From the CEO's Desk

Passion is the energy that keeps us going, that keeps us filled with meaning, and happiness, and excitement, and anticipation. Passion is a powerful force in accomplishing anything you set your mind to, and in experiencing work and life the fullest extent possible.

Ultimately, passion is the driving force behind success and happiness that allows us all to live better lives. At Association for Christian Thoughtfulness (ACT) we are passionate about people. This is the energy that drives us to make a difference in the lives of the poor and marginalized.

As ACT we also remember that we cannot do it alone. God has created us to live in communities and we are passionate about networking and learning with one another through the length and breadth of this city and nation of India. The story of our founder Rev. Viju Abraham continuous to inspire and challenge us as we step into the 41st year of our existence as ACT.

The wide reaching and vast impact that we have had as an organization is testament to the fact that inspiration and dedication and passion can truly move mountains. From a humble beginning of directly working in one or two communities to now empowering 20 communities we have come a long way.

Our Journey is long winded with many a twist and turn. We began initially with conducting direct community development work but in the 1990s we felt quite strongly that sustainability of development will only occur if we envision and empower the community for development rather than conduct the process.

We have seen the communities through his process for 3 - 5 years and it is with great pride that can state that around 40 percent of these communities that we have partnered with are continuing the process that we helped them begin. Some of them have blossomed and grown as organizations that now play a crucial role in the city.

Dr. Alita Ram , CEO