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2005-06 | Resource Centre for Odisha

Designed training schedule and trained more than 400 bridge school teachers under Orissa Siksha Abhijan. Quality Education for the Marginalised : Challenges and Responses Study conducted for PREM/PLAN, Chilka. Alternative Paths to Primary Education in Rural India

Sikshasandhan educational programme was chosen as one of the five case studies of GAA assisted educational projects.

2007-08 | Organisation's Youth Programming

Partnership established with Schools Without Borders, Canada. Intern develops the organisation's youth programming.

Operates 27 AECs with six consortium partners. Fifty five books published on education, social change and for children. A printing press to generate income and to cater to the needs of alternative publishing established. Libraries (resource (7000 books), village (8100 books), mobile (1250 books)) set up. Published Sikha magazines and six issues of quarterly journal, NewsEd. Construction of new office building progresses.

2008-09 | Sikshasandhan shifted its office to its own building

Sikshasandhan shifted its office to its own building. A study (School of Dream: Stakeholders vision) conducted with the support of Save the Children. Collaboration with BVLF, Netherlands.

2009-10 | Filed office set up

Filed Office set up at Nuasahi, Kaptipada block of Mayurbhanj district. Sikshasandhan startsworking with government schools in the context of Right to Education with the financial support of Welthungerhilfe and Terrre des Homes, Germany.

Initiation of state-level advocacy on Right to Education with the support of Action aid. A number of programmes organised in collaboration with Save the Children, ORien, CYSD and Voice for Child Rights on Right to Education.

2010-11 | Expands its field activities

Sikshasandhan expands its field activities to Ranipokhari and Noto Gram Panchayat with the support of CRY and Oxfam India respectively.

Sikshasandhan starts and manages the UDDAN Programme (bridge course for tribal girls) with support of Care India. Receives support for managing ULLASH Programme from BVLF, Netherland. Chittaranjan Das, founder Chairman of Sikshasandhan dies.

2011-12 | Expands its field activities

Sikshasandhan expanded its field activities to Saradiaha Gram Panchayat with the support of SDTT. The programme supported by Welthungerhilfe was evaluated by Prof. K. Sujatha and Mr. Venkat Reddy. Odisha RTE Forum formed and Member-Secretary, Sikshasandhan becomes the Convener of the same. First Chittaranjan Das Memorial Lecture organised.

2012-13 | International Mother Tongue Day celebrated

International Mother Tongue celebrated in collaboration with Lohia Akademy. District Administration, Mayurbhanj replicates Sikshasandhans language teacher concept in 176 government schools to bridge the language and cultural gap between teachers and the students, and between parents and schools.

Anil Pradhan becomes one of the members for developing MLE policy in the Odisha. A study on Assessing Educational Facilities in Tribal Areas conducted on behalf NUEPA, New Delhi.

2013-14 | Tribal literature festival organised

Tribal Literature Festival organised on the eve of International Mother Tongue Day