There are several differently abled people who have the desire to educate themselves and get respectable jobs and lead a happy independent life like any other normal human being. But due to their defect like visual imparity or other disability they cannot do so. Our Trust has come forward to help such people providing them the equipments to educate themselves which are not easily available. The Trust started on the 1st December 2008 with the aim to educate the visually impaired in Computer skills, so that they can perform like any other normal people.
Visual Imparism, Partial sited people, other differently abled people.
VComputer Training with the special software JAWS,to the visually impaired. Spoken English classes for all the inmates, Yoga and Pranayama, Braille Teaching, Braille Library and Talking book Library ranging from PUC to Post graduation, Braille Transcription Centre for printing Braille books, providing Braille aids and appliances
Pick and Drop Project: The wants to offer daily transportation to the severely impaired to pursue their acedemic career. Health and Medical care Project : Under this project the Trust wants to make available the Medical facility to those who are not within the reach and those who cannot afford. The Trust also wants to hold Medical camps in remote areas as well as cities and make a door to door survey. Provideing Hostel for those who come from a long distance and cannot commute daily.
Till now around a hundred visually impaired have been trained in Computer skills like office automation as well as internet explorer. Braille aids and appliances are provided to the needy, which are purchased from National Institute for Visually handicapped, Dehradun.
This Trust is located in Karnataka state, in the city of Mysore: The address is: # 151-f, 4th Cross, Gokulam 3rd Stage,Mysore 570 002. The State : Karnataka Country : India
The visually impaired are trained in Computer Basics as well as Internet Explorer. As already mentioned they are placed with suitable jobs.Due to the efforrts of the Trust, more than 30 students have got national scholarships.The school students of Rangarao Memorial School for disabled are being trained in the Computer skills as well as the English Language. The Trust has taken up the responsibvility of Printing the Braille text books for the benefit of school as well as college students.
The Trust is providing Computer Training to the visually impaired with the software JAWS and this is not easily available everywhere. The Trust is striving for alround welfare of the disabled. Improve their language skills , tech them Yoga and Pranayama, teach them Braille script and provide the Braille books and Audio CDs forthe college level students.
The Trust wants to provide any kind of help for the visually impaired and the differently abled people for their alround progress ilike: To educate them, to help them to get jobs, to provide medical help to the needy and to help the severely disabled people to pursue their studies by picking them from their respective homes and by dropping them to the Institutes or colleges where they want to study and vice versa.
# 151-f, 4th Cross,
Gokulam, 3rd stage,
Mysore 570 002.
Phone No : 0821-2510129
Mob : 9886409563.
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
CREST an acronym for Centre for Research Education and Social Transformation is a non-profit organisation promoted by professionally qualified social workers in the inter-border villages of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. CREST is striving to create social inclusion of the person with disabilities.
Multisensory Impairment and other category of Disability
25 Deafblind and 760 People with Disabilities
Inter-border villages of Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram Districts
Rehabilitated about 70 Person with Disabilities
Promoting Sports, culture and fine arts among the Person with Disabilities
Managed by Professional Social Workers
Dr. P. Saleel Kumar MSW., PhD,
Executive Director CREST,
XIV - Iyngamam, Parasala,
Email Address : email@example.com
The Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda (SGS) centre for the Rehabilitation of Communication Impaired, Bangalore started in 1996.
In the rehabilitation and education which includes diagnosis, prevention and counseling of deaf, ASD, LD, ADHD children.
Developed an innovative teaching methodology titled "Datta Methodology for Enhancing Learning" available in Print and CD
Trust of the centre is in the rehabilitation of deaf children by training mothers of the young deaf children and ameliorating autism through integrated yoga therapy
SGS Centre for the Rehabilitation of the communication Impaired,
3rd C Main, 7th Cross,
Girinagar II Phase,
Phone : 080-26727141, 65593266
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Technical Training Institute of Poona Blind Men's Association is first project of Poona Blind Men's Association. The Institute has been imparting Vocational Training and Rehabilitation services to the Visually Impaired from 1952. Till 1960 it was known as the Sheltered Workshop for the blind. The institute imparts vocational training and provides for rehabilitation services to the visually challenged in age group of 18 to 35 years through its quality training program and latest workshop and labs. The institute provides trainees with quality food, accommodation, health care, recreation facility and vocational training in various trades and courses at free of charge.
