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What We Do

AJSA’s approach is to adopt inclusive and empowering ways of working with the most marginalized groups in society that respect and promote equality. Our experience has shown us that effective development requires maintaining long term relationships with people and working to understand their needs and situation holistically in order to enable their self-driven journeys towards empowerment and self-sufficiency. Thus, we emphasize a people centered integrated livelihood approach pointing the way directly towards adopting a facilitating role, developing local leadership, and supporting several pronged development projects.

To realize our vision and mission, we have been implementing several social, economic, educational, environmental and self-sustaining development initiatives since our inception.

AJSA is actively working to bring about social welfare for the needy: work in each Village of its Operational areas. For this manner, AJSA Focus its work for the development of underprivileged communities, tribal communities, environmental awareness, child education, women empowerment and supporting underprivileged communities are our major concerns because of the magnitude of these problems. We also manage and uphold “Income Generation Projects” to support needy and poor people. Self help groups were formed, trained and various income generation activities were undertaken by AJSA for vulnerable sections and communities, all of which aims to bring about social, economic and financial stability and sustainability to the society.

AJSA have been undertaking the following activities in its Operational districts of Orissa in India.

  1. Activities relating to Natural Resource Management.
  2. Training and capacity building activities.
  3. Advocacy campaign and public education on issues of public interest.
  4. Relief and rehabilitation activities

Major Interventions in the Operational Areas

  • Micro level planning and implementation in operational Area’s.
  • The forest protection-NTFP proceeding Marketing through SHG’s and Village Committees (VCs).
  • Strengthening of P R I Members by organizing workshops and trainings.
  • Sustainable agriculture &Livelihood Promotion.
  • Promoting group cultivation and Linkage.
  • Formation of Seed Banks, Grain Banks and Drought Proofing funds in operational areas.
  • Organizing Health Awareness camps and trainings.
  • Awareness Creation on Banishing the Use of the Chemical Fertilizer and pesticide. Providing Training and awareness campaign’s on Organic farming.
  • Promotion of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and providing linkages.
  • Capacity building training, orientation and seminar of community leaders.
  • Land development and Renovation of Traditional Water Harvesting Structures and irrigation facilities.
  • Organizing Anti-liquor campaign’s through the help of local women’s and SHG leaders of operational Area.
  • Formation, strengthening and empowerment of Farmers club and Youth Association’s.
  • Natural Resource Management to ensure food security.
  • Literacy campaign for illiterate women through SHGs and women Literacy Camps.
  • Planning on drought mitigation, Migration survey and implementation of works.
  • Awareness camps on NREGA, RTI, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and Consumer Rights, women’s Rights, Climate Change etc.