Distribution of Vitamin A Solution and Albendazole

Vitamin Angel is dedicated to enhancing the health of children globally by distributing essential vitamins and minerals. This report highlights the successful execution of Vitamin Angel’s initiatives in collaboration with the Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan in the Daringbadi and Kotgada blocks of Kandhamal district, Odisha, India. Benefiting over 6,000 children annually, the program addresses vitamin A deficiency and parasitic infections through the distribution of Vitamin A Solution and Albendazole.

Designed for children under five, the program provides crucial micronutrients and deworming medication. By focusing on vitamin A deficiency and parasitic infections, the initiative aims to enhance overall child health and development. Vitamin Angel, in partnership with Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan, has successfully distributed Vitamin A Solution, preventing complications and improving children’s health. Additionally, Albendazole distribution combats parasitic infections, enhancing nutritional status. The Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan’s efficient implementation, community engagement, and collaboration have ensured the program’s success, reaching vulnerable children through strategic planning. Continuous monitoring and evaluation have been pivotal, guiding adjustments for optimal outcomes. The program’s impactful contribution to the health and well-being of children sets the stage for future expansion and strengthened partnerships with local communities.

Livelihood Through Renewable Energy

In 2023, Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan, supported by Selco Foundation, has made significant strides in sustainable livelihood initiatives in Daringbadi Block. By harnessing renewable energy, particularly through the installation of solar panels, the project has successfully empowered marginalized communities in the village. Key activities include the establishment of five strategically located rural xerox shops, enhancing accessibility to essential document services at affordable prices. Additionally, the initiative has set up five swing machines, providing crucial support to widows and physically challenged individuals for regular income generation, promoting self-reliance and inclusivity. Notable achievements include economic empowerment, improved community accessibility, and inclusive livelihood opportunities. Impact assessment indicates positive changes, including increased income and enhanced access to document services. Looking ahead, Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan, in collaboration with Selco Foundation, is committed to scaling up renewable energy initiatives and exploring avenues for further inclusive community development. Heartfelt acknowledgments are extended to Selco Foundation for their indispensable support and visionary partnership in these impactful endeavors.

Special Programme for Promotion of Integrated Farming (SPPIF)

Implementing Organization: Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan
Supported by: ATMA Kandhamal
Technical Support: WASSAN

The Special Programme for Promotion of Integrated Farming (SPPIF) in Tribal Areas, executed by Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan with support from ATMA Kandhamal and technical guidance from WASSAN, strives to enhance the livelihoods and income of farmers in Kandhamal’s tribal regions. Embracing the principles of Reduce, Recycle, Reuse & Recovery, the program focuses on optimal natural resource utilization through site-specific and landscape-based farming systems, promoting diversification, intensification, and integration in a cluster approach.


The SPPIF program aims to:

  1. Optimize natural resource utilization using the principles of Reduce, Recycle,
    Reuse & Recovery.
  2. Promote site-specific and landscape-based farming systems through
    diversification, intensification, and integration.
  3. Improve farmers’ livelihoods and income through enterprises, marketing, and
    value chain interventions by WSHGs/FPOs.


Implemented in 30 villages and 3 gram panchayats within the Daringbadi Block of Kandhamal district, the program targets areas including Danekbadi, Plihery, and Greenbadi Gram Panchayats.


  1. Agriculture: Focuses on crop diversification and participatory varietal trials to reduce dependency on mono-cropping.
  2. Horticulture: Emphasizes the trellis system for vegetable cultivation to optimize space and improve productivity.
  3. Livestock: Enhances livestock-based enterprises through goat shelters, goat rearing, broiler rearing units, Indigenous Chick Production Units, vaccination programs, duck rearing, and fodder cultivation.
  4. Fishery: Establishes a Nano Fish Feed Mixture Unit and supports fish seed production for sustainable fishery practices.


  1. Agriculture: Successful crop diversification and identification of improved varieties through participatory trials.
  2. Horticulture: Increased productivity and improved crop quality through the adoption of the trellis system.
  3. Livestock: Benefits from goat shelters, broiler rearing units, Indigenous Chick Production Units, and vaccination programs.
  4. Fishery: Improved fish growth and production through the Nano Fish Feed Mixture Unit and support for fish seed production.


The SPPIF in Tribal Areas, spearheaded by Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan with support from ATMA Kandhamal and technical assistance from WASSAN, has made significant strides in promoting sustainable farming and
enhancing farmers’ livelihoods. Through agriculture, horticulture, livestock, and fishery components, the program has successfully diversified and integrated farming systems, creating positive outcomes and income generation opportunities. Continued support and expansion promise sustained development in agriculture and allied sectors in Kandhamal district.

Special Promotion of Millet in tribal Area

The Odisha Millet Mission Programme, a flagship initiative of the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment, Government of Odisha, has made noteworthy progress in the past year. The program, designed to promote and cultivate millets, particularly Ragi, collaborates with ATMA Kandhamal and receives technical assistance from WASSAN. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the program’s achievements.

