Rural Awareness Integrated Development Society (RAIDS) was established to empower deprived and disadvantaged communities through comprehensive and integrated development activities. RAIDS operate in Kurnool, Anantapur & Mahaboobnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh.
RAIDS is a member of various NGO networks such as COVA (national network), UNIDO (district level network) and VAN (Dalit network). RAIDS is supported by SERUDS, Goonj.., government bodies and Canadian funders. In future, RAIDS plans to do more work in the field of Educational Rights and Vocational/Skill Training.
Programs conducted during FY12-13:
Homeless children and bonded child labourers are given shelter in residential hostels and local homes maintained by the government and other NGOs in Kurnool district. RAIDS provides educational material and clothes to these children.
During 2013, awareness camps were set up on welfare schemes for elderly people in two villages of Kurnool. The NGO has arranged for government benefits for 20 elderly people.
Two HIV/AIDS awareness camps were organised in villages to educate the public on the use of condoms and safe sex methods. Around 120 participants attended.
RAIDS also conducted two meetings (185 participants) under the National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) to emphasise the importance of conserving nature.
To prevent consumer exploitation, RAIDS undertook consumer awareness drives. There were about 350 participants consisting of people from different sections of society.
Other activities during the year included child labour rehabilitation, distribution of educational materials, dalit empowerment and vocational training.
Income Rs5 lac
Expense Rs5 lac
Source : Audit Report 2013
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