For marginalized communities in Chandigarh, or everywhere, exclusion and discrimination go hand in hand as a result of alienation of a few sections of society, such as religious minorities, scheduled tribes, scheduled castes, women etc. who find themselves repeatedly disavowed from having a voice in the development process. Recognizing this This widespread disparity faced by women, children, youth, and tribals from these marginalized communities with respect to access to education employment and social justice, Chandigarh Welfare Trust aims to work in close association these communities, the state government, civil society actors, and other philanthropic organizations to strengthen these communities build better access to justice systems and promote best practices through advocacy and grass-root intervention programs.
- Partner with government and private actors to develop and facilitate socially sustainable and scalable models
- Build capacity of primary stakeholders on aspects of social equity, economic parity, and inclusion
- Adopt a community centric participatory approach to build a cohesive ecosystem as a foundation for social economic development and effective civil society action
- Work on the upward mobility of marginalized youth through recognition of prior learning and imparting focused vocational skills to enhance their employability
- Work with government in facilitating digital and financial literacy in these communities to bridge the major digital divide
- Facilitate resource mobilization for the enterprising youth of Chandigarh to foster scalable and replicable entrepreneurial initiatives
- Work on increasing women participation on vocational and leadership aspects; and focus on the education of children in these communities specially the girl child