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    Nalamdana, meaning "Are you well?" 
    in Tamil, is a non-profit organization based in Chennai, South India. 

    We use innovative communication methods to provide knowledge about health to illiterate audiences. Response-driven participatory street theatre, interactive games and puzzles, audio and video cassettes, tele films, small group workshops, television serials. Nalamdana explores the full range of communicative possibilities to reach out to people.

    Recent News

    • Nalamdana and World Vision, stage an awareness programme for child's rights According to a national study on child abuse, released in 2008, 53.22% of children all over India reported having faced one or more forms of sexual abuse.Over the ...
      Posted Apr 24, 2012, 12:17 AM by Ingrid Duffin
    • Please vote to support Nalamdana’s 'Are You Well' project Nalamdana has uploaded details of the ‘Are You Well” project onto a website, set up by Mahindra, which helps to publicize and celebrate worthwhile projects which are helping to drive ...
      Posted Feb 10, 2012, 3:53 AM by Ingrid Duffin
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    Nalamdana Turns 20

    Nalamdana is a non political, non religious registered charitable trust in India - with tax exemption and permission to receive foreign donations. All local regulatory laws have been observed and audited balance sheets and reports are annually filed.

    If you are based in the US, tax deductible donations may be made through Friends of Nalamdana. Friends of Nalamdana is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, whose purpose is to support the work of Nalamdana. A secure donation, through the PayPal website, can be made online.

    If you are based in India or elsewhere, please see our how to help page for more information about how to make a donation.

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    Our Beliefs

    • We believe in the Right to Information. Access to correct and complete information is a basic right.

    • We believe that the message-embedded-in-entertainment method has extraordinary retention and recall.

    • We believe in response-driven participatory methods. Communication media must reflect the changing nature and knowledge level of audiences. The micro beliefs of the community should be woven into the script and addressed. For instance: sexual taboos and attitudes, misconceptions about pregnancy, and so on.