The Rural Development Foundation (RDF), a non-profit organization, began as a family initiative. As far back as 1991, members of the Errabelli family discussed the idea of giving something back to their village of Kalleda. They felt a need to repay their debt to the land that had provided their family with wealth over several generations.
Members of the Errabelli family recognized that their successes in life were largely due to their access to quality education. Thus in 1996, they established the first RDF school in the estate building that had housed the family. At its inception, RDF was an organization involved in not only educating the children of the village, but also improving overall development of the people and welfare of the village with special reference to public amenities, healthcare and other facilities.
RDF’s Memorandum of Association was modified in 2010 to focus on educational activities, to provide quality education and to develop socially conscious leaders. As an organization, it has also expanded to other areas of Telangana. There are now four RDF schools and one junior college spread across two districts.
Timeline of RDF’s major milestones: