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Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Disaster Aid, Economic Development, Environment, Forest Conservation

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: 150588

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.

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Abhishek N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AJSA Team are always connected with the needy people and working with them on such social issue like Education and Disaster Risk Management. As Education is the founder of Everything, from my side very very thanks to AJSA. And Congratulating AJSA for its future aspects. Good Luck AJSA.

Abani Kumar S.

Advisor

Rating: 5

This Organization is working on such project like Education , Environmental Protection, Climates Change Adaptation and specially on Disaster Risk Management which are really required for the people, where this Organization is working. As a advisor of Organization very very good wishes to AJSA Team.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ajsa is a great organization working in the western odisha on migration and education. I wish to all success .

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AJSA is a community based organisation it has been working for last 25 year in the field of migration, SHG strengthening and providing livelihood support to the poor people.again, I wish all the best for future success...

Advisor

Rating: 5

AJSA is a great organization which is focused on the development of the underprivileged communities of Odisha.
Wishing all the good luck and success for AJSA.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organisation play an important role for development of the people in the area it has great sense of work toward poor people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization plays an important role for the all-round development of local people, supporting to livehood development and migration control . I wish to all the best for future activities.
Regards Premraj Tani

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ajsa is a social service organisation working on migration,livelihood,health,awareness creating and SHG strengthening.

Sanjay G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AJSA is a community based organization is working for development of social and economical status of the people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best non profit organisation in western Odisha!! Had an amazing experience while working with the AJSA team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AJSA is a non government organization works for the development of underprivileged communities of Odisha.Health, education, DRR, CCA, environment protection are the area of work, those run for the development of the society. Being a volunteer of AJSA, I feel proud my self and wish all the best to our AJSA team for doing and achieving best.

Animesh P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Had an opportunity to attend the inaugural of their Bhubaneswar office. Have seen their work pretty closely since then. They have a commendable field strength and growing capacity on state level influencing. Looking forward for their continued services and contribution in the sector.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AJSA (Anchalika Jana Seba Anusthan) is a non profit organisation , working for the needy one.. working for over all development of people in all fields as education, health , diseaster risk reduction ,CCA, etc. Best wishes for the Best service. Thanks to AJSA India.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

AJSA is a Organisation which is focused upon the development of the community in grassroots level, Accordingly my knowledge It's approach is really ethical and value based. In the case of Education or Livelihood its have its own speciality. And the Daan Utsav experience in Dist like Sonepur is unabeliave, because the participation of people and their approach you can find the attachment in any metropolitan city. Really It's such a great initiative. I wish all the best to AJSA team and all the well-wishers.

Advisor

Rating: 5

The word ajsa always gives a sense relief to my mind, especially because of the tremendous work it is doing in the field of health, education & environment protection. I have been personally associated with ajsa as an advisor & my experience with it is matchless as the focus of this organization is to serve the downtrodden & needy always with a smile. Ajsa's innovative way of reaching to the needy & downtrodden is indeed praiseworthy . I wish all the success to ajsa.

Maheekshita M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I got know about AJSA on the year of 2014-15,from one of my dearest friend. A organization who is working for the development of communities to bring a change in the society.Since then i heard about the efforts the team put on thier work. I am very much happy to see the contineous efforts and growth by the team.
Wish you all the very Best.
Good Luck !

Purna Chandra M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AJSA is a nongoverment organisation which is working in various area for development of tribal girl education, SHG strengthening and livelihood support to the people. I feel proud to be part of this organization.

Bagmita D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great non-profit with life changing mission

Working here really helps me to grow my patience and persistence. I feel great that I can help the people around me. AJSA enables me to communicate with different NGOs working in different sectors of economy. This actually improve my skills in working with different people from different social background.

AJSA is an NGO which work closely with the people at grassroots level and serves people in terms of creating sustainable livelihood, providing quality education, empowering women with capacity building, promoting gender equity and making the community aware on climate change & DRR and building self-resilient communities. AJSA always helps the underprivileged communities to recognise and develop their ability and potential and organised themselves to respond to problems and needs. It constantly strives for social justice and supports to improve the quality of community life since 1989.

As AJSA works at grass root level, it gives me the opportunity to hear from communities, their views and their development. I am feeling proud for being associate with AJSA and working here, I can say, it’s a place of gaining lots of knowledge.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AJSA is playing an important role for sustainable development of deprived and underprivileged of different parts of Odisha. Education, health,DRR and CCA are the main contributary components for achieving the sustainable development Goals. I really feel proud to be a part of AJSA

Prince Dhruv R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AJSA is a very good propoor organization which has been doing wonderful work in the tribal prone regions of Odisha in India.

I am proud that I am associated with AJSA as a volunteer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Congratulation to the entire team AJSA for continuously leading the top rated position both in 2013 and 2014. I believe the entire team deserve it every bit.

Congrats Again!! on your success! You have made us all proud. Keep up the good work!

Sameer kant Nayak
KSRM, Bhubaneswar
Odisha

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the most dynamic and effective organisation, who are working towards various emerging issues including Migration, womens empwerment, child labour etc.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Advisor

Rating: 5

AJSA Is a very dynamic and professional who are doing a marvelous job in the remotest regions of India. Wishing all the good luck and success forAJSA.

