• Partnership with Rural Water and Sanitation Department of Government.
  • Trained and Placed over 2500 youths in jobs across India.
  • Expanding rural Enterpreneurship in Alternative Energy.
  • FIDR recognizing Panchayatiraj Institution in Odisha.
  • Resilient dynamismJoin us in reducing Poverty Headcount Ratio of Odisha( 2009- 2010 estimate – 37%)
  • Would you care for the Youths and our future?Almost half the population is below 35. Only about 18% of the students enrolled
    in primary schools reach college level in the state.
  • From Grassroots to Policies.FIDR delivers62 tribes in Odisha constitute 22% of the population. 15% live in urban areas. Majority needs voice and action.
  • International Presence
  • FIDR is a non profitThe difference is the strategic and analytic rigour.
Resilient dynamism1 Would you care for the Youths and our future?2 From Grassroots to Policies.FIDR delivers3 International Presence3 FIDR is a non profit3
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    Integrated Development Work


  • Founder

    Mr Charudutta Panigrahi
    Mr Charudutta Panigrahi along with Mr D.P.Patnaik, founded FIDR in 2002, with the dream of creating a non-profit platform to help channelize professional acumen, technical expertise to social development and enabling knowledge to work towards creating public value.
    Being a qualified technocrat and experienced in international development and economics, Charudutta emphasizes on engaging constituent communities, cultivating long-term partnerships, through cutting edge research, ICTs, and community models, tailored to the unique needs.
    Siddhartha Behera is the Program Director operating out of Bhubaneswar office. He comes with rich experience in social enterprise and has been involved in a leadership role in the Products and Services sectors.

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    Gyana 'o’ Soochana Kendra:     One of the many Pilots

    The Genesis:
    Gyana ‘o’ Soochana Kendra was started in August 2002 after the great flood of 2001 in coastal districts of Orissa, in the name Community managed Krushi Soochana Kendra with initial support from UNDP. In the beginning the concept was welcomed and accepted by the community. In 2005 NASSCOM Foundation in partnership with UNDP & FIDR provided support to 15 KSKs, and rechristened them as GYANA ‘O’ SOOCHANA KENDRA. The centres were functioning as community models with mission of service to the community and earning its sustainability from the paid services. Some centers continued to hold their ends, thanks to the support of facilitating NGOs and the supportive communities.In 2006 an initiative was taken by NASSCOM Foundation with FIDR to re-establish them and to develop them as centers promoting e-literacy, agro-information, e-connectivity and health. The handholding package included financial support as well as contents on education, health, women empowerment and agriculture. FIDR has also opened up new centers across the State, thus taking the operational GSKs to over 50 centers in different district of Orissa, out of which many GSKs are in tribal area. All the GSKs have their own local specificities besides pursuing the common goal.

    Today FIDR implements one of the biggest ICT for Development Networks in India.
    From literacy and livelihood promotion, disaster risk management to HIV/AIDS,Agriculture & Vocational Skill training, the GSKs are comprehensive and diverse in their approach are often directly managed by tribal,farmer’s community focusing on Rural Enterprenuership.
    Some Examples:
    In many areas like the GSK Bintara of District Bhadrak is managed by school management committee and local GP concentrates on education, disaster management, and carrier counseling. GSK Duburi of District Jajpur, located in tribal area of the district is concentrating on Road safety, Industrial safety, literacy, and disaster management. GSK Bilipada of District Jajpur and GSK Tarasa of Kendrapara focus on agriculture and livelihood promotion. GSK Pattamundai and GSK Mahipal located in urban area of Kendrapara district are giving emphasis on Low cost computer education, career counseling and placement opportunities.
    Our Rajnagar center managed by the NGO Natures Club has been instrumental in setting up and managing six solar light projects at inaccessible villages of the Bhitar Kanika National Park under the TERI sponsored lighting a billion lives scheme.

