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Welcome to Chanan Development Association (CDA)

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. Read More

  • Strengthening Youth Organizations on Democracy

    Chanan Development Association (CDA) has launched a new project “National Programme to Strengthen Youth Organizations and Networks in Pakistan”, funded by The United Nations Democracy Fund. The overall development goal of the project is to Increased participation of youth, women and minorities in civil society organizations, local Government, general elections and accountability processes Read More

  • Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER)

    Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER) is a network of young people from dozens of countries and hundreds of youth clubs and organizations, with thousands of members around the globe. We work to mobilize youth about issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. We want to empower young people with the knowledge and skills to make healthy choices. We partner with local, regional and national organizations to bring about positive social change. More Info

  • Educate An Orphan Child

    A Self Help Initiative of Chanan Development Association (CDA) “Educate an Orphan Child” is a self-help initiative of Chanan Development Association (CDA)’s Board of Directors & Management who is committed, dedicated and passionate to support orphan child’s (5 – 16 Years) education from nursery to matriculation. There are 140 million orphans in the world while there are many orphans in Pakistan as the result of natural disasters, conflict and deaths of parents. More Info