GOPABANDHU SEVA PARISAD (GSP)

About GSP

Gopabandhu Seva Parisad (GSP)

The Organisation came into existence in the year 1999-2000. A group of social workers, having a similar mindset and ideology started this. These people were actively working with different professional Organisations/ groups in different parts of Odisha. The motivation was to respond the local needs in an effective way, so as to justify optimum degree of achievements and results with satisfying levels of performance. It was somehow not possible, while working sporadically in different groups.

In the initial 3-4 years, our activities were more focussed on responding the ‘disasters’ in the costal districts of Odisha. At the same time the other thrust area was to build the capacity of the community on Risk Reduction aspects. We also have involved in advocacy issues related to DRR with State processes.

By the end of year 2005, GSP has already developed its volunteer bases in different parts of Odisha, started operating on its thematic areas and expertise. We have started operating with ‘empowerment’ and ‘right based approach’ to issues. Sustainable eco-system development, conservation of bio-diversity, building capacity of the communities, facilitating good governance processes were some of the common agendas for us in all our operational areas and focus group.

By the end of 2010, our activities were more streamlined and professional. By that time our work has already been expended to other parts of Odisha, with diversified clientele groups. We also have involved in different local as well as national level study and research activities on our core thematic areas.

Vision

A self-reliant society free from any forms of Violence, Injustice, Abuse, Annoyance, social Stigma and Discrimination.

Mission

Empowerment of excluded and marginalized communities especially women, children & other vulnerable segments through social security, sustainable growth, human rights protection, advocacy, campaigning, direct intervention & power of outreach activism

Core Values

  •  No violent behaviour in the organisation.
  •  Maintain professional relationship with stakeholders and maximum standard of performance.
  •  Transparency and openness should be building blocks of all organisational relationship.
  •  Respect to local knowledge and skills.
  •  Accountability lies with all members of the Organisation not limited to posts and positions.
  •  Human rights are of optimum priority, inclusive of gender and child rights.
  •  Openness to share knowledge and information with others.

Thematic Areas of work

  •  DRR/ Water & Sanitation
  •  Anti abuse/ violence
  •  Livelihood
  •  Education
  •  Health