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Adolescent and Youth Development


In Western Orissa context, child and youths are most neglected whereas they are the future of the society and most potential driver of the development. To achieve this we believe that  basic education  provide the foundation for learning; secondary and tertiary education develop core capabilities and core technical skills; and further means of achieving lifelong learning.

But our traditional education system hardly create an opportunity for holistic development of a youth so that they becomes get an opportunity to come out from the vicious cycle of poverty and get an opportunity to lead a dignified life . Poverty, traditional stigma, Poor employment opportunity, lack of Lifeskill, Lack of health education, is the major obstacles for the holistic development adolescent and youth.

To address the issues of the Adolescent and Youth in YCDA we have integrated issues of the youth and adolescent in different programmes.

Our objective is to

  • Build Capacity of Young group with appropriate information.
  • Address the issues of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and
  • Advocacy for policy level changes.


Key Approaches

  • Institution building:
  • Strengthening youth group through awareness and appropriate information
  • Network building & Convergence


Major Activities are

  • Generating awareness and Capacity building of youth on Life skill, Adolescent & Family life education etc.
  • Campaign on violence and discrimination against women
  • Gender sensitisation training and workshop.
  • Prevent child marriage through awareness generation, counselling and peer group pressure etc.
  • Safe Motherhood education and Campaign
  • Social audit and Public Hearing on Safe motherhood
  • Social marketing of Condoms/contraceptives
  • Vocational training and placement services
  • Community based rehabilitation of Orphan and OVCs
  • Develop relevant IEC and BCC material and disseminate
  • Lobby and advocacy with service providers

Recent News

Friday, 04 November 2016

Celebration of Dan Utsav

YCDA in collaboration with JITM, Bolangir a premier education institute organized Dan Utsav on 6th October 2016.The prime objective of the programme is to Celebrate success and spread the message of an act of giving & evoking that the happiness not only gives happy to the receivers but it gives much happy to the givers as “The Power of Giving is greater than Joy of Receiving”. With the support of YCDA these children are rehabilitated in the Family based non-institutional forms of child care. The JITM student, staffs and management came forward to join their hand to fulfill the wish of the children living under non institutional care. On this occasion gifts were distributed among 37 children. The Children were spreading happiness through putting happy dots.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics has been accredited program and reached out to the children who never get opportunity to participate in a common platform to show their talents .YCDA has taken this opportunity of organizing this programme. Two days programme i.e 1st & 2nd October ,16 was conducted for the special children where more than 200 children from all three blocks of Boudh District have participated in the different events conducted and get encourage for expressing their potentiality and innovative skills. During the inauguration and validation ceremony the district administrative and the other line department personals including the District Collector Mr. Madhusudan Mishra joined and encouraged to the children.

Tarang- SBCC Training to ASHAs on Routine Immunisation

YCDA in collaboration with NRHM & health department is continuing Tarang-SBCC training programme at YCDA Baunsuni Mahanadi Conference Hall. This time participants are from Boudh & Kantamal block. Major thrust of the programme is to train ASHAs on demand generation of routine immunization & maintain health, hygiene.

Workshop on the Child Rights & Protection

YCDA has been organized a pro-community programmes called G.P. level workshop in 6 GPs of Boudh & Bolangir Districts and sharing the findings among the stakeholders with a view to bringing all of them to a common platform where their awareness level of child rights need to upturned and they would prepare a plan of action, with our support, to sort out many issues like Birth Certificate, Malnutrition, Dropout, unsafe AWC buildings, boundary-less school and roads replete with potholes.

Children Camps

The Children Camps was organised by YCDA in 10 clusters of Boudh & Bolangir districts. The programme was provided significant platform to the children either deprived or who have not got this opportunity to attend and enjoy, through this programme it was showcased the hidden talents and their knowledge of children. Apart from it children could get the opportunity to learn the Child rights & protection systems existed in the community. The programme was a grand success because of the required cooperation from the all the teachers who are voluntarily taken their responsibility of smooth managements. We are thankful to them and for their kind cooperation.

Annual Review cum Planning Workshop

A two days annual cum planning workshop has been organised by YCDA at Gopalpur. All the staffs working in the organisation gathered for two days to reflect their progress and concern. The programme heads of the project present their achievements against milestone fixed and planned for the coming year. The feedbacks from management helped a lot for shaping the future direction of the programme. Existing policies of the organisation has been reviewed & appropriate action taken.


Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)
At/Po - Baunsuni, Tikirapada Road
Dist-Boudh, Odisha-76215, India
Tel-06841 228377 / 228455 / 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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