Achievements

► As part of declining the strength of child labour in target areas, about 1,250 children belonging to underprivileged sections i.e., very poor, HIV/AIDS infected, orphans/semi-orphans, physically challenged and fire victims have been provided primary educational supplies i.e., school uniform, bags, study and sports material, tuition fee and dining material.
► About 82 kids belonging to very poor tribal communities in sea-coastal villages have been provided education and nutrition support by the established 2 child education centres.
► About 12,000 families and 55,000 populations belonging tribal and other vulnerable communities in the sea-coastal villages of Prakasam and Guntur Districts have been ensured safe drinking water facilities by installing about 600 drinking water bore wells so far.
► In year 2009, as pilot project, with the support of Rotary Foundation, initiated a Reverse Osmosis plant in Suravarapupalle village, Prakasam District and providing safe drinking water to about 800 most disadvantaged families.
► As part of promotion of health and hygiene practices, sanitary toilet facilities have been constructed for the benefit of 83 disabled and 67 disadvantaged rural poor families. These toilet facilities have been supported either fully or partly by organization.
► 8 disabled children had been supported wheel chairs so far to cater their mobilistaion needs.
► 105 widows have been supported livelihood units’ i.e, Milch Animals, Sewing Machines, Petty Shops etc., for their self sustenance.
► 140 adolescents have been trained in skill trades i.e, computer skills, tailoring and embroidery. Tailoring and embroidery trainees have been granted sewing machines to start earnings on their own.
► 75 fishermen families have been supported fishing nets for improving their present livelihood opportunities.
► 60 Farmers’ Clubs have been launched so far in 60 villages with the support of NABARD in Guntur District for promoting sustainable agricultural practices and about 600 farmers have been sensitised on sustainable agricultural practices by farmers’ training programmes.
► About 250 HIV/Aids infected people have been received Nutrition Kits for strengthening their immune system and meet basic food security.
► About 3,000 patients have been received health and medical support by health awareness and medical camps so far.
► During Tsunami-2004 and Floods-2007, CERDS had initiated relief activities and supported food, health and medical services in total 5 villages by its relief camps.


Our Story

"CERDS” was promoted by a team of rural natives interested in the field of social and rural development services. The organisation was started with a greater aim of “promoting sustainable self-reliance village communities through changing the attitudes among the public”. To attain this task, right from the inception, organisation is working in a different way following a unique approach i.e., promoting and working with community organisations according to the identified felt-needs of the communities. At present CERDS is working in 95 needy and deserving communities in Prakasam and Guntur Districts of Andhra Pradesh.