Centre for Education Development Action and Research (CEDAR)

CEDAR was established in 1994. In the first 20 years we largely worked for the abolition of child labour in Viruthunagar, Thoothukudi and Thirunelveli districts of Tamilnadu. We reached out to 144 child labour prone villages. We now work for children and youth coming from the most marginalized and excluded communities in Tamilnadu. We help them to realize their ‘creative potentials’ and ‘agency.’


Years in Service
+ Village Communities Reached
% Abolition of Child Labour in Kovilpatti Area (1994 - 2011)
Child Reource Centres (CRC) in Kovilpatti Villages
CRCs in Urban Deprived Areas in Madurai
+ Children Presently Reached Through CRCs
  • All children are creative and are the future
  • In a world free from poverty, disease, discrimination and violence
  • In the abolition gender inequality
  • In living in harmony with nature
  • In the inclusion of the marginal
  • Creativity
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Empathy
  • Inclusivity
  • Children First
  • Trust
  • Creating Time and Space to Grow
  • Empathy
  • Transparency
  • Think Big
  • Walk Your Talk
  • Work as a Family
  • Creativity of All
  • Freedom with Accountability

Corona Art Manual
Engal Kural
In Search Of Childhood                                                                        TN ED Policy Recommendation

CEDAR Annual Report 2018-2019
CEDAR Annual Report 2019-2020
CEDAR Annual Report 2020-2021
CEDAR Audit report 2018-2019
CEDAR Audit Report 2019-2020                                                CEDAR-Audit-Report-2020-2021                                                            CEDAR-Audit-Report-2021-2022


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