Rural Area Development Trust is a voluntary social service organization exclusively working the Rehabilitation of Handicapped, which started in 1991 at rented building at B.Dharamathupatty. Initially the programme was started with a mission identifying the disables and creating awareness about the disability in 10 remote villages. Ruadt first started in physically Handicapped children in 1996 with 17 children. We provide then all amenities like Transport, Food, Physiotherapy, Cloths, and Medical treatment-surgery with appliances. The children are studying in formal school.
In 1997 Mr.S.Murugan, who is founder and Secretary of the Ruadt donated 67 cents of land. In first phase Bro.James E.Kimton, supported to construct the building worth Rs.7.75 lakes. The running expenses one met by Developing Countries Foundation (DCF) Denmark, and Dr.S.Desai M.S., through raising some sponsors in Germany.
In the year 1997, Ruadt started Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Programme for person with disabilities in rural areas. In this programme 217 PWDs were benefited some categories till 2001. The programme funded by German Doctors committee, Germany and then extension of CBR programme another 28 villages 619 PWDs supported by CBR forum Bangalore.
In the year 1999 Miriam Dean Trust U.K supported to our disabled children programme. Additionally we stated a programme for Mentally challenged and Spastic Cerebral Palsy children with parents participation. In the year 2002 Government of Tamilnadu Department of Disabled Rehabilitation implement the programme NPRPD (CBR) through Ruadt in Bodinayakanur Block 2525 PWDs and 50 CBR workers one MRW involved in this programme. Newly implement Day care centre at Theni& Uthamapalayam nearly each centre 50 children getting benefit.
Still the journey of the organisation is endless and achieving several milestones.