Tree planting benefits our communities and tackles our harsh climate. Help us to plant 100,000 indigenous species a year.
New jobs, new skills. Our community training offers paths out of poverty.
Girl power. Women's self help groups are the change-makers in village life. Help us set up another 3,000 of them.
Stronger together. We help empower village communities to find the answers to their needs.
Reaching out to society’s vulnerable and weak is part of our job. We want to support more of the forgotten.
Educating the next generation. Village girls no longer leave school at six. We want to reach thousands more.
Educating farmers. Rural communities are trained in land and animal husbandry. Veterinary camps keep animals healthy and people in food.
Health on the go. We travel to the villages with our mobile camps. We’ve carried out 3,000 cataract operations but we’d love to do more.
Salt pan work is painful, seasonal and poorly paid. SCAD helps 70 communities in Tuticorin district, improving working and living conditions for everybody.
Vision and Mission
Our vision is to make society a better place where all people are treated with dignity and respect, affording everybody equal opportunities, rights and recognition. Read more...
Dr Cletus Babu and his wife Amali founded Social Change and Development (SCAD) to reach the unreached in the rural villages of Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts. More than 500,000 people have benefited so far. Read more...
Creating social change would be so much harder without the support of our partners. UK charity Salt of the Earth has raised more than £3m to fund our programmes. Read more...
We support villages through our community empowerment approach. People come together to decide their priorities first before
we facilitate them with guidance, training and financial support. That way everyone is stronger together. Read more...