Organization Profile

Life Academy of Vocational Studies (LAVS) is registered NGO in the state of Odisha. Founded by a group of young professionals the organization has completed over two decades of existence thanks to its commitment to quality, accountability and social cause it upholds in all its operations. It now operates in twenty-five districts of the state including backward and tribal districts. The principal target groups include SCs, STs, Women, Children and Poor.

LAVS is a non political, non religious and non profit organization. LAVS is a democratically governed body with bye-laws and required registration under the law of the land. It has a general body and executive body. General body meetings are held at least once in a year whereas executive body meets once in two months or more as per requirement. The day to day management of the organization is vested in the executive body. The Executive body gets elected by the General Body every five years. Its accounts are audited every year by an external audit farm.

By virtue of long and diversified professional exposure, the organization is able to deliver value added services to a wide range of projects supported by clients including World Bank, DFID, UNDP, USAID, UNICEF, UNWFP, IFAD, ADB, State and Central Govt. Departments and Ministries. Thematically, LAVS has core competence in areas of Community Health, Basic Education, Vocational Education, Child Development, Sustainable Livelihoods, Natural Resource Management and Good Governance.

Milestones Matrix

Sl No

Particulars

Cumulative Number

Achievement during 12-13

1

No of WSHGs formed

518

81

2

No of WSHGs supported for Income Generation Activities

341

168

3

No of SHG Federations promoted

5

2

4

No of Producers Groups promoted

37

14

5

No of Marketing Society Promoted

5

2

6

No of Farmer’s Associations formed

152

36

7

No of persons provided Vocational Training

6489

356

8

No of Grain Banks formed

78

12

9

No of Water User Associations promoted

21

3

10

No of JFMCs promoted

27

5

11

No of Producer Clusters promoted

7

2

12

No of Community Resource Persons promoted

215

60

13

No of Professional Resource Persons promoted

48

17

14

No of Baseline Surveys conducted

23

4

15

No of Village level Micro Plans prepared

379

47

16

Preparation of Social & Environmental Safeguard Documents of PMGSY Roads

2348.58 Km

1296.58 Km

17

Preparation of Environment Management Plans of PMGSY Roads

726

379

18

Preparation of Road Safety Audit Reports

120

60

19

Preparation of Road Safety Inspection Reports

30

15

20

Preparation of Road Maintenance Inspection Reports

68

23



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