CORD programs and activities have been inspired and formulated based on dynamic and vibrant interactions with thousands of villagers. CORD's strength and success has been due to its coalition with villagers, where there is cooperative effort to organize, build, and find relevant solutions to personal, familial, and communal concerns.

Please read testimonials, stories of people touched by these programs.

Yuvati Groups: Encouraging Self-Confidence in Young Girls

CORD's youth groups for girls are support groups that encourage education and trade skills development. Additionally, the teenage girls learn about adolescent health issues that are not openly discussed in their family or community.

Young Men's Support Groups: Channeling Energy Positively in Youth


CORD's Yuva groups provide a discussion and support forum for male youth and young adults to express, question, face fears, and voice concerns. This forum helps them turn away from the typical escape routes of alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse.

Unemployment is the single, biggest challenge young boys in the rural sector face. In their Yuva groups, these youth learn about available trade skills and services they can learn in order to create a livelihood for themselves and better opportunities in, and for, their communities. This leads to harnessing youth potential for village development.