Amitabha

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am totally inspired by the working mechanism of AJSA, the way are working is really very diffrent, and unique which has been a resulted a better community and social mobilsation process. As well as it has also resulted a dignified life for the people.

I would be a matter of plesure if i can join as volunteer in your esteemed Oragnisation.

Biswa Ranjan Nayak
KSRM, Odisha

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kudos to entire team of AJSA Orissa for succesfully responding to cyclone Phailin in the tribal areas of Ganjam.

Kelly Walch

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a wonderful experience in AJSA field area, they are doing a commendable job in the tribal regions of Odisha. Hat;s off to the entire team of AJSA Odisha for working in such difficult environment.

-Debabrat Pradhan

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AJSA is one of the very good voluntary organisation of odisha. Thanks for sharing this information with me, i could have been more asociated with the filed work. but due to college study it was not possible.

Rupali Nayak

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 4

Very Good NGO having more than 2 decades experience in the field .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been associated with AJSA Programmes in Kalahandi since last two years, they are doing a good job over there.

Thanking You.

Asutosh Patra

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AJSA Odisha is a very good Organisation, they are playing a pivotal Role in the bolanghir district of Orissa. They could bring more positive impact in the quality of poor coomunities life if possible resource will be allotted to them.

Jenn Williams
VSO Volunteer
Loss Angeles, CA

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Board Member

Rating: 5

AJSA has made consistent efforts to counter inequities and injustices that are manifest in
the society around us. Over the two decades of working in rural Orissa, we find that while the nature
of inequities may have morphed from one form into another, the fundamentals persist.Our efforts on community mobilisation, Natural Resource Managment, and DRR activities has been praised by Govt. media and other mainstream development agencies,it's very proudful thing for a organisation like AJSA.

As the leadership and team of AJSA begin to move in new directions and apply new
strategies, they will need all the support of the well-wishers and donors of AJSA

I have enjoyed leading AJSA always from the front. This was because the great co-operation and
understanding that I received from the governing board members, my colleagues and the people with whom AJSA worked with.

Purnami Bhoi
Vice-President AJSA

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AJSA is a really very Good organisation, they are doing few life changing activities through Its Adarsh Gram Gathan Abhiyan. Recently i came to know about their Innovative approaches on Food securities and Disaster Risk Reduction through Planning Commisssion's Report and Human Devlopment Report Govt. Of India.

I wish all the Success and Progress for the Entire team of AJSA.

Jyotish S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AJSA is one of the best organization at Bolangir District of orissa that has extensive experience on community development programs. It works among the very poor marginal communities in this remotest region of the country. It has a very proactive management team and has now owning recognition from the national and international platforms. The chief functionary Mr. Behera in all the project activities is excellent and able to provide timely guidance for accomplishing the proposed activities well AJSA has excellent rapport with the community they are working with.

AJSA is a grassroot level community based organisation which is dedicated fully to social cause and concern. This Organisation has always strived to do its best for the society.

John170

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Recently I came to know about AJSA From a friend.Really whatever they are doing at grass root level,is really great.The visible impact of AJSA's work can be seen in the quality of lives at Bolangir,Ganjam and kalahandi.

Now AJSA is getting recognation from media an Goverment for its valuable contribution towards positive community impact of over 24 years..Before few months ago i have also watched their work on community forestry and grain bank and seed bank a community based initiatives on O TV news channel and in you tube also.Really its a great thing that a organisation owned and manged by people who are fighting for the rights of vulnerable sections from 1989 with a different perspective and approach. I salute to AJSA and the entire team of AJSA for their valuable contribution towards orissa's Civil society.

Board Member

Rating: 5

From Last year i have been associated directly with AJSA.And my involvement ,I got the oppertunity to see the visible change in the lives of the people they have worked with. I therefore, am able to assess the impact from the grassroots. I have found the team members across the organization to be highly motivated and aligned to the cause. In addition, what i have found truly motivating is the positive attitude towards the goals of the organization, not only within but from partners across the board. 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.

Ashtami Tandi
President AJSA

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Kumari S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Sachin K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Soumitra M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Advisor

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

VIA- Samhita

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Advisor

Rating: 5

It is community managed,owned organization working democratically with majority of the working committee members are elected/selected democratically village wise. Since long it has been working for community development through participatory approach. Wish all success of the organization in all its future endeavors. VIA- Samhita

Rashmi B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AJSA has a dedicated group of committed development workers who bring in a lot of energy to the organizational endeavors. It has a visionary at the helm and very capable senior managers to motivate qualified staff in remote locations of Orissa. They have an extra-ordinary ability to contribute to society in general regarding the imperatives of sustainable development and community mobilization. They should be further supported and their model of work shared across the region and in other continents as well.

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.

Manoranjan B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Swagatika P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's a great Learning Experience to working with AJSA and with poor communities,Directly.AJSA has a dedicated group of committed development workers who bring in a lot of energy to the organizational endeavors. It has a visionary at the helm and very capable senior managers to motivate qualified staff in remote locations of Orissa. They have an extra-ordinary ability to contribute to society in general regarding the imperatives of sustainable development and community mobilization. They should be further supported and their model of work shared across the region and in other continents as well.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a really nice experience with AJSA and with their activities.