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Promotion Of Voluntarism (AWAAZ)
To spread out the voluntarism among youth, equipping & empowering them through creating self-confidence, leadership qualities.
To develop a clear cut networking system to address different issues through Lobby & Advocacy.
To strengthen small & grass root NGOs and POs those who are not getting any financial and moral support, through extending support services.

At present the Central Office of AWAAZ is located at Phulbani and two Regional office is based at Konark and Dhenkanal to co-ordinate the whole state. Each district has sub regional offices where members of the forum together solve their problems and decide nature of cooperation among themselves and future programme.

The main Focal/ Target group of AWAAZ are youth in specific and mass (People) in general. Educated, uneducated youth of Rural/ Tribal/ Urban areas are the major target group. By the help of trained youth, the people/ mass such as women, children, SC, ST and overall the weaker sections of the society are the indirect focal group of AWAAZ.

At present 211 youth are the member of General Body of AWAAZ, out of which 13 are selected for Executive Body. No fulltime staff has been appointed. Secretary, President & Resource team members are working on voluntary basis.
50 nos. of youth are engaged in different active NGOs.
80 nos. of youth started their own organization at village/ GP level.
Remaining youth are associated with their village youth clubs & Mahila Mandals.
They are involved in both social and developmental fields in collaborations with local NGOs, Govt. Depts. And PRIs.
Resource Unit: AWAAZ has a Resource Team consisting of 10 experienced youth who are trained and exposed to different aspect of Community Development and Human Resource Development. Most of the team members are representatives of different NGOs & Youth federations and also have skill to deal aspect of Leadership Building, Organisational Management, Training of facilitators, Communication, PRI, PRA, PME, Gender etc. The resource unit extends support services to needy organizations on request.
Networking, Advocacy & Lobby: To achieve the long term objective, AWAAZ has very good relation with different NGOs of all districts. Members of AWAAZ jointly working with the local NGOs & Govt. at different levels. But at center, AWAAZ has plan to take part in lobby & advocacy activities to address various issues.
Funding: At present AWAAZ depends on member’s contribution and donations.
Documentation & Information Sharing: AWAAZ publishes “ voice of Youth” periodically. Besides, it collects informations on different issues and disseminate the same among the like minded groups who are actively involved in youth related activities. Program Reports, Press Clippings are also another types of documents produced by AWAAZ. Some of the Governing Body members are Journalist/ Representatives of different News Papers who are publishing articles for mass communication.
AWAAZ through its partner youth organization have taken up the following activities within the state during last couple of years
Campaign against liquor, campaign on literacy, protection of forest & environment, voter’s awareness in PRI elections etc.
Nursery & plantation programme in degraded hills and common lands.
Relief, rehabilitation & sanitation work in flood & cyclone hit areas.
Formation of women groups & SHGs.
Capacity building of local youth.
Celebration of different days of national importance.
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