Fountain of Development Research and Action (FODRA)302, Jai Appartments, Sector-9, Rohini
|Contact person:||Madhab Nayak|
- Volunteers are welcome.
- Commune, community project
- Alternative economy
- Women's policy
Fountain of Development Research and Action (FODRA), established in 1994, is an ideologically, politically and religiously independent non-governmental organisation committed to promoting and undertaking actions for sustainable development among people living in poverty.
FODRA follows a need based and response oriented programme planning and management approach. It believes in methods of micro planning to ensure participatory development and action oriented learning, enhancing the potentials of the underprivileged. In the process, FODRA has been successful in promoting, strengthening and involving the prime programme stakeholders (specially the beneficiaries) as staff, volunteers and motivators. FODRA also gives top priority in promoting women as planner and decision maker to ensure gender equality both in its own programme management structure and in programme targeting. As on today, FODRA has been in a position to claim the project is totally community managed with representation of two-third of staff are either from target community or nearby clusters who understand the nitty-gritty of local issues and situation.
Goals also are big but very realistic: to build a self dependant and self reliant community; to create a healthy hygienic environment for the community; to create a literate, educated community with improved awareness and decision making capabilities; to strengthen the community through socioeconomic empowerment of women; to foster and strengthen individuals/community groups to participate in local self governance; to establish a Micro Finance Institution (MFI) among the poor women and men; and to undertake need based actions for social security of the aged, adult, youth and children.
Our programmes: Women Empowerment; Microcredit & SHG Development; Legal Aid; Reproductive Health & Child Care; Waste Management & Sanitation; CBO Stregthening; Urban Livelihood & Local Self-Goverence; Urban Management & Geographical Information System; Action Research & Local Development.
For other net participants we can offer expert guidance through trained staff and deliver a lecture in the following field: community development, microcredit.