We are now going to involve civil society organizations in Odiaha to work as the mentor and monitor of PNDT act at grassroots level SSWB, Odisha in the area of social welfare and development continues its effort in addressing social risks faced by children, women, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Under its social welfare and development work programme of 2013 – 2015 , SSWB has planned to complete some innovative activities addressing concerns for older persons, early child care and development, and people with disability; and in building GO-NGO partnership.
The new work programme just initiated after my joining as Chairperson highlights three strategies to bring together civil society organizations and other likeminded organizations in a regional context to address social welfare, family and children’s issues. These strategies include capacity building in human resources, documentation of standards and benchmarks for quality services and partnership and inter-sectoral collaboration.
At present the Board runs Creches benefiting children, Family Counseling Centres, Condensed courses and innovative projects . We propose to strengthen all our current activities with value addition, capacity building of partner NGOs and networking with local District level officials for monitoring and evaluation of the activities. We will try to maintain transparency, accountability and quality in our programme implementation. Efforts would be made to mobilize more resources and more programmes to bring greater visibility .
Our new website www.statesocialwelfareboard.org will give you idea about our current programmes and also future programmes. I wish all the best in the endeavor of the Orissa SSWB.
Ms Nibedita Nayak
( CHAIRPERSON )