We take up innovative pilot projects and emphasise on making policies more people oriented
NGO known for interventions on challenging issues
CARPED – NGO known for interventions on critical issues, designing & executing pilot projects to demonstrate alternative models of development interventions.
CARPED – an action research group, formed by a group of young professionals, engaged in participatory community development. stopped age old tradition of child marriages among a nomadic tribe right in their pre school age, halted above 450 child marriages, reunited above 650 missing children with their families, and exposed coerced hysterectomies, campaign drew national attention
CARPED is Working with weavers, street vendors, transgender, Basthi Vikas Manchs, tribes & people in remote areas, children with special needs.
An NGO with over 3 decades of experience in action research, working with tribes & people in remote areas for comprehensive development of children. The action research group emphasizes on making policies more people oriented. CARPED is succesfully confronting with many critical issues and helping missing kids reach their homes, promoting institutional health care in government hospitals for safe deliveries and fighting against age old tradition of child marriages and unnecessary hysterectomies. CARPED is also known for interventions on challenging issues, community mobilisation, innovations, designing & executing pilot projects to demonstrate alternative models of development.
CARPED is an action research group, formed by a group of young professionals, engaged in participatory community development.
The group registered as a Society in 1989 with an objective to facilitate better quality of life in all its realms through community mobilisation, participatory governance based on sustainable natural resource management. Thus community participation, education, protection and promotion of environment and social capital are central to the activities of the organisation. Emphasis on children, women and environment are major areas of attention of CARPED’s action research interventions that provide space for the participation and engagement of the stakeholders in analysis and change of the conditions forming the milieu of the people with whom CARPED works. Thus the target women are partners in the interventions and important stakeholders. CARPED emphasizes on making policies people oriented.
CARPED has been active in the areas of preventing displacement of the tribal communities, environment education and legal aid as part of larger networks, during the first five years. CARPED has initiated activities in Kowdipally mandal of Medak since 1994 with focus on woman and child issues and participatory community development based on natural resource management (NRM). Besides, it continued active involvement in networks, campaigns and movements to facilitate people’s development in varied spheres.
CARPED has facilitated state level networks of NGOs comprising more than 200 NGOs engaged in promotion and strengthening of participatory forestry management through Joint Forest Management/ Community Forest Management. Similarly state level network of NGOs engaged on promotion of child rights in Andhra Pradesh. CARPED has also facilitated youth sensitization programmes in the tribal areas of Warangal, Khammam and Adilabad.
CARPED prepared a good number of educational material for child labour turned students at different levels (according to their age and learning levels) and texts for tribal communities. CARPED strengthened its educational programmes by capacity building of (VEC) Village Education Committees, self-help groups and CBOs to protect child rights, literacy for adolescent girls and motivating rural youth to take part in literacy programmes.
CARPED’s understanding of community development is based on the belief that communities and marginalised sections of community would be able to collectively ensure better living conditions if they are organised and educated of the opportunities available to them. CARPED’s basic thrust therefore is on facilitating the communities to be part of the efforts in analysing their situations or informing them of the same so as to enable their involvement in evolving strategies to address the issues. Thus, CARPED’s activities are focussed on action research, information dissemination, mobilisation, advocacy and assistance. Strategic approach to developmental efforts consists of capacity building of self-help groups (Vana Samrakshana Samithis, thrift and credit groups, water users’ associations etc.) and resource mobilisation and management of government sponsored welfare measures.
Besides, it continues participation in networks, campaigns and movements to facilitate peoples’ development especially in the areas of child rights, education, participatory governance and community management of natural resources.
With a significant legacy spanning back to our establishment in 1989, CARPED has been steadfastly committed to our core mission. We are dedicated to facilitating a better quality of life across all dimensions by fostering community mobilization, embracing participatory governance, and advocating for sustainable management of natural resources.
Our journey has seen remarkable milestones that include halting more than 450 child marriages, reuniting over 650 missing children with their families, and spearheading a campaign against coerced hysterectomies. Our efforts in this campaign were recognized at a national level, as we were featured on the renowned TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ for our impactful work.
CARPED’s approach is multi-faceted, encompassing various strategies to catalyze positive change. We engage in comprehensive action research to gain insights into the challenges faced by communities. Our focus on information dissemination, mobilization, and advocacy helps us drive awareness and promote sustainable practices.
We are deeply involved in capacity-building efforts, nurturing a network of over 200 NGOs. These collaborations extend to the creation of state-level networks dedicated to forestry management and child rights promotion. Additionally, our youth sensitization programs in tribal areas underscore our commitment to holistic development.
Our interventions are rooted in the principle of community-based and participatory methodologies. We believe that education, social capital, and environmental protection are key pillars of development. By working closely with stakeholders and emphasizing active engagement, CARPED continues to make meaningful strides toward realizing our vision of a better quality of life for all.
CARPED is an active member and partner of varied NGO networks promoting child rights (APACR) in Telugu speaking states, Natural Resource Management Group, State NGOs Committee on Participatory Forestry (APNGOs), etc.
CARPED’s founder Secretary Bharath Bhushan has been the founder Convenor for Andhra Pradesh Alliance for Child Rights (APACR), Andhra Pradesh NGO Network on Joint Forest Management
The network is more to share the learnings, build public opinion and actively participate in demanding rights, advocacy for changes in policies.
- AP Alliance for Child Rights
- AP NGOs on Joint Forest Management
- Telangana Natural Resources Management Group
- Girls not brides
- Comprehensive development of children (Child Rights)
- Mother and Child Health
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH)
- Urban, Remote and Tribal areas
- Pilot Projects, Studies & Reports
- Environment, NRM, Environment Education