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Welcome to Social Change and Development, also known as SCADcharity!
We are an Indian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Tamil Nadu, South India.
For the last 27 years we have been doing outreach work empowering rural communities and facilitating sustainable development.
We work in communities in many different ways offering services in education, health, financial support, income generation programmes, farming and skills training, such as sewing, weaving and pottery.
We also have many initiatives to protect the natural environment and we are dedicated to supporting and empowering marginalised groups in the community who have no one else to turn to.
Our goal is to see villagers rely on their own sustainable solutions. Communities are expected to pay a proportion of the cost of the initiatives provided, typically between 10% and 20% of the total cost.
It takes an average of 12 years for a village to become self-sustaining and so far we have been able to withdraw from 60 of the villages with which we first engaged because they are self sufficient and independent.
Support us in our mission to make many more independent.
Please have a look at our new website. If you have any comments, questions or feedback you can contact us.