Society for Participatory Research and Integrated Training
Location: Tamilnadu, India
Key(s): Economic Empowerment
Society for Participatory Research and Integrated Training (SPRIT) was started as a secular, non-profit voluntary organization engaged in rural development in Southern India. SPRIT believes in an integrated approach to rural development ensuring that the local community is responsible for all aspects of forward progress and decision making.
Since 1993, SPRIT has:
Implemented dalit and tribal development programs in lower Kodaikanal hills of Dindigul district with the support of Uniting Churches in Netherlands.
Implemented an HIV/AIDS prevention program in and around Kodaikanal town with the support of Bread For the World Germany.
Been involved in a Child Labour eradication program and women empowerment program in Virudunagar district.
Implemented disaster preparedness and rehabilitation program among the Tsunami affected fishing communities in Pudukottai district since April 2006 with the financial support of M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.
Organized single women empowerment programs in Manamelkudi block of Pudukottai district with the support of AJWS, USA.
Implemented tribal economic development programs in lower kodaikanal hills and women empowerment program in the coastal villages with the support of FPSI, UK.
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