Social Development and Education Trust

The Social Development and Education Trust (SDET), based in Virudhunagar District in Tamil Nadu, provides academic and vocational education for children with special educational needs resulting from learning and physical disabilities.

They have their own resource centre and residential facilities adapted to the needs of children they teach. SDET uses monthly Parents’ Committee meetings to hear parent’s views on the needs and experiences of their children and agree joint action to address these.

DDP’s practical partnership with SDET has involved re-equipping and sustaining their vocational computer training centre, which aims to open the door to modern ‘high tech’ employment for disadvantaged and disabled young people from tribal and very poor families.