Success Stories

Centre for World Solidarity (CWS) was registered as a Public Trust on 24 July 1992 and became fully operational in 1994 with the following objectives:

  • Working for the uplift of people living below the poverty line.
  • Working with the deprived and marginalised sections of the society especially women, dalits, adivasis and minorities to enable them to live with dignity.
  • Working towards the creation of a just and equitable society.
  • Working towards promoting a clean and healthy environment.

Starting from providing crucial support to victims of flood and children in hostels, CWS has grown to operating in six states through its Resource Centres (RC) in a dcentralized approach. There are five RCs at present namely, Bihar Resource Centre (BRC), Jharkhand Resource Centre (JRC), Odisha Resource Centre (ORC), Tamil Nadu Resource Centre (TNRC) and Telangana Resource Centre (TRC). The CWS Central Office (CO) is the main administrative and guidance centre. We will soon have a separate Andhra Pradesh Resource Centre (APRC). The RCs implement programmes in close coordination and accompaniment with our partners and community.

Furthermore, CWS today is proud to see the emergence and flourishing of its siblings, the solidarity institutes, namely Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN), Centre for People’s Forestry (CPF), Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), National Dalit Forum (NDF), Centre for Adivasi Dalit Bahujan Initiatives (Bodhi) and the latest being Knowledge in Civil Society (KICS).