What we do
Work & Impact of ACM
Formed by an association of young and energetic Gandhians in the year 1982, ACM’s focus has been always on addressing Poverty, Rural Health, Livelihood, Education, Gender-based discrimination, Relief, Rehabilitation, and the increasing environmental issues.
Guided by Gandhian principles and motivated by the ideologies of Vinoba Bhabe & Jayaprakash Narayan, ACM’s activists have passionately devoted their time, knowledge, and skills for the development of socially unprivileged and vulnerable tribal communities in the extreme interiors of Odisha.
Over the span of 40 years, ACM has primarily worked in the core tribal districts of Odisha – Mayurbhanj, Kandhamal, and Sundargarh.
In more than 280 under-developed villages, ACM has come forward, designed & implemented needful developmental projects for the upliftment of marginalized Tribal communities, Dalits, and other poverty-distressed individuals.
The following are the major areas/domains in which ACM has intervened and addressed the concerning issues in the best possible ways.
Our Areas of Impact
At ACM, we believe that quality education can help reduce poverty and inequality and is a basic human right similar to food and shelter and it is also vital to protecting human dignity and liberty.
Forums & Networking
Empowering every individual and promoting community participation or involvement is the key to development in the Rurals. ACM has been conducting various forum-building and networking programs to empower organizations and ensure collective intervention of the people.
Training & Assistance
ACM has imparted a large no. of training & orientation programs for enhancing the knowledge, skills, and capacity of Youths, PRI members, Farmers, Doctors, Nurses, ASHAs, Women, Students, Volunteers, and others.
Sustainable Livelihood Development
In the Tribal belts of Odisha, the Sustainable livelihood approach improves the living conditions of the poor and helps them in ensuring stability with Food, agriculture, and basic income. ACM has done a lot in its operational areas for Sustainable Livelihood development.
ACM has been promoting health and hygiene conditions in its operational areas since its inception. With grit and determination, ACM conducts health awareness campaigns, out-reach medical screenings, free-medicine distribution, free eye health treatment for the unprivileged communities.
Relief & Rehabilitation
ACM has always come forward to help the poor at the time of emergencies like Flood, Cyclone, Drought, Social-Injustice, COVID-19, Fire accidents, Earthquake and other calamities. For us, Life is more important than anything else.
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