Human beings, cutting across social strata, have innate potential for learning and knowledge acquisition. Access to proper environment and opportunities lead to unfolding of learning potential as well as acceleration in the pace of learning. CULP has a deep conviction that human beings have an innate potential for learning and the underprivileged are no exception to it. The membership of CULP is open to any one who is interested in human development, equity and assisting the poor. CULP focuses on plurality of views, decentralization and autonomy, environmental and social contribution and recognizes that education needs to be based on social context.
Vision and Mission
The vision of CULP is ‘Towards a learning and democratic society’ and its mission is ‘to make learning unfold and develop in an environment of mutuality and discovery’.
The objectives deeply embedded in the vision and mission of CULP are:
• To ensure appropriate strategies and management processes for information through assessment of educational and social realities;
• To develop and disseminate diverse educational material;
• To conduct innovation and experiments in the area of education and development;
• To conduct action researches and undertake initiatives on current social issues related to development, environment, education and health;
• To empower deprived sections of the society and woman for their development;
• To organize people ,institutions, structures and forms as the need arises;
• To build up learning environment according to the learners’ needs be it institutional individual.
The main strategies of CULP are: Community mobilization and empowerment, gender equality, participatory action-reflection cycles, democratic management and faith in learning potentials.
Thrust areas: Activities to be well directed and purposeful should be rooted to the matrix of conviction and objectives. The activities that have emanated from such a matrix are as under:
- School Education, Curriculum and Teaching-Learning material development, Teachers’ training;
- Research, Studies and Documentation;
- Science and Mathematics Education;
- Bio-diversity conservation; Environmental awareness; Watershed and Agriculture development and Management;
- School Health Programme; HIV / AIDS Prevention programme; Reproductive Health and Women Empowerment;
- Participatory Communication; Folk methods of communication, Value education;
- Networking, Outreach and Consultative work.