Prabeena Kumar Bebarta

Prabeena Kumar Bebarta

Placed at:   Gajapati, Odisha

Education: BA in Economics from BJB Autonomous College Utkal University Bhubaneswar and MA Social Work in Disability Studies and Action, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Prior work experience:

  • Prabeena Kumar Bebarta has two years of work experience related to disability. He has undertaken a series of research projects on issues such as Need assessment of persons with disability in rural and tribal areas of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh and CSR initiatives in the corporate sector.

One key work during fellowship

Issue:

  •  Open Defecation

What was done:

  • Mo Swachh Sochyalaya (MSS)- A mission of 120 days
    Convergence between DRDA, DSWO and DWSM
    Identification of SHGs and their capacity building
    Dedicated structure of adminstration (District Resource Team, Block Resource Team and Panchyat Nodal Officer)
    CLTS activities at selected Village and GP level
    PRI volunteers, Religious leaders and School Teachers play as catalyst
    Ensured the supply chain of matarials

Impact:

  • Toilet construction is in full swing ( As of now 30 GPs are close to become ODF and it is aimed to make the district ODF by June, 2015