Social Development Center (SDC)





Social Development Center (SDC)

SDC was created in 2002 by EarthRights School alumni from Karenni communities living on the Thai-Burmese border. The vision of SDC is to promote the social and political development of the people who have been suffering human rights abuses in Karenni areas of Burma. The organization uses participatory education and non-violence efforts to build up the new society, develop the rule of law, value human dignity and protect the environment.


Human Rights, Environment and Rule of Law Training

Purpose: To promote the social and political development of people living in Karen State by conducting a year-long human rights, environment and rule-of-law training for young activists, and by providing follow-up support for environmental campaigns.

Project Grant Amount $17,500
Total Grants Received $99,500
Years Supported 7
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Indigenous peoples, Ethnic minorities, Refugees and IDPs