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Empowerment is a central theme that runs through all our activities. We believe in empowering individuals and communities to take charge of their own lives and destinies. Our empowerment programs include capacity building, women's empowerment, community mobilization, and advocacy for social justice. We aim to foster self-reliance, resilience, and inclusivity in all our endeavours.
Community Based Organizations (CBOs) are non-profit groups that work at a local level to improve the quality of the life of the community. The focus is to build equality across society in all streams – health care, environment, quality of education, access to technology. Sustainability is the ultimate outcome of all the CBOs.
NMCT has formed three Community Based Organizations to sustain the projects pertaining to Health, Livelihood and Tribal Development. Community leaders and direct beneficiaries are the office bearers of the CBOs. .
Santhippom Positive Welfare Society (SPWS) is a Community Based Organization promoted by NMCT. SPWS was formed during the implementation of the CaSP (Care and Support Project) with the objective of sustainable support to People Living with HIV/AIDS. Counselling on Career guidance Programs to the Children affected by HIV /AIDS are conducted from time to time by SPWS, besides mobilizing support for education promotion of poor students.
Vimuktha Federation is a Community Based Organization established in 2010 with a focus on women empowerment, sustainable livelihood, and developing women entrepreneurs in Coimbatore.
The organization implemented several initiatives to improve women's health and economic status in their working area. Two health camps were conducted to identify BP and Sugar levels, and 50 members were treated through PHC. The organization also focused on promoting the habit of savings and rotation among women, resulting in a 10% increase in savings. Additionally, they enabled SHGs to avail and issue IGP support to their members, and 50 SHG members started IGP programmes. To ensure effective management of SHG affairs and IGP programmes, 15 leaders were trained, and they conducted independent reviews. The organization also provided soap making training to beneficiaries and college students, and with Vimuktha IGP support in 2022, more than 15 new entrepreneurs were created.
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ADI Federation, a Coimbatore-based CBO, has been working with tribal communities for 10 years. Founded by tribal people, their focus is on tribal children's education, improving socio-economic conditions, livelihood enhancement, healthcare, and rights protection. ADI Federation aimed to raise the socio-economic, cultural, and political status of the tribal community by assuring basic education to children, empowering them to preserve their culture and rights, improving tribal health through traditional medicine, generating awareness about rights and entitlements, protecting the environment, and mobilizing resources for sustainable development. Their accomplishments included three tribal women elected as ward members, mainstream education for 100 children, livelihood opportunities for 120 tribal women, water resources in five tribal hamlets, livelihood development support for over 50 tribal women, and benefits reaching 500 tribal families. These efforts specifically target the Irula tribal community, fostering their overall well-being and progress.