Any humanitarian organization in any part of the world needs to rely on all kinds of supports to be able to help people in dire situations.
Melinda Tims was one of these indispensable supports. Acting as Vice-President and Secretary of a small structure – Education World based in Poitiers, France - she spent most of her available time until her death, working with local NGOs in South India, Vietnam, Latin America and Black Africa, with remarkable efficiency and total commitment.
Mélinda left us on August, 29th of this year. She has given us one of the most wonderful examples of commitment,...
SCAD has been offering community-based rehabilitation to people with disabilities in ultra-poor communities of South India for thirty years. However there are still many problems that disabled people face; there is limited access to health care services, medical treatment is expensive and inaccessible, medical provision is not specialised or fit for purpose and there is a lack of knowledge about quality health care services for disabled people.
Rehabilitation of different kinds under a single roof in a multidisciplinary approach is very rare. The specialists are in far off lands and patients...
Calling all teachers in the UK and Europe, SCAD World School needs you!
SCAD World School are looking for qualified teachers in all subjects from the UK and Europe to take a sabbatical year out to teach in Tamil Nadu, South India. This is a fantastic opportunity to teach in a location rich in culture and teaming with life. The children are eager to learn, motivated and enthusiastic.
SCAD World School is a residential school located at Palladam, near Coimbatore, on an 120 acre eco-friendly campus. SCAD (Social Change & Development), with 29 years of service as one of the leading educational...
This video is an interview with Cletus Babu about the work that SCAD does.
This February SCAD are hosting an International conference with our partners Converge Project which is an interdisciplinary research project funded by the European Union with 9 partners across 5 countries, including partners from industrialised nations such as Sweden, the UK and Iceland, transition economies such as Hungary and rapidly industrialising nations such as India. Converge research is inspired by the concept of contraction and convergence (C&C); a suggested way to stabilise atmospheric concentrations...
Buy your SCAD postcards today and donate to a good cause.
We are really happy to announce that you can now purchase SCAD postcards. All of the money received goes out to India to help SCAD with their programmes.
We have two types of postcards
The Elderly collection: 6 postcards with portraits of elderly beneficiaries
The Tree collection: 6 postcards with images from the tree planting project. By purchasing this collection you can help SCAD plant 4 trees in Tamil Nadu.
What happens when you're poor, marginalised and unable to earn a living? Thousands of people face this problem every day and are left to cope alone. Social Change and Development run support and rehabilitation programmes in the villages of Tamil Nadu for society's forgotten groups like the orphan elders and disabled children.
This video explains how SCAD's programmes work so you can see who we can help with your donations.
Reaching the unreached - caring for the forgotten groups in society