Milieu of the NEED:
“National Environment & Education Development" NEED (Means Community welfare organisation) is a well known organisation in the Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a symbol of Environmental Protection, Development of the Education, compassionate response to the terrible living conditions of the disadvantaged population of Vizianagaram District., in the absence of basic services of qualitative education and health care, adequate employment and food security, effective governance and empowerment, resulting into the low social, economic and political status.
The organisation is involved in various socio-economic development programmes such as Child Labour Rehabilitation, Eye Care Services, Income Generating Programmes, Promotion of Self Help Groups and other Community based organisations, People's Institutions, Savings and Credit, Community Based Rehabilitation of the Differently Abled, Safe Drinking Water, Health and Sanitation, Agriculture, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy on Child Rights, Child Sponsorship, Non-Formal and Supplementary Education such as Non-Residential Bridge schools and Bridge Schools and Inclusive Education, HIV/AIDS, Disability Activities ,Skill Development etc
NEED is a non-profit, voluntary development organisation established in 1992 under the leadership of Mr. P.Venugopala Rao, a committed social worker of repute. Its target community is constituted of Tribal, Dalits and marginalized population of Salur, Pachipenta, Makkuva, Ramabhadrapuram and some other mandals of Vizianagaram District.
⦁ The organization of the universal brotherhood of mankind and concern and love for the underprivileged and down trodden. In furtherance of this object the center will organize, establish, consolidate, maintain, support and encourage all charitable and uplifting activities of a comprehensive nature is any field of human enterprises, more particularly in the fields of human enterprises, agriculture, education, health, animal husbandry, protect and handicap people, prohibited to the child labour, assistance to the self employment schemes, see the welfare of the query labor, protect the environmental services housing and cottage industries etc., with an emphasis on environmental balance.
⦁ Children’s, women’s welfare and irrigation development aspects and up lift the handicapped peoples.
⦁ To support Deprived hill area tribal’s development
⦁ To organize Workshops on HIV/AIDS, TB and other communicable and non communicable diseases
⦁ To create qualitative and quantities changes in the socio-economic life of the target community, especially women and children.
⦁ To provide livelihood opportunities for the fulfillment of basic needs such as food, shelter, health and education to all.
⦁ To protect and promote human rights especially that of women and children.
⦁ To create leadership among the tribal and rural mass to lead their own communities
⦁ To support alliance building, lobby and policy advocacy.
⦁ To take pleasure in sound and sustainable management of environment and forest.
⦁ To work on Disaster Management, Climate Change.
⦁ To ensure quality education and health care for all the children who are socially and economically disadvantaged, through the Government and Non-Governmental supporting programs.
Adopted Smart Village: This organization adopted Padmapuram village in Pachipenta Mandal, of
Vizianagaram Dist, AP, INDIA, from date 29.01.2015
Type of NGO Involvement:
⦁ Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPA)/PRA
⦁ Micro –Level Planning (MLP) and implementation.
⦁ Capacity Building (CB) and Awareness skills trainings.
⦁ SHGs formation
⦁ SWOT analysis
⦁ Formation of Rythu Clubs
⦁ Disabled Identification & Rehabilitation through DDRC
⦁ Encragment & Promotion of Soak pits & Renovation of irrigation tanks.
⦁ Promotion of plantation.
⦁ Non-pesticide management and promotion of Natural farming, Vermin compost.
⦁ WUA (Water User Associations Committees) formation
⦁ Livelihood promotion
⦁ Child labour eradication & Mainstreaming
⦁ Counseling Services
⦁ Problems identification through tools (Maps/Matrix/Cobweb/Ven)
⦁ Promotion of Organic Farming
NGO strengths and special features:
⦁ Expertise SWOT analysis
⦁ Human Resource Development Centre
⦁ Capacity Building & Institution Building
⦁ Resource persons Trainings & Workshops
⦁ Skill development experts
⦁ Experienced Staff on formation of SHGs
⦁ Good relations with all CBO/CSO/SHGs
⦁ Collaborations with Line Departments/Banks / Donor Agencies
Nature of Involvement of communities:-
⦁ Implementation of PPA /PRA tools
⦁ Transit walk with CBOS/SHGs/Local people
⦁ Group discussion with Communities
⦁ Involvement of poor in discussions and identification of their own problems.
Results Achieved through NGO:
Social Needs /Physical needs could be assessed
⦁ Enhancement Quality life of the poor and vulnerable groups
⦁ Increased Group savings of SHGs and Strengthen SHG members in decision making process and enhanced their barraging and livelihood capacities
⦁ Group as peer pressure in the slums
⦁ Child labour enrolled in Bridge schools
⦁ Motivate Community to involvement in Service programmes
⦁ Identified differently abled persons and work for their Empowerment
⦁ Better health and Hygiene conditions in Rural & Tribal areas
⦁ BPL families counseling
⦁ Motivate SHGs for Bank Linkages and utilized the services and schemes of the Govt
⦁ Food security Increases.
⦁ Legal aid and family counseling support to persons in need