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The NGO “Society For Integrated Rural Development” in brief SFIRD, was strengthened since the year 2001. The original inspiration was derived from SFIRD’s Mother NGO Village Reconstruction Organization’s ideology “Love thy neighbor as thyself and the Sarvodaya Moment” imbibed by VRO’s Founder Director Prof. Fr. M.A. Windey, a Belgian Jesuit.

SFIRD’s Legal Status :

Registered under Indian Societies Reg. Act XXI of 1860
Registered under FC (Regulation) Act with MoHA, GoI
Registered with Income Tax Department under appropriate sections

  • SFIRD is a Non Governmental Organization working in secular lines and is administered by an Executive Committee comprising of professionals from different development sectors.
  • SFIRD was selected by the District Authorities to conduct House-hold survey in 72 habitations of the coastal revenue sub-divisions namely Nizampatnam to implement Convergent Community Action (CCA) Strategy of UNICEF with the program entitled “Reaching the Un-reached” – among the Traditional Marine Fisher-folk, Tribes and Dalits.
  • At present, SFIRD is having 17 full time functionaries besides several part time staff and voluntary animators.
  • SFIRD is working for the development of Dalits (ex-untouchables), Tribes, Fisher-folk (traditional marine and inland fisher-folk), Minorities, Economically Backward Classes in the Coastal region of the Bay of Bengal, South India.
  • SFIRD is working in 60 identified micro villages in Nizampatnam, Repalle, Nagaram, Karlapalem and Bapatla Revenue Sub-Divisions of Coastal region in Guntur District and a few pockets in Prakasam and Krishna Districts of Andhra Pradesh, South India. And in a few Urban Slums in Guntur Municipal Corporation and Bapatla & Repalle Municipalities.

The Executive Committee of SFIRD:

The Committee comprises of 7 members from different fields of development and are basically from down-trodden sections. The Chief functionary (Secretary of the Executive Committee) is a Post Graduate in Social Work (MSW) from the TATA Institute of Social Sciences and is involved in the field of development over the past 25 years. He underwent training programs within the Country and at different places in Europe on various development issues. Like wise, other Executive Committee members also possess vast and rich experience in development sector.

Affiliations and Networks:

  • Convening Agency for Society for Disaster Mitigation & Co-ordination Network (SDMCN) – A Network of Grassroots NGDOs from 9 Coastal Districts of Andhra Pradesh. The SDMCN was initiated and promoted by CARE India under the collaboration of European Commission.

  • Convening Agency for Confederation for Human Development (CHD), a Coalition of 6 Grassroots NGDOs of Guntur District

  • Lead Agency at the District level to work with migration and child labor issues through Aide-et-Action (AeA), an internal organization based in Switzerland working in South Asia with their Chennai and Hyderabad based regional offices.

Donor partners supported / supporting SFIRD :

UNICEF New Delhi through DRDA, Guntur

Missions Prokur

NCLP / Ministry of Labor (MoL)

Churches Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA)

SNIRD / Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

ILO - NCLP

IGSSS – New Delhi

Rashtriya Mahila Kosh

CARE INDIA

The Bridge Foundation

CARITAS through local Diocese

Rajiv Vidya Mission (RVM-SSA)

CAPART – Hyderabad Regional Office

Aide – et – Action (AeA)

Action Aid – Hyderabad Regional Office

Rufford Small Grants

Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Baltimore

Clinton Foundation

HLFPPT/The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation BMGF)

YMCA - Visakhapatnam

 

RCM Foundation

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