HEAVEN (Health, Education, Agriculture for villager’s Economy and New programme)
Name & address: HEAVEN (Health, Education, Agriculture for villager’s Economy and New programme)
Ph# 06849- 245434
Head Office/Postal Address: HEAVEN
Pushpa Complex, Luchapada Road
Near All India Radio, Berhampur, Ganjam Pin: 760001
Ph# 0680- 2224506
Legal Status: Registered under society Registered Act: 1860, Registration No: 20133/96
FCRA Registration No: 105030009
80G No- 51/2008-09
Year of Registration:
3rd, July, 1996
Account No: State Bank of India
Pradeep Kumar Rath, President
Mamata Pattnaik, Vice-President
Aditya Prasad Pattanayak, Secretary
Rajarshi Dasmohaptra, Technical Advisor
Presently Operational Area: Kandhamala, Ganjam, Puri and Nayagada districts of Orissa.
To create a sphere for the new generation where women and children have a say on the decision making, visualizing a new social structure where all dehumanizing factors turns to humanizing and unorganized sectors move towards the light of organized way with the ray of hope reflect into the reality.
HEAVEN believes in a structural holistic development where every individual access their rights in the Globalization process of development.
Aims and Objectives
-To work towards the awareness and promotion of the right to dignified living of communities specially Tibals, Dalits and marginalized farmers.
-Promotion and protection of women’s rights and interests.
-Education of children for gainful and creative engagement.
-To work towards the sustainability of community resources.
-To manage and access of natural resources.
-To provide opportunities and to facilitate and promote developmental work for the participant sections of society.
-To network, assist, promote, encourage, train and support Community Based Organizations and Youth Clubs at Local, State and National Level.
-Creation of alternative credit system.
-Promotion of Agro and Agro based activities.
-Create awareness on HIV/AIDS among the vulnerable communities.
-Malaria prevention and control program.
-To initiate research and documentation leading to publication of papers/ books/ training material/ presentations/videos/films, with a view to increasing awareness.
HEAVEN as a non-political, non-profitable and a secular organization works on community development from a holistic approach. Our strength is a dedicated and well-educated staff that lives and works at the project areas. They mobilize people to join community-based organizations and encourage them to take initiatives in formulating and carrying out the activities. Such as Self Help Group, Youth Club, Children Club, Water and Sanitation Committees, Village Development Committees, Village Education Committees, Parents – Teachers committees, Farmers Clubs, Malaria prevention and control Committees, Social Watch Monitors, Village, Gram Panchayat & Block level activists and Peer Educators for HIV/AIDS & Reproductive Child Health. For each individual who participate in community work it is an experience and a skill the person will carry along for the rest of the life. For the community it is a lesson in improving common life conditions by supporting each other.
Type of Projects
The ‘Community Development Projects’ are based on a comprehensive model, which has been practiced and developed over many years. The model defines an operation area of a minimum of 8,000 families. The families are mobilized to be part of the Community Development Project, as the main drivers of development. The model includes 10 lines of action, 8 of which are defined in broad terms and 2 lines defined by the projects and communities themselves.
Within each of the 10 lines the project leader, together with the communities develop and implements activities in support of their struggle for a better life.
HEAVEN is implementing 20 Social Development Projects on Community Development such as Microfinance, Environment & Plantation, HIV / AIDS, Malaria, Health, Safe mother hood, Training of the Rural Youth in Vocational and leadership skills, Quality Education, Self Governance, Livelihood, Water & Sanitation and Habitat across Ten Block of Kandhamala, Ganjam, Puri and Nayagarh Districts of Orissa.
Geographical Area of Project Implementation
HEAVEN is working in Three Hundred Fifty villages with seven networking NGOs/CBOs across four districts of Orissa. Most of the operational areas are tribal dominated villages based at top of the hills. The communication system is not prevailing in those hilly areas. 72 to 75 percentages of Map of Ganjam
people are coming under below poverty line. Migration is one of the
major threat for the tribal and dalit population.
The projects are implemented through networking approach. The organization is extending its operational areas to different neighboring districts.
Map of Kandhamal
•Total Sanitation campaign / Watsan programme
•Functional Vocational Training to the youth
•HIV/Aids Awareness programme
•National Environmental Awareness programme
•Educational institute/Literacy programnme
•Library to student
•Training on development issue
•Malaria eradication Programmme
•Women and Children participation
•Research & Documentation
•Advocacy and Lobby.
This post was submitted by Pradeep Kumar Rath.