Cultivating change through collaboration

We embody a holistic approach to rural development, empowering marginalized communities and fostering collaboration. Through comprehensive experiential training, engagement with communities, developmental worker interns, volunteers, and visitors, and partnerships with diverse organizations, CORD effectively bridges the gap between theory and practice. This united effort catalyzes positive change by equipping rural women.

Nurturing the agents of rural transformation

We cater to a broad spectrum of participants, including interns, volunteers, fellows, visitors, and trainees. The program extends its reach to encompass students from prestigious institutions, and universities. By tailoring its offerings to this diverse audience, CORD ensures a dynamic learning environment that fosters cross-cultural exchange and empowers individuals to engage effectively in rural development initiatives.

Building capacities, building futures

  • Community empowerment
    We enable rural communities by equipping women, men, youth, and children with knowledge and skills, allowing them to make informed decisions and take proactive roles in addressing their own challenges. These trainings focus on specific themes of CORD. It ensures active community participation in decision-making, designing, implementing, and monitoring the evaluation of their programs at the grassroots.
  • Capacity building
    Through comprehensive training and engagement, we enhance the capacities of interns, volunteers, and trainees, fostering a pool of skilled individuals capable of driving positive change in rural development.
  • Collaborative networking
    Interactions with diverse stakeholders, including experts, visitors, and volunteers, create a network of collaboration that facilitates the exchange of ideas, expertise, and resources to strengthen rural development initiatives, District, State, and National, workshops/seminars/dialogues on various issues of rural development are a regular feature at the center.
  • Educational enhancement
    By hosting workshops, training, and interactions with educational institutions, we contribute to enhancing the quality of education, skill development, and access to higher education for marginalized populations.
  • Sustainable transformation
    Our holistic approach, integrating experiential learning, community engagement, and expert input, drives sustainable transformation at both individual and community levels, promoting a long-term positive impact on rural development.

A multi-stakeholder approach to driving change

We operate through a dynamic blend of experiential learning, networking, and skill development communities. Interns, volunteers, and visitors engage in a range of activities, from comprehensive training to rural immersion experiences, where they interact with local communities to understand their challenges and strengths. This firsthand exposure fosters empathy and a deep understanding of rural contexts, preparing participants to contribute effectively to rural development.

The program leverages strategic partnerships with educational institutions, governmental bodies, and organizations to deliver specialized training modules. These modules encompass a diverse array of topics, ranging from rural development strategies to gender equity and social justice issues, natural resource management. This collaborative approach not only enhances the participants’ knowledge but also forges networks that promote the exchange of expertise and resources, enabling comprehensive solutions for rural challenges.

A key element of the program lies in empowering rural women to become agents of change. By equipping them with practical skills, and knowledge about nutrition, healthcare, and sustainable practices, the program facilitates the transformation of women into active contributors within their communities. This multifaceted approach doesn’t just impart information; it cultivates a sense of ownership, leadership, and collective action, ultimately creating a sustainable impact on rural development.

Numbers that make a difference

Stories of courage and resilience

A visual journey through the impact of our thematic program

Bring meaningful change in rural India, donate now to support our mission

Bring meaningful change in rural India – donate now to support our mission