A group of like-minded social activists formed an association in the year 2005 to bring some meaningful change in the society. This association eventually became a formal organization – OCEAN in the year 2006. OCEAN is a non-religious, non-political voluntary organization. The organization has developed a good rapport with targeted communities, district administration, local NGOs and CBOs, media and other civil society actors in Himachal Pradesh over the last 9 years. OCEAN has a total staff strength of 14 full time staff and 7 part time staff. The project staffs are from all walks of life including social development professionals, local educated youth, social activists and researchers.
A society based on social justice, equality, non-discrimination and self reliance where all people live a life with dignity.
To channelize the potentialities of youth, women, children and other marginalized communities for their own development and work towards a healthy society free from hunger, disease, discrimination and injustice.
OCEANS’s philosophy is to work with the most marginalized communities through a people-centered approach to bring about a positive change in the lives of targeted communities.
Fairness, equity and justice: ensuring that everyone, regardless of sex, age, race, colour, class and religion, has equal opportunity for expression and for utilizing their potential.
Integrity: honesty, transparency and accountability - being accountable for the effectiveness of our actions and open in our judgment and communications with others.
Solidarity: with the poor, excluded and marginalized people - our only bias shall be in favour of the interests of the poor, excluded and marginalized.
Courage of conviction: being creative and radical without fear of failure, in pursuit of the highest possible impact on the causes of poverty.
Humility: recognizing that we are part of a bigger alliance against poverty and requiring our presentation and behaviour to be modest.
Respect for the rights of women and children: we believe in taking affirmative action and deliberately strengthening the capacity of women to meet their basic needs and to improve on their position; and have a strong commitment to the rights of the children.
Independence: as an organization, we remain independent of any religious, party-politics or other partisan affiliation.
Legal Status : Registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860
Registration No : 113/RMP/GA-06
Date of Registration : 23rd October 2006
Pan No : AAHAS7582B
ISO Certificate No : QMS-5011
Registered Office : Hans Bhawan, Racholi P.O. Khaneri Teh. Rampur Distt. Shimla (H.P.) 172001
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Contact Person : Mr. Pradeep Azad, Director,
Mobile: (+91 9418208186) , Phone: (01782) 233686, Fax: (01782) 233686
The geographical coverage of the organization is the entire state of Himachal Pradesh. The Organization has a strong base in Rampur division covering nine districts Himachal Pradesh, Haryana namely Shimla, Chamba, Sirmour, Kullu, Kinnour, Mandi, Narangarh.
Work with most marginalized and excluded communities and their associations for their socio-economic, cultural, economic development and political empowerment.
Secure, protect and promote the constitutional and citizenship rights of most marginalized communities including Right to Water and Sanitation, Right to Food and Work, Right to Life and Right to Education.
Work with the State, like-minded development support organizations and civil society organizations to implement various socio-economic development programmes, undertake research and influence policy in favour of most marginalized and excluded communities.
Scheduled Tribes (STs), Scheduled Castes (SCs), Minorities including Muslims, Other Backward Classes (OBCs), People with Disability (PWDs), People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs), women, children, Old people without caregivers, Urban poor communities including unorganized sector workers, street children, migrants etc.
Health, Water and Sanitation, Hygiene
Women’s empowerment and Organization
Training and Capacity building on Micro- Credit
Violence Against Women, Cases, Anti-Liquor Campaigns
Organizing the Unorganized, Community Organizations
Local Self Governance - Panchayati Raj Institutions
Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Livelihoods and Environment
Skill Development Programme for women in Distt. Chamba supported by NABARD.
Village Development Programme in Distt. Chamba supported by NABARD.
Targeted Intervention Project in Distt. Kangra supported by HPSACS
National Environment Awareness campaign (NEAC) supported by HP State Council for Sciene, Tehnology & Environment
Worked with Integrated Nutrition & Health Programme for women & children.
Capacity Building of SHGs for Income Generation.
Worked as Nodal Agency for Total sanitation Campaign.
Worked as Nodal Agency for Community Based Monitoring for Health under NRHM
Multilateral Agencies: UNDP, UNODC (United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime)
Government of India: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment GOI, Ministry of Family & Health Welfare, GOI
State Governments: Himachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, H.P. (Red Reban Club) Mahila Kosh, Department of Women and Child Development, Panchayat & Social Welfare Department
District Administration: District Water & Sanitation Committee, DRDA