Child Action Rural Development Society (CARDS)

Our mission is to Alleviate Poverty Promoting and Working with the Communities, Strengthening the Resource Base and Enhancing Their Capabilities in Social, Economical, Technical and Environmental Areas, Through Indigenous Knowledge and Skills with Sustainable and Participatory Approaches as a Resource Base Knowledge Center.

Child Action Rural Development Society (CARDS)
2-2-127/11/5/1, Vijayapuri colony, Uppal
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500039
India
0091 9394231425
http://www.cardscharity.webs.com

Board of Directors

Vijaya Rao, Suvarna Vadakoppula, Mohan Rao, Khalifa Patan, Krishan Chaitanya, Esther Rani, Ramya Krishna

Mission

Our mission is to Alleviate Poverty Promoting and Working with the Communities, Strengthening the Resource Base and Enhancing Their Capabilities in Social, Economical, Technical and Environmental Areas, Through Indigenous Knowledge and Skills with Sustainable and Participatory Approaches as a Resource Base Knowledge Center.

Programs

Rescue and Rehabilitate Street Children We rescue and rehabilitate Street children, who come from homes where: they were victimized by neglect and drug exposed children or by unspeakable physical, sexual or emotional abuse, caught up in a family crisis, dysfunction or turmoil, abandoned or orphaned, or by their parents/guardians could not care for them, for any number of reasons. Our goal is to restore the emotional and physical well being of children through an array of services in a loving and nurturing environment by providing basic necessities of life like Food & Clothing, Shelter, health care, Formal and Non-Formal Education, Repatriation, Vocational Training and Counseling for Street Children. Education CARDS aim is to provide basic literacy for empowering every individual Child of the rural unreached downtrodden marginalized communities of the society. We are serving with functional literacy and streamlining them towards regular education with an understanding of their basic rights and responsibilities, enabling their socio-economic and cultural development, and to universalize primary education in the rural areas. Skills like reading, writing, General Knowledge, functional skills to maintain themselves and manage their surroundings will be imparted in the day time by the Teacher. Health Promotion Programmes We have been conducting Medical Camps program aiming at health needs of Men, women and children, catering the health services to thousands of people in and around Guntur District's unreached Rural areas and slums for free of cost, and also sensitizing about eradication of child marriages, controlling of maternal and child deaths, cent percent coverage of immunization to children, family planning norms, educating the women to join the hospital for safe deliveries and counseling on HIV/AIDS Awareness, referral services to these illiterate rural and slum dwellers on the importance of health and hygiene. HIV/AIDS Community preparedness and social mobilization "Join the Moment" Create A Generation Free of HIV "Sometimes in life there is that moment when it's possible to make a change for better. This is one of those moments"- Elizabeth Glaser, 1947-1994 CARDS seeks to prevent HIV/ AIDS infection and to eradicate HIV/ AIDS through advocacy, prevention and treatment programs for their local population. CARDS has conducted Public information campaigns to raise community awareness about HIV/AIDS; promote the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and the benefits of knowing and disclosing one's HIV status; and provide information about the available services for HIV testing, prevention, care and support. "If we can share our wisdom, our light, our love in the smallest ways - I know the world will be a better place. If we are not afraid to touch each other's lives, hope will be our strength and love our prize." Vocational Training Our Vocational Training Center for the poor and downtrodden community is strengthening the capacities of illiterates and Semi educated women, widows and girls to effectively, responsibly and sustainably contribute to their families. This Vocational Center imparts specialized skills and knowledge essential for successful economic activities by people engaged in dependent employment, self-employment or subsistence work. This center also operates as counseling center for Career guidance center for Youth and a Key Resource Center for the native people. Trainings provided to them are; Skill and Crafts, Toy Making, Candle making etc. Gender sensitivity training to SHG leaders. Training on personality development and communication skills to young women. Awareness on healthy food Awareness on Cleanliness, Sanitation, Hygiene and using Toilets. Computer DTP (Desk top Publishing) works Tailoring, Embroidery, Dress making and Cloth Merchandising Vegetable selling, Flower selling and kitchen gardens etc. Photography and video making Leaf plates (for eating) making Pickle (food item) making. Milk vending & cattle rearing.

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