THREAD has begun as a training institution way back in 1984 and now has established itself as a leading social and human development outfit in one of the poorest states of India. Since its very existence, it has been conducting self-exploratory experiential training programmes for all and sundry and has established its reputation within and outside the state of Orissa and India and Asia. It has developed many innovative training modules, both for government and NGOs. The organization is working with the poor and downtrodden people with the principle of “reaching the unreached”. It is putting consistent developmental effort for improving the living standard of the communities who are being adversely affected by systematic injustice for ages. Its geographical coverage area encompasses twelve tribal-dominated districts of Orissa. So far, THREAD has taken up a range of interventions pertaining to the life and livelihood of the poor Adivasi communities. The key thematic areas of its activities are socio-economic empowerment, livelihood and food security, holistic health and protection of human rights. It seeks to see a positive social transformation through value-based people’s movement.

THREAD has been working for institutional building of grass-root women’s organizations which ultimately take up leadership to decide for their destiny. Hence, all the developmental initiatives of the organization have taken place in tandem with the formation and growth of Orissa NariSamaj (ONS), the indigenous women’s federation. ONS, being strengthened by THREAD from time to time, now works hand in hand with it. Along with ONS, THREAD has taken initiative to monitor and strengthen the implementation of NREGA by forming NREGA labour clubs at village, panchayat, block and district level and state level. These clubs have been attempting to bring transparency and accountability in NREGA by reducing corruption and red-tapism.

“The operational field of THREAD has a vast coverage of 2219 villages in 12 districts of Orissa, with a predominant Adivasi population. Currently, the above operational field falls in three regional centres of THREAD. While the trajectory of THREAD unfolds a few dips and learning curves, some of its achievements are creditworthy .Notably, the growing presence of a state-level Adivasi women’s organization – Orissa NariSamaj (ONS), with approx 250000 members has altered the role and profile of THREAD from being just a training organisation. THREAD is also challenged with new responsibilities when 1290 members of ONS got elected to Panchayat Raj Institutions during 2007. Many of them go re elected and some of them got elected for higher post. Again, THREAD’s initiatives in organic farming; setting up of 18 schools of ecology and its successful campaign against GM technologies, in particular BT Brinjal have given the organization a new direction in its development agenda. It is against this backdrop that THREAD was persuaded to introduce relevant change processes in its structures, systems and organisational functioning “ OD consultants

It has its credit to intiatiate number of number of alternate schools for adhivasi and dalith children ( later called by Govt. as non formal schools) which were very popular attracted by both print and electronic media and central Govt. which called it as non formal education. THREAD has trained over 10,000 non formal teachers in Odisha on alternate education and their training modules for children’s education have been adopted by Govt. of Tamil Nadu after 300 mobile Govt. trainers got training from thread.

It has facilitated poor people to tap resources from government schemes for community development. Through its programme for self autonomous Govt. propagated by Mahatma Gandhi, THREAD has trained a number of prospective leaders in a series of training programmes and has enabled them to participate in PRI as per Govt.. rule..

THREAD has possessed rich experience in imparting developmental training on different subjects like self-discovery, appropriate mind management, conflict resolution, talent management. It has provided training to mid-career professionals from NGOs, civil society organizations, Dioceses and government. It has a long experience of providing training to educational institutions to establish alternate schools or non formal schools, ICDS workers inside and outside the state. THREAD has been maintaining a good relation with various groups, networks, institutions, experts, INGOs, CSOs, CBOs in state as well as national and international level. It is part of international network called Global Ecovillage Network- International (GEN-IS), initiated GEN-India and also actively participating in the network called GENOA. The founder of THREAD is a board members of GEN-IS, Vice president of GENOA, President of GEN India and initiator of GEN-Orissa. It has a strong contact with local government line departments. Amidst all these contacts, alliances and alignment, THREAD has been maintaining its identity.

What we do

  • Practice & Advocate Eco-Farming.
  • Promote indigenous culture & medicine.
  • Conduct ‘Avishkar-Individual and organization transformation’ courses for diverse groups.
  • Conduct workshops on ‘Eco-friendly living’ in schools and colleges
  • Training for networks of tribal people.
  • Contribute to conflict transformation in SAARC countries.

VISION

Thread envisages a society based on values of equity, happiness, justice, peace, self-reliance and sustainability, where:

  • The individual discovers the self and evolves;
  • The community cares and shares its all with all;
  • The nature is nurtured and all three live in a harmonious and symbiotic relationship.

MISSION

To bring about social transformation through a value based peoples’ movement

  • By generating genuine love, concern and care within the individual, spreading it to the community and nature,
  • Protecting human rights and the environment
  • Careful use of nature’s wealth

Tribal Culture

Odisha occupies a unique position in the ethnographic map of India for having the largest variety of tribal communities. Although their presence is spread out across the State, more than half of their total strength is found in the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Naurangpur, Malkangiri, Kalahandi, Nauapara, Kandhamal, Baudh, Keonjhar, Sundargarh and Mayurbhanj.
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Thread Activities

Food Security Demonstration and Self Reliance for tribal and dalith women’s organizations- supported by Perma Fund, Australia

This project aims at Food security, self reliance for supporting eco food court run by tribal womens organization namely NariSugyanisamaj, demonstration on food chain concept for all fifty four tribal womens organisations on food chain are the purpose of the activities Installation of poultry over the pond, Organising state level tribal organizations to demonstrate food chain to replicate.

Millet Cutting

Projects

Tribal Women
Eco food Court
A new concept emerges by thread for sustainable of block level registered women organizations associated with thread under Odisha state since 1986. Out of 54 tribals women’s organization,.
Food Security
Food Security Demonstration and Self Reliance for tribal and dalith women’s organizations- supported by Perma Fund, Australia
This project aims at Food security, self reliance for supporting eco food court run by tribal womens organizations,.
Tribal Women
Empowering Socially Excluded Groups for Right to Livelihood, Land, Health and Nutrition
Mayurbhanj occupies a special position in the tribal map of India. Lying at the northern border of Orissa, it is the largest Adivasi-dominated district of the state. The indigenous population of the district is 58% of its total population and shares 15% of the state’s total indigenous population.
Tribal Women
International Ecovillage Design Education course
Eco Village Design Education conducted at Siddharth Village, Odisha is a transforming experience. A course with attendance from all over the world, it is designed with EDE mandala as base, integrating the ‘World view’, ‘Social’, ‘Economic’ and ‘Ecology’ dimensions.
Tribal Women
Ecovillage
To combat climate change and natural disasters while uphold the traditional wisdom, knowledge, and culture, THREAD is one of the vital organisations working in the state to promote and develop ecovillage in tribal areas of Odisha.
Tribal Women
Grow Your Own Food Congress & Asian Ecovillage Summit
The congress will gather different civil societies govt officials and media to propagate and lobby for Grow your own food concept.
Over twenty five techniques of organic manure making units will be demonstrated.
Liquid manure and pesticides organically prepared will be exhibited.

Our Team

Dr.S.Pruthvish
Dr.S.Pruthvish
G.B Member

Devi Suganya N
Devi Suganya N
President

Ludam Kandey
Ludam Kandey
G.B Member
Dr. Casmiri Raj
Dr. Casmiri Raj
G.B Member
Mr. George John
Mr. George John
Secretary
Karmi Beshra
Karmi Beshra
G.B Member

Awards & Achievements

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We at Siddharth Village are committed to raising awareness on India’s indigenous population as well as working towards achieving ecological balance and individual and community empowerment. Visit any of our centers to play a part in contributing to a healthy society or get in touch with us to know more.