CORD’s model focuses on implementing CORD’s strategy of motivating, mobilizing and enabling communities to systematically plan, execute and evolve beyond their issues through various Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). These CBOs, especially the women’s group or Mahila Mandal, are the core of CORD’s constituent programs as well.
Dr. Kshama Metre, National Director of CORD says, “The evolution of CORD’s vision and strategy wouldn’t have been possible without the blessings of Pujya Gurudev, who gave a free hand to the core team to design the Program with openness and flexibility. Drawing strength from Gurudev’s vision, we were able to design and implement the Program as an open, flexible and yet an inclusive and comprehensive Program back in 1986. This laid the foundation for the robust model of CORD. And, the Program still finds its relevance today, as we continue to evolve and integrate newer aspects into the Program elements. The greatest strength of CORD’s success lies in its openness and flexibility to communities’ needs so that the micro voices from the grassroots reach the macro levels, which became ingrained in the program due to the trust and belief that Gurudev expressed for the Program.”