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

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Engal Kural
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