Support in establishing a knowledge hub for the Ora village tribal community in Orissa

by Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI)

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Kotagarh, Orissa, India

Know more about us

Who we are

Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI) was established to improve the quality of life for tribal and rural communities in the Central Indian tribal belt, with a particular focus on the vulnerable tribal populations. Currently, CInI is engaged with 17 indigenous tribes and 21 Indigenous communities across 16 districts in four Indian states. Their programs follow a multi-pronged approach, incorporating various livelihood activities within the Lakhpati Kisan program, Education, and Sports.

The organisation's approach revolves around:

  1. A Community-Centred Approach, where individual community needs and aspirations are understood and utilised to foster sustainable socio-economic independence.
  2. Demand-driven and Ecosystem-oriented activities that empower entire communities to identify and leverage existing opportunities through programs.
  3. Promotion and implementation of Innovation in ideas, products, and technology to bridge the rural-urban gap.
  4. The primary goal is to drive large-scale change, generate momentum for organic growth, and ensure the lasting impact, enhancing community resilience for long-term sustainability and scalability.

Our work and its impact

Education is crucial in ensuring our work's irreversibility alongside the rural-tribal communities in Jharkhand, Orissa, and Gujarat. CInI's vision is to provide the accessibility of quality education for children from marginalised communities. This is done by uniting communities around a shared aspirational vision of Education and how it will impact their collective futures.

Specific to Education, a multipronged approach is adopted in implementation. Our strategy includes building robust foundational learning through focused work on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) in primary schools by providing continuous Teachers Professional Development to build the professional capacities of primary school teachers. Academic and on-site support is provided to teachers to help children attain learning competencies. Close engagement happens with SMCs and the local community to enhance their active participation in school development and children's learning. To foster a culture of active learning in schools, a rich environment is created, along with libraries, children's parliament, contextual knowledge, and a blend of local language & English with children-friendly technologies.

How we will utilise these books

We are thrilled to establish a much-needed community library in Ora village, Kandhamal District. Our village lacks educational resources, making accessing quality learning opportunities challenging for our children. To address this crucial need, we have come together as a community to create a space for knowledge sharing and growth.

The library in a community hall will serve as a learning hub for all age groups, benefiting over 1200 residents, primarily from Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes. We aim to provide access to books, educational materials, and a conducive environment for reading and studying.

Your contribution towards this campaign will help set up joyful reading spaces with books in mother tongue languages and colourful illustrations. Children will engage with these stories shaping their imagination and equipping them with tools for social and emotional learning.


Name Donate Amount Date
Anonymous 750 October 10, 2023
Ashwani Kumar 750 October 10, 2023
Anonymous 11 October 10, 2023
Anonymous 500 October 05, 2023
Anonymous 13,774 September 29, 2023
Anonymous 1,500 September 25, 2023
Mithilesh Singh 750 September 10, 2023
Anonymous 750 September 07, 2023
Name Donate Amount Date
N N 750 October 10, 2023
Ashwani Kumar 750 October 10, 2023
aniket singhania 11 October 10, 2023
Mamura Khan 500 October 05, 2023
13,774 September 29, 2023
Kaveri Dadhich 1,500 September 25, 2023
Mithilesh Singh 750 September 10, 2023
Divya Jyoti Tirkey 750 September 07, 2023