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Educating Today for an Enlightened Tomorrow

Education – something many of us take for granted – was beyond the dreams of most of Ananthapuram’s rural poor. In many cases, parents were disinterested in education, particularly for girls. Read more

Education Programmes

Empowering Women to be Agents of Progress

In 1982, RDT started a development programme for women to strengthen their role in society through education and awareness workshops. Initial women groups, now functioning as Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and popularly known as Sanghams Read More

Women Sector Programmes

Conferring Care & Compassion

The CBR programme works to ensure that PWDs have equal rights and opportunities in all areas of development, including access to special education, rehabilitative aids and treatment, liquidity- bank accounts of their own, owned housing and self-sustained sources of income.Read More

CBR Sector Programmes

Revitalising Barren to Bountiful

RDT’s Ecology sector works to transform Ananthapuram from an arid, unyielding landscape into one of plenty of green cover – grasslands, crops and forests.Read More

Ecology Sector Programmes

Building an Abode of Happiness

RDT started by constructing houses with proper ventilation, drainage facilities, electricity connection and easy access to water. Apart from houses, RDT also provides the rural poor access to school-cum community hallsRead More

Habitat Sector Programmes

Accessible, Affordable Health for One & for All

In the early 1970’s, healthcare facilities in the Ananthapuram region were almost inadequate, unaffordable and most of all, inaccessible. RDT’s network of Community Health Workers is the frontline of RDT’s health programmes.Read More

Health Sector Programmes

Skilled to heal and spirited to care

RDTs work began in the mid-70s with training young men in the basics of hygiene, nutrition, sanitation, preventive practices and general health to work as CHWs. Today RDT has 4 major hospitals, 6 rural clinics, 2 mobile clinics Read More

Hospital Sector Programmes

Harmonising Society through Arts & Culture

When RDT began its interactions in Ananthapuram, they found settlements whose inhabitants expressed themselves richly, and every event was marked with song and dance.Read More

Cultural Sector Programmes

Levelling the Field through Sports Education

Sports has been RDT’s focus area right from 1978 as part of its work in education. Sports and cultural activities were given equal importance because these activities gave self-confidence, fostered a sense of inclusion and inculcated leadership qualities that ultimately lead to positive personality formation.Read More

Sports Sector Programmes

Strengthening the Chenchus

The Chenchus are a designated Scheduled Tribe in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Odisha. They are classied as one of the Primitive Tribal Groups that are still dependent on forests and do not cultivate land but hunt for a living. Read More

Tribal Programmes

+ EDUCATION

Educating Today for an Enlightened Tomorrow

Education – something many of us take for granted – was beyond the dreams of most of Ananthapuram’s rural poor. In many cases, parents were disinterested in education, particularly for girls. Read more

Education Programmes

+ WOMEN

Empowering Women to be Agents of Progress

In 1982, RDT started a development programme for women to strengthen their role in society through education and awareness workshops. Initial women groups, now functioning as Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and popularly known as Sanghams Read More

Women Sector Programmes

+ CBR

Conferring Care & Compassion

The CBR programme works to ensure that PWDs have equal rights and opportunities in all areas of development, including access to special education, rehabilitative aids and treatment, liquidity- bank accounts of their own, owned housing and self-sustained sources of income.Read More

CBR Sector Programmes

+ ECOLOGY

Revitalising Barren to Bountiful

RDT’s Ecology sector works to transform Ananthapuram from an arid, unyielding landscape into one of plenty of green cover – grasslands, crops and forests.Read More

Ecology Sector Programmes

+ HABITAT

Building an Abode of Happiness

RDT started by constructing houses with proper ventilation, drainage facilities, electricity connection and easy access to water. Apart from houses, RDT also provides the rural poor access to school-cum community hallsRead More

Habitat Sector Programmes

+ HEALTH

Accessible, Affordable Health for One & for All

In the early 1970’s, healthcare facilities in the Ananthapuram region were almost inadequate, unaffordable and most of all, inaccessible. RDT’s network of Community Health Workers is the frontline of RDT’s health programmes.Read More

Health Sector Programmes

+ HOSPITAL

Skilled to heal and spirited to care

RDTs work began in the mid-70s with training young men in the basics of hygiene, nutrition, sanitation, preventive practices and general health to work as CHWs. Today RDT has 4 major hospitals, 6 rural clinics, 2 mobile clinics Read More

Hospital Sector Programmes

+ CULTURAL

Harmonising Society through Arts & Culture

When RDT began its interactions in Ananthapuram, they found settlements whose inhabitants expressed themselves richly, and every event was marked with song and dance.Read More

Cultural Sector Programmes

+ SPORTS

Levelling the Field through Sports Education

Sports has been RDT’s focus area right from 1978 as part of its work in education. Sports and cultural activities were given equal importance because these activities gave self-confidence, fostered a sense of inclusion and inculcated leadership qualities that ultimately lead to positive personality formation.Read More

Sports Sector Programmes

+ TRIBAL

Strengthening the Chenchus

The Chenchus are a designated Scheduled Tribe in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Odisha. They are classied as one of the Primitive Tribal Groups that are still dependent on forests and do not cultivate land but hunt for a living. Read More

Tribal Programmes

About RDT

The Rural Development Trust (RDT) is a non-governmental organization committed to the progress of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Southern India.

Since 1969, we work to provide long-term solutions that contribute to eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities. Read more

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