  • Identity

    • FIDR is a SCO - 'social change organization' which is Business-friendly and advocates NextGen development in tandem with the socio-economic dynamics of the times. We believe that the world needs new thinking and approaches to address long-term challenges.
      Innovations in approach & tools, Impact and Scale are the three important tenets that drive our work.FIDR recognizes that Impact investment has started to bring opportunities to harness entrepreneurship and capital markets to drive social improvement. This in time will bring much needed change to the social sector.

  • Vision

    • FIDR envisions self-sufficient and sustainable communities worldwide.
      Our doctrine is “wealth creation” rather than unilateral “poverty alleviation” and wealth creation necessitates socially-relevant entrepreneurship that catalyses and sustains local economies.

  • Mission

    • FIDR works with the Mission to motivate, train, and assist people to improve the quality of life through entrepreneurship and sustainability. It would accomplish its objective by focusing on “Distressed communities” and include places, such as low-income urban neighborhoods and rural areas, as well as groups, such as low-skill workers across sectors that exhibit high levels of unemployment or poverty.
      For the next three years FIDR will primarily work in Odisha, scaling up its Development innovations, Social enterprise and Youth empowerment programs. Besides implementations, FIDR would continue and enhance its portfolio in Policy Initiatives.

  • Leadership

    Mr Charudutta Panigrahi, along with Mr D.P.Patnaik founded FIDR in 2002, with the dream of creating a non-profit platform to help channelize professional acumen, technical expertise to social development and enabling knowledge to work towards creating public value.
    Being a qualified technocrat and experienced in international development and economics, Charudutta emphasizes on engaging constituent communities, cultivating long-term partnerships, through cutting edge research, ICTs, and community models, tailored to the unique needs.
    Siddhartha Behera is the Program Director operating out of Bhubaneswar office. He comes with rich experience in social enterprise and has been involved in a leadership role in the Products and Services sectors.

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  • CSR/Sustainable Response Business

    Panchayat Reforms Program

    Though Jagatsinghpur/Kujang area in Odisha, has become one of the favorite industrial destinations of the country and has always remained socially and politically at the forefront of Odisha, yet one important pattern emerging since the early 1990s has been the rise of inequality within both urban and rural areas. There was a felt need to lower the incidence of poverty and reversing the pattern of growing inequality and it was recognized in 2009, by a joint team of PPL & FIDR, that this would require a comprehensive strategy. To complement the public goods and services provided for by the government (specifically Jagatsinghpur district at the GP levels) there was a recognized scope for making social spending a more powerful tool to deal with rising inequality. Hence the justification for complementing the government subsidies with more direct support to poor households to increase equity. Improving human development outcomes required specific and well-targeted programmes and that is the reason for the genesis of a Panchayat Program.
    Since 15 Sep, 2009, we are implementing an innovative and comprehensive intervention program in two Gram Panchayats in the industrial belt of Jagatsinghpur District in Odisha. This is a Program under the Sustainable Business Response, supported by PPL – Paradeep Phosphates Limited. Directly reaching over 12000 populations, the Program is often cited as a Best Practice in Sustainable Responsible Business (SRB), in the Eastern Region of India and has been mentioned by peer industries and the government agencies on many occasions.
    Besides implementation, FIDR has taken the lead in i) assessing what benefits and impacts does CSR actually bring beyond company borders to the economy and society at large? Ii) How can managers, policy makers and stakeholders better measure and evaluate its impacts? Iii) What does this mean for smart mixes of public policies and corporate strategy?
    In spite of the high volatility in the area which has hit international headlines (in the form of anti-industry brigade opposing industrial projects in several industrial hubs in the area), FIDR has been successful significantly in securing the local buy-in, endorsement and sustained partnerships in community programs in Health, Education, Water & Sanitation, Youth Skills and Social Enterprise.
    The Program has earned a high proportion of community support, as indicated in the below figure, based on an assessment. The Social Return on Investment (SROI), so far under the Program has registered over 300% (average) which accounts for stakeholders' views of impact, puts financial 'proxy' values on all those impacts identified by stakeholders which do not typically have market values. Under SROI approach, the aim is to include the values of people in the two Panchayats that are often excluded from markets in the same terms as used in markets that is money, in order to give people a voice in resource allocation decisions.

  • Panchayat Reforms Program

    Total Village Development

    You might be aware of the themes which constitute a more holistic view of development under the total village management approach. FIDR, though adopted the empirical models of development in the villages, brought about a host of innovations at the micro, household levels to help synergize the themes and make a household as the unit of development or a point of convergence of development parameters under the village management approach. The key thrust areas of FIDR are:
    - Natural Resources Management
    - Health
    - Nutrition & Sanitation
    - Education
    - Renewable Energy
    - Livelihoods
    - Women’s’ Empowerment
    - Capacity Building

    Much improved socio-economic status due to sustained livelihoods, increased savings, more productive spends in health & education.So far we have constructed 850 IHLs, 8 School toilets, 32 water point and 21 bathing enclosure for women have been constructed and made usable. Community labour has been a significant contribution that made this project possible and this contribution indicates that communities see value in the safe practices, operation and maintenance of the IHLs and the water network.
    The strategy focuses on smallholders, productivity, and markets. FIDR works with the aim to help small farmers become more professional growers. We do this by extending science-based know-how, facilitating access to quality inputs, and linking smallholders to markets in profitable ways. This adds value for rural communities, and sustainably improves food security. By helping small farmers become more professional growers, FIDR wants to achieve added value for rural communities, and improve food security in sustainable ways. Smallholders produce part of their own food needs, and a surplus that helps feed their countries and supply international markets. With the right kinds of agricultural technologies and supporting services such as extension, credit, and microinsurance, smallholders could increase their production significantly and sustainably. In the process, they would improve their own food security and that of their communities and countries. ‘Inclusive’ agricultural growth would be promoted, the fundamental basis for equitable economic development.
    FIDR has been playing the catalyst in mobilizing, sensitizing and hand holding the individuals in understanding the dividends of self -development and practicing activities commensurate with an “infant to adult” progressive life cycle. FIDR has been implementing the Integrated Community Development program, affecting the lives of the people through more healthy children, better latrine facilities, much reduced morbidities due to improved sanitation infrastructure and practices, much enhanced incomes owing to high-return livelihood enterprises (like Duckery, Dairy, Mushroom, Tailoring), more skilled Youths, educated and empowered adolescent girls and increased number of Youths actively participating in the knowledge economy. The Programs have been producing over 70% of more confident and employable young individuals in the areas than ever.


  • Panchayat Reforms Program

    Child centric Panchayat Development

    FIDR believes that poverty has its greatest impact on children, and that the experience of poverty as a child can have lasting consequences into adult life. The focus of our development work is therefore on building communities where children’s needs are met and where they can grow and develop.
    In our Programs we have realized that children’s lives have been better only when their family and community situation improved. Adults - particularly those from vulnerable groups, through our Programs - actively participated in community development and ensured that their interests were met.
    Child Centered Community Development has prompted us to specially design programs to meet and refine children's social and emotional needs and to deal with children's immediate physical needs when they were living in poverty. FIDR, at the village and Panchayat levels has been implementing interventions to impact the critical stages in a child's development such as early childhood, which largely determine a child's potential.
    By taking part in development activities children acquire skills and confidence that not only help them now but in later life.
    FIDR is helping children access their rights to necessary healthcare, basic education, and healthy environment and participation in decisions that affect their lives.
    The FIDR Programs have helped in reducing the dropout rates and the success rates in the high schools.
    As an example, across schools (at Panchayat schools in coastal Odisha)
    a) The pass % has been approx. exceeding 86% in 2012 over 54% in the previous years
    b) Drop out % of approx. 3.9% in comparison to 22% in 2008-09
    To optimise retention to 100%, specifically in class X remains FIDR has embarked on a teachers’ orientation program to facilitate increased retention. Students of Class x are also getting free coaching facility that enhances their exam performance.

  • Youth Skills Development

    FIDR started Youth Skills Program as early as 2006 in Odisha, in partnerships with NASSCOM Foundation & Microsoft. The program has expanded manifolds since then.
    Today’s youth are tomorrow’s workers, entrepreneurs, parents, active citizens and leaders. A window of opportunity exists for a developing economy like Odisha/India to tap the potential of youth before the aging of societies closes it.Decisions about the education and work of youth will determine in large measure whether this opportunity is realized. The movement from school to work is seen from a lifecycle perspective with skills development examined as it takes place in schools, colleges, in early work experience, and later as entry-level skills are upgraded. The choices for skills development and the modalities for delivery vary as the transition progresses. FIDR, through its Skill Programs has influenced Workforce development by (i) education, (ii) apprenticeship and early work experience, (iii) labor market programs—including non-formal training programs that facilitate the operation of labor markets.
    So far FIDR has trained and placed over 2500 Youths in gainful employments and self-employments in vocational streams like:
    Vocational Training Centers (In partnerships with NGOs/Corporates/government) for training and job creation/placement in vocational streams like:
    ? Hospitality
    ? Retail
    ? Carpentry
    ? Masonry
    ? Welding
    ? Health Attendant
    ? Facility Management
    ? Electronics repairing

  • Youth Skills Development

    ICT for Development

    The Government of India has undertaken the task of developing skills of more than 150 million youth by the year 2022 in various sectors. NASSCOM Foundation in Partnership with FIDR, Accenture and Dr. Reddy’s Foundation has taken up the challenge in a similar initiative to groom a large cross section of youth under its “BPO Training Program for the unemployed and underprivileged youth of Odisha” initiative and generate employment opportunities. As we know, there is huge unemployment/under-employment in India and Odisha itself, while on the other side many companies suffer human capital shortage.

    FIDR has taken a new leap in job oriented training programme by introducing the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) as a short term course for the under privileged people in the state of Odisha. The programme is implemented under the banner of ‘FIDR Academy of Skill Development” and supported by NASSCOM Foundation and Accenture.
    The FIDR BPO Training project focuses on making poor, unemployed youth get employed in the corporate sector through BPO training. The target is to train 50 youths per quarter in 1 center and in total will have an output of about 250 youths per year. It assures placement in corporates like Accenture immediately upon completion of the course. The project have so far benefitted semi-urban and rural youths (from disadvantaged areas including urban slums), and young girls between the age of 18 to 30 years. We have been mobilizing, training, testing, certifying and placing ruralyouths in IT, telecommunication and banking sectors and also providing the youths with Post placement services.

  • Youth Skills Development

    Rural Knowledge Centers – Bridging “access” divide

    In Partnerships with NASSCOM Foundation, UNDP, Microsoft, Government of Odisha and others, FIDR set up Rural ICT Centers (rechristened as Rural Knowledge Centers) in 2005-6. The network of the Rural Knowledge Centers has been one of the largest single state networks in India. With support from NASSCOM Foundation and Microsoft, we have served the Youth and the citizens of the state by providing multi-purpose services to communities such as education, health, e-governance and other services by facilitating access to information and essential services, providing opportunities through capacity building and training tools using ICT as outreach platforms. A typical Knowledge Center in Odisha is “a physical space that provides public access to ICT for educational, personal, social and economic development.” The FIDR Rural Knowledge Centers have evolved to be the “Rural Hubs” where a cross section of the community congregates regularly to share, use, and generate information and knowledge.

  • Social Enterprise

    With the help of the Rural Centers, FIDR partners with the local government and the communities to train the youth and place them in gainful employment or linkages to support them in entrepreneurial ventures.Business Linkage Services providing business and job linkages for local communities such as:
    o Local Enterprise: Alternative Energy In partnership with TERI (The Energy Resources Institute)

    Even today energy access for basic lighting and cooking needs is fundamental to human development and is absent in many parts of Odisha. Even across districts in Odisha, there is a large gap between demand and supply of appropriate energy services and the price is getting increasingly prohibitive for the poor. Households where we are working, do not have electricity and are primarily dependent on kerosene or wick lamp to meet basic lighting need. A typical kerosene lamp provides between 1and 6 lumens per square meter (lux) of useful light, compared to recommended lighting level of 50-300 lux for regular domestic applications like reading, dining and cooking leading to negative health (eye) effects and safety incidents. Further, a kerosene lamp is the emitter of 100 kg of CO2, a climate change agent, annually. Almost Four out of every five rural households in our Project area in Kendrapara District, primarily depend on direct burning of solid biomass fuel like fuel wood, crop residue and cattle dung in traditional mud stove/ three stone fire for cooking. Such traditional cooking practice is characterized by low thermal efficiency (10%) and emits toxic smoke. Women (and accompanying children) cooking with a mud stove, particularly in poorly ventilated kitchens, have increased risk of pneumonia, respiratory diseases, etc. Approximately half a million premature deaths estimated to occur in India annually due to kitchen smoke. Smoke from incomplete combustion of biomass during cooking also emits climate change agents like carbon monoxide and black carbon. These energy access gaps create huge potential opportunity for the dissemination of off-grid lighting technologies. FIDR in partnership with TERI has established robust market mechanisms for renewable energy based energy efficient technologies for basic lighting and improved cooking applications across villages. This entails the creation of an economically viable value chain offering quality products and prompt after-sales service to cater to the latent market demand. FIDR along with the local civil society organizations, has put in significant efforts towards innovation and customization of lighting and cooking technologies and development of energy enterprises as sales and service points for such technologies are the need of the hour. FIDR implemented Lighting a Billion Lives, a flagship programme of TERI, in Odisha, started in 2008, and providing solar energy based lighting solutions has so far covered over 2800 lives. FIDR, in collaboration with the local entrepreneurs, Youth groups, has created a network of district level distributors and district/block/ village level energy enterprises/ peer leaders, to create an economically viable and sustainable value chain that caters to retail consumers. We are engaged in capacity building and providing necessary financial support to energy entrepreneurs who as “last mile agents” are encouraged to set up shops/ outlets where quality renewable energy/ energy efficient clean energy technologies like the solar lanterns/ charging stations and accessories are available for retail sales. These energy enterprises/champions are also responsible for providing reliable and quick maintenance/ service of disseminated devices/ technologies. From 1 village in 2009, FIDR currently implements the Program in 22 Villages – an expansion at a scale of 22x.

  • Social Enterprise

    Backend Execution

    FIDR is trying to provide employment to the rural population and improve their skills set as this has proved to
    ? Dramatically enhance improve Human Development Index
    ? Stimulate economic activity and improve living conditions in these areas
    ? Prevent migration of rural Odia youth to urban areas and other cities in India
    ? Lead to rural empowerment and self sufficiency
    ? Individual income able to support family needs and higher education for youth
    ? Help improve literacy. Given the door-step employment opportunities, people have been motivated to send their children to schools
    ? Foster better Infrastructure & yet retain the good life conditions of a village setting
    Odisha is now witnessing rapid changes in its population. The growth rates in rural areas have shown a decline. There is a rapid growth of cities and migration to urban areas in search of better livelihood. The status of women has improved but marginally. Due to uneven growth and opportunities , the youth migrate to the cities inside the state and to other states like Gujarat, AP, Maharashtra and others. Through rural BPOs, it is not only possible to minimize migration but to also provide the youth jobs which add value to the knowledge economy and enable them to develop to a much improved orbit in life and status.

  • Social Enterprise

    Tribal Development

    Detailed Assessment of Paudi BhuyanTribes at Jamardihi PBDA AND Nagira Village of Anugul district

    ? Assessment of the different Govt. programmes being undertaken in the area for the development of economic and living conditions as well as general development of the area.
    ? Amount of Govt. funding done in the past and any budget for future. Official hierarchy and NGOs managing the programmes.
    ? Field visit and assessment of tangible and intangible developments out of Govt. funding as well as sustainable alternatives in place.
    ? Assessment of the Impact of government welfare schemes on the lives of the tribals as well as the industrial development, deforestation, mining and any other change in natural or environmental settings affecting their livelihood, culture, practices and traditional living style.
    ? Gap analysis-Assessment of the developmental gaps – to foster betterment of the living conditions by channelising the Govt. funding in a more efficient manner in order to maximize the sustainable development and social return on investment.
    ? Assessment of the traditional practices and cultural ethos of the tribals.
    ? Deforestation and its dynamics - with the community’s active participation as well as putting a stop to shifting cultivation.

