Social Education Economical Development Society (SEEDS) which is a non-profit organization promoted by Mr.S.D.Pandian, a Sarvodaya Worker. He has been associated himself with Sarvodaya Movement of Achyarya Vinoba Bhave for more than two decades. His father and grandfather also played active role in the Sarvodaya Movement. Mr S.D.Pandian with his rich experience in promoting ideals of the Gandhian thoughts, voluntarily initiated rural development activities with the help of like-minded individuals in around Aruppukottai, Tiruchuli and Kariyapatti Blocks. To strengthen the services better, a society was registered namely, “Social Education Economical Development Society” (SEEDS) in the year 1995 under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 27 of 1975.
The mandate of the organization is to enable marginalized and disadvantaged rural women to achieve their socio-economic development through a process of organization and participation, and promoting child centered development. In pursuant to this end, SEEDS has been reaching out to more than 60,000 families in hundreds of villages in Virudhunagar, Ramnad and Thuthukudi Districts of Tamilnadu through implementation of different programmes supported by state and central Government and Foreign Funding Agencies and NABARD and other commercial banks and financial inclusion etc.
Now SEEDS entered into 22ndth Year of its journey. In SEEDS, We concentrated in empowering women, children, small and marginalized farmers and other vulnerable section of the community. During this journey of two decades we aimed at enriching our knowledge and Experience in enabling the Community Based Organization, so that they could stand united them to mitigate the challenges encountered by them in their Socio – Economic progress. The Vision of the Organization envisages “a society where poor & marginalized women, farmers & Children are socially, economically developed with environmental consciousness, gender equality and the children enjoy their childhood”.