KSTC envisions a just, equitable and humane society which is free from all forms of discrimination.
KSTC upholds individual dignity, peaceful co-existence, environment friendly initiatives and equal access to resources that will enable individuals to lead a wholesome life.
KSTC is an association of qualified professionals specialized in media, training, human resources development, field study, action research, community organization and social action initiatives, educational programmes, entrepreneur development programmes, preparation of training manuals etc. More than an institution KSTC is a democratic space that fosters progressive values like inclusion, secularism and equal opportunities. It has always supported individual and institutional initiatives to strengthen these values in our society. Therefore, anyone having deep and genuine commitment to these values can become the members of KSTC. Set up during late 80’s KSTC believes in collective leadership, democracy at grassroots, leadership emerging from the marginalized sections. As an institution KSTC has implemented variousprogrammes like literacy campaign, IRI/IVI training for the teachers, quality enhancement in government primary school and education trainings for the community members, training of small NGOs in Karnataka, alternative employment programmes for beedi workers etc. Some of the agencies with which KSTC was involved as partner/consultant/implementing agency are: CRY, ILO, EDC, Azim Premji Foundation, DFID, CARITAS, KHPT, Department of Public Instructions, etc.