GOPABANDHU SEVA PARISAD (GSP)

Our Work

Focus Group: for whom we are working

i) Women & Children as the ‘target group’

  •  Abuse issues- Child sex tourism, Child Labour, trafficking, work place and domestic violence
  •  Violence issues- domestic violence, workplace violence
  •  Early marriage of girl child
  •  Lack of alternative income source
  •  Health issues- MCH, RCH, HIV/AIDS
  •  Low resource ownership
  •  No decision making power
  •  Less preference to girl child education
  •  Restricted mobility

ii) Disaster affected communities

  •  Threat to life and livelihood
  •  Lack of resource base- land, house, pond, forest
  •  Loss of housing, drinking water source, sanitation issues
  •  Trauma
  •  Impact of Climate Change – sea level rise, rain fall pattern, repeated occurrence of disaster
  •  Low resilience capacity

iii) Immigrant communities

  •  Identity issues/ isolation/ negligence
  •  Illiteracy/ language barrier
  •  Health issues- lack of access to Govt. medical services
  •  Land & Housing- no land title, eviction threat
  •  Lack of basic survival amenities – drinking water, sanitation
  •  Lack of basic civic service- electricity, water supply, PDS, BPL and welfare scheme.
  •  Limited livelihood options
  •  Hazard affected
  •  Middleman harassment

Spheres of our involvement: what we are doing

Our key strategy is to form ‘community based groups’ or ‘self help group’ in our programmes. These are the forums through which the beneficiary/ target group get involved in all process of management and decision making starting from planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of results at different levels.

A. Education

  • Facilitating education of the children facing linguistic variances
  • Running of crèche centre for children of working women

B. Health

  • Health Check up camps
  • Prevention of HIV/AIDS
  • Prevention of killer disease like Tuberculosis (TB)

C. Livelihood

  • Awareness on MNREGA and addressing issue of ‘hunger’
  • Farmer’s training
  • Skill up gradation training to the women in coir making trade
  • Promotion of disaster resilient cropping and Agrl. In kanas

Environment & eco-system mgt

  • PFR project/ NET COAST activities
  • National Environment Awareness Campaign
  • Water & sanitation (Total Sanitation Campaign)

Governance

  • Facilitating information collection using RTI Act and resolving issues
  • Training of PRI members
  • Mapping beneficiaries on different govt. scheme.
  • Capacity building of women PRI
  • Ensuring women participation in Palli Sabha and Gram Sabha
  • Preparation of Micro Level Plan

Capacity building of community based groups

  • Youth Leadership promotion
  • Facilitation of WSHG running
  • Cultural Programme
  • Celebration of National Days
  • Sports for the youth
  • Yoga and naturopathy

Promotion of Human Rights

  • 1- Activities to eliminate sexual abuse against Children in Tourism sector in Puri
  • 2- Activities to eliminate child labour issues

Disaster Management

  • Preparation of village Disaster management plan
  • Participatory Risk Assessment in villages
  • Relief & rehabilitation work for the flood victims

STUDY & RESEARCH

Study & Research is highly important as it is the process which helps us to know the ground reality and root causes of the issues. Our Organisation members are involved in different kinds of social research as per the need. Following studies/ research works has been facilitated