Women and Child Welfare Society (WCWS), with its headquarters located in the city of Cuttack, is a not-for-profit organization working towards the overall development of deprived communities--the poor and marginalised sections of the society in the State. Working for the last two decades to ameliorate the condition of poor and deprived classes, the initiatives undertaken by the Society are specially directed to bring wellbeing for women, children, youths and general public in the broader perspective with active community participation.
Though registered on September 23, 1995 under the Societies Act, 1860, the organisation had come into being in January, 1994 with relentless efforts and active involvement of some young volunteers coming together for the socio-economic uplift of the vulnerable and weaker sections of the society, especially women, children youths and general public with the aim of improving their quality of life in a holistic manner which over the years, have encompassed activities permeating the fields of health, education, science and technology, sanitation, environmental protection, road safety, energy conservation, women empowerment, child rights, climate change, youth empowerment, self employment, awareness generation and conservation of resources consistent with the norms of sustainable development. The organisation acts as a unique resource agency which bridges the gap between public welfare schemes and the disadvantaged sections of the society.
Creating awareness among the masses on issues concerning their development, empowering the weaker sections and providing much needed fillip to them in matters directly linked to their development have been the prime efforts made by our volunteers and staff.
Mission, Vision etc
To empower the poor, develop their potential; improve the socio-economic status of the community, reduce poverty and bring sustainable development with special emphasis on weaker and vulnerable groups of the society such as women, children, the downtrodden (SC and ST) and deprived poor.
To show path to all the deprived people of the society that is just and practical being free from all types of discrimination guarantying equal rights and opportunities to all irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion.
To improve the quality of life of deprived classes with emphasis on women, children and youth.
OUR SPECIAL STATUS:
Member of District Vigilance Committee under Bonded Labour, Cuttack, Odisha
Member of District Vigilance Committee under S.C & S.T, Cuttack,Odisha
Member of District M.T.P Committee under S.C & S.T, Cuttack,Odisha
Member of District Road Safety Committee, Cuttack, Odisha
Member of N.D.R.F, Cuttack, Odisha
Member of Odisha Rajya Rogi Adhikar Mancha, Cuttack,Odisha
Member of International Women Peace Group, Koria
Member of Global Alliance of NGO for Road Safety
Member of Indian Alliance Of NGO for Road Safety
• To identify the problems of the weaker sections of the community,
• To prioritise the needs of these classes,
• To resolve them with available resources,
• To pursue an organised, systematic and holistic approach in resolving such issues.
The Executive Body is the supreme governing and administrative body of the organization and General Secretary is the Chief Functionary who is full responsible for managing the overall function and administration of the project. It has also an Advisory Committee comprising of qualified experts on the field of Health & Family Welfare, legal, social work, scientist, environmentalist, road safety expert etc. which is ready to give advice & guide the Executive Body & the General Secretary on policy making & provide technical inputs for planning intervention of all programmes. The General Secretary is the Chief Functionary of the Organization. The Organization is backed by a band of dedicated and highly motivated professionals who help implement various programmes of WCWS with true grit and gumption.
• Year of Establishment: 1st January, 1994
• Registered under Section of XXI of Societies Registration Act, 1860
(Regd. No. 19815/43 of 1995-96, dt. 23/09/1995)
• Registered under section 6(1) (a) of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act,1976
(FCRA Registration No. 104860173 of 2009-10, dt. 22/09/2009)
• Registered under Section 21A of Income Tax act 1961
(Regd,. No. 12A/481-37/2009-10 dated 31/03/2010)
• PAN no. AAATW0620Q
• SSBE Registration No. 211207886/DIC, Cuttack,26.03.2004
• Planning Commission, Govt. of India, Unique ID No. NGO as generated in www. ngo.india.gov.in—OR/2009/0003055, dt. 24/7/2009
• Coir Board Registration No.; CB/IE/RO/BBSR/OR/587, dt.16/02/2012.
