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...
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.
Do you want to go out and spend time teaching in India?
We have opportunities for teachers of all subjects to go out to India for between 6 months and a year and teach in an International school. SCAD World School is a small but rapidly growing school with a high standard of teaching and a Cambridge syllabus. We are looking for teachers who are ready for a challenge and happy to throw themselves into another culture.
We will provide you with a return flight to Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as well as all your local food, transport and accommodation when you get there. If you are interested in this...
On the 15th of August, India's Independence Day, 47 differently abled children from the SCAD Anbu Illam school performed a spectacular dance.
Independence Day, one of the three national holidays in India is observed in all the states and union territories commemorating India's independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. This day is observed all over India including in Tirunelveli with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. Indians celebrate by displaying the national flag and wearing Orange, Green and White, listening to patriotic songs, watching patriotic movies and spending...
Education is a fundamental human right which every child is entitled to. Education is critical to human development and society; it helps pave the way to the successful and productive future for a nation. When we can ensure that children have access to a rights-based, quality education that is rooted in gender equality we create a ripple effect of opportunity that impacts generations to come. Inequalities condemn millions of children, particularly girls, to a life without quality education and therefore to a life of missed opportunities.
Education for rural people is crucial in achieving ‘Education...
SCAD World School is opening in June 2012 for students in Classes KG to 9. We are offering the Cambridge Primary Curriculum and Secondary Curriculum supported by the International Early Years and Primary Curricula in the Primary School the International Middle Years Curriculum in Class 6-8. Students will be assessed through Cambridge Checkpoints and IGCSE. We intend to offer the IB Diploma programme from 2014.
Our Statement of Learning Philosophy reflects our commitment to a holistic programme of learning centred around the individual needs of students:
SCAD World School: Learning through...
Every child has the right to participate, grow, live and be protected from others. Being given a chance is essential for these rights to be fulfilled in a child. In India there are very few opportunities and prospects for differently abled children. SCAD gives hope, dignity and self respect to differently abled children in Tamil Nadu.
A golden opportunity was given by SCAD to 5 physically challenged students to take part in the State Level Sports Meet for the physically challenged. The sports meet was held at Chennai. SCAD staff and Sports Coordinator took 5 children to Chennai by train to compete...
We've built up a formula for successful community empowerment over the past 25 years which we wish to share with others. If you’re looking to expand your experience and international horizons, then our one month and three month tailored work placements are for you.
- working with children with disabilities
- assisting in our veterinary care camps
- caring for our abandoned and destitute elderly in the community
- teaching the next generation
- working a range of energy and conservation projects
You can now download and read our pre-departure pack which...