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Nalamdana is a Chennai-based non-governmental organization using innovative and entertaining behavior change methods to help people to make better decisions about health.

We reach vulnerable populations through street theater, short films, TV and radio programmes, interactive games and puzzles, and small group workshops

Help us reach more people

We create positive social change through communication and believe that access to complete and correct information is a basic right for all communities regardless of social, economic or educational status.

Your gift sustains us

Our streamlined project structure results in high impact with low overhead. Your gift allows us to deliver education, training, and community improvement projects without waste or delay.



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Fund a scholarship for a student who would otherwise not be able to attend school


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Support a community based drama and facilitated discussion reaching 500-800 people


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Support AIDS education at Tambaram hospital or a school intervention project


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Fund a full day of educational radio programming per month reaching 6000+ people.

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.

GIFTS MADE BY INDIAN RESIDENTS All donations in India are exempt from Income Tax under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Nalamdana has FCRA approval to receive foreign funds. Our registered address is:Nalamdana Charitable Trust, 6 Suryodaya Apartments, Fourth Seaward Road, Valmiki Nagar,Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600 041 []

GIFTS MADE BY US RESIDENTS Tax-deductible donations may be made through Friends of Nalamdana, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Service tax code. Our registered address is: Karina Corrigan, Treasurer, Friends of Nalamdana. 14 Curtis Street Salem, Massachussetts 01970 USA []

RECURRING GIFTS are billed monthly on the same day as the original transaction. If you wish to cancel your recurring gift, click here or email us at at least four business days before the next scheduled charge

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