Monday, 26 March 2007 06:43


Akshara means A+’kshara’=non-destroyable (therefore, sustainable).
       Further, relevance and significance matter to Akshara

Akshara sees itself as a leading contributor in accelerating the pace of professionalism in the development (livelihoods) sector.

Akshara's Mission is to Promote, Support and Sustain availability of cost-effective and reliable quality development (livelihoods) support, including development (livelihoods) human resources.

Saturday, 28 March 2009 12:12

Murali TeachingChief Mentor's Note

In poverty stricken dry-land regions of India, where I come from, agriculture-dependent and traditional artisan households have been facing declining prospects day-by-day in terms of market and consumer preference. Starvation has been chronic in these households. As a result, migration has been/is acute and common and mostly in desperation for survival.

The condition at the sites of migration has been/is pathetic while the wages have been/are for hand-to-mouth existence. As the literacy has trickled to majority of the poor, the younger generation has been/is reluctant to pursue these livelihoods. While the resources are used sub-optimally, the employers are not finding the employees/labour with skills, market needs of the consumers are not met, etc., the poor are not getting jobs, some of their products/services are not in demand, some other products/services are in demand but not able to provide remunerative prices/wages. These paradoxes and the resultant unhappiness/frustration have driven me to get into rural management and my search for ways to resolve these paradoxes, has led me on to the livelihoods path...


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