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Strategy
  Gyanpath
The methodology adopted by the organization to achieve its goals in consonance to a harmonious blend of the twin approaches of Training, Capacity Building, Advocacy of rights ensuring holistic development of communities. The way to effective empowerment is one hinging on and oriented towards evolving autonomous community based organizations endowed with capabilities required for the actualization of a spirit of self-determination and self-reliance.


Target Group

The target group of the organization primarily consists of women below poverty line. In addition, the Society's commitment also lies with other below poverty line groups coming from marginalized castes, depressed backward classes and minorities. These communities comprise the most depressed sections of the society.  Embedded structural inequity (class and caste) in a context of extreme ecological vulnerability (recurrent floods) has been responsible for their extreme poverty by limiting their access to, and control over, assets, education, health care and other constitutionally ordained entitlements.
  The communities tend to depend on agricultural wages or casual non-farm jobs for income, as a large percentage are landless, owning, if any, lower quality livestock.  Historically marginalized with literally no opportunities to participate in decision-making processes, the marginalization of the target communities manifests itself even in spatial terms as they reside on the periphery of the settlements in a hamlet at some distance from the village. Dominant social forces coupled with the drudgery entailed in meeting survival needs hardly allow these communities to organize and to resort to development initiatives collectively. Fatalism is a predominant characteristic of these communities who look upon their present state as a fate ordained for them by some superior force, which in turn hinders any conscious building of social capital.  Thus class and caste characteristics get strongly associated with lack of opportunities with scheduled castes being thrice as poor when compared with upper castes. Lack of education, poor health, inadequate access to safe drinking water and sanitation and poor hygienic conditions get further perpetuated by these high levels of poverty.