Registered as a society in 1995, VICALP is a grass-root NGO working in 12 districts covering 84 blocks in the State of Odisha - India. Starting its journey in Gajapati district and in course of time expanding its direct operation to Kandhamal, Jharsuguda and Jajpur districts, VICALP also is present today in Ganjam, Rayagada, Kalahandi and Puri districts through campaign and network activities. Additionally, VICALP has taken up rural entrepreneurship development in 12 districts of the State. The organization was founded by and is staffed with members/workers who are basically from tribal and Dalit villages/ communities in the area of engagement and have experience working for various people’s organisation, local/Indian NGOs in the region.
The Visionaries of Creative Action for Liberation & Progress (VICALP) seeks for the liberation and progress of Adivasis, Dalits and the poor people by addressing the structural basis of poverty, inequality and oppression, thereby promoting social justice, equality, cooperation, human rights and communal harmony. VICALP recognizes and affirms a commitment to non-violent action and the possibility for social change through activation of our constitutional rights, freedoms and responsibilities.
Our mission is to partner with the poor, marginalised and excluded communities in Odisha to promote and facilitate collective and creative actions towards ensuring their rights and entitlements, generation of sustainable inclusive development and growth of communal harmony; and collaborate with civil society organisations for working together towards socio-economic empowerment of partner communities.