Slum Children Sports Talents Education Development Society

Location: 6 slums of Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Mr. Thangaraj
CRY support since: 2006 – 2007

  • The organization has paved its way to control child marriages in the slums upto 95%
  • 59 ANC mothers are enrolled in ICDS centers and ensured that they receive supplementary nutrition and folic acid tablets
  • 85% of children in 6-13 years of age enrolled in schools
  • 84 drop out children were identified and re-enrolled back in schools

The thrust of the SCSTED’s interventions, since its inception in 2000, is on increasing participation of the children and youth, for development of the slums. The organization envisages empowering the marginalized children and communities – the Dalits and Women with alternative strategies, pro-active interventions and rights based approach towards building up critical and liberal society where rights of children are ensured. In the years of its interventions in the 6 slums, SCSTEDS has created and strengthened pressure groups which are envisaged to ensure improved governement services to the people with constant support from CRY. The organization has been mobilizing the community, especially the youth to fight against the social and economic discrimination they face.