CFDA is one of the best place to learn how a study has to be conduct, dimensions of different analysis, perception of others understanding etc.
It's a great time had with this organisatation for me and also willing to do more with this.
Center for Development Alternatives is a good organization which is doing phenomenal work. I have interacted with Mr. Jayachandran who is a visionary. The programs are mostly grass roots level with scope for training other non-profits. I wish the organization success.
Very well thought out programs - developed painstakingly from the ground up under the leadership of Jaichandran
Centre for Development, its place for design and developments,place of wisdom, perfect place for think tank. sharpen your knowledge, thinking about reality, working for the right people in right manner, clarity in community.dedication, Perfect and prompt meaning for Non profit organisation.
I am aware that, the Centre For Development Alternatives (CFDA), is a non-profit organization, has been operating in Chennai, for more than twenty years and workings towards the empowerment of women from underprivileged community. This organization has been focusing on building community based organizations and community guide projects to address poverty and social isolation issues.
I can proudly say that, I have been taught and developed by this organisation towards forming Self Help Groups and their Livelihoods Projects in a structured manner (Separate Module). I learnt many things through this organization about planning and executing the projects as success with the active participation of community. Whatever the successes are happened to me in my life, it’s only because of the approaches I learnt from the Director of this Organisation.
I personally wish and congratulate this organisation to success in their future endeavours.
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CFDA is one of the organizations that I have always admired for their transparency, straight forward approach and emphasis on sustainability. The self help groups that they have mentored in the outskirts of Chennai are excelling today. This is a great example of, how, a well the mentored groups would climb the path of development. It is also remembered for its documentation work on the process of group formation, micro credit, enterprise development and other training manuals.
I've worked with CFDA for one month in 2011. This was an eye-opening experience. CFDA, its members and Mr Jayachandran Rajarethinam are making a difference in the local communities.
While there, working as part of IBM Corporate Service Corps, I learned about micro-banking, about India. I was impressed by how CFDA was able to help these groups of women create their own banking system. But it is not only about how to collect money and apply for a loan, it is also about education, about empowering women. And it did not stop at these groups. When a group graduates and gains in autonomy, they are encouraged to help other communities as well, not limiting to the CFDA projects.
It is this kind of people, spirit and gestures that can change the world, one piece at time. CFDA and its team are part of the solution.
Centre for Development Alternatives and more so Mr Jayachandran Rajarethinam have helped us tremendously in Socio- Economic survey for varied multinational projects and local industries. His study has facilitated our organization to recommend a meaningful and inclusive CSR to the communities in which the Industries are situated or design a neighborhood friendly HR policies. The companies that have benefited by his insights are Tata Steel, Motorola, India Cements, Cadbury, DuPont, Kellogg and of course Centre for Excellence in Organization
His simplicity, and his humility and his LSIP( Large Scale Interactive Process) and connect with varied village panchayats, demographic and political insights will help us to understand the psyche of the community.
I always personally count on his advice
Great Community insight facilitator and those in NGO sector, Youth organisations and SHG's will also benefit by his expertise for any CBO initiatives( Community Based Organizations).
I feel it a prerogative as well as a privilege to write this commendation of an outstanding grass root work having known him from 1997 and he was introduced to us by Late Ravi,, another great community worker
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Centre for Development Alternatives is a great organisation to work with, it is lead by noble people having rich expereince in implementing projects at the grass root levels. The Organisation is committed to create real impact on the lives of people and is driven by this thought. I have known the Chief Functionary Mr. Jayachandran from the last five years and is one of the best people I have ever met. He is a kind person, who loves to help people selflessly.
The founder of this organisation is an excellent professional, very candid, straightforward, and invested many years in making it an organisation that is people oriented. Its biggest strength is the capacity to build organisations, empower people. I have great respect for Mr. Jayachandran and his style of work, and would trust this organisation with very good work on the ground.
I met Jayachandran and worked with CFDA in 2011, when I had the chance to cooperate with Jayachandran & CFDA through the Corporate Services Corps program (CSC).
I spent 4 weeks in Chennai and had a chance to closely work with Jayachandran & CFDA. Jayachandran's vision for better future for poor female population in India was indeed deep and heart touching experience. His enthusiasm, as well as his knowladge and leadership skills helped numerous woman to change and significantly improve their life conditions.
I was deeply touched by the work done by Jayachandran & CFDA. Jayachandran made helping the poor community his life mission, and it was an honour for me to meet him and to work with him and CFDA.
I have interacted very closely with Jayachandran & CDA for over 6 years now. Jayachandran has combined his vision for a community owned & run institution and his deep expertise in building & guiding operations of SHG based micro finance to create a truly robust institution - CDA. The journey of the CDA has been truly impressive; and besides directly impacting lives of 1000's of its income-poor members, I have seen from close quarters of how many of CDA's women members coming from very modest education backgrounds (simply because of lack of opportunity) have transformed to become very efficient managers. It is a great privilege and honor to be associated with Jayachandran and CDA, and I wish them my very best.