ECoPP- Empowerment of Community Through Peoples Participation with the support of South Central India Network for Development Alternatives

Under this project SACRED is working in 25 villages in 10 panchayats in Ramnagara district.The major activities of the project include Livelihood Promotion Activities to train and develop the rural women to acquire skills to promote rural entrepreneurship and to support working capital to set up their own micro businesses. We also promote Pruthvi Seed bank where we store desi seeds which would benefit the farmers for increased yielding and to reduce the farming costs. Rights based children and adolescent development is also a major activity under this project through which the children and adolescents are trained in health, education, health and hygiene, life skills education, environment education and child protection by forming children and adolescent groups. This ensures the adolescent to have a safer transition from childhood to adulthood. Community Development and Strengthening of Federation is also a major activity under this project through which the target communities are equipped to identify their needs and to find various means to get support and protect their rights from the Government departments. 


 Duration of the project – 2011 till 2017

Funding Agency – SCINDeA Tamil Nadu; BfDW Germany         

Programme Components
1. Socio Economic Assistance to Poor Households

Activities include:

  • Construction of toilets
  • Income generation programme
  • Developing kitchen and herbal gardens
  • Provision of Agricultural implements
2. Community Organization & Strengthening of Federations

Activities include:

  • Membership enrollment
  • Cadre training
  • Campaigns
  • Monthly meetings of village units
  • Committee meetings
  • Seminars
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Sangam promotions
 3. Livelihood Promotion

Activities include:

  • Agro services center
  • Land Development
  • Cattle Distribution
  • Vermi rearing
  • Seed banking
4. Rights based children and adolescent development

Activities include:

  • Formation of Children’s clubs
  • Observation of special days
  • Summer camps
  • Life Skill Education for adolescent in schools & villages
 5. Green village initiative
  • Promoting green Village Programmes include tree plantation, promotion of green clubs, segregation of bio-degradable & non- bio-degradable waste
  • Climate change education in schools
  • Organized capacity building programmes on climate change for other NGOs & Networks