Activities

Community based watershed programme.

Bolangir is with the continuous drought and the rainfall is coming down to more than 60percent within this decade. There is a clear departure of rainfall from 1440mm to within 700mm.The rainfall is erratic and ab-normal.Even the standing crop lost due to a single day rainfall. In other hand more than 1laks cubic meter  water in rainy days flows out in the rivers and streams. There is no water harvesting system and strategy to recharge ground water. There fore Youth service center adopted a watershed approach to the land and water management with  community.Three years of regeneration activities as farm bonding, stone outlays, counter trench, water absorption trench, gully plugging, renovation of water tank, tree plantation and linking with sustainable agriculture with efficient water and land management has an greater impact on the livelihood of poor farmers and landless. Watershed development committee taking up the ownership and working for the sustainability of the project by ban of free grazing, ban of tree cutting and deforestation, and maintaining to the structures

Youth Service center as a center for Child Rights.

From the inception Youth service Center began to work with the children.Within this period it emerges as a child Rights focused organization. To promote and protect the child hood of the children,we parternering to various global and local initiative of Child rights movement. We visualize achild friendly Society where every child must enjoy their rights to child hood. We look furtherto ensure the survival, development, protection, and participation rights of every child and ensuring the rights of the children is every body responsibility.The major activities of Youth service center is Sensitysing and education community on Child rights,organizing capacity building training in different level on Child rights and making them accountable for children.We have organized training for the community,SHG and womens groups,Panchayat members,and Children on child rights time to time. Youth Service Center undertaken study, research in field level on Child rights issues.It has prominently involved in the assessmenrt process of realizing Child rights after 20 years of Convention on Child Rights. We want to join our hands together to evolve a caring and Rights-protected society involving Children and their families in making decisions and finding solution. There are several issues that adversely affect children and making them vulnerable. Youth Service Centers work are basically on these thematic area of issues affecting children like child labour,Child Hunger, children out of school , Migrant children, Children in disaster, children with HIV/AIDS and Children with disabilities.

Working with Migrant children

More than two lakhs children migrate from Bolangir to out of the state and inside the state also. Many are with the families and many are also single migrant. These children are migrating basically to the brick kiln site of Andhra Pradesh and to the Costal Part of Orissa.They push out from school and join as a child labour. They are out from the integrated Child development scheme,mid day meals programme,and all the child rights are a distant dream to them. Many story of torture, abuse, violence are reported from the work site. They are trafficked and sale for labour. Youth service center working to sensityse these children about their Rights. Collaborating with Sarvasikhya Avijan (Govt education programme) to stay back in villages and continuing education.Counselling and motivating for back to school. We are also working for the rescue and rehabilitation of the migrant and bonded children. (Read more on Migrant children programme.)

Working on Right to education

We basically work with community, village education committee, parants, Teachers and with children to ensure the education of the children. Functioning of village school and delivery quality education is the major area of our concern. We further work to promote child friendly school with Community based management. There fore a village level campaign “Our Village Our School” initiated where community participation and ownership to school functioning and management are the key components.Strengthening school management committees and engaging with in preparation to school development plan is an important area of our activities.

Working on Child Rights Governance

Youth Service center considerChild Rights is a Governance issue and it is the state and Its institutions must ensure every Rights for every child. Therefore we work with panchahayat,schools,institutions and other bodies to sensityse about Child rights and the obligation of their responsibilities to fulfil the rights.We also orient children about their rights so that they Will aware,  able to identify the issues affecting themWhich is also the violation of child rights and able to Demand their rights There are several issues that adversely affect children and making them vulnerable. Youth Service Centers work are basically on these thematic area of issues affecting children like child labour,Child Hunger, children out of school , Migrant children, Children in disaster, children with HIV/AIDS and Children with disabilities.

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