SOVA started its journey as a small community based organization in late 1992. Having joined hands, the founder members took of small time activities those would benefit the community members in small geographies. The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Dhenkanal supported many of its activities as some of its members were volunteers of NYKS. Later, the geographic coverage expanded to cover 3 districts of the state, Dhenkanal, Angul, Balasore. It continued and continues to receive support from many quarters, Govt. of India, UN Agencies, International Agencies, Local Self Governments etc. With geographies expansion, the thematic areas also expanded. Now it is housed in its own building, equipped with all amenities, training hall, internet connectivity and adequate no. of staffs.

SOVA Objectives

  • To take up all activities for welfare of women and children including health, education, shelter and socioeconomic status, prevention of atrocities of any kind against them
  • To work for preservation and conservation of eco-system and environment.
  • To prevent abuse of drugs, narcotics & substances and rehabilitate identified abusers/ alcoholics
  • To provide geriatric care in all forms
  • Rehabilitation of destitute children, women and other vulnerable sections of the society
  • To prevent epidemics, spread of deadly infections such as HIV
  • To take activities for welfare of animals and birds
  • To take up activities for preservation of culture and heritage
  • To promote sports
  • To protect rights of the consumers
  • To undertake activities for welfare of the persons with disabilities
  • To promote integration among all sections, including youth, adolescents and others
  • To undertake study, research and survey of all kinds
  • To undertake poverty alleviation programmes
  • To undertake activities for welfare and socioeconomic development of artisans
  • To address social issues such as gender disparity, removal of social stigmas/ superstitions
  • To spread knowledge among the public