SEEDS is registered Voluntary organisation working for the welfare and development of women, children and farmers in Tamilnadu state, India.
Social Education Economical Development Society (SEEDS) is a non-profit society promoted by Mr. S.D. Pandian, a Sarvodaya Worker who had associated himself with Sarvodaya Movement of Achyarya Vinoba Bhave for nearly a decade. It is to be noted that both his father and grandfather were also Sarvodaya Workers and played active roles in the Sarvodaya Movement. With his rich experience in the Gandhian ideals and principles, he initiated development activities with the help of like-minded individuals in the surroundings of Aruppukottai, Tiruchuli and Kariyapatti Blocks. This initiative of Mr. Pandian gave legal birth of a society under the name and style, “Social Education Economical Development Society” (SEEDS)in the year 1995 under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 27 of 1975.
The mandate of the organization is to enable marginalized and disadvantaged rural women to achieve their socio-economic development through a process of organization and participation, and promoting child centered development. In pursuant to this end, SEEDS has been reaching out to more than 60,000 families in hundreds of villages in Virudhunagar, Ramnad and Thuthukudi Districts of Tamilnadu through implementation of different programmes supported by state and central Government and Foreign Funding Agencies and NABARD and other commercial banks and financial inclusion etc.
SEEDS at Glance
No.of Villages -178
No.of Village Panchayat - 134
No.of Blocks - 7
No.of District covered - 4
Experience in Development Sector -20 years
No.of SHGs - 850
No.of Families covered under various
intervention activities - 60000
‘’SEEDS envisages, a society, where poor and marginalized women are socially,economically developed with environmental consciousness and gender equity; and the children enjoy their childhood’’
‘’Enabling the poor and marginalized families by organizing themselves, and facilitatingtheir empowerment process to achieve their socio economic development through a process of organization, institution building, and effective participation’’