Rural Economic and Educational Development Society [REEDS] is a Not-for-Profit organization established in the year 1989. REEDS believe rural empowerment is a concern to a country like India and the rural human resources that represent almost 70% of country's population need to be reinforced towards enhancing their quality of life and livelihoods. REEDS action programs touching various spheres of rural life spread across seven states covering over 70 Districts and close to 5000 villages.
REEDS is involved in several interventions and assignments related to rural empowerment and plays active role for and on behalf of government agencies, ministries and national and international affiliates. REEDS was conferred with Government of Andhra Pradesh's 'Letter of Appreciation' for its extensive involvement in the area of Sanitation in the State; and recipient of India Today’s ‘Water Warrior’ 2016. www.reeds.in
Life Skills and Livelihood Skills – International (LSLSI) established in 2012 is actively involved in the skill development constituent of REEDS initiatives aimed at sustainable economies and improving general quality of life, of rural India. Recognizing skills development as a continuing process of national and international efforts, LSLSI aims to promote skill development and enabling support systems through co-operative and collaborative initiatives.
LSLSI operational objective is to inclusively improve the skill levels of rural Indians through raising the awareness of the need and importance of developing life and livelihood skills of rural Indians through public forums for the exchange of best-practice research, experience and innovative policy proposals in the area of skills development. LSLSI expect to be a catalyst for innovative initiatives for development and realization of skills in rural areas for employment and empowerment. www.lslsi.org