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WAYANADU DISTRICT ADIVASI YOUVAJANA SAMITHI

Regd. Date:    17-07-2002 vide Regd. No :    349/02

Chief Functionary : V M Vijayan

Located in City : Wayanadu of Kerala State, India.
Address NGO Address : Maryland Building, 3rd Floor, Meenangadi, Wayanadu, Kerala, India. PIN 673591

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Phone Phone : 04936-249412
Mobile Mobile : 09847413839
Email Email : ashabanu@rediffmail.com
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ACTIVITIES

NGO Activities : Adivasi Youvajana Samithi is a community based organization formed by a group tribal women and men and have been working for about seven lakh tribal population in the district of Wayanadu, Kerala, since its formation in 2002. The office of the AYS is situated at Krishnagiri village in Sultan Bathery block. The organization was formed with the stated purpose of integrated development of scheduled tribes in general and the Scheduled Tribe youths in particular. We stand for the rights and privileges of the tribes in the district though peaceful and lawful actions and agitations, taking up systematic interventions, collaborating with local and district level authorities and other voluntary organizations toward our stated objects. Tribal leaders and heads from different tribes in Wayanadu are the members of the governing body and patrons. To render selfless service to uplift the weaker, vulnerable and caste ridden poor dalits and scheduled tribes who reside in villages, slums, high lands thereby empower them in their economic, cultural and social life. We have taken up house construction program for the tribes in Wayanadu. The aim was to reduce mediators’ role thereby limiting the exploitation of tribal people. The house construction program for tribes in Wayanadu was supported by Kerala State’s tribal department in association with local village Panchayats. We have completed the construction of 45 houses that covered Paniya, Kttunaikya, Mallakuruma tribes in Meenaghadi, Poothadi and Noolpuzha. We managed Rs 3375000 lakh rupees as part of the house construction program. In Noolpuzha, Poothadi, Thirunelli and Meenaghadi and Manathavadi Panchayats, we have formed self help groups for tribal women and initiated micro credit programs. 120 tribal women were the members of these groups and they were linked with many bio agricultural programmes. We have provided them in association with University of Calicut tissue culture banana saplings. These have covered about tribal 100 families in the respective Panchayats. This program was initiated in association with Kerala Land Use Board in the year 2003-04. For them we have conducted a survey documenting village resources in whole village Panchayats in Wayanadu. Subsequently, based on the survey conducted, we have developed resources maps for each village Panchayats. The resource maps included institutions like educational institutions such as nurseries, angan vadies, schools and colleges, primary health centres, hospitals, water bodies, and forests etc. During the year 2006-2007, we have taken up reproductive and child health programs supported by Kerala AIDS Control Society. AYS actively involved conducted a need assessment study on ANC, Preventive Health Issues, identified beneficiaries, linked them with District health services, and facilitated referrals from tribal hamlets to hospitals. Besides, we have also conducted health awareness camps on infectious diseases, STD, HIV/AIDS and family planning. Our field volunteers were trained by researchers from Centre for Social Work Research and Practice India for conducting both quantitative (using scales and questionnaire) and qualitative with tribal people and others influencing their lives. We have participated in for waves of researches namely Unwed Tribal Motherhood in South India Interplay of Stigma, Discrimination, and Psychological wellbeing; Tribal Women in Kerala Exploring Empowerment Needs for Greater Community Participation; Unwed tribal Motherhood Does marital status matter for better empowerment and fewer difficulties and dissatisfaction in social life and its quality; Predictors of Social Vulnerabilities of Unwed Tribal Mothers in Wayanadu; and Pathways to Single parenthood of tribal women in Wayanadu. We have actively involved in all these researches by recruiting participants, briefing research objectives and educating their human rights and incentives available to them and also conducting 262 quantitative interviews with unwed tribal mothers using questionnaire and standardized scales and conducting about 20 qualitative in-depth interviews over the last two years.
NGO ID : 346492118
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