About Us
History of GPSS
GPSS started as a development organization during 1991 which tried to visualize the problems of locality; feelings of people at micro level & raise voice for people. In course of time, spirit of activism got over-shadowed by harsh reality of people’s minimum materialistic thought of one’s own survival. Witnessing changing attitudes and growing complexities - there raised need for change in operational modalities to emphasize on developmental aspects. The organization does have a good team of Staff and experienced Advisors who are keen enough to take up every challenge. But for that only – the performance at field level have always been up to standard and reliance of people and that of Govt. line department have been gained in most honorable manner.

The organisation has built strong experience in community led intervention highlighting the challenges faced by community and potential solutions. This includes linking the community to different social security scheme. Also investigate livelihood issues in their communities, Creativity and Livelihoods weaker sections and downtrodden of the society. GPSS has a unique understanding of the challenges facing young people and how to resolve their issues by engaging and motivating youth to lead change in their communities. The peer educator process can be used to engage and

inform young people from a close background and is particularly effective in linking youth in remote rural contexts to services. As part of our approach to our livelihoods goal area, we also provide intensive training and mentorship to youths to support their transition into formal employment. We also provide strong technical skills, essential soft skills that employers are looking for. In response to this, GPSS equips youths with supplementary life skills and workplace readiness skills to be able to compete effectively in the market.

The organization does have a good team of Staff and experienced Advisors who are keen enough to take up every challenge. But for that only – the performance at field level have always been up to standard and reliance of people and that of Govt. line department have been gained in most honorable manner.

ORGANISATION PROFFILE :
Sl No Name  
1 Name and address of the Organization : Govinda Pradhan Smruti Sansad (GPSS) Bhismagiri, District-Ganjam, Pin-761055,
2 Mailing Address : Govinda Pradhan Smruti Sansad (GPSS) Bank Coloney,1st Lane, Gate Bazaar, Berhampur, District-Ganjam,Odisha,Pin-760001
3 Telephone & Fax 06802220150 Fax-, 06802280139
4 E-Mail- gpssodisha@gmail.com
5 Website- www.gpssodisha.org
6 PAN No. AAAAG1758J
7 Societies Registration Act.1860 GJM 1589-140/1991-92, 03.12.1991,
8 Under section-12AA of I Tact.1961 No.109/2001-2002,Date-21.10.20002
9 Undersection-80G of I Tact.1961 No.CIT (E)/Hyd/98(11) 80G/2017-18,dated 29/05/2018
10 Undersection-35 AC of I Tact.1961 SO 333 (E)/01/02/2017
11 FCRA No & Date: 104910065, 6th November 1998
12 National NGO Portal OR/2014/0078150, under NITI AYOG
13 Contact Person: Mr. Brundaban Panda, Secretary (GPSS) Mobile: 9438251126, 9776293001 E-Mail-bpandagpss@gmail.com
Vision
A change towards a developed and dignified life for the people of the community with peace and prosperity, through meaning full utilization of natural resources, by peoples participation and promoting sustainable development.

Mission
A committed cadre with modern outlook will be developed for meaning full utilization of local resources existing in the community through active people’s participation from the level of thinking, planning and executing by obtaining a common understanding towards sustainable community development.

Core Values
To develop quality of life of people through improve socio economic and health conditions with active participation in all developmental action and process towards removing the cultural believes and aliments responsible for ignorance, social injustice and poverty. ORGANOGRAM OF GPSS
 
Geographical spread: Ganjam, Gajapati and Khurdha District of Odisha,

Areas/sectors covering: Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Hygiene, Rural Sanitation Youth & Women development, Skill building, Research & Advocacy, Urban poverty and Climate Change

Funding partners/sources: Government of India and state governments, UNICEF, World Vision, LEPRA Society, OSACS/NACO, CAPART, Odisha Voluntary Health Association, Voluntary Health Association of India, New Delhi, Jamsetji TATA Trust Mumbai, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India

Organization’s experience and expertise:
Years of experience: 28 years
Health, HIV/AIDS: 20 years
Sanitation technical expertise: 12 years
Capacity Building/Training: 11 Years
Climate change action: 4 years
Research/study: 5 year
Promotion of agricultural livelihood: 3 Years
Livelihood promotion among urban poor: 4 Years
Disaster risk reduction and management: 6 Years

Our Strength:
Strong focus on Public Health &HIV/AIDS, Youth & Women empowerment and intervention to alleviation urban poverty,

Public Health &HIV/AIDS, comprising close attention to technical issues in community mobilization for behaviour change to realize better health and hygiene. Intervention for the improvement of wealth of people through skill building and active participation in development action.

Effective capacity building, using the specially-developed and tested Learning Guides on Health, HIV, Hygiene, Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture & water Management, specially developed & award-wining films and other advocacy materials, as well as proven capacity building programmes for trainers, Rural Engineers and local communities with hand-holding and refresher trainings.

Holistic integration of training and community mobilisation with finance and supply chain Management and monitoring.

Focus on financial inclusion, including experience of mobilizing resources from different Sources, including government, corporate, donors and NGOs.

Community Level Action
GPSS works actively at the grassroots in rural as well as tribal Odish, throughout a number of interventions, trainings as well as capacity-building programmes. The projects are directly implemented at the field level involving the community to ensure sustainability of the program.

