Center for Development of Disadvantaged People (CDDP)

Project Brief: Non formal schools for dalit children in villages in Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu
Project Type: Support a Child (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: dropouts

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Aditi Garg
Project Partner(s): S Sethunarayanan
Other Contacts: Reshu Jain
Project Address: , 78, Krishnana, Street, Kanakadhara nagar,,Valasarawakkam,Chennai,
TAMIL NADU  600087
Tel: 91-44-24869050
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Nov 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 9484
Nov 2015Silicon ValleyUSD 9471
Nov 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 4752
Aug 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 5540
Feb 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 5452
Aug 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 5386
Apr 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 7848
Feb 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 4733
Apr 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 7734
Sep 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 8321
Mar 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 9431
Sep 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 8810
Apr 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 9287
Sep 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 1
Sep 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 8535
Dec 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 7380
Jul 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 8505
Jan 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 9149
Aug 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 8940
Nov 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 7300
Apr 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 7569
Mar 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 3850
Oct 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 8030
May 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 7432
Dec 2004Silicon ValleyUSD 18371
Dec 2003Silicon ValleyUSD 14070
Dec 2002Silicon ValleyUSD 18358
Dec 2001Silicon ValleyUSD 5000
Dec 2000Silicon ValleyUSD 5000
Dec 1999Silicon ValleyUSD 15000
Dec 1998Silicon ValleyUSD 5000
Dec 1997StanfordUSD 5000
Dec 1996StanfordUSD 5000
Dec 1995ColoradoUSD 700
Dec 1995StanfordUSD 2050
Dec 1994StanfordUSD 3880

Total = $270369



Meet Savitha from the CDDP Project

Savitha lives in the village of Arungulam. Her date of birth is February 3, 1991. Her father Anandan and and mother Shenbagam both work as agricultural laborers.

She has been attending the Asha CDDP school at Arungulam since 2000. In June 2003, Savitha got admission into class 7 at the Government High School, Arungulam. Her favorite subject is Math.

In her own words,
The person I most admire is: I admire Sir C.V.Raman, the popular scientist. My favorite activity is: I like khokho.



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The CDDP Project runs schools in a number of villages located in Thiruvallur district, on the way to Bangalore, about 70 km from Chennai . Most of the villages in the area are highly structured based on class and caste. Three clear strata are: high-class zamindars/land-owners, scheduled class, and scheduled tribes. CDDP's work focuses on the last two groups especially in helping the children join mainstream education.

CDDP started with 2 schools in Arungulam and Nedumbaram in 1997, followed by 2 more schools in Nemilli and Nallatur villages in 1999. Most recently in 2002 they opened another 3 schools. The schools run in the evenings for 2 hours. They have a non-formal education curriculum intended to introduce the children to school.

Many of the children work during the day to help their family by tending goats, working in the fields, doing household chores or babysitting younger children. Most have never attended school or dropped out early if they did. The goal is to enable them to go to regular schools after a few years at the evening school. CDDP continues to provide coaching and guidance after they transtion to government schools.

Asha's funds have enabled CDDP to run and expand these schools to reach more and more children. In 2003, children from the 1st two schools transitioned to mainstream government schools!

CDDP is a women's voluntary organization working for the upliftment of the most disadvantaged people in the villages of Thiruvalangadu block of Thiruvallur district of TamilNadu. The target population is small and marginal farmers, landless agricultural labourers, women and children. The organization runs various programs to benefit the target community.
Read more about the organization and their work on the website.

Sep 2016 CDDP Poll 2016-2017
Sep 2016 CDDP Budget Meeting minutes for Sept 7th
Aug 2016 CDDP 2016-2017 update and Budget
Jul 2016 CDDP Site Visit 2016
Jan 2016 Financial Statement 2016-2017
Jan 2016 Proposed budget 2016-2017
Jan 2016 CDDP Disaster Relief funds request
Oct 2015 Meeting_minutes(Poll Results)_2015-16
Sep 2015 Discussion_CDDP_Budget_proposal(2015-16)
Sep 2015 Poll Result 2015-16
Aug 2015 CDDP_BUDGET_2015-16
Aug 2015 List_students_marks_2014-15
Aug 2015 Audited_statement_Report_2014-15
Aug 2015 List_of_Students_2015-16
Feb 2015 Mid year update 2014-15
Dec 2014 Audited_statement_Report_2014-15
Dec 2014 List_of_Students_2015-16
Dec 2014 List_students_marks_2014-15
Nov 2014 Site Visit 2014
Jun 2014 CDDp Meeting Minutes and Poll Results 2014
Jun 2014 CDDP Budget proposal 2014-15
Jan 2014 Project Approval Minutes 2013-14
Oct 2013 Audited statement of accounts Asha-CDDP_FY 2012 - 13
Aug 2013 CDDP Poll results 2013-14
Jul 2013 Annual review and Budget Proposal 2013
Jul 2013 Meeting minutes July17 2013.pdf
Apr 2013 CDDP financial documnet 2013-14
Dec 2012 CDDP_mid year update 2013-14
Dec 2012 Poll results 2012-2013
Dec 2012 Poll results 2012-2013
Nov 2012 additional questions
Oct 2012 Site Visit 2012
Oct 2012 meeting minutes renewal 2012
Oct 2012 budget proposal 2012-2013
Mar 2012 mid year update 2012
Dec 2011 Receipt 2012-13
Dec 2011 Audit report 2012
Dec 2011 Audit report 2012
Sep 2011 Meeting Minutes and Poll
Aug 2011 Student List for year 2011-12
Aug 2011 Student List for year 2011-12
Aug 2011 Audit Report 2011
Aug 2011 Budget Proposal 2011-2012
Dec 2010 Meeting Minutes and Poll
Aug 2010 Approval minutes and poll
Aug 2010 Eval Doc 2010-11
Jun 2010 Site visit June 2010
Jun 2010 2010-11 Budget
Jun 2010 Audit Report 2010
May 2010 Audit Report 2010
Dec 2009 Annual Report 2009-10
Jun 2009 Evaluation Document 2009-2010
Apr 2009 Budget Presentation 2009-2010
Mar 2009 Site Visit 2009-2010
Apr 2008 Site Visit Report
Dec 2007 Summer Camp 2007
Oct 2007 Photographs 2006
Apr 2007 Buget Proposal 2007-2008
Apr 2007 Budget Proposal 2007-2008
Jan 2007 School Anniversary Celebrations & Educational tour 2006-2007
Dec 2006 Half Yearly Marksheet
Aug 2006 Site Visit Aug 2006
Mar 2006 March 2006 Site Visit
Jan 2006 Site Visit Jan 2006
Dec 2005 Budget proposal 2006
Dec 2005 Educational Tour 2005
Sep 2005 Half yearly Report 2005
Jun 2005 Site Visit June 2005
Feb 2005 Budget Proposal
Feb 2005 2004 Audit Report
Jun 2004 Half yearly report June 2004
Mar 2004 Site Visit
Dec 2003 2004 Budget Proposal
May 2003 Progress Report
Mar 2003 Site Visit
Dec 2002 Budget Proposal
Sep 2002 Site Visit
Jul 2002 Site Visit
Jun 2002 Progress Report
Sep 2001 Site Visit
Dec 2000 Photos (1998-2001)
Dec 2000 Financial Audit report
Dec 1999 Financial Audit Reports
Dec 1998 Financial Audit Reports
Dec 1997 Site Visit
Dec 1997 Budget Proposals
Jun 1997 Site Visit
Dec 1996 Progress Reports
Apr 1996 Site Visit
Jan 1996 Site Visit