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  

I have been working in AJSA from August 2014, and totally inspired by the grass root level presence of the organisation. The imapact which has been created by AJSA for the betterment of Vulnerable people is really very excellent.

Best regards,
Balkrishna Baitharu
Programe Coordinator
AJSA, Bolangir, Odisha
India

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Rating: 5 stars  

I Came to know about this organisation from one of my colleague and Friend Shraddha from India, i think this organisation is doing quite life changing activities for the poor people in India.

Jeremy Glass

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Rating: 5 stars  

AJSA is having good rapport with the communities, it working with, which is a good thing i have seen my duirng my work in AJSA.

Simanchal Pattnaik

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Its a good Organisation, they have done a excellent Job in the Phailin affected areas, especially for the tribal comunities of Beguniapada in Ganjam.

Cholin walch

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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the most dynamic and professional organisations in 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.


Angela Richter
Washington D.C

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to spend few days in AGGA Field areas.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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. 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.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997

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Rating: 5 stars  

AJSA is a pioneer in many ways. AJSA is widely known for its “Adarsh Gram Gathan Abiyan”,through this they have impacted thousands of life in Remotest Part Of Orissa. Their good work is getting recognition from all the corners and now become role model for everyone especially for the local Govt. and media. It has very good ability in Community mobilsation and supporting community based smaller organizations .I strongly support AJSA Its vision as new bee social worker i this field. Expect a bright future of AJSA.

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