The Organisation

Women Empowerment and Human Resource Development Center of India (WHI), is an NGO registered under the Travancore-Cochin Scientific Cultural and Charitable Societies Registration Act XII of 1955. The orgaisation has its head office at Trivandrum, and five community development centres spread across three districts.

Community Development Centers

The programmes of the WHI are implemented through the Community Development Centres (CDC) established in five different districts. Each Community Development Centre has 10- 15 villages as its operational area. There are 40-60 neighborhood groups, in each of the villages. The NHGs have an executive committee of seven members, in which, not less than fifty percent, are women. The President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer of the group, jointly operate their shared bank account and it is compulsory that one amongst the joint signatories, is a woman.

Our Programmes

Research Programs

An exploration into the “Alarming Practices” that still plague our “Civilized” society.

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Rural Water Supply and Sanitation

Extending basic amenities including Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation are areas of main concern, to the organisation.

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Livelihood Development Programs

After decades of limited success in eliminating rural poverty, new ideas about rural development are now emerging.

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Stress Free Education

We strive to Practice what we preach, through “Education”. “The urge to learn is always alive.

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Interventions of CDCs

The Community Development Centers provide various routine services to the community like Counseling, Awareness classes, Skill Development Trainings, including Legal assistance, to women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other kinds of exploitation. Besides, the CDCs implement other special projects, funded by Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies.

In addition to all of the above, the CDCs also provide community linkage and assistance, to researchers and academicians, from Universities in India, and abroad.

Other Programmes

Tribal Development project

The Tribal population of the backward areas of the Malappuram and Pathanamthitta Districts...

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Micro credit Units

These units came into being with the sole purpose of uplifting women comprising of the lower strata of society...

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Training Programmes

The WHI is also functioning as a training institute for capacitating the various stake holders of the programmes...

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The RCH Project

The organization is functioning as a Field NGO for the implementation of the Reproductive and Child Health programme...

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Watershed based Development program

The WHI is implementing the Watershed based Development programme in the Chithara Panchayat...

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List of the CDCs

Trivandrum District

A Community Development Centre (Trivandrum Rural), at Kulathur, Uchakkada, with a target area of 15 Villages on the Southern most tip of the Kerala State, at the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border.

A Community Development Centre (Trivandrum Urban) at Vanchiyoor, targeting the urban slums and costal belt, in the corporation area.

Pathanamthitta District

Community Development Centre Seethathodu: Delivering services to 11 villages in the hilly area that, is home to a tribal population

Malappuram District

Community Development centre - Gramamkulam Pothukal Panchayat, functioning in four villages. A special team focusing on the development of tribal hamlets, is functioning in this CDC.

Community Development centre, Bus Stand Building, Nilambur, has 11 villages as its operational area.