The CDC [Community Development Centre] was established by three like- minded
youths namely Mr. Ameen Charles, Ms. Vandna Agrawal and Mr. Rajkumar Sahu.
All was working in same place and coming from rural background. In the leadership
of Mr. Ameen Charles, CDC was establish in the year 2000 start work for
development of rural poor tribal community in Mahakoushal region of Madhya
Pradesh state, the area where tribals are in majority, natural resources are
available in quantity, but exploitation, bureaucratic hurdles and corruption is high.
After looking and experiencing the situation the founder members decided to work
for the people with motto of Rights in Dignity.
The area has been chosen to work because of poor health and sanitation facilities,
literacy is very much low, no proper transport and communication facilities
available. IMR is more than 90 and MMR is around 360, which is high than national
data. We have start working on women and child health, women rights and
livelihood. After our working experience and need of local area we start working on
conservation related issues and trying to integrate livelihood and conservations. In
past 10 years organization has been worked with different organization i.e. CARE,
DFID, UNDP, SDTT on various issues. In 2005 the executive committee of the
organization decided and prioritized issues of working in the area. As per decision
of executive committee organization will work on the issue of Livelihood,
Governance, Health and NRM. These are core area of work for the organization, for
the development of Children’s, women and youths.
In last 10 years CDC has been worked a lot and developed system at the
organization level and keeping transparency on work. CDC is registered with Give
India Foundation, Guide Star and Credibility Alliance in India.
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