Community Development Centre
Opposite Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Near Lodhi Hostel, Bhatera, Balaghat
Background of the organization
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.
"CDC visualizes a society in which peace, justice and equality prevail and wherein all citizens irrespective of caste, creed, language and religion live in peace and communal harmony. CDC also envisages a society where the poor, the marginalized and the under privileged have equal opportunity for their involvement in the development process which is value based and sustainable and also have an appropriate environment to develop their fullest potential."
"CDC actively supports and works towards a just and sustainable society by creating conditions for meaningful and disciplined involvement of all people and their organizations, in the development process which is based on macro approach and involves networking of the organizations at various appropriate levels.”
The Programs of CDC are undertaken with the close co-operation of its constituencies i.e. The rural poor and needy people, community based organization like women’s group, farmers, youth group, panchayat [Local Self Governance] and community are the partners of the organization.
v To built a healthy educated and empowered society.
v To work for families specially women, youth, SC. ST. and slum dwellers.
v To plan and implement through participatory method, health programs / education and development
v To implement developmental activities with the help of Govt., Non-Govt. and International organizations.
v To mobilize resources and infrastructure for all-round development of children.
v To provide self-employment in rural areas and reducing migration.
v To facilitate and encourage research, networking, advocacy, capacity building etc.