Santulan formed in 1997 as a voluntary, social, non-government organization with an integrated approach of development programs and rights-based advocacy for policy change. Santulan works towards transformation of marginalised communities and sections of Indian society. A particular trigger to its formation was a fatal accident of a child, crushed by a dumper from the quarries. What was found was a life of misery in the quarries and families belonging to the lowest economic strata. The social matrix consisted of the landless as well as homeless migrants affected by famines and earthquake. Most of the families were from socio-economically weaker sections and tribal people uprooted from traditional livelihoods and indebted and unorganized workers from across the state.
Vision and Mission
Santulan’s aim is to work towards the rights and empowerment of socio-economically marginalized communities. This is to be achieved with their active participation and involvement in creating a just, equal and humanitarian society. The overall goal is to fight poverty and marginalization through development and a rights-based approach by means of Education, Organization, Struggle and Empowerment.