The Covenant Centre for Development is committed to build community institutions around traditional wisdom to empower the poor and vulnerable communities for sustainable development. CCD continues to innovate contextually relevant development programmes in response to changing social, cultural and ecological needs.
With over three decades of direct engagement in development work at the grassroots level, CCD continues to evolve and impact the lives of the poor and marginalised communities in India. Thanks to the mutually reinforcing alliance with public, private and other nonprofit institutions
CCD envisions realising ‘Life in understanding and harmony with nature’. It works for ‘building community institutions around traditional wisdom to empower the poor and vulnerable communities for sustainable development'.
CCD focuses on themes with potential for bringing holistic development in the lives of vulnerable rain-fed framing communities in the drought prone regions of southern Tamil Nadu. The themes are self-governed by the community organisations and executed by the professionals groomed and placed by CCD.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdown declared by the Government have made our member households, who are mostly small and marginal rain-fed farmers, and landless labourers to remain in their homes. All of them are dependent on farm labour for eking out their living. No doubt, the current COVID-19 Pandemic has posed a serious threat to the lives and livelihoods of our resource-poor farmers in many ways. We work hand-in-hand with our member households to understand their miseries and find ways and means to alleviate their sufferings.
Building on our core competency of promoting local health traditions and the strength of community based organisations promoted by us over the last three decades, our health workers and volunteers have started working with the communities without violating the rules of lockdown and prevention protocols.
We have identified and started working on a set of preventive and promotive strategies to prepare our communities for facing the present and future healthcare threats.
We have started working with our member households to supplement with the assistance what they receive from the Government. We have identified and started working on a set of preventive and promotive strategies to prepare our communities for facing the present and future healthcare threats
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