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Western Orissa Education Watch


 WOEW  is collective efforts of group of NGOs lead by Youth Council for development Alternatives (YCDA) supported by Edukans foundation ,Nederland and Development Focus ,Bangalore within a defined geographical area to ensure “Relevant Education” for under privileged children in the age group of 6-14 years with add on component of life skill and livelihood skills .
The major thrust of the programme is to network with civil society organization including Self Help Groups in the region from micro to macro level and develop their capacity to ensure that the underprivileged children access relevant education on a sustainable basis.

Project  at a glance 
Total District-5
Gram Panchayat- 18
Primary & Upper Primary schools-169
Total population- 85792

Name of the Institution AJKA ADARSA SIDI PAP RARE SHARP YCDA Total
No of GP 2 2 2 4 2 2 4 18
No of villages 13 11 31 19 26 49 94 243
School in project area 15 12 17 21 25 28 51 169
Children Club 15 12 16 18 29 31 60 181
Education Watch committee 15 12 16 18 25 28 51 163
CLA 4 5 6 6 4 5 11 41

Total Children- 23212

Implementing Partners (LINK)
ADARSA –Sambalpur , SIDI- Sambalpur, RARE –Sonepur, AJKA-Bargarh, SHARP –Boudh, PAP Bolangir &YCDA Boudh

Target group 
Marginalised school going, Non going and Dropout children of 6-14 years    and youth of 15-18 years.

Project goals
To ensure access, relevance and quality  primary education for the marginalised children of 6-14 years    and youth of 15-18 years  within a period of three years (2014) with a focus on Education and Work


  1. To ensure 100% enrolment and 90% retention of children  at primary level(aged 6 1 4years/class 1 - 8) with quality education
  • The partner organizations/federated bodies developed their competencies and expertise to handle the education issue more strategically along with the local authorities.
  • District forum, in cohesion with State forum work as a pressure group to influence policy level changes  to bring child- friendly curriculum, integrating life skills and livelihood component in carrriculum.


  • Poverty reduction
  • Strengthening civil society
  • Lobby and Advocacy

 Poverty reduction

  • Enrollment campaign
  • Lifeskill education for school goers and non goers
  • Sunday clas and special Sunday class (child rights)
  • Livelihood education 

Strengthening Civil Society

  • Strengthening federation of CBOs
  • Organizing  stakeholder conclave
  • Regularizing meeting of CBO federation

Lobby & Advocacy


  • Rally and campaign on education issues
  • Reality check and consolidation with district level Govt counterpart

Recent News

Friday, 22 February 2019

A Event on “Why Family Matters:

Why Family Matters” Programme has been organized by YCDA in collaboration with Unicef, Odisha at Hotel Bhamars on 31st January 2019.The objective of the programme was to sensitize to the community stakeholders on why family matters for every child and what are the various options available in the ICPS and JJ system. Around 120 participants from District administration & govt.officials including District sub collector Mr. Bhairab sing Patel, DCPU,CWC,JJB & CCIs and understand the concept that for every child family matters and to prepare them for the sponsorship in family based care.

State Level Consultation on Standards of Care in CCIs:

A State level consultation on standards of care in CCIs was conducted on 29th January 2019 at the Hotel Suryansh . around 65 participants i.e CWCs, DCPUs & CCI personnel have been participated & oriented from Odisha..Mr Harihar Naik ,Mem OSCPCR participated in the programme as a chief guest to prioritize the thoughts of up calling the standards of care in CCIs of Odisha. As technical support the national eminent Ms. Priti Pattkar and Ms. Madhumita Dash Consultant W&CD facilitated the programme.

State Level Workshop on De-institutionalization & Transition:

A State Level Workshop on De-institutionalization & Transition has been organized in collaboration with W&CD and Unicef on 28th January 2019 at Hotel Kalinga Ashok. Around 80 CWC chairpersons & DCPUs staffs has been participated in the programme & got aware on the De-institutionalization and transition. The national eminent Ms. Nina Nayak , former chair person KSCPCR and Ms Anu Garg, Principal secretary W&CD , Dr. Monika Oldedzka Nielsen, Unicef Chief field office & Mr Rajendra Meher, Convenor YCDA-Resource Centre were facilitated the programme.

District Level Launching of Agriculture Production Cluster:

District level Launching of Agriculture Production Cluster Project, of Kantamal, has been organized at, New Collectorate Conference Hall Boudh on 8th Feb.2019 with the Chairmanship of Collector, Boudh.

Health Camps:

25 Health Camps has been organized at Boudh , Sonepur & Balangir in collaboration with Health Department in the month of October-2018 to January-2019 . With the support of L & T Financial services & SEWA Bharat, 6173 beneficiaries from 85 villages received free health check up & medicine services. The objective of the camps is to building awareness and health facilities amongst the poor peoples.

Convergence Meeting with Stakeholders on Migrants issues:

Convergence week meeting was organized at Block Conference Hall, Khariar by YCDA where Block level line department such as Block executive officers, BPM, AAO of agriculture department, PEOs and Sarpanchs participated and migrants issues have been discussed with action plan

Training Programme for Migrant SHG Members:

Training Programme was organized for Migrant SHG members on trade specific i.e Commercial Organic Vegetable Cultivation & Marketing, Commercial Mushroom Cultivation, Country Bird Rearing & Homemade Agarbati Rolling & Marketing for 30 SHG members in each trade in the month of Dec.2018 with the support of NABARD & SBIRSETI, Balangir

Inauguration of Seasonal Hostel:

2 Nos. of Seasonal Hostels was inaugurated on 1st & 2nd December 2018 by YCDA initiative where 68 school going children of migrants households have been enrolled.

Internal Examination for Adult Learners :

Conducted Internal Examination for 19862 numbers of target adult learners through 300 ALP centres and 18,236 learners have qualified in the examination for the fourth batch of ALP.

Teachers Training on CSE:

On 3rd& 4th November, the 2nd Phase Teachers training has been organized. 25 nos. of participants i.e School teachers,CRCCs & Peer Educators from 4 Respective Gram Panchayat of 8 Upper Primary School has been participated in the training programme. The main objective of the training programme was to build capacity of teachers to conduct CSE Classes on chapter 9 to 16.

Class room observations:

In 8 schools, Classroom observation of Mo Katha Mo Kahani was conducted during the month of October & November in 8 schools during the running of Sessions 7 or 8. The Classroom observation was observed by the CRCCs, School Hms & YCDA Staffs. The purpose of the exercise is to ensure quality classes and to support the teachers by giving them feedback to improve skills to conduct CSE classes effectively.

Post KAP of 1st Phase & Pre KAP of 2nd Phase curriculum with School Children:-

In the month of November, the Post KAP of 1st phase & Pre KAP of 2nd Phase has been conducted in 8 piloted schools. The part one of Mo Katha Mo Kahani curriculum has been finished successfully where 854 adolescents pre and post KAP done.


Mr. Rajendra Meher (CEO)

Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)
At/Po - Baunsuni, Tikirapada Road
Dist-Boudh, Odisha-76215, India
Tel- 9437194954/ 7750018377
Email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website : www.ycdaindia.org

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