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First ever ‘Child Friendly Constituency’ initiative launched in Odisha

22 December, 2015  The first ever effort to make a political constituency ‘child friendly,’ was launched here today by the Khandapara MLA, Anubhav Pattnaik.The launch saw the presence of over 300 participants that included the District Collector, Nayagarh, Hemanta Kumar Padhi and Chief, UNICEF Odisha,Yumi Baeas well as Block Development Officers from Khandapara and Bhapur […]

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Child friendly housing demanded on occasion of World Habitat Week

  12 October, 2015   On the occasion of World Habitat Week, children from 30 slums celebrated by demonstrating their dream house and demand immediate provision of housing to all slums. More than 160 children presented and demanded the local and state government to; (1) Provide housing and tenant rights to all slum dwellers without […]

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Dengue awareness in Berhampur slums initiated by children and youth

    September 20, 2015   Probable outbreak of dengue and other monsoon rain season diseases like malaria, diarrhoea, leptospirosis, jaundice and hoid and looking at the unsafe and unhygienic living condition in most of the slums in the Berhampur city, it is very crucial for the slum dwellers specifically children, youth and women to […]

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Youth for Social Development celebrated its 9th Foundation Day

  September 17, 2015   Youth for Social Development celebrated its 9th Foundation Day with its beneficiaries children, youth and women and the team members on the occasion of the birth day of knowledge lord Sri Ganesh.   We ‘thank’ all our beneficiaries, team, supporters, volunteers, donors, advisers and well wishers for their love and persistent […]

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Children’s demanded ‘child friendly’ in new urban development policies

  September 7, 2015   City Level Children’s Federation, Berhampur here on its 15th federation meeting has demanded child friendly space in the recently launched urban development schemes like Smart city mission, AMRUT and PMAY. Children’s mostly living in urban poverty discussed their neighborhood issues like water, sanitation, housing, transport, electricity, and public space.   […]

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Children meet senior officials to ensure their participation in town planning

  July 25, 2015 Berhampur Children Federation members met Berhampur Development Authority (BDA) Secretary Mrs. Dipti Mayee Mahapatra and submitted a memorandum demanding incorporation of child friendly space in city planning, development schemes and governance. They raised the issues of poor neighbourhood and lack of basic services in slums in the city like water, sanitation, […]

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YSD unveils 1st year performance of Odisha MPs in Parliament

  June 29, 2015 The performance of 21 MPs in Odisha have remained very poor in the first year of 16th Lok Sabha. Only three MPs are able to cross score 30 marks in a yardstick of 100. Similar only 8 MPs are able to spend from their MPLAD funds in Odisha. A socials audit […]

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Children practices journalism to make their voice count

  June 14, 2015   Children practised journalism to ‘make their voice heard’ specifically on issues of their living neighbourhood. Summer vacations made children and child clubs to engage, with an innovative activity to report their inner feelings and expose their inherent qualities of reporting to an activity, issues, their neighbourhood situation and their ambitions. […]

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Youth and Children observed World Environment Day

      June 5, 2015 World environment day has been celebrated by more than 160 children and youth from 40 slums at Ganjam Kala Parishad in Berhampur. This year the theme of world environment day is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”. The living environment in slums in the city has become […]

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Training for children on journalism conducted

            May 27, 2015 Training programme on ‘Child Journalism’ has been organised to train children to report their issues and rights in Berhampur. Senior journalist Mr. Siba Kumar Das joined as resource person to facilitate child federation members – why it is necessary, how to make, what are the opportunities […]

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