The Centre of Development Concerns (CDC) is a voluntary organization, registered in the year 2006, based in Madurai. The organization was found by a group of friends working in development sector, banking and as entrepreneurs. We are committed to bring our myriad experiences to facilitate a change from the ‘repressive and unfair’ to ‘just and fair’. The primary work of CDC is with children and women of rural Madurai.
Our Strengths and Core Competencies
- More than a decade of experience and expertise in various development issues (that includes child rights, children education, women empowerment, micro-credit, old age care, HIV/AIDS, women’s rights, etc)
- Professional knowledge on training development experts, grassroots workers, students, teachers, international volunteers, children and young people.
- Networking with different NGOs of south Tamilnadu, people’s organisations, schools and community based groups.
- Vast field area in the rural hinterland of North Madurai, where CDC works with children, schools and women forums.
- Friends of CDC within and outside India who constantly share and reflect on development issues and contribute to our perspectives.
- To help people, communities and institutions to become sensible and friendly towards the rights of children and women
- To create reflective and reflexive community collectives that assist in evolving an equal and just societies
- To evolve and propagate alternate development knowledge and models for use of the wider civil society and partners in development
- To create a platform for cross-cultural learning, development education and development exchange