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Development Education for Rural Mass "DERMA" was started in the year 1988. Initially, some youths, interested in general development activities in a rural area, in Thiruvarangulam, started assisting the rural poor by way of drawing petitions to govt. authorities on their grievances and providing tuitions to the poor children in the evening hours. Little by little, DERMA entered in organizing people by forming associations for youth and women. While involving in community organization, DERMA felt the need for getting "locus standi" to raise voice against the injustice caused to the poor people particularly women. So, DERMA got its registration in 1988. Since then it has been involving in many development activities


Making the well being of our community through appropriate and innovative ways and efforts as home support, education and environment development and right based activities.


  • To Rehabilitate and home support for the destitute 'Aged and Widows'

  • Creche Centre for Poor Children

  • To empower women self-dependent

  • To provide Health supports to the poor and rural community

  • Protect children from school dropout and child Labouring

  • Retrieve and rehabilitate the affected people of natural disasters


  • Community Organisation in Villages

  • Conducting training camps on Awareness Generation

  • Conducting Health Care Programme to rural mothers and children

  • Leadership training to women in rural areas

  • Economic Development Programme

  • Leadership Training Programme

  • Human Right Training Programme

  • Health Care and Aids Training Programme

  • Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Programme

  • Rural Sanitation Programme

  • Self Help Groups Programme

  • Drug Abuse Prevention Programme

  • Legal Aid and Awareness Programme

  • Aids prevention Programme

  • Consumer Awareness Programme

  • Road Safety Programme

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