Patang Project for Social Justice Issues in Odisha

Location: Sambalpur district, Orissa
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Ms. Rita Mishra
CRY support since: 2011 – 2012

  • Increased interest towards education amongst the children
  • Increased understanding on the child protection issues especially the issues related to working children
  • Increased participation in collective processes has raised the regularity of children in schools by 5-80% in 8 villages

Patang started its operations in 2003 with a vision to create a platform for the youth, to actively engage them in social justice issues in Western Orissa. Since its inception Patang is working in 9 villages in 6 blocks in Sambalpur district in Odisha. The focus has always been on the youth & adolescents with an approach of promoting volunteerism to bring about social change. They are focusing on youth led developments by building their capacity and mentoring them in the process. Since last year their main focus has been on education and participation and they have initiated work on protection.