Welcome to SAND

SAND - Trust is a non-profit voluntary organization registered under the Indian Trust (Registration Act of 1882) in the year 1986. SAND is also registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (1976) and u/s 12 A of the Income Tax act (1961). SAND is to work for and promote an indigenous “Alternate development idea”.

SAND Trust that fabricates up on the knowledge and gains of the past ten years. SAND has been working in Sivagangai and Ramnad District geographically separated places in south Tamil Nadu. In a much discussed and planned strategy, we are concentrating to work with Dalits. SAND concentrated on a strategy that helped in community organizing especially among women, children, youth and small farmer’s .Our Vision is Making a “Socio-Politico-Cultural Rights” a reality for every citizen in marginalized community and empowering poor people through “Social Capital such as Trust, Unity, Interdependence, Solidarity and net working in the Civic Communities. Our Mission is Empowering Civic Communities and making duty bearers, accountable to the stake holders. SAND always believed only Right Based Approach and not on Need Based Approach. Hr the foot prints of SAND from its journey in the field of Activism. In the past 10 years, SAND dealt with the following main objectives is Community Based Organizing, Addressing Livelihood Issues, Child Rights, Farmers Field School and Grassroots’ Intellectuals

(a)To translate the needs of the Dalits into their rights using rights based approach

(b)To build awareness of their rights among dalits and the oppressed, among them woman and children to that they are able to assert their rights and re-appropriate their entitlements and in the process attain seven of the eight Millennium Development goals –MDGS

(C)To build solidarity on a geographically significant scale that would result in a democratically run peoples organizations with the strength to take on the duty bearers and be a significant non-party political entity in the region.




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