Sustainability through Participation, Empowerment and Decentralization (SPED) III 2010-2016Project focuses on the Integrated Village Development through:

  • Economic Growth
  • Food Security
  • Education
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Environment
  • Capacity Building and Good Governance

Cultural Academy has implemented this project for the past years at the Elamkunnapuzha Grama Panchayath in Ernakulam district with the support of Save a Family Plan (SAFP) India, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Grama Panchayath. The main objective of this program is to contribute to the reduction of poverty by ensuring effective management of natural resources and improved health conditions in the selected village through people’s participation. The same Grama Panchayath has been selected as the project area for the third period also (SPED II, SPED III).

Community Development Project at Kuramkotta Island
Kuramkotta is located at Vaduthala, Ernakulam District, Kerala and is a small island comprising of only 85 families. Cultural Academy for Peace has adopted Kuramkotta for its upcoming community project and is conducting a need analysis study for identification of the most basic need for intervention.
As an initial level intervention, we have conducted a community sensitization class on the topic “Save Our Children” for the community people.