Child Labour School
Children in India were forced to work for living. ICDA has been making concerted effort to withdraw child labors from working place with a view to providing them formal and vocational education, nutrition and health care by enrolling them into ICDA run child labour school. As of now, 387 no.of child labour were mainstreamed into Govt. schools after upgrading their necessary skills for mainstreaming.
Child Labour Mother's Forum
Child labor mother's forum has been formed by ICDA in the form of women SHGs. These groups besides doing credit and thrift business are also generating awareness at their peer level against the employment of children.
Free Computer Education for Women
The participation of women in economic activities particularly outside the home is often posited as an important enabling factor in the economic and social empowerment of women. Not only can employment be a source of economic independence, but also it can help to give women a sense of self worth. In order to enhance the necessary skills in women to get paid employment, ICDA is offering free one-year computer education to women/girls. 82 no. of trainees have got placement in both formal and informal sectors.
Vocational Training for Women
It is observed that lack of access to vocational skills and training is one of the important factors undermining the economic value of adolescent girls. Moreover, a high rate of participation in the unorganized sectors and hazardous industries is also responsible for making them vulnerable to all kinds of exploitation. Realizing the importance of cultivating skills in the adolescent girls through need based vocational trainingICDA has set up 2 nos. of girls tailoring training center, one at Gujidarada Grampanchayat and the other at Baudpur under Bhadrak Block of Bhadrak Dist.
Women Self Help Group
The minority (Muslim) and scheduled caste women of Dhamnagar Block under Bhadrak District are motivated by ICDA to form self help group(SHG) in order to quicken the process of their social and economic development. The organization has formed 50 women SHG with around 750 members in them. A self-help group of ICDA usually consists of 12 to 20 women who came together to save or lend amongst themselves.