The Society for Education and Action (SEA) is a Non Governmental Organization located in Mamallapuram in the Tamil Nadu region of India. It was founded in 2000 by community development workers and young people from thirty-two local fishing villages in and around the area, and has been working for child rights and child welfare over the past 13 years.
The general objective of SEA is to promote the Rights of Children among children up to 15 years of age through child friendly schools, community, and their environment.
- To extend within the formal and non-formal curricula teaching / learning methodologies that touch upon Rights of Children (ROC) within basic life skills, democratic values, and learning competencies, with assessment and evaluation techniques.
- To equip teachers, school assistants, Panchayath presidents counselors, in addition to youth leaders and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) such as SHGs with interactive techniques that promote Rights of Children and their practice.
- To improve the status of fisher women, who have a major part to contribute to their children’s development.
- To organize fisher women into cooperatives and organizations such as Self Help Groups (SHGs) to ensure that they are free from abuse and exploitation.