    Measure to be taken for improvement of health and education. How ICT can be useful in bridging the gap.

    ? Exploring potential for solar lighting and alternative energy
    ? Survey of Community Empowerment
    Done on behalf of IDRC/ASC I under the guidance of noted ICT specialist Usha Reddy The study looked at how ICTs have impacted upon community empowerment especially with reference to political participation. The study looked at whether such democratic participation is being facilitated and whether it is taking place once ICTs are in place. If so, why, if not, why not. The methodologies adopted were household questionnaire, and focus group discussions with villagers.
    Done in villages within our network NKN centers at Baliguda, Kendrapada and Purusottampur.

    Survey & Micro Planning of 11 villages under Kujanga Block as part of our community development programme:

    The survey in 2009 covered situational analysis of the 11 villages in respect of health, sanitation, education, occupation, status of women & children, prevalence of common diseases and other issues.
    ? The goal of the project was holistic development of community through Child centric Initiatives.
    ? A total of 2709 households and 12731 residents were individually covered under household survey and FGD.
    ? A comprehensive community development plan addressing all issues and findings was prepared
    FIDR has been engaged in implementation of the programme.

    Survey and linkage of Forest Produce of the PVTGs (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group)

    FIDR is working among the Tribal communities in undivided Koraput district towards formation of model SHGs, forest dweller federations and Network Formations and regularization of SHGs, linkage with the government resource agencies and financial institutions to facilitate the Branding and promotion of Forest Produce which could lead to enterprises among the communities to help in sustainable development of the PVTGs. We have had initial link ups with outlets in Delhi/Gurgaon like Swadeshi to market produces like Niger Oil, Turmeric, Pulses etc.

    Mushroom cultivation & Vermi-compost Promotion in the PVTGs

    In partnership with NASSCOM Foundation, Microsoft and the local community based organisations FIDR has conducted training, demonstration programmes to effect practice change among the traditional farmers and help them adopt improved technologies in Mushroom cultivation and encourage promotion of Vermi-compost culture. This has resulted in more than 35% of increased earnings per household of traditional farmers.

  • Policy Advocacy

    ****Charudutta Panigrahi has successfully spearheaded HIV Workplace Policy for the Port sector in India. Under the USAID Operation Lighthouse: National Ports Project, advocacy efforts at the national and state levels (primarily covering all the major Ports of India) were undertaken for mobilizing constituents, including the Lawmakers, the Executives and provided technical support for development of workplace policies and programmes, based on the guidelines of various international Practices on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work. This has received overwhelming endorsement from key stakeholders in India and was helpful in incorporating to the organized and unorganized sector of industry which needed to be mobilized for taking care of the health of the productive sections of their workforce.
    ****In 2005, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the NGOs for management of two PHCs in Jajpur and Dhenkanal districts. The entire Policy Initiative was successfully led by Charudutta Panigrahi. Due to the landmark steps of the Government, the Government of Odisha has opened up doors for Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to take over the operations of non-functional Primary Health Centers (PHCs), subject to standard conditions laid down by the Government of India. The objective of this policy was to operationalize non-functional PHCs in order to meet the goal of universal access to healthcare and has resulted in tremendous improvements in the Primary Health care in Odisha.

