Orchid Trust's key thrust areas
- Self Employment
- Capacity Building
- Community Asset Development
The Trust has adopted 24 villages and 6 panchayats and work continuously in implementing several welfare schemes in key-identified thrust areas like education, health, self-employment, capacity building, community asset development and youth development etc.
Education - Lighting the Life
One tree can make a million matches and one match can destroy a million trees. Orchid Trust believes in building up society with a strong educational base embedded with noble humanistic values. Hence, it aims at facilitation and educational endeavours of the children making them generators like trees. Orchid Trust has thus initiated and continues to implement several activities that aim at improving the educational inputs in the neighbourhoods, especially those that target children from poor households.
Healthcare - Step towards creation of Healthy Family
To promote health awareness and to provide medical facilities to the needy especially to those who are devoid of health facilities either due to financial crunch or due to being in far flung areas. Orchid Trust has consistently focused on health issues in the neighbourhood. Orchid fills the gap and proactively helps to meet the “unmet health needs” of the community.
Youth Empowerment - Moulding the Future.
Youth spearheads the direction of the society. Hence, adequate support and opportunities need to be provided to tap their potential appropriately. Problems such as unemployment, drug addiction, alcoholism, frustration, anger that plague the society today needs to be addressed in a timely manner. Orchid Trust has evolved strategies to prepare the unemployed rural youth to succeed in realising their dreams and contribute back to the society.
Women Empowerment - Towards sustainable growth
Orchid Trust’s intervention in women’s development stems from the understanding that women are the primary agents of family and community development. Women invest all their income in their families. Hence it is important that they have access to and control over income. Orchid Trust initiatives in this sector are geared towards this. Orchid Trust organises regular group meetings to understand the SHGs (Self Help Groups) as well as to motivate them to function optimally. We have adopted 140 women self help groups having more than 1800 SHG members in 25 villages to improve their economic condition through income generation programmes.
Community Asset Creation - Enhancing the quality of Life
We have embarked on a number of initiatives in supplementing the existing village infrastructure with additional assets. Significant money has been invested in the area of community asset creation by evoking public participation. Infrastructure like school buildings, community halls, tuition centres, primary health centres, streetlights, drinking water wells, water coolers etc. have been provided by the Trust.
Our strong belief in community involvement encourages our people to take part in local projects. This helps in developing valuable skills.