Appreciations and Awards
GPSS was twice awarded as PRAKRUTI MITRA by the Dept. of Environment & Forest Govt. of Odisha during the year 1997-98 and 2012 and BRUKHYA PREMI award from PRERANA, BBSR

Our concern:
• Mother and Children development.
• Education, health and community organization.
• Women empowerment and gender equality
• Financial inclusion through function of SHGs.
• Child rights protection, abolition of child labour and child trafficking, impacts to girl child education and resistance to girl child sexual abuse.
• Strengthening people’s organizations through networking, linkage building, sharing of experiences, exposure visit and coordination.
• Campaign against drug and alcohol, HIV/STD, malaria, population exposure, maternal and infant mortality, malnourishment and Control of Tuberculosis etc.
• Sustainable agriculture livelihood through irrigation, training and linkage.
• Empowering slum community through health care services, capacity building training and development linkages.
• Taking Initiatives to make Ganjam A climate Resilient District

Other activities:
• Non-Formal Education Program. (1997-2001)
• Rural sanitation program. (1995-2002) & CDD/WAT-SAN program. (1997-98)
• National Environment Awareness Campaign and plantation program.
• Prevention and control of HIV among migrants through Targeted Intervention project with support of OSACS, Dept. of Health &FW, Govt. of Odisha, since 2002
• Family Health Awareness Campaign program with support of CDMO Ganjam (2001
• Rehabilitation project for cyclone affected farmers in agriculture sector with CAPART
• Formation/Promotion of 34 SHG groups with proper guides and training by NABARD.
• Conducted training programs for grass route level organizations on HlV/AIDS.
• Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP) (Dept. of Youth affairs & Sports)
• Disaster Risk Management (DRM) program in 08 GPs of Digapahandi block
• Vocational training to the youth on Cutting, Designing, Embroidering and computer data entry, in collaboration with UCP engineering School, Berhampur (Community development through Polytechnic) Supported by Ministry of HRD, New Delhi.

Re productive & Child Health (RCH)
Two years experience on RCH project by providing related services for the Women & Children to reduce the IMR & MMR and to promote nutritional education among the school students in Digapahandi Block of Ganjam District.

Funding Partners:
i) Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS/NACO)
ii) CAPART (RC) East Zone, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
iii) Odisha Voluntary health Organisation
iv) Ministry of HRD, Department of education Govt. of India
v) Ministry of Youth affairs & sports Govt. of India, New Delhi
vi) Ministry of Forest and Environment, Govt. of India
viii) Joint funding of UNICEF and Dept. of Rural development Govt. of Orissa/
viii) Department of Health &FW Govt. of Orissa/ CDMO & NRHM Ganjam
ix) Jamsetji TATA Trust Mumbai
x) National Archives of India, New Delhi
xi) Voluntary Health association of India, New Delhi
xii) State Urban Development Agency under dept. of Housing and Urban Development
CURRENT PROJECTS OF GPSS

• Campaign against Child marriage with support of Voluntary Health association of India, New Delhi
• Formation and strengthen of Mahila Arogya Samiti in Berhampur Slums under National Urban Health Mission in Berhampur Municipal Corporation
• Skill development training for the local youth supported by the Ministry of HRD, through Community polytechnic under UCP Engg. School, Berhampur
• Formation Of SHGs, Their Federations, Capacity Building Of All Members & Promotion for Financial Inclusion Of SHG Members Under NULM, in Berhampur Municipal Corporation.
• Promotion of Sanitation activities through construction of IHHL under WASH in Beguna Block of Khordha District.
• Preparation of Village Disaster Management Plan (VDMP) in Sanakhemundi Block of Ganjam District with support of Ganjam District Administration.
• Prevention/Control of Malaria through Impregnation of Community owned mosquito bed nets in Digapahandi and Sorada block of Ganjam District.

FUTURE PLAN:
I) To establish one vocational education training centre for the poor and marginalized
ii) To provide skill/value added employable training to 500 rural youth every year
iii) To focus on Issues of Migration, trafficking and HIV/AIDS
iv) To minimize IMR&MMR by protecting Body right of women and adolescents (SRHR)
v) To prepared and equipped villagers of 50 villages under disaster risk reduction
vi) To establish 10 SHG Federation with registration under 1860 SRAct. For enhancing their Livelihood and socio economic status

BANKERS:
01. Indian Overseas Bank Giri Road Branch Berhampur, A/C No. 2759
02. Canara Bank, Digapahandi Branch, Ganjam, A/C No. 14169
03. Syndicate Bank Berhampur Branch, Ganjam, A/C No. 220/13535
04. Andhra Bank Barracks branch, Berhampur, A/C No. 11206
05. Axis Bank Berhampur, Ganjam, A/C No. 212010100013217
06. State Bank of India, Lochapada Branch, A/C No. 30919220840
07. State Bank of India, Lochapada Branch, A/C No. 30969908756
08. State Bank of India, Hi-Tech Branch, A/C No. 35545233797

AUDITOR OF GPSS:
Umakant Choudhury & Associates, Chartered Accountants
Basudev Nagar 1st lane, Khodasing, Berhampur 760010 Ganjam, Odisha
Mobile-9348518505. E-Mail:ukc1971@yahoo.co.in