There are government schools and health services in every village and nook and cranny of the country. To make then functional at a structural level requires external pressure and effort to mobilise key stakeholders at community level who will then activate the concerned departments and governance at the institutional level.
Improving delivery of education and health services therefore requires an understanding of and ability to access many networks. Grass roots communities are strengthened and empowered when they have a voice and understand how to approach and work with panchayat leaders, government departments, school authorities, principals, teachers and village based health workers.
Like-minded NGOs and CBOs also club together to create forums at scale, capable of bringing pressure to bear on governance. White Lotus Trust actively engages and invites collaboration from all manner of networks in order to impact on delivery of social services, top down and bottom up.