In the cultivation and promotion domain, the program, in
collaboration with ATMA Kandhamal, engaged 1,500 farmers across 14 gram panchayats in the K. Nuagaon Block. Efforts were focused on sustainable agricultural
practices, resulting in millet cultivation on over 1,000
hectares. Training initiatives equipped farmers with knowledge on millet cultivation, pest management, and soil conservation. The procurement and market linkages component successfully procured 4,000 quintals of Ragi,
ensuring fair prices and timely payments for farmers. Market channels for millet products were established, expanding opportunities for farmers within and beyond Odisha.

Creating awareness about millets and their nutritional benefits was a priority. The program organized events like millet food festivals and conducted awareness campaigns, emphasizing millets’ role in addressing malnutrition, particularly in tribal areas.

Competitions recognizing excellence in millet farming practices incentivized farmers and fostered healthy competition. The program concludes with a commitment to expanding its reach, increasing farmer participation, and promoting millets as a sustainable and nutritious crop. Through collaboration, innovative approaches, and stakeholder engagement, the Odisha Millet Mission Programme aims to fortify the millet ecosystem and contribute to the well-being of farmers and consumers.

Smile Foundation

Mission Education, a transformative initiative supported by the Smile Foundation, has been successfully executed by the Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan in the
Daringbadi Block of Kandhamal District. The Remedial Education Programme, operating in Saringirpi Village, Marenji Village, and Padami Village, aims to provide educational support and opportunities for underprivileged children. This annual report encapsulates the achievements and activities of the programme over the past year.

1. Programme Overview:Total Students: 146

Education Centre Timings: Morning session (7:00 AM to 9:00 AM) and Evening session (4:30 PM to 6:00 PM) Centre Management: Local community members actively participate in managing the education centers, ensuring their smooth functioning.

2. Supporting Activities:

a) Teaching Learning Materials: Essential teaching aids and
learning materials, including textbooks, stationery, notebooks, are provided to enhance the quality
of education.

b) Health Check-up: Regular health check-ups address students’ health needs, ensuring prompt identification and treatment of any medical issues.

c) Experiential Learning Support: The programme promotes experiential learning through storytelling, arts and crafts, sports, and talent competitions, fostering holistic development.

3. Achievements:

a) Academic Progress: Commendable results in improving students’ academic performance through regular assessments and individual attention.
b) Increased Attendance: Flexible timings result in improved attendance rates, offering convenient morning and evening sessions.

c) Community Engagement: Active involvement of the local community fosters ownership and accountability, significantly contributing to the programme’s success.

d) Skill Development: The programme facilitates skill development through a diverse range of activities, empowering children beyond academics.

4. Challenges and the Way Forward:

Despite challenges like limited resources and infrastructure, ongoing efforts, backed by Smile Foundation and local community dedication, are addressing these issues. Plans include securing additional resources, improving infrastructure, and expanding the programme to benefit more underprivileged children.

5. Appreciation:

Heartfelt appreciation is extended to the Smile Foundation for their unwavering support. Recognition is given to the Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan, the local community, teachers, and volunteers for their commitment and hard work. Their collective efforts have positively impacted numerous children, paving the way for a brighter future.

In Conclusion:

The Remedial Education Programme under Mission Education, implemented by the Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan, has made significant strides in providing educational support to underprivileged children. Emphasizing academic progress, holistic development, and community engagement, the programme’s positive outcomes underscore the need for continued support and collective efforts to expand its reach and make a lasting impact on the lives of children in need. OMM:


commendable strides in addressing the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and promoting sustainable livelihoods in the Daringbadi Block of Kandhamal District. The program’s multifaceted approach encompassed awareness campaigns, counseling, sanitation initiatives, and targeted support for vulnerable households.

The Corona Awareness and Sensitizing Meetings successfully disseminated vital information across 40 villages, fostering a heightened understanding of Covid-19 prevention measures. Home Visits and Counseling sessions reached 1,500 households, offering personalized support to navigate the pandemic’s challenges.

The emphasis on Cleanliness and Covid-19 Preventive Measures extended to 7,000 families, providing essential resources such as masks and sanitizers. Additionally, the distribution of 200 Dry Ration and Nutrition Kits addressed the
immediate needs of vulnerable households.

Recognizing the importance of agriculture, the program supported farmers with Agricultural Equipment, promoted Green Vegetable Cultivation, and encouraged Banana Plantation. Further, initiatives such as Kadaknath Poultry Support, Fish Cultivation Support, Sewing Machine Support, and Xerox Machine Support underscored the commitment to diversified income sources and skill development.

In conclusion, Dasra UK’s Livelihood and Covid Care Support program, implemented in collaboration with Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan, has not only responded effectively to the challenges of the pandemic but has also laid the foundation for sustainable and resilient livelihoods in the community. The diverse interventions have empowered individuals, enhanced economic independence, and contributed to the overall well-being of the residents in the project area.

