The Children Festival “Patangi”, 2013 has been organized in Gochhapada, Baunsuni on dated 24th November, 2013 by YCDA, Boudh with the support of European Union and Save the Children. The objective of the programme is to create a platform for the children to show their potentiality. More than 500 children were participated in various events and rally conducted during the programme. During the programme children played a street play focusing child marriage and drop out issues. The programme was inaugurated by guest of honour ABEO-Dasaratha Meher, Sarpanch-Biren Barik, Sara Pradhan BRCC, Kodnda Meher CRCC, Srabantika Bhattacharya from YCDA and other children representatives. The whole events was organized and presented by children only.






YCDA has launched an innovative initiative “Surakshya” to support vulnerable children in realizing their dream in Bolangir on dt. 3rd October, 2013. The programme was inaugurated by Mr. Rajendra Meher member OSCPCR, Dr. Diptibala Pattanaik former Chiarperson CWC cum social worker and other eminent persons from different sectors.

We heartily congratulate the peoples who have committed to support the children who are in need.

My Book Buddy programme has been launched by YCDA, Boudh in collaboration with My Book Buddy, Netherland at Gundulia UGME and Gochhapada UGH school of Boudh district. The main objective of the programme is to increase reading habit among the children in school. During the launching programme DPC-SSA, DEO and BEO with local officials were present. In the programme book self with books and caring bags distributed.
YCDA in collaboration with NRHM & health department is continuing ASHA HBNC (Module 6th & 7th) round III training programme at YCDA Baunsuni Mahanadi Conference Hall. This time participants are from Boudh & Kantamal block. Major thrust of the programme is to train ASHA on maintain health, hygiene, care, protection of pregnant women & new born baby.
The District Level Child Rights Mapping Findings Workshop was held at YCDA conference hall, Baunsuni on 31st August 2013. The objective of the programme was to share various child rights issues by the children in front of duty bearers and demand it’s solving measures. In the programme the guests were Block Education officer, Gender coordinator, SSA, District Child Protection Officer and ADMO, Boudh. The participants are District children network members and CPC members of YCDA project area.
On 29th & 30th August 2013, 14 members exposure team visited YCDA Education Watch cluster for learning the process of sustainability and community ownership. Participants are from different cluster of Edukans & Development Focus working at Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha on Quality Primary Education. Team visited the villages of PAP Bolangir, RARE Sonepur & YCDA, Boudh.
YCDA organized a two days review meeting with Participatory Action Research Team at Red Cross Bhawan, BBSR on 29th and 30th July’2013 in which Mr. William Raj Gali (Country Director, Every Child, India), Mr. T. Arul Roncalli (Programme Coordinator, Every Child, India, Mr. Rajendra Meher (President, YCDA), Ms. Srabantika Bhattacharya (Thematic Head, Child Rights, YCDA) attended the meeting. In others the child researchers, community members, Anganwadi Workers, Care Givers and Programme Coordinators of Kinship Participatory Action Research Project attended the meeting and they gave more focus on reflection of the 1st year journey of the research work, to be an agent of change.
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. [ More]

Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)
At/Po - Baunsuni, Tikirapada Road
Dist-Boudh, Odisha-76215, India
Tel-06841 228377, 228455, Fax - 228388
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Direct Intervention Boudh, Bolangir Outreach through partners Bargarh, Sambalpur, Bolangir, Boudh and Sonpur.