• Child Care
    Promotion and Protection of their rights
  • Women Empower
    Gender equity and empowerment

Centre for Social Education and Development (CSED)

Ours is a voluntary organization based at Tirupur in Tamilnadu working for the rights of Children, Adolescents, Youths, women, Dalits and Textile Workers

C.Nambi, Executive Director

Started my carrier as a ‘Development Trainee’ in SEARCH, Bangalore and worked as a ‘Development Educator’ in the same organisation for 2 years in 1980s. Then worked for a NGO by Name ‘AIKYA’ and Co-ordinating the Tribal Development Work of that organisation for 5 years. Got involved in mobilizing and organizing Tribal Community in restoring their rights in general land rights and access to forest produce in particular till 1986. During the above mentioned period I also got opportunity to become a Trainer/Facilitator in conducting ‘Experience Based Process Oriented Training Programmes’. Right now, the Founder & Executive Director of ‘Centre for Social Education and Development (CSED).

Moto

Enabling people to become socially aware and self- reliant in all aspects of their life

Vision

A world with opportunities for growth and development to the fullest potential and a society without exploitation and discrimination based on religion, caste, class and gender.

Mission

Mobilising and organizing marginalized communities and groups through social education, awareness and capacity building to promote, protect and assert their own rights and entitlements’.

Major Area of Intrest

Children : Promotion and Protection of their rights

Women : Gender equity and empowerment

Youths : Critical Thinking, Capacity Building & Involvement

Dalits : Towards a life with dignity and Equity

Panjayats : Promotion of Grassroots Democracy with a Special Focus on Women and Dalits

Enviornments : Towards Environment Protection as Everyone’s Responsibility – Part of problem analysis

Psycho-social Care & Support : Providing Psycho-social Care & support in Disaster and other Situations with a special focus on Children in Difficult Circumstances

SRHR : Sexuality & Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) - Understanding one’s own self (both physical and mental) and developing respect for each other

Worker's Right : Promotion and Protection of Worker’s Rights in general with a special focus on Girls & Women including Legal & Counselling support

Net-working : Promoting and influencing appropriate macro level policies &programmes through collective work. Involvement and promotion of Campaigns like Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL), Campaign Against Child Trafficking (CACT), Forum for Promotion of Child Participation (FPCP), Federation of Children’s Movements for Right to Participation (FCMRP) and other CSOs.

1. Historical Background :

Centre for Social Education and Development (CSED) was established in 1987 by a group of socially concerned persons with varying skills, knowledge and experience.

Centre for Social Education and Development (CSED) was established in 1987 by a group of socially concerned persons with varying skills, knowledge and experience. It has been involved in promoting change and development for the communities to become socially aware, self-reliant in all aspect and towards a life with dignity, equity with people’s participation at all levels. It started it’s work with

Interesting, Innovative, Creative and Participatory methodologies are very much part and parcel of all our programmes and activities.

A ‘Multi-pronged strategy with Rights Approach’ has been adopted in all its programmes and actions. Gender is a cross-cutting issue for CSED. Another unique feature of our organisation is that it’s micro, mezzo and macro level linkages and involvement. It has been not only active members of campaigns like Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL), Campaign Against Child Trafficking (CACT), Forum for Promotion of Child Participation (FPCP) but also led such campaigns at the state and national levels.

2. Presently..

(i) Working with the issue of Adolescent and Women workers in Textile Industry - Preventive Strategies in 4 Source Districts – Campaign and Advocacy Work in the Destination Districts including a 24 x 7 Toll-Free Helpline and providing Legal and Counseling Support.

(ii) Another interesting and challenging Project on “Sexuality and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) among 15-18 years children, 19-24 years Youths and parents through the concept of ‘Peer Buddies’ including...
a) Child Sexual Abuse
b) Sexual Harassment and Violence against Women
c) Menstrual Hygiene and Social Stigma.

(iii) Community-based Child Rights Programmes like eradication of Child Labour, Child Marriage and Promotion of Education.

(iv) A Pilot Project titled “Our Earth… …Our Hope” – Environment Protection/Safeguard as pre-requisite for Ensuring Child Rights – specifically working towards the eradication of polythene bags, open defecation, Parthenium plants and Seemai Karuvelam trees.

(v) Running a 24 x 7 Child Helpline – 1098 for Tirupur district in Tamilnadu. This project is initiated and supported by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Government of India.

(vi) Managing a 24 x 7 Child Help Desk (CHD) in Coimbatore Railway Station, Tamilnadu. This is the joint venture of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) and Ministry of Railways. The objective is to ensure Care & Protection, Security & well-being of runaway, unaccompanied and trafficked children who come in contact with Railways with a special focus on Migrant children and youths.

The following is the list of Agencies/Donors with whom we have worked on various issues at different points of time.

  • 1. Oxfam, UK
  • 2. Terre des Hommes – Germany
  • 3. Karl Kubel Stiftung Fur Kind und families (KKS), Benshim, Germany
  • 4. The Hunger Project (THP), USA through their New Delhi office
  • 5. National Foundation for India (NFI), New Delhi
  • 6. Childline India Foundation (CIF), Under the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India
  • 7. Unicef, Chennai office, South India
  • 8. KIDS RIGHTS, The Netherlands
  • 9. Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Berlin, Germany
  • 10. Presbyterian Hunger Program, USA
  • 11. Save the Children, UK
  • 12. Workers Rights Consortium, USA