WE AND OUR EFFORT
On the Road of thorn and critical turnings social service has been rendered to the deprived sector which can be visualized at field level where the activists and beneficiaries decide to triumph over the menace. Nothing is insurmountable as and when dedication and commitment is embraced. A span of one decade of social service, handful of splendid & spectacular achievements, appreciation, etc is not a small thing to say. Our effort is the best recognition that has been proved in course of discharging services to the mankind. Constrains are many but commitment is made once for all. We proceed to fetch happiness for them and their contentment is our goal. Women & Child Welfare Society has been working in different sectors prioritizing Road Safety Awareness, Health & Sanitation, Education,Child Rights, Child Labour Eradication, Safe Motherhood, Environment protection, Petroleum Conservation, Science and Technology, Human Rights and Legal Awareness, Women Empowerment in the state of Orissa. The organization has been awarded for adventurous and impressive social services in the state of Orissa from the Chief Minister of the state. The General Secretary, Mrs. Minati Bindhani of the organization has received the 14th Godfrey Philips Bravery Award, District Level Road Safety Award, Sevaratna Samman, Akhayatrutia Samman, Prakrutibandhu Award, Best Social Worker, Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhabana Award, Nyayajyoti Award etc. for her splendid social acts of courage and she has been honored for her sincere work for the interest of women and Child. Women & Child Welfare Society has been bejeweled with Best Organization award for Environment Awareness, Road Safety Appreciation Award, Bikash Jatra Appreciation, etc. In the field of Health, Education, Environment, Science & Technology, Road Safety etc. the organization has been conducting workshops and seminars, health camps, HIV/AIDS awareness, Malaria awareness, Bed net impregnation programme etc. in association with Health Department. Health and sanitation programmes are being conducted in different district of Orissa. The organization has been sincerely conducting Road Safety Awareness programme in the state having observed the National Road Safety week, conducting seminars, health check up and eye testing for Drivers in the state of Orissa are the best schedules of the organization. In the deprived sector the activities of the organization has appreciated by the National Child Labor Project, Cuttack (Govt. of India, Ministry of Labor Initiative). The Organization is running a special learning center in Cuttack City and providing education, nutrition, health care and vocational training to the child labor students. The Secretary of Women & Child Welfare Society has been acting as Asst. Coordinator, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Mother Hood, Cuttack Chapter and conducting awareness rally, public hearing and public meeting; school level competition with Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Eastern Region, Kolkata, the organization has organized different activities on Oil and Gas conservation in the Cuttack & other district. The organization is conducting programs on slum adolescents by rendering gender education, unwanted pregnancy, and formation of peer groups for their safety.The organization is being funded by Govt. of India as well as Govt. of Orissa since inception for implementation of different projects for empowerment of people in the state of Osisha.
A FLASH ON ACTIVITIES: Importtant Projects/Programme has been accomplished in the state of Odisha by ‘Women & Child Welfare Society”,Cuttack (Odisha)
• Vocational Training on Fabric Painting,Tailoring,Coir Products,
• Promotional Programme on Handicrafts & Handlooms
• Production of different usefull home accessories through Mahila Mandal
• Special Projects for Placement Linked Skill Development of Rural BPL Youths under Swarnajayanti Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY).
• Skill Training for Employment Promotion Amongst Urban Poor(STEP-UP) under SJSRY.
• Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Food Preservation
• Training Programme on Youth Leadership, Community Development & Swachha Bharat Abhiyan
• Neibourhood Youth Parliament & Yoga Rehearsal
• Promotional Programme on Self Help Group’s
• GRLT Programme for Self Help Group Member’s
• Promotional Programme on Sports and Games
• National Integartion Camp
• Observation of Communal Harmony Camapaign and Fund Rising Week
• Investor’s Education & Awareness Programme
• “Let us Keep to Promises” towards achiving the UN Millennium Development Goal
• National Capacity Building Frame Work-Field Level Training Programme for PRI Members
• Re-animation of Art and Culture & Development of Cultural
• Camapaign Against Child Labour
• National Child Labour Project Special School
• Child Labour & Imnmoral Traffics
• Non-formal Education Centre
• Children’s Library, Recreational Creach Centre
• Safe Motherhood Programme
• Gender Equaclity Awareness
• Bal Sanssad
• Awareness Generation Programme on Social Rituals land custans like dowery system,child marrage etc
• Family Welfare Consultancy Centre
• Total Santation Programme
• Safe Drinking Water & Sanitation Programme
• Training Programme on Weste Water Management & Malaria Prevention
• Workshop on Disaster Preparedeness & Management
• Programme on Slum Adolescents
