resource center was set up with the support of the John
D and Catherine T Mac Arthur Foundation in the form of a
three-year fellowship awarded to Aleyamma Vijayan in 1996,
after she worked for 16 years with the marginalized communities.
After three years of the fellowship, Sakhi was registered
as a charitable trust. The trustees are Dr.Sundari Ravindran,
Dr Manju Nair, Dr.Neena Joseph, Mercy Alexander and Aleyamma
Vijayan. We also have an advisory committee to help and
advise us on policy matters. They are Nalini Nayak (Sewa),
Ms Mini Sukumar (Dpartment of Women's Studies, Calcut University),
Mr.A.J.Vijayan (Protsahan), Prof T.A.Menon (CMD), Mr.Jagajeevan
(Kudumbasree, Ms. Parvati Devi Journalist,, Anitha.S (Environmentalist
Sakhi team presently consists of Aleyamma Vijayan, Mercy
Alexander, Rejitha G, Mini Rajkumar, Beenamol, Geetha.J,
Sreekala T.S and Prabha Kumari.