AJSA (Anchlika Jana Seva Anusthan)

Rating: 4.97 stars   36 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Economic Development

Location: AT-SUNDHIMUNDA , PO- CHANDOTARA VIA - SINDHEKELA , DIST - BOLANGIR Balangir 767035 India

Mission: Our mission is to utilize the natural resources,Human resources and physical resources most judicially for the Sustainable Socio-economic development of the society and empower the unprivilised sections,SCs,STs,Women,Disabled persons,Small and marginal farmers.Such that they too can become the part mainstream development activity. Over all,To establish a society where there will be no poverty and injustice and where the people play the role as subject in the economic social,cultural and political process that affects their life.And to build a society where people have constant access to decision making process and the Power that affects their life.
Results: AJSA’s approach is to adopt inclusive and empowering ways of working with the most marginalized groups in society that respect and promote equality. Our experience has shown us that effective development requires maintaining long term relationships with people and working to understand their needs and situation holistically in order to enable their self-driven journeys towards empowerment and self-sufficiency. Thus, we emphasize a people centered integrated livelihood approach pointing the way directly towards adopting a facilitating role, developing local leadership, and supporting several pronged development projects. To realize our vision and mission, we have been implementing several social, economic, educational, environmental and self-sustaining development initiatives since our inception. AJSA is actively working to bring about social welfare for the needy: work in each Village of its Operational areas. For this manner, AJSA Focus its work for the development of underprivileged communities, tribal communities, environmental awareness, child education, women empowerment and supporting underprivileged communities are our major concerns because of the magnitude of these problems. We also manage and uphold “Income Generation Projects” to support needy and poor people. Self-help-Groups were formed, trained and various income generation activities were undertaken by AJSA for vulnerable sections and communities, all of which aims to bring about social, economic and financial stability and sustainability to the society. AJSA have been undertaking the following activities in its operational districts of Orissa. 1. Activities relating to Natural Resource Management. 2. Training and capacity building activities. 3. Advocacy campaign and public education on issues of public interest. 4. Relief and rehabilitation activities.
Target demographics: The deprived communities,Farmers,Childrens,The Environment,backward rural womens and empower the vulnerable sections of the society
Direct beneficiaries per year: 83000
Geographic areas served: The area of operation of AJSA is throughout the Orissa rendering the service for the betterment of Tribal,socio-economically backward community, Disabled persons, small farmers, landless &women community. AJSA is working on 3 district of Orissa (Bolangir,Kalahandi,Ganjam). AJSA selected its area of operations initially in bongomunda block of bolangir district and later expand to other districts of Orissa. This geographical coverage area is complex, diverse and risk prone and considered among the most backward regions of the country. This region of the rural Orissa generally have had remained neglected by the state and main stream development agencies in the country for generations.AJSA is currently working in 183 villages spread over 4 blocks in these 3 backward districts. It covers around 83,000 people directly. Through its programs of Agriculture, Sustainable Livelihood, natural resource management, self-help affinity group development, watershed management, capacity building and campaigning, vocational skill building and non-farm enterprise promotion, primary health, primary education and locally essential infrastructure development, AJSA is directly touching the lives of over 83000 people .The target population of AJSA are Scheduled (or aboriginal) Tribes, Scheduled Castes and socio-economically backward communities
Programs: To realize its vision and mission, AJSA has been implementing several social, economic, educational, environmental and self-sustaining development initiatives since its inception.AJSA is actively working to bring about social welfare for the needy: work in each Village of its Operational areas. For this manner, AJSA Focus its work for the development of underprivileged communities, tribal communities, environmental awareness, child education, women empowerment and supporting underprivileged communities are AJSA’s major concerns because of the magnitude of these problems. AJSA also manage and uphold “Income Generation Projects” to support needy and poor people. Self help groups were formed, trained and various income generation activities were undertaken by AJSA for vulnerable sections and communities, all of which aims to bring about social, economic and financial stability and sustainability to the society. AJSA have been undertaking the following activities in its Operational districts of Orissa in India. 1-Activities relating to Natural Resource Management. 2-Training and capacity building activities. 3-Advocacy campaign and public education on issues of public interest. 4-Relief and rehabilitation activities.
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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the most dynamic and professional organisations in the orissa,India with a clear focus on ecologically balanced social and economic developed of hitherto marginalised communities. The team has a good balance of local people and specialists, men and women, young and the experienced. Also one of the few organisations with a professional board, strong local as well as donor accountability mechanisms. I admire the transparency, professionalism and the achievements of AJSA. All support should be extended to such groups.

