Sustainability through Participation, Empowerment and Decentralization (SPED) III 2010-2016 Project 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).

As part of the Health and Hygiene program, we installed wending machines and incinerators for the proper usage and disposal of sanitary pads to 5 schools coming under the Elamkunnapuzha Grama Panchayath. This spread the message of “Safe Puberty” especially among the female teenagers and their families.