Social Organization for Voluntary Action (SOVA)

Unverified non-profit organisation

SOVA was established in 1992. Over the span it has covered sectors of livelihoods (artisans/ farmers), health, youth and adolescent issues, women and child welfare, disaster management and mitigation and environment issues. It delivers institutional services in primary health care, protection of women and protection of children. In recent past it has implemented a program to enhance nutritional status of the school children in the entire district (800+ schools). It has already partnered with the state as well as central government departments/ ministries, local governance systems, UN agencies and many other international donors. Moreover, it has an experience spanning over 5 years of working with university students from abroad. It is housed in its own premises.

SOVA’s strength lies in understanding the need of the community, it serves, devise plans to address them and implement the plan meticulously. The major strength lies in its rapport with the community and the grassroots administration. It is a mandate to document all the process it undertakes.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

Participant in relevant networks

National Youth Council, Orissa VHA (OVHA), Nehru Yuva Kendra Dhenkanal under Ministry of YA &Sports Govt. of India, Voice for Child Rights Orissa, District Rapid Response Group Dhenkanal, Breast Feeding Promotion Network of India New Delhi, Rogi Kalyan Samiti H&WC Dhenkanal, District Blood Bank (Under Indian Red Cross Society), Gender and Water Alliance The Netherlands, Public Hearing Committee MGNREGS Sadar Block Dhenkanal, Zilla Swasthya Samiti Dhenkanal

Further information

About this organisation

Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: India

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; Education and training; all (5)