Christine Moody
Finland

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I am associated with this organisation from last one years, its a great a feeling to share a few things about a good organisations which is taking care of the communtiy with utmost commitment and purely service moto. The efforts AJSA put towards community developement especially towards MIGRATION,Livelihood,Gender issues is highly appreciable.

The organisations every activity which is based on sustainability reflects in the life of the thousand of communities in Bolangir,Ganjam and Kalahandi.Anyone can see and learn many things parcticaly by involving with communities in AJSA's operational areas.AJSA is having good team of commited volunteers and professionals incuding a central committee elected by 42 Viilages of Bolangir. Organisations success is nothing but sustainability of the good practices with in the community for ever, that is what the big asset AJSA is having in odisha.As i intern i highly recommend this oraganisation,

Shweta Kumari
KSRM,Odisha

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2012

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AJSA has excellent rapport with the community they are working with in remotest part of Odisha. And has the capacity to make a positive change in the lives of people of their operational area. AJSA is a highly principled organization that continues to strive for true community-based development. I strongly believe that the organization has a huge amount of potential to grow in the near future.

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

AJSA is an Organization which is dedicated fully to social cause and concern from the begining. This Organisation has always strived to do its best for the society. I greatly respect AJSA for its innovative work in the field of Agriculture and development.Especially their Aarsh Gram Gathan abhiyan has bring more pride not only for the organisation,But also for the western Orissa. AJSA has a very good understanding on local issues and their hard work and sincere efforts, has made possible in bringing visible changes among community members.

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Life-changing

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Quite well

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

ANCHALIKA JANA SEVA ANUSTHAN has been working in KBK region known for starvation deaths, distress migration and backwardness. This organisation needs support to intervene critically to change the situation of poverty and hunger, socio-economic exclusion and marginalisation. I strongly recommend the organisation.

Achyut Dash
Director
Agragemee-Odisha(India)

Via- Samhita-AJSA

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This is an organization which is rare in odisha. The poor and needy people are organized them self and raise voice on various issues. They have been doing many constructive work like alcohol free, green bank, seeds bank, forest protection, sustainable agriculture for them since long

Khuturam Sunani
Senior Journalist
CRY Media Fellow

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I am associated with this AJSA from last 4 years, AJSA is an organization which is taking care of the community with utmost commitment and Gandhian ideology&True spirit since 1989. The efforts Of AJSA on “Adarsh Gram Gathan Abhiyan “Is highly appreciable. They have created a landmark through different activities like Forest Protection, Grain bank and Seed Banks, SHG Formation & Organic Farming etc. ,Without any funding support. The organization every activity which is based on sustainability is still reflecting in quality of lives and ln the targeted villages of Bolangir Disrict of Orissa,India.

AJSA is a pioneer in many ways .Their good work is getting recognition from all the corners and now become role model for everyone. It has very good ability in Community mobilsation and supporting community based smaller organizations . I do believe that, it is organizations such as AJSA that are creating lasting change in the lives of the fringe communities and wish them every success to reach their next target.

Via- Samhita

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The organisation is consistent in its approach and continuing to contribute to the locality irrespective of funding. Community mobilisation is very strong and recently they have implemented Diversion Based Irrigation with 100% labour contribution in earth works for pipe laying to bring water to the village.

VIA- Samhita

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Anchalika Jana Seva Anusthan (AJSA) is a peoples' organization working in Bolangir and Kalahandi districts with a team of committed youth and volunteers. It has a strong community network and through this network it has been initiated various innovative programme with community support, like Village Grain Bank, Protection of Village Forest and Community Water Harvesting Structure etc.

AJSA is a community based peoples organization governed by members with open and transparent system. Since last two decades it has been supported people as well as society both for socio-economic development. In the operational area organization has organised people at village level and panchayat level to make the operation simple and easier. Democratically the organization is governed by representative and managed by professionals. I do recommend herewith that AJSA should be associated with different forum to reach the goal and accelerate different activities for the poor section of the society. Expect prosperous future of AJSA.

Tanmay Mahakud
Secretary
Samaj Seva Sansad,Anugul


Vi- Samhita-AJSA

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Quite well

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Life-changing

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It is a community based organisation (CBO) formed and managed by the local community. Whatever programs the organisation implements,it implements with partnership. It never kept the people as mere recipient of the program but active participant of the program. It gained the credibility of the program. It tries to do justice to the assignment even if with the adverse situation. The organisation is working with concern and committment for the poor . Honesty and fairness are two buzz words of the organissation.

I strongly recommend the organisation for support.

Sarat Rath
Senior Program Officer
Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS)


Via- Samhita-AJSA

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