To empower the visually impaired to acquire sufficient skill and techniques through updated vocational training to find employment / self-employment enhance his day to day life. To disseminate career information, provide career counseling, job search, training and assistance.
Visually Impaired Age group 18 to 35.
The institute provides free hostel facilities to all its trainees. Trainees from the metropolitan area of Pune have to attend as day trainees. The institute has two hostel premises on campus enough to accommodate 75 girls and 75 boys in all 150 blind trainees. The ladies hostel is in the main building, comprising of eight rooms. The boy’s hostel has two big dormitories located in another building. Both stay areas are having beds, fans and lockers etc., and are well ventilated. Adequate staff headed by Hostel Supervisor is posted 24x7 on the premises. Services of a Hon. Doctor are made available to all the trainees and the facilities of two well known hospitals e.g. Sane Guruji Hospital and H V Desai Eye Hospital are enlisted to provide hospital care to our trainees.
Established in 1998 with the help of Share and Care foundation and Shri Lakhani the Computerized Braille Press produces the most needed Braille Books for the Visually Impaired in Marathi Hindi and English. A Braille Magazine “Anterjoyti” is published for last five decades which is the first Marathi Braille Magazine. The press has produced 254 titles and around 37000 copies since inception.
The project produces digital Audio books for the blind which helps them in higher education Audio books are given free at cost to the blind through out the country. A 60 minute Audio Magazine “Dwanidarshan” is produced and distributed for the last 23 years.
The services of Employment & Placement office are provided to any needy Visually Impaired. Jobs are found for them in various governments, industrial and small scale establishments. In additions self employment schemes are also worked out for them in which financial assistance is given/ arranged by the Poona Blind Men's Association.
Vocational Training & Rehabilitation
100 Hostel Trainees and 75 Day trainees
Training imparted – 167
Placements – 33
Self Employment – 07
Trainees appearing for Higher Education through Open University – 41
Most updated training in 9 trades. Good rehabilitation ratio maintained.
Shri N.P. Pandya, Executive Director,
Shri Arvind Bamankar,Superintendent,
Technical Training Institute,
109 Dr. Helen Keller Road,
Pune - 411013.
Phone : 020 – 26870609 / 26870986
Email : email@example.com
Leprosy Relief Rural Centre was started in the year 1956 exclusively for leprosy and was recognized by the Government as part of National Leprosy Control Programme (NLCP), which was constituted in 1955. The Centre was responsible for the whole of Omalur Taluk and part of Mettur Taluk (population of 2, 40,000) for diagnosis and treatment of leprosy. In the year 1976 an orthopaedic splint workshop was inaugurated. In the year 1995 the Department of Cancer was introduced mainly to detect early cervical cancers among women. In 1999, as the incidence of leprosy was brought down from 4/1000 to 1/10,000, the hospital was converted into a general hospital.
Currently the hospital has been recognized by the government as a referral hospital for leprosy ulcer for Salem District, and as a referral hospital for reconstructive surgery for leprosy cured patients for Salem, Namakkal, Erode and Coimbatore districts. In the year 1988 treatment for Tuberculosis was started. It was recognized in Sep 2000, as a Tuberculosis Unit under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme with responsibility for 500000 population. In 2000, the Department of Ophthalmology was started. Has been a member of the District Blindness Control Society and has been conducting free eye camps for removal of cataract.
|Total number of patients assessed during last year||866|
|Given self-care education||895|
|Dressing for ulcer||3894|
|Splints & slabs, spica & POP||974|
|Oil massage with exercise||3750|
|Physio (Orto and general)|
Leprosy Relief Rural Centre,
R.C. Chettipatty, Omalur,
Salem – 636455.
