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  NGO Name

SODEWS Society for the Development of Ec..

  Year Established


  Primary Contact

K.S. Ramamurthy


SODEWS, Nilavur, Yelagiri Hills.




Vellore District


Tamil Nadu


635 853


  Phone 1


  Phone 2





  NGO Work



Rural Development


  Annual Budget

Rs. 20,00,000

  FCRA clearance?





  NGO Visit Information

  Contact Info.

-Raghavan (Jay) Jayakumar, San Diego
Suhasini Jayakumar- San Diego
Prabha- AID-Chennai


  NGO - Chapter / Coordinator

  Number of chapters or coords coordinating this ngo



  Send email to chapter coords?


  +  SanDiego / Jay Jayakumar

  Projects List

Amount Funded

  +  Vani Niketan School, Netala

$ 6666


  +  Quality Improvement in Secondary School ..

$ 10000



$ 16666




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  NGO Goals



Play a role that would help provide basic urban amenities and education in rural areas without disturbing the traditional values.



Educating people about the necessity to keep the environment clean, programs for providing clean drinking water and sanitary facilities are being facilitated with Government assistance.

Health charts on organic systems are shown to adolescent girls to assist them understand natural processes. The hormonal changes disturb the girls psychologically, diluting the attention towards education. T more...



The rural problems are innumerable. The Government has taken several measures to generate employment, introduce social welfare schemes, eradicate diseases, but yet the progress is not visibly seen. The gap between the urban and rural areas is not reducing to the extent that opportunities for a better living for the rural people are less.

NGOs can play a ital role in bridging the gap to ensure that Government resources are usefully applied. Elimination of wastefulness, establishing transparency and accountability, closer contacts with the rural masses can be done only with the intervention of NGOs. A small organization like SODEWS cannot claim to achieve substantially; but to work closely with the people is, in itself, a healthy trend as the fundamental problem of mindset can be chan more...




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