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Core Ideas


The core ideas that guide Sampark in its work are:

  • The Barefoot Model is a practical solution for rural service delivery problems
  • Gram Swaraj, consensus based grassroots democracy, and Nai Taleem, innovative and discovery based education, are pre-requisites for village self-reliance
  • Combination of Nirman (development) by professionals and Sangharsh (struggle) by grassroots people is a viable Action-Reflection Model for rural development
  • Indigenous Community Based Model identifies positive local traditions and uses them to reinforce community owned, community controlled, equitable, sustainable, answerable mechanisms of action. They have publicly been demonstrated to be viable in the field situations
  • Quality interventions in terms of cost effective people’s participation and innovative methods of integrated rural development

A consensus building meeting in progress in a village