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  project name ~ 2010-Saathiship for Dhanada Mishra

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  Project Name


2010-Saathiship for Dhanada Mishra



AID India










  Budget Approved


Rs 240000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Lakshmi Gorrepati


College Park










This project supports Dhanada Mishra as an AID Saathi. Dhanada Mishra is a Civil Engineer by background and lives and works in Orissa. He has been with AID for several years now and was instrumental in starting the AID chapter in Sydney. He worked as the Principal of Jagannath Institute of Technology and Management and has been actively involved in coordinating all the activities of AID-Orissa. Dhanda also started the AID Rural Technology Resource Centre in Orissa, an institute aimed at training and demonstrating rural technologies and ideas. He also worked actively in spreading awareness about NREGA in the interior Gajapati district of Orissa and helped in pointing out loopholes in the implementation of the act. Dhanada has also worked to promote RTI in the state and linked up with other organisation working with RTI.
Last year, following the communal violence in Kandhamal, Orissa Dhanada has been actively promoting peace initiatives and working with other groups and emminent Gandhians to work towards a peaceful Orissa.





In the last year Dhanada has been working actively in the following areas. The detailed report of this work has been written by him in the attached Saathi 2009 report. Broadly he has focussed on 1. AID Odisha Work a.AID Rural Technology Resource Center (ARTRC) and AID Industrial Training Center b.Promoting Low cost Solar Lantern from Green light Planet c.Odisha Shanti Sadvabana Abhiyan (OSSA) & Kandhamal Peace Process a. Promotion of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) b.Akshara School project c.Other NGO projects in Odisha d. Right To Information 2. Other related activities a Pratham''s Read Odisha Campaign b.Human Development Foundation and PAHELI





This year, Dhanada plans to continue his work on ARTRC, RTI , Read Odisha and Peace campaign. In his report he lists the following as his major goals for this year. 1. Grow ARTRC as a DTET & NCVT approved training center 2. Education activity with Pratham in collaboration with SSA particularly for Out of School of Children and in implementation of ''Right to Education Act 3. Human Development Foundation and Policy Advocacy a.Make PAHELI integral to monitoring of Government''s Programs b. Right to Education Act. c. Promotion of UBUNTU 4. Advocacy activities in the areas of RTI through the RTI clinic initiative.



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