SANKALP is a voluntary organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act of India. Established in cuttack in 2007, SANKALP was pioneered by a group of young professionals, all of whom were inspired by the conviction that individuals with knowledge resources and empathy for the marginalised must work with communities at the grassroots in order to help them overcome poverty. SANKALP believes that the path towards conquering economic poverty is through enhancing the livelihood capabilities of the poor and giving them access to sustainable income earning opportunities. In the process, the poor must be enabled to break free from their past, develop an alternative vision of their future and set achievable goals. They must be equipped with the technical, organisational, negotiating, and networking skills that will facilitate the fulfillment of their goals. Our aim is to stimulate and support these poor women and men to dream of a better future and stimulate their sense of agency as they endeavour to enhance incomes, improve access to services or claim rights and entitlements.

Urban Learning:

SANKALP establishes Learning Centres in communities where it is possible for us to find space to start one, as well as get children who are not capable of paying the fees for education. Given SANKALP's focus on sustainability in educational development, it is vital that the teachers, students, parents and community members have an active stake in the program.

USHA SANKALP Silai School for Rural Women:

SANKALP has opened a 30 setup USHA SANKALP training and production center for the benefit of the uneducated but interested men and women who want to learn stitching including factory level production and join any high level production house like Reliance, Raymond's or start their own business venture. More than 30 women are enrolled under USHA certified professional teachers.

For Poor Farmers- Cold Storage Facility:

SANKALP has established a Cold Room of 15 Metric Tonne Chamber where poor and marginal farmers will be provided space to store their vegetables, fruits, and therefore not to do any panic selling and thus obtain good prices for their produce from the market. This will revolutionize the market system in about 40 neighbouring villages and help hundreds of farmers.

Awareness Programme on Child Labour:

Man is born free. No child is born to work. India is home to more than 12.6 million children who are forced to work in order to survive. These children are working as domestic helps, on streets, in factories and farmlands; silently suffering abuse. Our motto is to save children from exploitative child labour.

Awareness Program on First Aid & Save Life:

Health camps are organised on the auspicious occasions and national celebrations such as Independence Day for the awareness regarding "First-Aid and Save Life". Students from different Institutions of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar participate in the above health camps. Two health camp in 2018 and 2019 have been held with the help of City Hospital for diagnosing and providing treatment for common disease such as BP, Diabetics, Eyesight, Skin, etc.