Phone : 04290 – 220251, 220357
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinasevanasabha (DSS), the Congregation of the Servants of the poor, is a community of Religious women in the Church. It is registered under the Societies registration Act XXl of 1860 with No.43/1970 and it aims at the uplift of the poor people of remote villages. DSS has the history of 39 Years and it was founded in 1969 at Pattuvam Village Kannur District, Kerala, India. The specific aim of this Religious Institute is to continue the evangelizing mission of Christ by rendering services both material and spiritual, to the poor, especially to those living in remote rural areas. The members of the congregation try to achieve this goal by various developmental schemes and projects, such as Rural Dispensaries and Community Health Centers Nursery Schools, Non formal education programme, Vocational training centers for the School drop out boys and girls, Pastoral and Evangelization activities, Homes for the aged Mentally Challenged, Handicapped children, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, unwed mothers, Jail released women, etc.
We also concentrate on Orphanages, Leprosarium, Family Apostolate women empowerment programme, Self help Groups Self employment, HIV / AIDS, CBR Programme etc. DSS has national reach with 83 convents all over India. The social service activities mentioned above are rendered to all sections of populations irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Don Bosco Speech and Hearing Centre is an Educational Institution in the District of Kannur run and Managed by DSS (Dinasevanasabha) Upavibhavan, Karakundu, a remote Village, and 12km away from Taliparamba Taluk. The School started functioning in 1981. Seeing the precarious situation of these unfortunate Disabled Children, the Organization decided to provide necessary such as identification, assessment referral treatment and training etc.
It has been rendering the services for the education of the Hearing Impaired children. During the incipient years we gave them an integrated education. As the number of the children increased we are forced to impart a special schooling for these unprivileged once at Karakundu. Now the School Don Bosco Speech and Hearing is running smoothly with the strength of 100 HI Children under the guidance of 17 dedicated teaching staff and 10 non-teaching staff with the help of CBM. From 1981 onwards we had been running Don Bosco Speech and Hearing Centre and about 350 Handicapped Children were benefited from our School. The educational department of Kerala has recognized it. Eight batches of SSLC students successfully completed their courses.
The Academic education is a special type of training for which the Institution had specially trained teachers and follows the Maternal Reflective Method (MRM) and Total Communication in teaching the students. Educational opportunities are very rare for the disabled and to educate them special institution with specific curriculum are needed.
The proposed location of this Institute is Karakundu village and the site is situated in the ward No.2 of the Pariyaram Panjayath at a distance of 10 km from the nearest town, Taliparamba and 6 km from the national highway. There are no industries in the target area and the general living condition and the socio economic situation are very poor. Majority are poor and marginalized belonging to the Dalit Communities, dependent on agriculture or construction related to cooli work.
In the renewed Curriculum, the HI Students find it very difficult to develop their language in written form. As per the request of the Teachers, the Management has requested the Department of Education to simplify their language and formulate a special syllabus according their capacity. According to the direction of the Government, we have inaugurated the “Ente Maram” (my Tree) project by the Ward Member of the Pariyaram Panjayath. In order to evaluate and impart a better Education, we are giving SRG and school staff meeting once in two week. The well functioning class PTA, Mother PTA and the School PTA are helping to create a mutual better understanding and a relationship among the Parents, Teachers and Students.
The co-curricular activities and pre-vocational programmes in various crafts such as drawing, painting, clay modeling, and Umbrella making cutting and tailoring and exhibits the above said items in the work experience on the spot competitions. The students of this school simultaneously showed their abilities in Educational level as well as in sports and games. Our Sisters started door-to-door survey for community-based rehabilitation. Our involvement and interaction resulted in good number of disabled in different categories at about 6000 population.
Don Bosco Speech & Hearing Centre,
Karakundu, Thiruvattoor P.O,
Taliparamba (via) – 670502,
Telephone : 0460 - 2222329, 2223230
National Federation of the Blind is the largest “self help organization” of the blind across the country. It was founded in March 1970, since then it has been engaged to struggle for entitlement of all those rights of the persons with blindness that their sighted counter parts enjoy. The enactment of persons with disability act 1995, entry of visually impaired persons in I.A.S examination, recruitment of thousands of blind persons in various government jobs across the country have been the proud success of the organization. The Federation is also extending various infrastructural and institutional services for empowerment of visually impaired men and women in the area of education, employment accessibility to knowledge and information and social integration.
