Its thrust is animation and education whereby it strives to promote people’s groups and people’s organization through people’s participation.
To take stock of where we were going we conducted an evaluation of all our programs and activities in late nineties. The evaluation made it clear that the C.O.D.P. has its activities of one type or the other spread over more than 500 villages in the districts of Dakshina Kannada and Kasargod in Kerala. There are full time development workers with C.O.D.P. who have built links with a large number of poor in the villages. Its activities and programs have given rise to numerous concrete benefits. There are skilled and committed personnel, and a number of community based organizations and groups involved in development.
While working in development C.O.D.P. concentrates mainly on;
|FUNCTIONS||Through institutions and active voluntary organizations in villages|
|SUPPORTS||People’s initiatives in community development|
|SERVES||The needy regardless of their caste and religion|
|HELPS||Communities to identify felt needs through scientific survey|
|GUIDES||The sponsors in devising and implementing projects.|
|ENCOURAGES||People’s involvement in planning and executing projects and programs|
|MOBILIZES||Resources (material and human) internal and external to assist project implementation|
|STRENGTHENS||People’s organizations and clubs (farmers clubs, Mahila Mandals)|
|TRAINS||Local leaders, in rural development and sponsors them for higher training in India and abroad|
|CONDUCTS||Seminars, meetings, conferences to educate people|
|GIVES||Publicity to community development, projects and programs through books, pamplets, press, media and website|
|PROVIDES||Opportunities for practical experiences for graduates, social work students and Indian/foreign volunteers in community work|
|SHARES||Information and experience with the personnel from other agencies and countries.|