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 thirty districts of the state. The principal target groups include SCs, STs, Women, Children and other vulnerable groups.

LAVS is a non political, non religious and nonprofit organization. LAVS is a democratically governed body with well defined and written down bye-laws and required registrations under the law of the land. It has a General Body and an Executive Body. General Body meetings are held at least once in a year whereas the Executive Body meets once in a quarter or more as per requirement. The day to day management of the organization is vested on 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 populations. It is supported by major agencies including the 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, Vocational Education, Child Development, Sustainable Livelihoods, Natural Resource Management and Good Governance.

Achievements so far

Community Institutions Promoted

Sl. No.

Name of Community Organization

Unit

As on 2017

1

Apex Federation at Block Level (Multi-purpose Cooperative)

No.

02

 

Members Enrolled

No.

975

2

Apex SHG Federation at VDC Level

No.

10

 

Members Enrolled

No.

320

3

Village Development Committee Formed & Registered

No.

10

 

Members Representation in VDC

No.

170

4

SHGs Promoted

No.

581

 

SHG Members

No.

6247

5

Village Level Sub-committee Formed(VLSC)

No.

10

 

Members representation in VLSC

No.

110

6

Village Social and Financial Audit Sub Committee Formed

No.

15

7

User Groups Formed

No.

540

8

User Groups Taken up Activities

No.

526

9

Watershed Level WSHG Federation

No.

10

10

Block Level WSHG Federation

No.

01

Capacity Building Milestones

Sl. No.

Activities

No. of events

Members covered

1

Training programme for Staff and CRPs Community
Mobilization

 

 

2

Training programs for SHG Members (Leadership, Accounts, Management etc.)

14

645

3

Training Program for VDC,VLSC, UG Members(Leadership, Accounts, Management, Tribal Rights, Convergence etc.

15

330

4

Training Program for WSHG Federation Leaders

14

120

Skills Training in Agriculture and allied activities

Sl. No.

Activities

No. of events

Members covered

1

Training and exposure under Land & Water Management

8

170

2

Training and exposure on improved practices of
Agri/Horticulture

14

560

3

Training and exposure on improved rearing practices for Livestock & Aquaculture Development

14

520

4

Training and exposure on preparation of business plan & implementation of non-farm activities

6

183

5

Vocational Training to Youth

5

103

 

Milestones Matrix

Sl No

Particulars

Achievements till date

1

No of WSHGs formed

518

2

No of WSHGs supported for Income Generation Activities

341

3

No of SHG Federations promoted

5

4

No of Producers Groups promoted

37

5

No of Marketing Society Promoted

5

6

No of Farmer’s Associations formed

152

7

No of persons provided Vocational Training

6489

8

No of Grain Banks formed

78

9

No of Water User Associations promoted

21

10

No of JFMCs promoted

27

11

No of Producer Clusters promoted

7

12

No of Community Resource Persons promoted

215

13

No of Professional Resource Persons promoted

48

14

No of Baseline Surveys conducted

23

15

No of Village level Micro Plans prepared

379

16

Preparation of Social & Environmental Safeguard Documents of PMGSY Roads

2348.58 Km

17

Preparation of Environment Management Plans of PMGSY Roads

726

18

Preparation of Road Safety Audit Reports

120

19

Preparation of Road Safety Inspection Reports

30

20

Preparation of Road Maintenance Inspection Reports

68



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