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Rural Development Programmes in Odisha

'Greatness only has a beginning, middle and an unending legacy'

The Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation's mission is to serve disadvantaged and marginalized groups by implementing "Sustainable & Scalable Interventions" through strategic partnerships and through multi sectoral approach.

Living and working close to the marginalized communities in remote areas of Odisha, gives us a better insight into the local priorities. We want to engage, educate and empower communities to have a voice in the decisions that affect them because we believe that all people should have equal opportunity.

Currently the foundation is implementing programmes in the 5 districts of Odisha where IMFA operates, as this will allow us to leverage our local knowledge, goodwill and existing infrastructure. Thereafter, the Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation will scale up successful models in other districts of Odisha.

Focusing on a few key areas through a tactical approach will allow us to concentrate on scaling up successful programs and making a difference to a larger section of people in a shorter span of time.

Partnerships (with government and private entities) are another fundamental aspect of the foundation's approach. This will help generate a common pool of knowledge and financial resources thereby making it easier to tackle complex social issues.

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