Association for Sustainable Community Development (ASSCOD) is a registered voluntary organisation formed in 1994 in order to work in rural districts of Tamil Nadu. From originally focusing on health issues of poor people ASSCOD has gradually expanded its work to promoting social and economic development of the rural poor through women empowerment. Major development activities are based on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The heart of ASSCOD’s innovative approach is the Community Based Organisation (CBO) framework. This gives a valuable entry point to rural communities and enables us to facilitate real change for people at grass roots level. Activities carried out under the CBO framework, range from women empowerment and entrepreneurship programs to health, education and disaster management initiatives.