Placed at: Malkangiri, Odisha
Education: BA Sociology, Utkal University Odisha and Masters of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Prior work experience:
- 2 years teaching experience in Upper primary school under the Government of odisha. Worked for three years with NGO, Two year with The Action North-East Trust (ANT) Assam. Here I worked as a Team leader in different project related to community health. (Community Monitoring of NRHM, Budget monitoring of NRHM, Mental health Laboratory program) And one year experience with Sahayog Community Coordination Network, Andrapradesh , vishakha patanm as a field level program Manager. Specifically worked on different project based on tribal development
One key work during fellowship
- Absence of school in a village called Kenduguda which belong to Bira laxmanpur Gram Panchayat on Malkangiri block. It is a tribal dominated area and has total 65 householders. Absence of school made the children to go school which was 4km away from the village. When I visited the place I came to know that the sarpanch and samitisabhiya were also from that village. And I saw that Anganwadi centre was closed that day. Small children were engaged in household work.
What was done:
- Seeing the condition, I discussed with villager about the requirement of a school and I made an application and handed it to the collectors and the collectors send the application to the education department but they did not take an y steps, then again I went to that village and organized a meeting in the presence of Sararapanch and Samitti sabhiya, word member and with the villagers. There we made an application and I along with the villagers submitted it to the collector. The Collector granted the application and took necessary action and sanction the New primary school (NPS). And the construction of the school building was carried on.
- Now there is a new primary school (NPS) in the village. Children who were not going to school due to the presents of school in distant place are going to school regularly. Teacher are also regular to school and the education process going in good manner. Anganwadi center is also functioning well. People as well as Sarapanch and samiti sabhiya are happy about it. Due to my continuous visit to that village there is much progress and other line department projects are also running in that village.