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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

Capacity Building Workshops for Youth of South Punjab

Chanan Development Association (CDA)’ a national youth-led organization, working with the mission to empower young people from all over Pakistan proudly presents its new initiative for the young people of South Punjab in the districts of MULTAN, BAHAWALPUR, MUZZAFFARGARH & LODHRAN.

This initiative aims to build the capacity of young people (both make and female) belonging to South Punjab on multiple thematic issues. i.e. Read more

2nd Delegates List‏ NYPF13

Chanan Development Association (CDA) is pleased to announce the 2nd and Final List of Delegates shortlisted to attend the 4th National Youth Peace Festival 2013 going to take place in Lahore from September 26th – 28th, 2013.

We have received a total of 1679 applications, out of which 250 delegates were shortlisted in the “1st List of Delegates” while another 200 are shortlisted in the “2nd & Final List of Delegates”. Read more