the situation. For this, a dedicated facility has been developed in our DMF, Sundargarh supported Creche Centre at lahunipada block, Keonjhar.
To reduce the hazards associated with climate change, WOSCA also encouraged the use of solar home lighting equipment. Lanterns and several lights powered by solar energy have been installed to compensate for the energy that would have ordinarily come from fossil fuels.
Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Center
WOSCA has promoted one Day Care cum Creche Centre with the facility for children of working women of nearby area at Gopalpur-Nishintpur village of Raghunathpur GP of Keonjhar Sadar block since 2000 with the kind support of Orissa State Social Welfare Advisory Board.
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
WOSCA along with the support of NHM, extends support to the expectant mothers who come from far-flung areas seeking maternal health care and stay in the Maternity Waiting Home / Maa Gruha.
WOSCA has been taking active part in Social Audit of MGNREGS to ensure transparency in the implementation of MGNREGS. During this year WOSCA has taken up two times social audit in 20 GPs of Patna block with the support of District Rural Development Agency, Keonjhar. During the audit it was found that there are many issues which need to be addressed for the smooth implementation of MGNREGS. These include issues like delay payment, Muster roll verification, verification of MB Book, assessment of quality of work, etc. The findings of the audit were shared with Block and DRDA. In most of the audit programmes participation of the community and PRI members was visible.
Management of Maternity Waiting Home (MWH)
WOSCA along with the support of NHM, extends support to the expectant mothers who come from far-flung areas seeking maternal health care and stay in the Maternity Waiting Home / Maa Gruha. To the inmates of the waiting Home, health check up and nutrition (milk, fruit, lunch, dinner and dry rations) are provided to patients free of cost. WOSCA bears the cost of health care of the inmates and provides supportive institutional aids. The service of a gynaecologist is provided on daily basis.
Life-Lab Science lerning Programme
Women's organization for Socio-Cultural Awareness (WOSCA) is a voluntary organization born on 20th December 1993 with the commitment to serve the under privileged people. It has been registered under the Society Registration Act XXI of 1860 in the year 1993-94 and registered under FCRA in the year 2000.
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.
Focused 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.
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 ear.
Facilitation of Rain water management under MGNREGA
Rain Water Management is concept of controlling, conserving and effectively utilising the total precipitation falling in a village / watershed. In case of Odisha, annual rainfall is twice the annual cropping requirements. But still we face drought.
Supported by NABARD since 2003 at Haldharpur Village of Ghatagoan block, Keonjhar district of Orissa covering 100 artisans under National Program for Rural Industrialization (NPRI) to enhance livelihood of artisans through skill & technology up gradation,
Livelihood improvement through FRA facilitation
Project focus on enabling people to gain access to entitlements under Forest Right Act (FRA) by facilitating both individual and community claim submission with hand holding and advocacy support to realise the objective