Who We Are
  • 25 Years Of Service To The Mankind
  • Many More Glorious Years To Follow

About People's Forum

People’s Forum came into existence in the year 1989 with a mandate to provide a platform for the vulnerable and deprived sections of the community, whose voices have remained unheard, rights ignored and basic entitlements not accomplished.

The organization completed 25 years of its existence last year. A small initiative started with the noble intention to reach out to the unreachable has grown in magnitude and stature. Main focus of the Organization has been to create sensitization and awareness amongst people on issues of social importance, mobilizing youths and working towards people’s collectives to help them realize their entitlement and motivate them to strive for it. With changing social scenario and development context, the Organization has relooked its strategic mandates and responded to the changed scenario, keeping intact its vision. The Organization strongly believes the factors like poverty, gender and caste discrimination increase vulnerability and deprivation. These in turn hamper inclusive growth and development.

The Organization has been committed towards inclusive growth of marginalized sections of people and communities. In its two decades and above long journey, it had the privilege to work with various agencies including Government, Corporate, Banks and International agencies. With changing development context and people’s knowledge and graduated need, the organization has always relooked its strategic mandate and supported education, livelihood, financial inclusion, health and sanitation services. It has always reset its course to reinforce its commitment to the issues of human rights and poverty alleviation. In this light the organization has, in the last 25 year, been expanding its gamut of activities based on the needs of the people. It adheres to an approach which is subject specific and works with a strategic framework predominantly in a mission mode to address the diverse problems.

People’s Forum believes that poverty, gender, caste discrimination, vulnerability and deprivation has been major cause of hindering inclusive growth and development. The organization is mandated to address inclusive growth enabling marginalized section of people to have a dignified and secured living. The organization is very unique in identifying the areas of intervention, regions and target population so that any serious problem or secluded people may not remain unattended. In its effort to work towards inclusive development, the organization has worked in varied sectors targeting diverse groups by designing need based project interventions.

From time to time the organization has responded to meet the specific needs of the community in which it has been working. Activities such as livelihood restoration, skill enhancement, group formations and strengthening, water and sanitation etc have been taken up with the support of various Organisations. NABARD promoted WSHG program, Pigeon pea project by ICRISAT, Rickshaw Sangh Project by America India Foundation and KIVA supported initiative to support livelihood of vulnerable sections of society like Persons with disability, single women headed families and other vulnerable groups who donot have access to resources and services.

The organization has adopted a self sustained model initiating revenue generating developmental activities where the profit could be utilized to sustain various strategic activities mentioned above even in absence of regular external funding. This is the reason why programs that had been appreciated by communities and that have helped to address their crucial issues continues unabated even to date, though the initial funding of the project has ended. Some of such initiatives includes SWASTH loan for creating/ strengthening water and sanitation facilities supported by wateraid.org, RICKSHAW program supported by AIF, the project is continuing in the district of Bhadrak even after the closure of the funding.

PEOPLE’S FORUM(PF) is a Non Governmental Organization set up in early nineties to empower the most secluded and less privileged communities

  • Registered under Society Registration Act 1860
  • Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulatory Act (FCRA)
  • Affiliation for Agriculture & Retail Sector Under Sector Skill council ,GOI
  • Permanent Registration Under DDU- GKY SKILL Development, GOI
  • 80 G under Income Tax act
  • 12 A of Indian Income Tax Act
  • Registered under Disability Act
  • Registered under Juvenile Justice Act.