Highlights of the Month

In May 2020, millions of poor workers and their families walked back to their villages in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, leaving behind the metropolises. Images of their plight made headlines across the world, on our TV screens and social media, and splashed across newspaper front pages. But they are no longer in the news. Although, back in their villages, they and other rural workers face massive unemployment, food insecurity and the spread of COVID-19.

VMFT is organizing a program to raise awareness about the situation of migrant workers in India, share experiences across key states and identify potential solutions to protect their rights and livelihoods.We will bring together government officials, researchers, policy makers, NGOs supporting the workers, activists, and media professionals.

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VMFT aims to bring key stakeholders together to think about the mega trends shaping Kerala society and the systems, policies and actions required to build a better future for the next generation. We will hear the voices of scholars, politicians, administrators, business people, teachers, citizens from different walks of life, and especially youth and even children.

A child born today in Kerala will be 30 in 2050. That is about the age at which many men in Kerala currently get married and start rearing the next generation.  What kind of society is today’s child likely to live in?  What kind of society would we like this child to live in?  Or will Kerala even remain a place where people can live at all?

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Memorial Lectures and Awards

K M Bashir
Memorial Lectures

Vakkom Moulavi
Memorial Lectures

Professor N.A Karim Award
for Outstanding Public Service

Resource Centre

The Resource Centre houses a collection of resources on renaissance, journalism, education and renaissance leaders.  It also hosts a Readers’ Forum which conducts a review of a book every month. In addition to books and resource materials related to Vakkom Moulavi, the resource centre carries books and publications relating to the work of the VMFT. These include books relating to education and teaching, science and mathematics resources for children, political science, history, journalism and media, religion and the environment.
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