This is a democratic organization. The Highest decision making body is elected by four years. All decisions at all level are taken by blind persons themselves. The federation operates in most of the state through its state Branches and District units. State branch of Karnataka came in force in 2004. The present office bearers are President - Goutam Prakash Agarwal and General Secretary - Ms. Madhu Singhal.
National federation of the Blind,
# 2930/15, 2nd Floor,
Mahakavi Kuvempu Road,
Rajajinagar 2nd Stage,
Bangalore – 560010.
Telephone : 080 – 23424184
Fax : 080 – 23489031
Email : email@example.com
PBMA’S H. V. Desai Eye Hospital is a project of Poona Blind Men’s Association. It is a center committed to socio economic rehabilitation of blind since last 50 years. Sri N. P. Pandya, Executive Director of PBMA, not only dreamt but also fulfilled his dream to establish PBMA’S H. V. Desai Eye Hospital. This hospital functions with aims to
With these clear aims and aspirations the hospital started functioning at a small place in the PBMA’S Blind Women Hostel since 1997 with a small team of Col. Madan Deshpande and Dr. Parikshit Gogate. In the first year the hospital performed 2000 lens implant surgeries and reached upto 4000 surgeries by year 1999. Then the hospital was shifted to new building of 44000 sq feet on 5 acre land in Jan 2000. CBM started helping the hospital since 2000. This has provided hospital with new building along with newer horizons. The hospital started ‘Reach out program’ for Solapur district and twice a week a program is conducted in bringing 30 - 60 cases per trip to operate them with IOL and drop back to their places. This has helped the hospital to build credibility as a safe and quality eye center.
Ophthalmology Comprehensive with Education and Rehabilitation
Blind Rehabilitation and Vocational Training
Training of ophthalmologist in Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Phaco, SICS & Paediatric Ophthalmology.
|ORBIS Project Activities||Jan- Dec 06|
|No. of Doctors Trained||0|
|No. of Non Doctors Trained||1429|
|No. of Children Examined||46064|
|No. of Children Medically Treated||3573|
|No. of Eye Surgeries Performed||800|
|No. of Persons educated on Protecting Sight||4988|
H. V. Desai Eye Hospital caters its services in the districts of Pune, Solapur, Satara and Nandurbar.
Training and research
PBMA’S H. V. Desai Eye Hospital,
93, Tarwade Vasti, Mohammadwadi,
Hadapsar, Pune – 411028.
Phone : 020 – 26970043/26970144
Fax : 020 – 26970087
Mobile : 9822044909
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Contact Person : Col. M. Deshpande VSM, Chief Medical Director
Mobility India was set up in Bangalore, South India, in 1994 to reduce the wide gap between the need and availability of rehabilitation services in rural India. Mr. Chapal Khasnabis, the founder Executive Director was instrumental in establishing and shaping Mobility India. His vision and determination are the guiding forces behind MI's success. MI promotes mobility for persons with disabilities, especially those in rural areas and urban slums, who are poor especially women and children through awareness raising, training, improved services, advocacy, research and development, and all other activities towards an inclusive society where persons with disabilities have equal rights and a good quality of life. MI is the organisation that has a perfect blend of disability and non-disability at all levels - an innovative organisation of abilities and commitment and its approach to address the real need. Mobility India has come up in a big way since its inception. It has grown tremendously because of the need. The Regional Resource Centre was established in 1998 at Kolkata to promote our work in North Eastern part of India
An inclusive society where people with disabilities have equal rights and a good quality of life
Enhance the quality of life of persons with disabilities and their families by:
Mobility India’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre – “Millennium Building on Disability” is a state of the art model disabled friendly building with various accessibility features for all. It is an ideal model of how a building can influence Changes in the Disability field and it houses all of Mobility India’s activities. It is also the only Training centre in Karnataka in particular and South India in general to train and develop manpower especially persons with disabilities in the field of Orthotics, Prosthetics and Rehabilitation and also promotion of Community Based Rehabilitation. Students include persons from low-income groups in rural areas and urban slums. It is envisaged that they will undergo the training and go back to their communities to work for persons with disabilities in their respective places.