Jivdaya Foundation

This report provides an overview of the Pre-School Nutrition and Education & Rahat Support program, a collaborative effort between Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan and the Jivdaya Foundation (JDF). The program, aimed at addressing malnutrition and providing educational support to village children, operates in four centers located in Breakamala Village, Dabedi Village, Alimaha Village, and Tembuli Village, benefiting a total of 200 students. The centers operate from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and are community-managed.

Initiated in response to prevalent malnutrition in Kandhamal District, the program seeks to enhance the nutritional and educational outcomes of young children through targeted interventions. The collaborative effort underscores a commitment to community welfare and development.


The program focuses on reducing malnutrition, enhancing educational opportunities, improving overall health, and fostering community participation. By addressing these objectives, the initiative aims to create sustainable positive

Activities and Achievements:

The program addresses malnutrition through the daily provision of milk and biscuits to all attending students, promoting healthy growth. The educational component emphasizes early childhood learning, with qualified teachers engaging children in literacy, numeracy, and social skills development. Furthermore, the program provides dresses and shoes to reduce barriers to education.

Community Involvement and Management:

Local communities actively manage the centers, promoting a sense of ownership. Community members play a pivotal role in ensuring the centers’ smooth functioning and serve as a vital link between the program and its stakeholders.

Impact and Beneficiary Testimonials:

The program has significantly improved the nutritional status and educational readiness of children. Beneficiary testimonials, such as Mrs. Patel’s from Breakamala Village, highlight the positive transformation and empowerment experienced by the community.

Challenges and Future Plans:

While acknowledging achievements, the report recognizes challenges such as sustained funding and the need for expanded outreach. The program’s future goals include exploring additional avenues for community development, extending support to more villages, and enhancing overall impact.


The collaborative efforts of Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan and the Jivdaya Foundation have yielded commendable progress in improving the lives of 200 children through the Pre-School Nutrition and Education & Rahat Support program. The commitment of community members, organizers, and stakeholders ensures the program’s sustainability and expansion for years to come.

Goonj NJPC Programme

The Goonj Not Just a Piece of Cloth (NJPC) Programme, executed by Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan, operates in 56 villages across Daringbadi and Katogada Blocks. This report outlines activities focused on hygiene, sanitation, and menstrual health.

Three-Time Activities:

The program conducted activities emphasizing WASH infrastructure development, awareness on menstrual hygiene, and the distribution of Goonj MY PAD KITs.

Impact and Future Plans:

The NJPC Programme has positively impacted villages, enhancing awareness, and improving lives. Future plans include expanding to more villages, strengthening collaborations, and exploring sustainable menstrual hygiene solutions.


The NJPC Programme has successfully promoted hygiene, sanitation, and menstrual health in 56 villages. The active involvement of community members has been crucial in achieving positive outcomes.

Goonj S2S Programme

The Goonj School-to-School (S2S) Programme, implemented by Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan, focuses on education enhancement across 100 villages in Daringbadi Block, Katogada Block, and K. Nuagaon Block. The program distributes school kits, supports Anganwadi Centers, and encourages
active parental involvement.


  1. Provide essential school supplies.
  2. Enhance Anganwadi Centers with toy support.
  3. Engage parents in their children’s education actively.


The distribution of school kits, toy support to Anganwadi Centers, and parental engagement initiatives have positively impacted education in targeted villages. Improved academic performance, increased attendance, and heightened motivation among students are visible outcomes.

Challenges and Future Plans:

While the program has seen progress, sustainability remains a challenge. Future plans include establishing partnerships, expanding the program’s reach, and maximizing its impact on education and child development.


The Goonj S2S Programme has successfully promoted quality education and parental involvement in 100 villages. The program’s impact on academic performance and motivation showcases its potential for further positive change in Kandhamal.

Goonj – Transformative Initiatives for Community Development

The Goonj Comprehensive Fieldwork (CFW) Programme, executed by Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan, has significantly uplifted communities in 600 villages across Daringbadi Block, Katogada Block, and K. Nuagaon Block. This report highlights key achievements, primarily focusing on road infrastructure, water management, and basic infrastructure development.

Road Development:

The program prioritized enhancing road infrastructure to connect rural villages, fostering economic growth, and improving access to education, healthcare, and communication services. The repaired roads facilitated transportation, resulting in economic opportunities and improved overall well-being.

Village Water Infrastructure:

The program empowered communities to manage
and maintain their water sources, ensuring sustainable access to clean water. This initiative not only addressed a fundamental need but also promoted community ownership and responsibility.

Basic Infrastructure Enhancement:

Various initiatives, including the construction of schools, community centers, and sanitation facilities, elevated the quality of life in targeted villages. By addressing essential needs, the program laid a foundation for sustainable development.


The Goonj CFW Programme, driven by Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan, has made significant strides in improving the targeted communities’ lives. The collaborative efforts of the implementing organization and local communities have been instrumental in achieving sustainable development outcomes.