Vision & Mission

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To work as resource center, catalyzing sustainable development to build a society where every person is healthy, economically well off and literate.


To facilitate the development process to improve the Quality of the lives of the deprived classes of the society, especially the tribal, marginalized and women through participatory action and to enhance the capacity of the people’s organization, ensuring Sustainability.”

Our objectives fall into the following categories:

  • Improvement of the well being of tribal people
  • Improvement of livelihood security (including by the diversification of livelihood options)
  • Improvement of agricultural techniques & practices and the strengthening of access to markets for marginalised producers
  • The improvement of water provision, sanitation and utilities, including the use of renewable energy
  • The empowerment of women and community organisations
  • The strengthening of the Panchayatraj Institutions (including via Capacity Building training programmes)
  • The improvement of access to the labour market through the development of awareness of entitlements, e.g. MGNREGA etc, and mobilization for uptake of these
  • The welfare of children and the provision of community health care
  • The organisation of unorganised labour
  • “Help a child to live like a child” – the rehabilitation of children in need
  • Disaster preparedness, rescue and rehabilitation of affected people
  • The care of old aged people in need
  • The integration of community development through village micro planning, establishment of Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Self Help Groups (SHG), and development programme convergence

Our Approaches

The growth of individual is possible only when the society grows and vice versa. Therefore SHAKTI’s approach rests firmly on the belief that all assistance must empower people to participate in furthering their own development programmes.

Shakti works to implement community development programmes and various issues based action programmes, strictly adhering to the following development principles

  • Eco-friendly in nature
  • Participatory in approach
  • Sustainability of the process
  • Ensuring gender equity
  • Treating both the causes and the symptoms of an issue

Our Strategies

  • Empowerment of the community
  • Programme implementation through functional groups and interest groups
  • Designing and implementing sustainable development programmes
  • Develop as a resource centre in livelihood sectors
  • Undertake innovative pilot project

Our Values

  • Mutual Respect, recognizing the innate dignity and worth of all people and value of diversity
  • Equity and Justice, requiring us to work to ensure that everyone irrespective of sex, gender, age, race, colour, class or religion-has an equal opportunity for expressing, reaching and utilizing their potential.
  • Honesty and Transparency, requiring us to be accountable for the effectiveness of our actions and to be open in our communications with others
  • Solidarity with poor and marginalised people. So that SHAKTI’s bias will be a commitment to the interests of the poor and powerless
  • Courage of conviction, requiring us to be creative, innovative and radical, without fear of failure, in pursuit of the greatest possible impact on the causes of poverty.

Character of the Organisation

  • Non-profitable
  • Volunteerism
  • Dedication
  • Secular
  • Ethics & Value based
  • Honesty
  • Sacrifice
  • Commitment