Foundation for Educational Innovations in Asia (FEDINA)
No.154, Anjaneya Temple Street, Domlur Village, Bangalore 560071, INDIA.
Foundation for Educational Innovations in Asia (FEDINA) is a secular, non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 1983 with the objective of empowering the marginalised, the oppressed and the poorest of the poor to demand their rights.
We have our headquarters in Bangalore, India, and currently work in the four South Indian States of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, and the Union territory of Puducherry.
FEDINA works towards the empowerment of almost all marginalized groups of our society: tribals, dalits (traditionally regarded as untouchables, officially identified as Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes), poor women, small farmers, landless labourers, informal sector workers, Muslims and slum-dwellers, with the aim of enabling them to organise themselves into groups capable of fighting for and demanding their rights.
The broad objective of FEDINA is to empower the marginalized sections of the society. Empowerment is broadly understood in terms of improving the self confidence of the marginalized people, enabling them to resist oppression and negotiate with government authorities, employers, landlords, upper castes etc.
We believe that the most effective way to fight oppression is to enable the oppressed to become actors in their own emancipation.
One case study
Renforcer les capacités des plus marginalisés pour qu’ils obtiennent ce qui leur revient de droit
Jihane HABACHI, September 2011