About us

VISWA YUVA KENDRA, one of the professional voluntary organizations in the state of Odisha is founded on 15th day of December 1986 in Angul District and served in the central and western part of the state in the field of community health and sanitation, child right, education, women empowerment, youth promotion, natural resource management and community capacity building. We address to the people especially poor, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, marginalized women, children and disadvantage youths.

Legal Status

VYK is registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 bearing no. DKL/1512/111/87-88 dated 25.09.1987, Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 1976 no. 104890057 dated 1st January 1996 and 12A of Income Tax act 1961 bearing number 29363 dated 4th January 1995. Permanent Account Number (PAN)- AAATV4472B.

Vision

We visualize a sustainable improvement in the socio-economic status of the marginalized community

Mission

Improve sustained socio-economic condition of the marginalized community focusing on women, young people and children by strengthening community based organizations and people’s institutions.

Strategy

  • We involve village development committees (health committee, education committee etc.) youth groups, women self help group members in Planning, implementation and monitoring of the projects.
  • All the policy level decisions are taken by the general body and executive committee and the Member Secretary takes care for proper implementation of the decisions.
  • The findings/achievements of the projects are shared before the executive committee, general body, supporting agency and the community at large.
  • We maintain transparency of all the work done, the processes and procedures followed.

Thrust area

The thrust areas of work are changeable from time to time depending upon the need and requirement of the target communities. We give emphasis on the local needs and people deserve for the support. We are now concentrated on the following aspects;

  • Education for children, young illiterates and dropouts
  • Livelihood promotion and entrepreneurship development among tribal, scheduled caste, low income groups, women and youths
  • Early Childhood Care and Development
  • Community Eye Health, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS
  • Capacity building of stake holders on health, education and governance

Human resources

  • Full time (Core Staffs): 07
  • Full Time: 10
  • Part Time (Paid worker): 05
  • Part Time (Volunteer): 08
  • Counselors: 15

Infrastructure

  • Land (2.12 acres)
  • Building with office, conference hall, dining hall, accommodation, guest rooms, library, toilets etc. with day and night electricity supply and water
  • Higher education with IGNOU, Computer education, Eye care service delivery equipments

Geographical areas of operation

In the initial years the organization was working in the district of Angul of Odisha state. Now it has expanded its works to Subarnapur, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Boudh, Puri and Dhenkanal districts. However, we prefer to network with the existing NGOs working in other districts and collaborate our programs with them. We have a good network with different NGOs all over the state and work with them on various issues and programs.

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