Charity: Chaitanya Educational and Rural Development Society
Inspiration: CERDS believe 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 the Nation. Belief: Helping the Needy is Universal Culture and it is part of our Civilisation Mission: CERDS helps poor to help themselves to overcome their socio-economical and educational barriers by changing their attitudes and sensitize them to live together for their development. Vision: Sustainable and self-reliant village communities Chaitanya Educational and Rural Development Society (CERDS) works with poor communities to help them to identify and resolve their own problems. 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. Disadvantaged social groups such as scheduled tribes, scheduled castes, fishermen and weavers emerged as the main target population for CERDS. In all these target groups the poorest of the poor, such as the artisans, agricultural laborers, small and marginal farmers, migratory workers and bonded laborers became a natural option for CERDS’s programme intervention. The designing of programmes has been with focus on the most vulnerable category of society i.e. women, children, disabled and farmers.