Silver Lining Trust transfers knowledge to village communities through education and empowerment. Silver Lining Trust strongly believes that collective participatory action is required for balanced and sustainable community development.
Living in rugged mountainous terrain presents Silver Lining Trust with many problems and with challenging working conditions. These hurdles are overcome by working in partnership with communities to develop practical solutions to the challenges faced by rural people. Silver Lining Trust, by generating the desire in the underprivileged to improve their own living conditions, help people to live a life of dignity and self-respect.
Most people live below the poverty line, agriculture is poor, and deforestation is a chronic problem, as is the associated lack of irrigation and drinking water. Women have low social and economic status even though they provide the major strength of the village economy.
There is a lack of health care and education.Some of the projects being undertaken by Silver Lining Trust include watershed management in badly eroded landscapes, development of non-conventional energy sources such as bio-gas for household cooking, new technology in agriculture and related fields (horticulture and composting), community health care, and promotion of women’s groups and youth groups. Silver Lining Trust see themselves as agents of change in terms of voluntary activity.
Try to read Silver Lining Trust’s publication ‘Catalysing Change’ and ‘Transforming Lives’ available under ‘Publications’ on the Silver Lining Trust website, as this will provide you with a good overview of Silver Lining Trust’s projects and aims.
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