Because Only Together We Can

Teamwork begins by building trust

Our Nature

Rural Educational Activities for Development (READ) is a Non-government, non-profit organization, registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 in the year 1993 by a group of development professionals belong to Dalit and Tribal youths. After realization of the local situation and problems of their own people, who are struggling for their livelihood since years together, discriminated in all sphere of life, exploited from their rights and entitlements, unfair decisions are being taken due to illiteracy and ignorance, the founding members of READ established this organization to act as a facilitator and a change agents for self and the society to bring about sustainable development in the quality of life of the Dalit, Tribal, poor & marginalized rural communities in Orissa. Strengthening people’s organizations at various level, capacitate and facilitate them to enjoy equal rights, dignity and opportunities through participatory development process.

What We Do

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— Women Empowerment

Two major initiatives taken by READ with regard to the empowerment of women are the formation of various Self-Help Groups (SHG’s) and the initiation of the Women SHGs Federation in the Gram Panchayat

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— Livelihood Programme

While 60% of India’s population is directly depending on agriculture, its contribution to the country’s gross domestic products (GDP) is only 20%, indicating overdependence, unemployment and

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— Climate and disaster

READ core team had participated in  Disaster Risk Management training and has replicated among the grass root level staff and community leaders.

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— Health & Nutrition

India has the highest malnourished population in the world. In India, 46% of children under the age of 3 are malnourished and nearly half of infant deaths are related to malnutrition.

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— Child rights & Welfare

India has the largest number of illiterate people in the world – around 268 million, a staggering 35% who cannot read or write. Less than half of India’s children

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— Gender equality & equity

Women’s work, leadership and contributions positively impact social, economic and environmental progress. But we live in an unjust world where gender

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— Good governance through right based approaches

Our idea backed behind the good governance is improvement in local governance; we believe that good governance could only solve majority of problems and good governance could only be achieved by voluntarily people participation.

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— Community development options

India has the largest number of illiterate people in the world – around 268 million, a staggering 35% who cannot read or write. Less than half of India’s children

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— INTEGRATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS

Networking and alliance-building have been major interventions thrust of READ as it believes that development action becomes more effective when partners pool their resources and work concertedly.

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Address

Defence Colony, Bhabinarayanapur Road, PO: Narendrapur, Berhampur- 760007, District- Ganjam, Odisha. India.
Phone- +06811 259100
Email- readngo93@gmail.com