Mobility India assists 21 grass root organizations in rural areas of Southern India and North Eastern India and also in other developing countries to develop and strengthen their disability programme through a holistic approach in rehabilitation. MI has its Community Based Rehabilitation programme in urban slums covering 4 wards (23 slums) and Chamrajnagar district in two hoblies (Harave and Kasaba) covering 75 villages.
The achievements of Mobility India are as follows:-
Needs of Mobility India are as follows
1st &1st ‘A’ Cross,
2nd Phase, J.P. Nagar,
Phone : +91-80-26492222 / 26597337 / 26491386-Ext-9(Reception).
Fax : +91-26494444- Ext-110
E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
P-91, Helen Keller Sarani Majerhat,
Phone : 033 – 24013914
Fax : 033 – 24012190
Email : email@example.com
The Hindu Mission Hospital was started in 1982 with a motto to serve poor and needy patients. Rural medical camps to reach out to a larger radius, covering several nearby villages were also conducted daily. The Founder Secretary, Mr. D. K. Srinivasan, was a businessman who set aside his successful business career at the age of 50 to set up a self-sustaining model for providing quality but affordable medicare to the common and the rural masses.
The Hospital started Weekly Free Artificial limb centre (Every Saturday) in the year 1997. This centre is supervised by two Orthopaedicians, assisted by a Prosthetist and supported by the physiotherapy department. As the demand has increased, the camp is conducted on two week day’s viz., Wednesday and Saturday.
The aim of this center is to serve the physically challenged person. A unique feature of this project is not merely supply of artificial limbs and other aids but also surgical correction where needed and active and sustained physiotherapy support to enable persons to carry out their work. This programme has been of immense gratification to the hospital, as even hard cases become success stories after appropriate procedure.
The beneficiaries come from various part of the State. Treatment inclusive of surgery are offered free of cost.
110 villages of Thambaram and its surroundings. Situated on the National Highway easily accessible by both bus and train. We are happy that a great awareness has since been created and poor people are coming from various part of the city / state for free Artificial limbs and Calipers.
|Description||2005 - 06||2006 – 07|
|No. of patient treated||206||208|
|No. of Aids|
|Cost of the aid distributed||4, 01,325||4, 13,730|
|Total cost towards this free treatment||7, 32,653||10, 38,713|
The school was started in June 2003 with 45 special children with various mental disabilities - like Autism, Down's syndrome, Mental Retardation, Learning difficulties and multiple disabilities. The schoolis run by a group of Doctors who would like to contribute to the society they benefited from. From a humble beginning of operating from the Conference Room of a Nurshing Home with 45 children, today we function in a spacious rented place with 63 deserving children.
The school caters to children with
Satya is a day school with the following services :
As we have a group of doctors and other professionsal we can assit in health issues, nurtitional programmes, screening camps and ngo networking.
The school caters to the needs of intellectally disabled children in Pondicherry and its surrounding rural areas.
Innovative Practices of the Institute:
As there are no propoer vocational training facilities in Pondicherry we are starting a training center to teach skills such as carpentry, coir mat making, weaving , gardening, bakery etc. We would like imputs from organistaions about these course in case they conduct. Also we need volunteers & funds.
Naaz Welfare Society for Urban & Rural Development is a registered Charitable Trust founded in 1998 under The Society Registration Act, 1860 and Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 and Section 80(G) of Indian Income Tax Act, 1961. MISSION: Creation of a community conscientized, awared and educated enough to take care of its integrated development. The organization has been working in the field of community based rehabilitation services for person with disability, Computer Literacy program for Poor Girl Students, Women's basic Human Rights, Disaster Management & Rehabilitation, etc. APPEAL: Organizations and individuals having interest in the programmes of the organiz ation may contribute in any desired form to strengthen its capacity.
