About Us
Adhwana Kerala Forum of Partners in Functional Vocational Training is a not-for-profit non-governmental development organization registered in 2002 under Societies Act XXI of 1860. The original objective of the organization was to promote functional vocational skills among school dropout youth of socially and economically backward sections of people. In course of time, the objectives and perspectives of the organization got widened to include various sectors of sustainable development, touching the lives of diverse marginalized communities in and outside Kerala. The operational areas include all states and union territories of India. The members are invited from all religious, ethnical and regional and gender backgrounds keeping in tact the secular and democratic ethos of the organization.
Vision Statement
Communities founded on love, justice, truth and freedom
Mission Statement
Enhancing the capabilities of the marginalized sections of people to enable them to participate in sustainable development processes
Organizational Objectives
  • Knowledge generation and management through studies and researches in sustainable development processes
  • Empowerment of marginalized communities
  • Project Management of stakeholder initiatives
Thrust Areas
  • Sustainable livelihood
  • Sustainable environment
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Community health, water and sanitation
  • Education, skill development and employment/self - employment
  • Land and housing
  • Energy conservation
Thrust Areas
  • Sustainable livelihood (Functional Vocational Skill Development, Income Generation, Entrepreneurship Development, Supplementary Education, Employment Coaching Programs, Soft Skills development, Finishing Schools, sustainable agriculture for income)
  • Sustainable environment (Water and Sanitation, Waste management, Social Forestry, Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Pollution, Laws on Environment, Climate change, Sustainable Agriculture for environment conservation)
  • Gender ( Gender sensitization, Advocacy and Networking)
  • Community Health (Water borne diseases, life style diseases, personal and public hygiene, sustainable agriculture for health)
  • Land and Housing ( Land rights, Housing rights, Linkages with Governments and PRIs)
  • Energy Conservation ( Solar energy promotion)
  • Civic Rights and Services ( Right to Service, Right to Information, Right to Education, Citizen Charters, LSGIs strengthening)
  • Child Development (Child Rights, Adolescents orientation