India’s place in the sun would come from the partnership between wisdom of its rural people and skill of its professionals.Verghese Kurien – Father of the white revolution
Empowering vulnerable communities for integrated development of the society.
To provide qualitative development support services that empower individuals, groups, and communities for integrated development of the society.
SEARCH was formerly Resources Innovative Development Society (RIDS) registered in the year 1995 to improve livelihoods of the Rural and Urban Poor through participatory development activities. Since the inception of the society has taken several developmental programmes with the participation of the community for their empowerment.
All the programmes were community-centric with focus on sustainable institution building because society believes participation is the key to the success of any developmental program. The society is providing the services to empower the communities towards attaining sustainable development of the community. In the year 2006 “RIDS” has been transformed as “SEARCH” with committed and experienced leaders with the tagline of “Empowering Communities”.
SEARCH’s developmental work is focused in 5 districts of Andhra Pradesh state viz, Krishna, SPS Nellore, Prakasam, Chittoor and Guntur. In the last 24 years, our work has reached more than 150,000 people from rural and marginal communities, mainly, small farmers, fisherfolk, vulnerable children, women, and youth.
In the next 5 years, we have ambitious plans to quadruple this outreach and benefit more than 6 lakh people.
Prasadu is a Post-Graduate in Commerce, also having a PG Diploma in Cooperative Management. He He has 16 years of rich experience in the rural development sector and has worked as Micro Finance professional and empowered many women through credit linkage and enterprise development establishments. He is always trying to work in new developmental lines and is interested in community engagement.
Chintakayala Pardha Saradhi
Saradhi is a Post-Graduate in Sociology and has 15 years of field experience in different domains of development Sector. His core areas of expertise are Community Mobilization, NRM activities, Water and Sanitation, Women Enterprise development, CBO promotion, Environment and institution development. He has undergone several training programs and has also attended national and international workshops and seminars related to the sector.
G. Dhanamjaya Rao
Project Lead, NRM
Dhanamjaya Rao is responsible for “drought proofing initiatives & institutional capacity building” at SEARCH since 2015. He has spearheaded implementation of watershed activities in Prakasam district. With over 24 years of experience in the development sector, including working in bilateral and national level projects, Dhanamjaya is passionate about learning new developments in the NGO sector. Prior to SEARCH, he has held various positions in development organizations AP WELL, CARVE, and holds a Master degree from Andhra University in social work.
Project Lead, Health and Sanitation, WASH
Krishna is responsible for Health & Sanitation programs at SEARCH. He joined us in 2018 and has been serving in various capacities including as Team Leader for Health and Sanitation programs. He has helped in developing replicable and sustainable community-led total sanitation programme in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh. Krishna has over 9 years of experience in the development sector.
Prior to SEARCH, Krishna has held various positions in development organisations like ASSIST, RAKSHANA and holds a Master’s degree from Andhra University in Social Work.
Project lead, Institution Development and FPOs
Sudhakar, has Masters in Sociology and has been working in development sectors for the last 18 years. He has been associated with SEARCH since last 10 years. He has deep knowledge and expertise in sectors like DRR – (Disaster Risk Reduction), Climate Change, MIS , Strengthening of FPOs & CBOs, Skill training and Livelihoods and for fisherfolk.
He has worked on long term projects funded by European Union, CASA, RED CROSS, IFAD and World Bank. He is also a part of the SERACH’s strategic planning.
Ch. Srinivasa Rao
Project Lead, RSWM
Srinivasa joined SEARCH and has served in various capacities including as Project Coordinator for Health and Sanitation program. His work has resulted in improvement of knowledge related to Health and Sanitation in rural communities. Prior to SEARCH, Srinivasa has held various positions in development organizations and holds a Master’s degree from Nagarjuna University in Sociology.
N. Kalyan Kumar
Kalyan Kumar is responsible for accounts at SEARCH since 2017 and has good knowledge in accounting procedures courtesy his 23 year experience in Industries, Trade and Development Sector.