Who We Are
VIEWS is a growing grassroots organisation working in Odisha for empowerment of marginalised communities especially women and girls through various high-impact projects for over 12 years. Our customised interventions in Livelihood, Education, Health, Climate Change and Disaster Management, enable communities to improve their quality of life and take lead as changemakers.We have been working alongside different national, international agencies to integrate traditional knowledge and expertise with modern day development practices for capacity building of targeted groups and deliver outcomes. VIEWS has received a Special Consultative Status by the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2019.
What We Do
Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods
Enhancing Inclusive Education
Youth And Social Entrepreneurship
With 365 million young people (10-24 years), India has the world’s largest young population and has a huge demographic advantage in harnessing their energy and creative potentials. VIEWS empowering youth through active citizenship and volunteerism
Improving Health And Hygiene
Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction
Stories of change
I joined the digital literacy programme during the Covid pandemic. It particularly helped me in finding study resources online.
I study at the digital literacy programme and help other disadvantaged students in the community with their studies.
Traditionally, women usually take the last meal in the familyand oftentimes their plates have only leftovers.
We work as sweepers for the municipality. We leave home early in the morning and return in the afternoon. During the day.
I hesitated asking my teachers for clarifications at school. But at this resource centre, teachers are friendly and patiently answer my questions.
Sandhya Rani Diggal
During Covid, when we could not travel and meet each other or access braille books, audiobooks helped us significantly.
Support Us and Change the Course of a Child’s Life Today!
Adopt A Farmer
According to India’s National Crime Records Bureau, a farmer commits suicide every 41 minutes. Can we do something to save our Farmers? Your annual gift of Rs.6000 per year will give your sponsored farmer for purchase of seeds, agricultural implements, purchase of cows & buffaloes.
Sponsor a child
Our Child Sponsorship connects two people and empowers children living in poverty. Your monthly gift of Rs.600 will give your sponsored child access to life-changing benefits, like educational support, life skills job training before graduation and medical care.
Adopt a school
School Adoption is a significant partnership between a school and you. Adopt-a-School not only enhances the quality of education but also ensures a sustainable social investment for generations to come. We are always seeking partners who wish to adopt a school.
Donate your voice
Children with visual impairments face disproportionate challenges in learning and struggle to learn not only without sight but also without textbooks. Most visually challenged students are left to the mercy of teachers and notes handed over by their seniors.Donate your voice to convert text books into audio book
VIEWS COVID-19 response
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the Indian as well global community at large. The poor in the state of Odisha (India) have weak access to the right information, healthcare and are mainly engaged in the labour and unorganized sector, are expected to bear a disproportionate brunt of the economic fallout of this unprecedented health emergency.
Over those last two weeks and lockdown time, the people in Urban Slums of Bhubaneswar and Rural areas of Odisha who don’t have access to basic services including food,
safe water and the inability to take the most basic of precautions against COVID-19. I know a family in Jali Munda Slum of Bhubaneswar, India who has been working as a daily wage labourer and feed their Four kids and now they are not allowing outside to work and struggling to feed their children’s. The reason VIEWS India exists, and we are dedicating our life to Social work, our thoughts also turned to support hundreds of poor people who now have access to food, safe water and sanitation because of your support.
We want to do our best to make sure that communities with the greatest needs are not hit the hardest. VIEWS India COVID 19.
What They say
Our team had a great experience working with VIEWS during our summer internship. We worked in the coastal fishing villages of Ganjam district, which included teaching spoken English and computer classes to young students besides training the youth on different teaching-learning methods. Our team also conducted career counselling and personality development sessions.
Lauren MatrangaUniversity of Texas, Austin, USA
We began with English classes and computer literacy classes and gradually shifted into micro-projects. We began with typing skills and progressed through Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and excel. Once the micro-project planning became more concrete, the students used Microsoft applications to further develop their ideas. It was a great exercise for both project development and computer.
Elizabeth BahretVirginia Tech University
The Resource Centre for adolescent girls established at Shikharchandi Nagar of Bhubaneswar is a space for the girls to interact and learn. At Cheysta Resource Centre, I learned to share my opinions. Our schools may not be perfect but we still have the responsibility to show up every day and learn as much as we can.
Mohini Adolescent Girl
Under the Project Chesta, both high schoolers and dropouts in the age group of 13 to 21 were helped to complete their education. We were provided support in terms of remedial classes, coaching, exposure visits, life skill lessons, career counselling and more.
The visually impaired students have been facing multiple challenges time and again due to unavailability of textbooks. I am happy to learn about the use of technology to make their learning more convenient. However, the students should be equipped with other supporting devices too if we want them to really make use of the audiobooks
Mrs. Minati SingaSenior Journalist, Times of India
Technology has helped us crossed many obstacles and it is wonderful to see how this has helped us overcome the barriers between education and visual impairments. I would want all the students to make use of the VIEWS audiobooks to achieve their goals in life.
Mr. Kumar ManishState Project Officer, UNFPA, Bhubaneswar
Every visually impaired student has the right to access education. We thank the team and all those who have contributed to making this project a successful one. The audiobooks will certainly help bridge the gap between visually impaired students and education. We request VIEWS to create more audiobooks for higher education and establish an Odia blind student-friendly website and android app to reach all the students at any time.
Prasant BhuyanPresident of Odisha Association for the Blind, Bhubaneswar
When we make one adolescent girl digitally literate, we make one household digitally empowered. AI is committed to collaboration with VIEWS to use digital literacy to empower marginalized communities.