• Legal Awareness and Leadership Development Programme, Legal Awareness Camp & Free Legal Aid Advice Cell
• Awareness Programme on Untochability
• Awareness Programme for Rural and Poor Women on Yoga & Naturopathy
• Observation of International Women’s Day and Promotion of Cultural Activities(Jhoti Comptition}
• Nursery Programme
• Medical Waste Management,Plantation and Kitchen Garden Programme
• Rain Water Harvesting
• Commitment to Physically Challanged
• Workshop on Facilities for persons with Disability in Public Transport
• Road Safety Activities
• Care to Animals and Wild life
• National Livestock Census
• Peoples Audit for Health,Education and Livehood (PAHELI) Survey
• Mapping of Municipality Hospitals and Dispensaries
• Baseline Survey of Odisha Community Tank Mannagement Programme
• Exhibition on Art & Crafts
• Observation of Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight
• Energy & PCRA activities : Youth Programme,Domestic Workshop,Agricultural Workshop,Kisan Mela & Exhibation
• Promotion of Yoga & Naturopathy
• Training Programme for DOT Providers
• Bed Net Impregration Programme
• Immunisation Programme
• Drug Abus and AIIDs Control Programme
• Observation of World Health Day with Free Health Check-up Camp
• Awareness Programme on Dengu & Malaria
• Consume Awareness Programme for Rural People and Related Activities
• National Environment Awareness Campaign
• Environmental Education & Potection Programme
• Nature Study & Biodiversity Activities
• Observation of National Pollution Prevention Day
• Seminar on Management of Plastic Waste
• Seminar on Climate Change
• “Technical Resource Centre” under PROBR-Orissa Programme (Meteorological Acivity on Weather Data Collection and Annalisys)
• Promotion of VIPNET Network Science Club under Vigyan Prasar,Department of Science & Technology,Govt.of India, New Delhi.
• Agrasar Lecture and Demonstration Programme on”Global Warning and Mitigation Options”
• Agrasar Lecture and Demonstration Programme on “Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities”
• Agrasar Lecture and Demonstration Programme on”Management of Scientific Awareness of Emerging Adoescence Problems”
• Organising theWelcome Programme Science Express Bio-Diversity Special at Cuttack Railway
• Medicinal Plantation Programme
• Public Library Services
• Celebration of Jay of Giving
• Relef Materials Distribution
Women and Child Welfare Society( WCWS), Cuttack is placed before you. The two decades-plus mission, vision, commitments, action components and implementations on road safety activities by WCWS are comprehensively presented in the Report. Road accidents & safety no more remains the other man’s concern like in pre 90’s. Explosive growth of human and vehicle population, increasing diversified economic activities, heterogeneous mix of vehicle class on roads not only led to faster mobility of people on roads but also increased the risks of traffic hazards like road accidents in the country. These factors made road accidents & safety everybody’s concern in last three decades. Accident on road is a global concern. Safety on road is a global issue. By dimension the density of roads a& highways; the number and types of vehicles and even the number of road accidents are visibly higher in advanced countries than the developing countries like in India. But by severity ( fatality rate), the developing nations including India lead the world with much higher number of human deaths on road every year. The challenge grips Indian States more and more in every advancing year even after developments in road infrastructure, vehicle technology and stringent enforcements on roads by the governments, corporate houses ,civil society organizations, institutional mechanisms etc. India still bleeds with 17 deaths each hour, adding up to 140,000 deaths yearly and includes 75,000 youths between ages 15-34, according to the Road Accident Report for 2014, Road Transport and Highways Ministry of India. Road accidents have become public health and enormous economic loss issues in recent years. The crux of the solution area inroad safety is ingrained in the awareness and education on road safety in perspective manner. Odisha State has been a victim of such a crucial and sensitive issue of road accidents since long years.
WCWS along with very few civil society organizations took the lead role in the State towards road safety measures since mid -90’s particularly in the field of awareness and education to the general public. WCWS played multidimensional role. It identified the vulnerable road users ,particularly school& college students, youth drivers of age group 18-15 years, 2-wheeelers & 3-wheelers, taxi drivers, HMV drivers, hazardous goods vehicle drivers, students of highway side institutions. It implemented all types of programmes of action components of education & awareness on road safety modules including electronic, paper and social media coverage across the State. It developed many case studies on road safety. It made exposure visits to other States and countries to learn and apply advanced & innovative road safety measure. It remains an active member of many state & regional level road safety committees. The Annual Report 2018 of WCWS, Cuttack embodies the major activities on road safety being undertaken by WCWS since 1998-99.
Let us preserve road safety as a way of life.
( Minati Bindhani)
General Secretary .
Women & child welfare Society
At- Gamhandia New Colony, Po- Buxibazar,
Dist & City- Cuttack-753001, Odisha, India.