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Western Orissa Education Watch

It’s a fundamental necessity of every child in society to have effective health care, free qualitative education, love & affection. But instead of getting assured of these necessities, many children spoil their childhood as cowboys, coping hand in household work, engage in agriculture, forestry, weaving etc. Their lost childhood creates least botheration for the society. Hence YCDA is actively involved to address the issue of education since its inception with support of  Edukans Foundation, Netherland .

The major  thrust of the intervention is to ensure basic education to all eligible children for strengthening  the formal education system , 100 percent enrollment and retention and  network with civil society organization including Self Help Groups in the district  from micro to macro level , develop their capacity to ensure that the underprivileged children access relevant education on a sustainable basis.

Project at a glance

YCDA initiated the programme on quality primary education  at  96 villages of 4 Gram Panchayat in Boudh and Kantamal Block of Boudh district  in the year 2007 under Western Orissa Education Watch Programme

No of GP 4
No of villages 94
School in project area 51
Children Club 60
Education Watch committee 51
CLA 11

Target Group:     
6-14 years school going and dropout children , 15-18 years dropout youth .


  • 100 % enrollment of children and retention monitoring
  • Improve the situation of existing local formal schools and ensure right to education of   under privileged children in the age group of 6 – 14 Years in school system.
  • Strengthen women groups, build up their capacity and facilitate them in linking up with various support agencies .
  • Introduce lifeskill education and livelihood skill education to make education more relevant


  • Poverty Reduction
  • Strengthening Civil  Society
  • Lobby and Advocacy

 Key Activities

Poverty reduction

  • Enrollment drive and retention monitoring in 58 schools.
  • Soft skill and livelihood skill Training to school goer’s children and non school goers children.
  • Sunday class and Special Sunday Class for school goers for capacity building of children .
  • Teachers training and meeting

Strengthening civil society

  • GP level consultation on quality education to Sensitize  different stakeholders on Orissa RTE rule.
  • Organize Panchayat level Result sharing workshop
  • Training to EWF, VEC and CLA members on their role and responsibility towards education issue.

Lobby and advocacy

  • Reality check in school about the programmes and activities, identify issue and consultation with district administration to address.
  • Agitation, Rally and submission of memorandum on books and teachers issues.


Small initiative but big changes 

Sujata, a member of Gochgora children’s  club started to cry as one visitor of WOEW asked her name during children club meeting .Suddenly everyone gets embarrassed and somehow GP volunteer of the panchyat managed the situation. In absence of her we came to know she is depressed after the death of his father .But she is continuing her study with help of small support of project. 

Sujata, 11 years   a semi orphan girl,is reading in Gochhagora primary school of Kantamal block of Boudh district. She lives with her mother and somehow earns her livelihood from daily labour . Due to poverty her mother can not fulfill the educational requirement of the child. Therefore, she suffers and occasionally she started to be absent in class.

At the time, YCDA planned to help to children under earn while you learn, where a child can earn at the time of learning. Sujata was involved in the programme and supported by 1 duck. Within couple of month duck gave chicks, costing Rs 30 per chick . She was trained on  how to rear duck. After 8 month the duck give birth of 10 chicks, which is sold for 1500 rupees and brought one goat for rearing. During last year the duck gave   birth to another 40 chicks which   she sold it in 3000 rupees and saved in near by post office by her name. Now she has 10 new chicks and the goat also gave  birth two new kids. Her  total  asset is around 8000 Rs She herself look after her ducks and Goat .Simultaneously goes to school, play with other children and She does not like to stop her study so soon.

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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