“SAI” AT GLANCE
“SAI,” the short form of Social Awareness Institution, a state level Social Organisation has a very humble beginning by some social work oriented people in the year 1995. But it ventured into need specific programme during post cyclone period by having “An amiable society respecting human rights & giving equal opportunities to one and all with a view to leading a self-sufficient & dignified life” as the vision and “Empowering the powerless by exercising their civic & political rights and employing among them the values of love, cooperation & common brotherhood through awareness building towards establishing justice, peace & equality” as a mission. With the thrust area i.e Health, Education, Livelihood, Water and sanitation. Initially SAI started developmental activities in the small pocket of Cuttack, Kendrapada and Bolangir District.
Gradually it spreads its feathers, and now it is working in Cuttack, Bolangir( Bolangir & Tittlagarh) and Nuapada Districts on different projects like: Urban Health Project in Cuttack District with the Help of NRHM(National Rural Health Mission) and ZSS( Zila Swasta Samiti) ; JSS (Jan Shikshan Sansthan)with the funding support of MHRD, Dept. Education & Literacy, Tribal Food security programme funded by CASA , Handicrapt projects with the help of Development Commissioner, Handicraft; T.I (Target Intervention) Project funded by OSACS(Orissa State AIDs Control Society), PRI training programme supported by SIRD, Bhubaneswar, in Bolangir District; and T.I (Target Intervention) Project funded by OSACS(Orissa State AIDs Control Society),project in Nuapada District.
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT TILL DATE:
Ø Women managed community sanitary complex.
Ø Increase in school going children by eradicating child labor and reducing drop out children.
Ø Increase in female literacy.
Ø Increase in the number of economically empowered women through WSHG by income generation programmes.
Ø Reduction in alcohol consumption in target villages.
Ø Increase in the formation of SHG (MSM) & their sensitization.
Ø Increase in gender equity in the target villages.
Ø Reduced health problems in adolescents.
Ø Augmentation of income generating activities through vocational training (to illiterate & neo-literate).
Ø 60 % of the MSMs practicing safe sex, all HIV positives accessing ART services.
Ø Better functioning of the PRI structure by effective training of the elected representatives.
Ø 500 Artisans trained and increased their income
With changing social problem SAI is facing crisis of varying magnitude. Perhaps these are the products of rapid and uneven political-economic change. But like before, we have raised high and to perform. Our task force and volunteers are committed to deliver the best when it matters.In future SAI purposes to do deliver the best when it matters. In future SAI purposes to do the following needful.
Enhance staff competency that will create reinforcement where the on-field need can be addressed.
Joining new networks of NGOs, CBOs to build up new target oriented common platforms partnership and achievement.
Intensity sustainable community development programmes and progress(es) with focuss on food security, womens rights and organisation.
My self Mousumi Swain, M.A in(Home Science and Social Communication) and M.Phill in Home Science(Extension Education. Now I am working in an State level Organisation named as "SOCIAL AWARENESS INSTITUTION" of Odisha as a Planning Monitoring and Evalution Officer.I want to got higher position in this.....read more