Chanan Development Association (CDA) is a national youth-led organization founded by a group of young professional activists in 2004 as “Chanan Theatre Group” with the motto “Changing Behaviors to Change Realities”.
The story of CDA is genesis of an idea based on social change through Art-based development approach and its materialization in interactive/street theatre & media, as most effective tools to bring change in knowledge, attitudes and practices of people. The distinctiveness in CDA’s work is attributed to giving visual images to social issues. These images are used in form of theatre, media / videos, documentaries, information, education and communication (IEC) material. CDA is very proud of being a true youth-led organization as its entire Board of Directors; Staff & Volunteers is below 29 years of age.
CDA’s Vision: A healthy, just, democratic and peaceful society.
CDA’s Mission: The mission of CDA is to empower young people ensuring their meaningful participation at each level of program and policy development without any biases of gender, religion, age, status, language and class for the creation of a culture of acceptability, equality, self respect, democracy and fundamental human rights
CDA’s Goal: To organize youth particularly young women into groups and build their capacity so that they can play vital role as “Change Agent” for bringing sustainable development in their communities.
To serve as a resource center for youth-led and or focused organizations and provide them a platform for networking and resource sharing.
To sensitize policymakers and society at large through advocacy campaigns, theatre, video documentaries
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