Initiatives for Development Alternatives (INDEA) Trust was started in the year 1998 by the collective efforts of a group of volunteers as a democratic setup, with only their efforts as the capital. INDEA Trust was legally registered in 2001 under the Indian Trust Act, 1860. Our Vision is creating a system of governance by the people that promotes, supports and sustains their own development. Our Mission is to set up to provide knowledge, develop leadership, build skills and enable access to resources to the community, thus promote self-sustained development of the poor and gender equal society. Our aim is to help make the INDIA a better place for everyone to live in, and support its success in the world. We want to be the best at everything we do. The main areas of operation of the organization were dedicated to eradicate the problems that are significant in the areas of women and child welfare, the importance of removing social evils like alcoholism, and in curtailing the social disorders like in prevention of anemia, and other dreadful diseases and promotion of health hygiene and environmental sanitation, AIDS, etc. Our major activities are preparation and distribution of IEC materials on various themes such as reduction of anemia, road safety, nutrition, etc. Training workshop on first aid are for paramedical workers, workshop on road safety to auto drivers, conducting demonstration on nutrition among SHG members, Awareness building on child labour eradication, networking with government and other NGOs, AIDS intervention through street theatre and IEC materials, counseling and referral service on legal aid programmes, health awareness among school children, capacity building for CBOs on conservation of natural resources like community toilet, community wells and community assets. Also awareness building on rain water harvesting and tree plantation. Our major achievements include the following: _ Since 1993, we have trained and developed more than 15,000 teachers, 10,00,000 students and 16,000 parents from various schools and colleges. _ 100,000 final year students of Various Universities have been personally counseled. _ Over 500 colleges all over India have sponsored their students for our campus recruitment cum training programme continuously for the past 20 years. _ Over 200000 students have undergone our Career Management Programmes leading their career from college life to corporate life. _ Over 30,000 working executives have attended our various Management Development Programmes, enriching their life and career. _ Trained the police officers at Police Training College (Govt. of Tamil Nadu). _ Management Development Programmes for doctors and executives in private and public hospitals. _ Executive Career Management programme for MBA students and Post Graduate Career Diploma in _ _ _Integrated Management for final year students studying in various government and private colleges attached to various universities. _ Manufacturing and marketing educational technology products. _ Educational and social consultancy under Family Development Foundation of India. _ Corporate management training programme for senior executives and managers. _ Networking NGO activities in India. _ Creating productive partnership with industries.