KEEN – Karimadom Education & Empowerment Network


Empowerment of Women & Children through Education and Skill Development in Karimadom Slum, Trivandrum, Kerala

Program Description

This project is being implemented in Karimadom, an urban slum in the city of Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Majority of the people are head load workers in the market place and the needs of their children are often unattended. Male heads of the family often shirk responsibility and women looks after households. Children and youth are prone to drug menace. KEEN initiative is a tool to empower the residents of Karimadom to be socially, psychologically, and economically independent and reach sustainability.

Project Goals

Target Group Beneficiaries Activities
1. Children 100 children supported with free evening tuitions and school materials. *Free Evening Tuitions

*Motivational programs

2. Women  

200 women are being supported through skill training and livelihood promotion programmes.

*Entrepreneurship Development Program

*Motivational Camps

*Leadership trainings

*Matching Grants for Women Entrepreneurs

3. Youth 100 youth are selected, and provided motivation and counselling * Motivational camps

* Individual Counselling

4. Men 100 men are selected, and provided interpersonal skills * Motivational Camps