SEED was originated in 1991 as a Non-Government Organization formed by a group of social workers with one well-intentioned goal i:e to enhance the social, economic, and cultural outline of the aboriginal tribes district, Odisha. The Organization's diverse programs restored power in people to create ways for access and control of their own resources. These programs work towards social justice by minimising exploitation, poverty, dependence, and social class disparities, and by eradicating illiteracy through the provision of highereducation. SEED also proudly hosts programmes on-women empowerment, healthcare, environment protection , rehabilitation of physically challenged & care of infants and children.

ii. Legal Status

The organisation is registered under the following legal provisions.

  • >>>>Registered under Indian Societies Registration Act XXI of 1960.
  • >>>>Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) in 2005 bearing FC registration no 105090006.
  • >>>>Income Tax act 12A and 80G

iii. Our Vision

  • >>>> To empower the people of Malkangiri to build a healthy, ecologically sustainable & socially active society.
  • >>>> To provide primary education to tribal girls.
  • >>>> To organise rural poor for their own development.
  • >>>> Reduce poverty and dependency syndrome
  • >>>> Work for the basic health care of community
  • >>>> Lowering of death rates and enhancing quality of life
  • >>>> Rehabilitation of disabled people.

iv. Our Mission

  • >>>> o To work for the empowerment of tribal women and children.
  • >>>> To prepare the people of Malkangirito lead a quality life with access to, and control over their own resources.

v. Our Approach

SEED operates in Malkanagiri district of Odisha. This district was earlier a part of Koraput district and because of reorganisation was segregated as separate district in the year 1992.Most of the part of the district is covered with dense inaccessible forests, small but beautiful rivers, undulating plateaus and splendorous rich tribal culture. Because of inaccessibility and bordering two extremism prone states i:eChhatisgarh& Andhra Pradesh the people often encounter naxal’sinvasion in the form of frequent intimidation and murders. Located in a large distance from the state capital as well as predominated with primitive tribal communities of Bonda, Koya, Paraja and Bengali refugees, development has been stagnated here. With high prevalence of poverty, malnutrition, migration and land alienation the tribal are forced to lead a life with lesser means. The encroachment and penetration of people who are not a part and parcel of tribal ecosystem are virtually straining the social fabric. The tribal culture has either lost or gave way to other alienated culture in silence. Though the region is resource rich, yet most of the raw materials are used in the primary sector minimizing the return. Due to large scale deforestation and exfoliation, the landscapes are eroded. The jungles and vast stretches of agricultural land are still used in the most primitive ways. In this operational area SEED tries to intervene bringing solution to the social issues.

Presence of middlemen in every cycle of production be in agriculture or industrial, has even more marginalized the profit. Thus due to low profit and less agricultural productivity has forced the people for migration.

With these scenario SEED started working in Malkangiri district in the year 1991. The organisation conceptualised that Empowerment can only take place when women, weaker sex are enlightened through education as education only can emancipate them from despondency. Accordingly SEED put its step through the residential education programme of tribal girls. The current education system which is non- tribal in context, culture as well as symbols keeps tribal girls interested in education. It was a big hurdle to bring the girls, as parent’s perception of education was unworthy for them. Parents rather prefer their daughters to be engaged as baby sitters at home while they go away for wage earning. With continued counselling to parents SEED mobilised the girls to the centre and continues to deliver context specific and culturally suitable primary education to the girls. SEED believes that only education to women can bring solution to many a number of problems. The education must be provided at No Cost to the tribal girls along with nutritious food and stationeries.