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The Tribal special project is an initiative of Kudumbashree in collaboration with the Tribal department to address the special issue of the tribal population of the state, in a systematic manner. The project primarily targets at bringing the marginalized tribals under the aegis of the Kudumbashree network and provide them with facilities which were otherwise less accessible or denied, as part of its poverty eradication mission. The objectives of the mission is planned to be achieved with the active convergence of various government and non government agencies as well as departments. The project was initiated as a pilot in select 10 panchayats of 4 districts namely Idukki, Wayanad, Palakkad and Kasaragod in the first phase. In the second phase the project was expanded to 10 selected panchayats of the remaining district excluding Alappuzha, owing to less number of tribal inhabitation in the district. In the third phase the project has been expanded to all panchayats with tribal inhabitation.
Community mobilization and NHG formation is important for people- centered, integrated development. It is a process for empowering local communities especially vulnerable groups like tribal and combining awareness creation, self organization and action so that communities can work for changes that will benefit the social, emotional, financial and physical needs of beneficiaries.
Community mobilization and NHG formation is important for people-centered, integrated development. It is a process for empowering local communities especially vulnerable groups like tribal and combining awareness creation, self organization and action so that communities can work for changes that will benefit the social, emotional, financial and physical needs of beneficiaries. Various activity structured under the institution building programme like Oorumoopans training, NHGs get-togather, Promoters/Animators Training, ST ashraya formation, Cultural team formation and Micro Plan preparation
Micro Enterprise and Agriculture based activity are creating sustainable livelihoods in tribal sectors. This is one of the major programmes of Kudumbashree Mission. The Mission also provides hand holding support to the enterprises analyzing the specific requirements of enterprises. This constitutes training, financial support, marketing support & hand holding support for a period of six months through Micro Enterprise Consultants (MECs) to the enterprises. Moreover – Joint Liability Group formed for the promotion of Agriculture activity in tribal sector mainly Paddy and vegetables cultivation
Kudumbashree with its core mission to wipeout absolute poverty through women empowerment has indeed touched many lives through its integrated, comprehensive approach. Thousands of the poor and the marginalized population are building their lives, their families and their society through these neighborhood groups.