Sustainable and self-reliant communities


CERDS helps people in sustain themselves to overcome their socioeconomic problems by including them in the problem for overcoming the obstacles for sustained development and by inculcating attitudes for change.


CERDS trusts that the development of India mainly depended on the rural areas progressiveness and any effort to promote Educational and Rural Development strengthens the Rural areas in turn Nation. CERDS approach assists whole communities develop the capacity to overcome the affects of poverty and create a new future. CERDS believe that promotion of sustainable and self-reliant communities is possible, when the poor themselves are the initiators in resolving the problems of poverty. 
CERDS use a development process that intimately involves the poor themselves in their own development. We call it the Participatory Community Development Process (PCDP). PCDP is a participatory, non-violent process of problem solving, consciousness-raising and empowering the poor. CERDS approach mobilizes people to act and solve their problems. It has proven to be an effective method of resolving problems or issues such as poor community health, clean water supplies, food security, inadequate sanitation, absence of schools for children, barriers of farming communities, lack of ideas on optional livelihoods and the lack of basic public services.This approach of working with people from poor communities equips them with the necessary skills, knowledge and appropriate values and attitudes to act and manage their own development. It catalyzes the emergence of alternative structures and systems (i.e. cooperatives, people’s organizations) which become instruments of the people to effectively and collectively assert protect and contend for their own interests.