Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA) a Non - Government Organization established in the year 1993 with the objective to bring sustainable change in the socio-economic condition of disadvantaged and oppressed masses in the community with a group of experienced and trained social workers on different subjects. The head office of the organization is situated at village Baunsuni of Boudh district; Orissa and all organizational affairs are being carried out from the head office itself. For the smooth management of the programmes cluster offices and project offices are set up at field level.
The major thrust of the organization is to initiate field-based intervention focusing on the issues of primary education, community health care and livelihood support system. In macro level, networking with like-minded groups, organizing training, workshops to highlight various issues and undertake advocacy measures are the key interventions.
"Sustainable improvement in the socio-economic status and self-reliance of disadvantaged community”.
“To enable children and Young People of marginalized communities in Orissa for a sustainable future with improved socio-economic and family situation through a joint action with their communities and service providers”.
To enable children to have access to quality primary education including life skills and livelihood skills.
To empower children to feel safe and protected from discrimination, maltreatment, neglect and any forms of abuse.
To strengthen families that will enable children and young people to grow in a safe, secure and economically stable community
Direct action: Work with children and young people and vulnerable families in the community
Strengthen community based system and groups: Work with Panchayat Raj Institutions; Self Help Groups; School Management Committees (SMC), Village Child Protection Committees (VCPC), Children’s Clubs, Youth Clubs and Farmers club
Lobby and policy influencing: Focus on translate policies in to action, lobby for pro peoples policy and influence good governance and strengthen various statutory bodies at Village, District and State.