Empowering tribal communities of karwar (ETCK).
Empowering Tribal Communities of Karwar (ETCK) was co-funded by UK Aid and The Leprosy Mission. It aimed to address the chronic poverty of Gowli, Siddi and Lamani tribes in the Karwar Tribal belt of Karnataka in India. The project design, based on empowerment and sustainability, focused on improving access to education, rights and entitlements, heath care and employment. It aimed to address leprosy awareness and support people affected by the disease by integrating them into a project that worked towards holistic community development.
This booklet highlights the lessons learned from the project and shares the stories of some of the key people involved.