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Experience the Real India



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Go to the people

Love them

Live among them
Learn from them

Start with what they know

Build on what they have

But of the best leaders

When their task is accomplished

Their work is done

The people all say

"We have done it ourselves"


Welcome to the SCAD - Social Change And Development Website

SCAD exists to empower the marginalised communities in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu, South India

Our website will tell you about who we are as an organisation, who we work with, what we do, why we do it and what you can do to help

Latest NewsTree Planting

A tree-planting scheme has recently been launched in the UK to create income and employment for SCAD communities


Latest News The President of India and the Governor of Tamil Nadu Visit SCAD

A great symbol of recognition for SCAD


Latest NewsMonsoon Deluge

With two cyclones in the Bay of Bengal, the monsoon rains that began in October, have been unusually heavy


Latest NewsMake a Donation

A small donation will make a big difference. What you earn in a week feeds a family for a year. Our aim is to use funds to help people to help themselves.



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SCAD is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation under the Indian Trust Act 1882. It is eligible to get foreign contributions and the donations to SCAD are exempt under 80G and 12A of the Income Tax Act.

SCAD, 105/1a Bypass Road, Vannarpettai, Tirunelveli, 627003, Tamil Nadu, S. India +91 (0) 462 2501 008