Orthopaedic impairment Visual Impairment / Low vision Hearing impairment Speech impairment Mental retardation Multiple disabilities
Community Based Rehabilitation Services
CBR and Volunteers
Latur District of Maharashtra State of India.
Successful work done for earth quack affected people specially people with disability in Latur district.
Naaz Welfare Society for Urban & Rural Development is a registered Charitable Trust founded in 1998. It is an inter-faith, non-political organization whose spiritual foundation guides members, volunteers of diverse faiths and occupations, most of them professionals with considerable experience, to translate eternal values into practical living through selfless service. This has resulted in wide-ranging health and development programs for the disadvantaged in Latur district of Maharashtra State of India.
The multifarious activities/ programmes that were undertaken during the year can be grouped under the following broad categories: - 1)Youth Educational Program 2)Environment Awareness Generation Camp 3)Women Empowerment program 4)HIV/AIDS prevention and care program 5)Reproductive and Sexual Health program 6)Cultural Programme 7)Women skill training Programme 8)Women Self Help Group Training Program 9)Tree Plantation Program 10)Computer Training Program We have undertaken various innovative projects in the post and propose to do so in the near future also viz. 1. Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy program 2. Disaster Management training program, 3. Child foster care program, 4. Educational material distribution program, 5. English language program, 6. Integrated child development program, etc.
Sadhya Educational Trust was set up in the year 2003 to provide information to parents of hearing impaired children on medical, audiological and educational aspects. Developed material in Tamil for distance education of parents on how they can help their hearing impaired child to develop language.
Managing Hearing Impairment from birth to primary school
50 children are given one-on-one training only
Parent Centered Approach: Parents get to meet each other, share their experiences and be a resource to each other.
Sadhya Educational Trust,
Old 75/New 2, Second Street,
Chennai – 600028.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Grameena Abyudaya Seva Samsthe (GASS) is a voluntary organization that was established in the year 1996 under the guidance of Rev. Father Cuttinha, S.J the former President of the Divine Trust for the Blind. GASS started CBR work with the support of CBM from 2007 in 50 villages in Doddaballapur taluk, Bangalore Rural District and extended its work to 200 villages including Gowribidanur taluk, Chikaballapur District focusing on the management of persons with mental and physical disabilities.
Grameena Abyudaya Seva Samsthe caters services for all types of disabilities.
Community based rehabilitation, community mental health and development and prevention of amputation to diabetic patients.
GASS provides its services in Bangalore Rural District, Tumkur District and Chickballapur District.
Grameena Abyudaya Seva Samsthe
IV Ward, Court Road
Doddaballapur – 561 203
Bangalore Rural District
Telephone No : 080-7624096
Mobile : 09342306009
Email : email@example.com
Grameena Abyudaya Seva Samsthe (GASS),
Holavanahalli, Korategere Taluk,
Grameena Abyudaya Seva Samsthe (GASS),
Thondebhavi Railway Station,
Centre for Disability and Development (CDD) was established by the Gandhigram Rural University (GRU) under its Department of Extension Education in May 2008. However, disability related activities were commenced as early as October 2005 by the Department of Extension Education. Department of Extension Education was one of the first departments established by GRU, when it was born as Gandhigram Rural Institute in the year 1956.
The centre deals with all types of disabilities listed below
In addition, persons affected by stunted growth, fire burn and other unique physical malformations are also cared for by the Centre.
CDD focuses upon Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) of the physically and mentally challenged persons. Self Help Groups have been formed exclusively for women and men, and a federation of women SHGs has been registered.
CDD can offer its services in the following areas:
About 200 persons, with the following disabilities, comprise the beneficiaries:
These 200 beneficiaries are living in 12 village panchayats under the jurisdiction of Athoor block in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu State, India. These panchayats form part of Gandhigram University’s Service villages.
Achievements of the Centre in the last two years
The Centre has also been undertaking a number of allied activities for the welfare of persons with disabilities.
Nano-technology based light weight caliper is an innovative practice. Using polypropylene, and fibre glass materials used in the aeroplane, and with sponge and steel rod, light weight caliper is made in different sizes, according to the requirements of the polio affected persons. It weighs only about 1kg approximately half of its original weight, and costs one-fourth of the market price.
Dr. M.P. Boraian,
Professor and Coordinator,
Centre for Disability and Development,
Gandhigram Rural University,
Gandhigram – 624 302.
Dindigul District, Tamilnadu, India
Phone (Office) : 91-451-245 23 71 to ‘75
Mobile : 94 861- 455 95
Fax : 91-451-245 30 71
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.ruraluniv.ac.in
Inception of SNDAYP has its link with the year 1993-94 as a casual experiment of sensitizing efforts to motivate few young people to clean own door fronts to see that the entire village pavement gets automatically cleaned. It resulted with a spectacular and much encouraging outcome to instill a mind set to spread the same motivational force to think about their own people, own issues and own people, own solution. A think seemingly when some village youths organized themselves into a group to spare their leisure time for undertaking some local developmental activities like cleaning village ponds helping people in distress in situations old age, disease out break, fire flood and cyclone etc. it resulted in a magic eff Functional Guiding Factors People are the problem and people are the solution. We need to work for and with the people in our catalytic capacity and hence the concept we put to practice id nothing other than development motivation, development communication, net working lobby and advocacy etc.
Cummunity based rehabilitation of person with disability and IED
It Is Non Governmental Social Development Organisation
Institutional Integration On Development Support:-
434 person with disabiity and other community members of our project area
Within the whole of the state of orissa, India
Consolidating people's involvement in development process in 10 villages out of our own experimentation. Construction of a multi propose disaster proof shelter building of 3200 sq ft floor space Sinking shallow tube wells to facilitate irrigation for total 80 acres. Out of which 4 are completed and rest under process. Launching CBR for pwds in 77 villages Promoting rural water sanitation improvement in 5 villages Organizing eastern regional meeting of the project partners of CARITAS INDIA/CBR FORUM
Intervention strategy Bringing awareness in people through the process of social education. This form a very simple sense of exploring their potential which they are not aware of we first strive to foster in them a sense of development discontent. Meaning that whatever development has been done is still insufficient. Then an awareness on what need to be done (development awareness) followed by development motivation and finally development participation. In addition to this process. We intervene with a structured set up as maintain else where. Setting The Objective, Baseline Appraisal On Need Assessment, Raising Critical Awareness Of The Problem Situation, Introducing Process Motivation For Development Participation, Designing Model Development Package, Micro Level Experment, Gain Assessment, Resource Mobilisation, Monitoring Evalution, Objectives Attainment.
What we could be able to do is like putting a small step ahead and we will have to walk miles together.. Closing line Much water has gone in river mahandi, within the report period. The success or failure story as stored in this set of document are the lone witness of our enterprise that we have put to test while addressing to several social concerned and issues. Our success is the guideline for us for its wider replication and failure are like the major source of introspection to introduce further precision and exactitude in our future intervention.
Promotion of participatory community development, Child development, women empowerment, Disabled welfare synergy within the community Goal of the organisation To function as an enabling organisation for the development of the deprived and marginalized section of the society including person with disability (PWDs) through participatory research and action based intervention. While addressing to varied community issues and concerns including health .SNDAYP simply limits its intervention in its catalytic capacity only. We believe that the community with which we work must be responsible to the community with supplementary feed back extended by SNDAYP.
