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About VIEWS

Voluntary Integration for Education and Welfare of Society (VIEWS) is a growing grass-root organization working to improve food and livelihoods security among marginal and landless farmers in Odisha.  Our attempt is to help reduce the food and nutrition issues faced by tribals, dalits and the socially deprived by helping them revive organic and multi-cropping practices.

Vision: Empowering marginalized communities to improve their quality of life.

Misson: Bringing holistic development through innovative solutions for a better society.

Operating from the eastern part of India- home to some of the poorest communities in the world, particularly vulnerable for food insecurity, VIEWS has been working with different national, international agencies and the Government on various high impact projects for the last 10 years enhancing the well being of communities in two broad areas.

  • Improving of quality of life of children and youth through education
  • Improving the livelihood and social security of rural farmers by adopting the 'Farm-Farmer-Family' approach; starting with transformation of the farms and complementing seasonal agricultural incomes through opportunities arising in the non-farm sector.
  • Enhancing the income of small producers (farm, forest, fish, livestock), and covering other related themes such as Water, Financial Inclusion, Climatic Resilience and Energy.

This diversification has helped the community reduce vulnerability by spreading income risk. Household-based activities in the non-farm sector have been particularly rewarding for the rural women improving their  economic well-being and enabling them to spend more on healthcare, education, food, nutrition, etc. for their families.

Our future initiatives will continue to create an enabling environment of well-being for the poor with a focus on self -sustaining community led initiatives through knowledge, innovation and transformative action.

Genesis: VIEWS was founded in 2002 by a group of youth in Odisha who initially worked for relief and rehabilitation work after the 1999 super cyclone in the state with Lutheran World Service (India). The experience and exposure made them realize the need for a committed local organization to continue working for the critical social issues plaguing the community. 

Our Valued Partners 

  • Nourish International, USA
  • ICCO Cooperation, Netherlands 
  • National Foundation for India, New Delhi
  • The Hans Foundation, New Delhi
  • Australian High Commission, New Delhi
  • 1% Fund for Development, Switzerland
  • Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India
  • Nehru  Yuva Kendra (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India) 
  • University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • Virginia Tech University, Virginia
  • Wisconsin University, Madison
  • Centurion University, Bhubaneswar

 

Legal Status

  • Registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 vide number GJM No: 7781 of 2008-2009 on 4th April 2008.
  • Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act FCRA 1976 vide Registration Number, 104910201, dated: 22/03/2012.
  • Registered u/s 12AA of the Income Tax Act 1961 vide no: 38/2012-2013, dated: 10.08.2012.
  • Registered u/s 80G (2) & (5) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, vide no: 206/11-12/2012-2013, dated: 10.08.2012.
  • Permanent Account Number (PAN) AABTV0563A.
  • Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) BBNV00240C.

Our Key Accomplishments

  • 3000 +farmers introduced tomodified paddycultivation method called the “SRI (systematic rice intensification)”,
  • 2500 +organic farms created to replenish micro nutrients and restore soil health of their agricultural landscapes
  • 3000+ marginal families provided with alternative livelihood in fishery, livestock, agribusiness and microenterprise development for ultra-poor.
  • 3000 nutrition gardens created to help women access healthy greens with adequate macro and micronutrients at their backyards.
  • 1500+ Youth empowered through training to enhance their employability and job opportunities
  • 1000+ adolescent girls trained in menstrual hygiene solutions, reproductive and sexual health.
  • 2500+ Women empowered and enabled via Self Help Groups as a new breed of community actors.