CECOE’s vision of ‘Organising the poor to unleash their energy’ through community empowerment and poverty alleviation is put into action through the Mission’s Core Programmes. A participatory planning process has been institutionalised, through which programme activities are implemented with plans prepared from below, involving all project field functionaries, to achieve measurable indicators of progress.
The most significant of the Core Programmes is Institution and Capacity Building. Once the institutions of the poor begin operation, all other initiatives are routed through them to reach every member of the community and household. The CECOE’s serve as central points for women to discuss and address issues closest to their hearts: education, healthcare, awareness generation, income generation, even social risk management.
The entire process of programme execution is led by the community; CECOE facilitates and simplifies each area so that best practices can be easily internalised by the community