    Other Drives

    ****Spearheading breakthrough PPP (Public-Private-Partnership) initiatives in over 10 states of India – innovative programs in sustainable agriculture and supply chain (including cold chain).
    ****Put in considerable work in strengthening agricultural Support services for small farmers in issues like - seasonal producers, - fragmented buyers and suppliers unable to exploit economies of scale and - household economics where functions such as consumption, investment, work and social activities are undifferentiated and unspecialized.
    ****Targeted interventions with the help of NGOs/CSOs on issues – limited production levels due the small size of holdings, weaknesses in the land tenure system and unequal access to irrigation water. Including difficulties in procurement and application of modern technologies because of the high cost and greater risk involved.
    ****Worked on agricultural cooperative’s farming guidance & partnerships with the government in Production process by providing efficient subsidized inputs, and marketing through procurement at minimum support prices.
    ****Established Credit and thrift societies operating at farm level towards an effective mechanism of credit delivery to small farmer with low transaction costs. Encouraging Private service providers by creating an enabling environment and a level playing field.
    ****Considerable success with respect to access to technology, skill upgradation and marketing with Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and Farmer Interest Groups (FIGs)/Women Livelihood Groups (WLGs) - Rajasthan.
    ****Direct working with Village level groups, forging them into block and district level unions for wielding greater influence on the agricultural research and extension agendas as well as for bulk marketing.
    ****Policy drives for effective enforcement of legislation which ensures quality control of inputs such as seeds, pesticides, fertilizers, etc. Resulting in the government’s role as arbitrator of conflicts between various private sector service providers enhanced and systems to address grievances developed.
    ****Sensitising public agencies to be active - from being solely providers of services to an appropriate mix of provider, coordinator, facilitator, enabler and regulator at the national level.

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  • Your Help

    Spend some time knowing in detail about our work and the communities where we work. We at FIDR are sure that this would give you a flavor of the social investments required to achieve even further scale and sustenance in our work. FIDR also advocates social businesses with transformational skills necessary to build sustainable and scalable organizations to accelerate their impact. You have a robust and objective system to rely on for your Giving that it goes to the right organisations and right work. Because FIDR in many ways than one underwrites the work of its peer non-profits in Odisha and guarantees your “Impact investing.” Besides, this would also provide you with a chance to become a part of FIDR's large and expanding network of Indian social entrepreneurs, and strategic funders.

  • Your Help

    Donate – Call to action……

    Dear Friend,
    You should be proud to tell all including your family members and children that you have decided to raise money for FIDR. The reason that you are doing this is that you feel that fortunate people like you need to do your bit for those with less. You are hoping to raise at least Rs. 1, 00,000 (1 Lakh) or about $2500 to help this cause. FIDR will use this money to improve the lives of the underserved communities after a detailed consultation with you.
    We are sure you are counting on those near and dear to you to help you achieve your target.
    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at FIDR.
    Thank you in advance for your support!

  • Your Help

    Work as Volunteer

    FIDR organizes long term cross cultural volunteer programmes for the international students, seniors and families. Our endeavour is to provide long term volunteers with a customized program that will enable them to make an important contribution to the underserved of Odisha while exploring some attractive and beautiful culture of Odisha, India and working closely with some of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups, Youths and Village level Social Entrepreneurs.

  • Your Help


    FIDR offers internship programmes to international and national students throughout the year. Please contact soon for 2013-14 programme details. There are some projects also available in winter 2013 for national students (limited seats only). Please contact our office for your registration...

  • Your Help

    Volunteer while you are in a job

    Our jobs aren’t just for any student who somehow wants to do volunteer work abroad or in another state in India. It’s demanding and we only accept graduates from the relevant fields, such as management, social sciences, engineering, investment banking, medicine, health studies, or social work.
    Numerous people are interested in doing volunteer work abroad/another state or working for an NPO or NGO. While this type of work will allow you to experience new/foreign cultures in a whole new way, it is also very demanding. For the more idealistic types among you, who dream of changing the world, there are many opportunities for volunteer work abroad/another state. Like the Non-profits around the globe, we offer various kinds of charity jobs and volunteer work in Odisha. You can do volunteer work in different fields such as community service, agricultural interventions, social work or teaching. Your volunteer work could, for example, involve organizing events and raising funds, teaching English at a primary school in rural Odisha, or helping to build a community health center in Odisha’s hinterland.
    In the past we have had talented young people from India and outside, coming to Odisha and working with us and the communities. They include people from Communication, Technology (mobile telephony platform), Research and other areas of interest.

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  • Vision

    VISION To work towards facilitating change in lives of under privileged sections of our society To leverage the power of ICT in a beneficial manner in the rural areas of the country To work towards providing livelihood opportunities to the under privileged sections of our society
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