Lest we Forget!

      Complacency and gratitude are the feelings that well up in our hearts when CREED looks back upon the two decades of inspiration, perspiration and resultant achievements in social welfare activities, ever since its inception in 1987.  These milestones infuse us with fresh determination to move forward faster and more efficiently to alleviate the sufferings of the downtrodden segments of the community, in the coming years.


      V. Nadanasabapathy, inspired on having been a volunteer serving for an Organization called ‘CENDECT’ in the remote district of Theni in southern Tamil Nadu, and for a period of one year taking up many responsibilities such as meeting daily administrative needs of the organization along line meeting village visits, financial reporting and looking after other important NGO management affairs, a shift of thought did force this young and socially aspirant individual to think society and introspect and assess its own un-equal-ness         


      He then completes an intensive Social Analysis  Training at the Indian Social Institute, Bangalore, to gain a clearer insight into various social dynamics and analyse the prevailing social conditions and the solutions for seeking relevant answers to many intuitive queries. Right from its own course, he has started nurturing a belief that sound and appropriate training, on-site and off-site, could produce results  


      After the training that he underwent at ISI-Bangalore, he floats an organization called Centre for Rural Education and Economic Development (CREED) with the vision that adult education could lead to solutions to many prevailing social problems, by keeping the generous offer of opportunity that CENDECT provided him throughout                                                                            


       CREED launches Women’s Development Programme with the aim of empowering women in social and economic advancement  



      Vocational Training Programme is started, Low Cost Sanitation and Scavenger Rehabilitation Programme in Chidambaram Municipality is initiated with a focus on declaring Chidambaram a Scavenger- Free Town.(Safai Karamchari [Scavengers] Rehabilitation Programme], as a part of National Policy of the Government of India, somewhat on the same lines, was implemented later, by which time CREED had extended its  programme to the entire Chidambaram Municipality area of Cuddalore)                                                                       


      National Education Group (NEG) for providing pre-primary education is started  


      IUCN partnership for providing Tribal Education on Environment is begun

      Low Cost Sanitation – cum- Scavenger Rehabilitation Programme covering Corporations and Municipalities is implemented

      Spacing Method Programme benefiting women and families and Disability Development Programme are undertaken

      CREED launches Small Family Norm and Family Welfare Programme  including Health Care and RCH components followed by the Disability Development Programme ( and continues to this day its services to benefit the Differently Abled People of the Cuddalore Region).

      CREED gets enrolment with the District Administration of Cuddalore under Mahalir Thittam (Women’s Development) of the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Limited and initiates the formation and strengthening of Self Help Groups and Federations                       


      CREED initiates Total Rural Sanitation Programme in Cuddalore region

      At the same period, 2 Village Panchayats namely Agaranallur and Kattukoodalur declared as 100% Sanitation Villages and secured Government citation and subsidies                      


      CREED receives State Award for outstanding services in Disability Development for the year 2002 from the State Government of Tamil Nadu                                                    


      CREED is enrolled under the National Watershed Development Programme in Rain-fed Areas

      Tsunami Response Programme is implemented with a focus on Disaster Risk Minimisation approaches comprising of initial relief and rehabilitation, housing and WATSAN promotion for the affected families, livelihood restoration programmes and livelihood resource centre.                      


      Comprehensive Watershed Development and Management under the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is started                                                  


      CREED initiates and facilitates the Community Based Micro Finance Institution (C-MFI) to benefit over 50,000 poor rural women                                                                      


      CREED launches Micro Insurance Program with special focus on providing social security to the poor and vulnerable people in our operational areas. CARE India funded the program called Insure Lives and Livelihoods Program for implementation in our operational villages. In the same year the Community Health Mutual Program was introduced and the Community themselves capacitated for running Micro Insurance Program on Health related Issues.


      CREED – KVK - Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre) was sanctioned in this year for Ariyalur District by Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi.