Sarthak works for and with the tribal poor and backward communities. These tribal communities had isolated themselves for centuries and lived a life away from others, both tribals and non-tribals. They are exposed to the outside realities today and they cannot isolate themselves any more due to present circumstances as well as the need. They are going through a process of change more rapidly in a few decades. They need a helping hand to accompany them into the process of change so that they are not lost but they get positive results in the process. Sarthak has taken various approaches to development which are acceptable and appealing to them. Its approaches can be summarized in the following:

  • Participatory approach
  • Empowering approach especially the women and children
  • Building upon the socio-cultural and economic resources they have
  • Respecting their cultural heritage and economic system
  • Constant accompaniment before, during and after the programme