Development of Humane Action (DHAN) Foundation,,Madurai, is a pioneering development institution that aims to build a poverty-free, gender-balanced, equitable, ecological-sensitive, democratic, just and value-based inclusive society. The institution intends to promote and nurture new ideas on development themes such as microfinance, small scale irrigation, dry land agriculture, and working with Panchayats which can impact on poverty in a significant manner. Engaging high quality human resources to work at the grassroots their focus is to enable the poor, not deliver services. Valuing collaboration with mainstream institutions and Government they demonstrate new and effective intervention to link them with the people.
DHAN Foundation was a partner in this Years Rural Studio Programme ,at the flood affected villages of kurinjipadi,cuddalore district.Students adopted the participatory rural appraisal(PRA) method and charted a Habitat policy for these villages.such live projects transcend mere documentations and are more meaningful in understanding the rural scenario comprehensively and to evolve effective solutions.