Socio Economic Development Trust – SEDT is a registered NGO established in 1980 with an aim to make difference in the life of people in rural area of Parbhani district of Marathwada region of Maharashtra state. Since then, Kerwadi is the central place of its function.
It all started with a dream to provide a safe and secure shelter for destitute children. Swapnabhoomi is the dream we live with the children at Kerwadi. SEDT then enhanced its scope and build bridges for socio-economic development of the region. It is committed to work for poor and marginalized communities and make a difference in their lives.
At SEDT, we channelize our energies into making difference to the people who need it most. The development initiatives focus primarily to build dynamic and vibrant community structures and empower children, women and society at large for socio-economic development.
The major thrust of SEDT programs is on areas including, but not limited to-
- Children in need of Care and Protection
- Education and Child Rights Protection
- Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development
- Community Health and Hygiene
- Youth Development and Building Social Structures and Platforms
- Agriculture and Alternative Livelihood
- Tribal Development and Natural Resource Management
- Integrated Rural Development
In the journey of 34 years, SEDT is committed to focus on last person of the society and reaching to the most impoverished people in the society.
Today, the work is focused in more than 350 villages of 17 blocks of Parbhani, Hingoli and Buldhana districts of Marathwada and Vidharbha region of Maharastra State. With the work in Child Education and Science Centers in particular, we extended the work to 12 districts of Marathwada, Vidharbha, Khandesh regions and the tribal belt of Western Maharashtra.
With the work in several spheres, we are successfully making a difference in 46,174 families comprising an approximate population of 2.4 lakhs.
We believe the collective, definite and progressive efforts will certainly enrich lives of people and overcome poverty, inequality and disparity in the society.