For last 25 years, ADARSA has endeavored to make an impact. Working with over 12,000 marginalized families of western Odisha in the sector of Livelihood Promotion, Education and Institution Building Process.
It is pleasure to present the 18th Annual Report of ADARSA for the year 2012-2013. The nature of governance with its inherent dynamics of positive mindsets and the professional execution of the negotiated mandate of the organization, make ADARSA a unique organization with unique character and this needs to be valued. I also understand the challenges of diverse stakeholders that ADARSA attempts to address and also the struggles of a team that forges a way ahead balancing the mandate while keeping intact the relevance of the institution.
During the year, the organization initiated processes for formation and strengthening of grass root organizations like farmers clubs in it operational area and we believe it will help our efforts in strengthening the livelihood security of the target groups in a sustainable manner.
ADARSA's experience has revealed that stand alone training inputs do not go a long way in enhancing organizational capacities, as these capacities are more often retained by the individuals trained, and attrition leads to a drain of any such capacities built. The Fellowship mode of support, formalized and systematized by us during the year, is aimed at overcoming this challenge and our experience of rolling this out in the current year has been encouraging.
In terms of resources, ADARSA has been supported by a variety of agencies. We appreciate and highly value the constant support demonstrated by SDTT & CWS, FORD Foundation & Madhyam Foundation, NABARD, DRDA, Sambalpur, , ATMA, Sambalpur, Jamsedji TATA Trust (JTT)- DBI, Childline Govt. of India, UNDP-Forest Department, YCDA by funding ADARSA's work. It is largely because of such support that as an organization we have been able to build the agenda, which has made ADARSA relevant to a larger number of farmers and other poor families of this backward area. This outreach and work needs further strengthening so that the challenges of development can be shared by larger number of development stakeholders.
I express my gratitude towards the project area people for their vigorous cooperation. I am also thankful to the all dedicated staffs of ADARSA for their qualitative developmental initiatives to achieve the organizational goal.
I invite suggestions and critique for our work so as to further strengthen our organization.
Pradeep Kumar Behera