Basanta Kumar Mishra,
Sri Nrusingha Dev Anchalika Yuba Parisada(SNDAYP) At-Golasahi,
Po-Khadipada, Dist-Puri, Pin-752002,
Mobile : 094371-01249
Email : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
ATSWA is an organization of Dalit people who have joined hands to help their brothers and sisters who are living in difficulty, in poverty and in shame to rise up to walk into the marvelous light of God so that they will have fullness of life and lead others have the same. Struck by the continued difficulties, struggles in living, lack of civic amenities, in the living areas of Dalit and Tribal communities and the apathy of government officials in Sathyavedu constituency, Arputharaj and Chelladurai started ATSWA in 1989 to help the downtrodden Dalit, tribals and the disabled people who lived in abysmal conditions, through awareness, education and self-support to improve the living conditions and to progress in life.
Annai Theresa Social Work Association is a Non-Governmental Organization duly registered as a society under the Societies Act of 1860/XXI with a registration number of 298/1989 in the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. It also has the registration with the Government of India to receive funds from overseas for its projects.
It has received funds from the Government of India and from other foreign funding agencies over the years since its inception in 1989, and has earned a name for itself as a credible, transparent organization committed to carrying out the projects in letter and spirit for the benefit of the downtrodden within the stipulated time to the satisfaction of the donors, i.e., the Government, organizations, Individuals and the Church -Catholic, Protestant & Evangelical.
It has been in service to the poor and downtrodden for the past 18 years serving to uplift Dalits, Tribal people, downtrodden poor, Disabled, Poor Children & youth, Commercial sex workers, and those affected with HIV / AIDS through a variety of services. It runs a full- fledged residential home for 120 boys and girls for children of Commercial sex workers and for children who are very poor and orphaned. It primarily works in the South Eastern part of Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh and in North Tamil Nadu that borders Andhra Pradesh and reaches out to any area where need arises at any time.
To alleviate poverty and bring about social justice to live with human dignity, self- reliance and self governance through sustainable, indigenous livelihood resources.
To help the downtrodden, deprived and the marginalized people with activities to empower them to overcome their limitations.
Education and Rehabilitation of the Disabled covering al types of Disability.
Rehabilitation and essential education under CBR services were provided to the following categories. Since 2006, care for the leprosy affected persons has also been included in extending the health care to the affected community.
In 2007 ATSWA delivered CBR services to 483 Variable disabled clients. The general publics covered under awareness programs are much large in number.
South Eastern Parts of Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh
|S.No.||Name of the Mandai ( Blocks)||Number of Villages|
Regular eye care program is being conducted every month for the past 9 years and has resulted in eradication of Cataract in four Mandals.
Financial support to care for disabled people in nearby Mandals
Annai Theresa Social Work Association
Madanambedu Village & Post,
Andhra Pradesh - 517 588.
Phone : 91-08576-227048 - Head Office.
Rehabilitation Centre for Blind Women is the first of its kind in south India, which aims at providing rehabilitation, vocational training and placement services to adult blind women who are completely blind and are below the poverty line and from the remote villages. This is a charitable society organization rendering help to poor blind women. This was founded in the year 1975 by late. Dr. Joseph Gnanadickam a renowned eye surgeon, commemorating his 75th birth anniversary. His foresight, mission and vision in helping the blind have reached great heights. The society is managed by a team of dedicated women under the leadership of Mrs. Priya Theodore. There are eleven members providing excellent support to the management of the centre. The centre is being run with the help of donations from philanthropists.
The records shows how much the institution have done for the upliftment of visually handicapped women and make them self supporting in all fields of life making them on par with others in all fields of life in the society. Several blind women have found a new meaning, new life and a new purpose in their living because of this centre. We are accommodating 87 blind girls in our institution and teach them various handicrafts like tailoring, chair recanning, wire bag making, chalk piece making, and agarbathi preparation and weaving of towels and mats etc., Besides the above handicrafts we train them in printing press unit. Also they are taught in vocal music, playing musical instruments and dancing. For the past 32 years, all sectors of employment have been tapped to make them useful members of family, community and society. Our rich experience in all the above field of activities can be best made use of by other such institutions which are serving for the upliftment of blind women in our society.
85 adult blind women in the age between 18 -35 yrs
Rural areas in and around Tiruchirappalli composite district
The vocational training programme aims at making the visually handicapped women on par with their sighted counterparts. Both traditional crafts and modern trades are available at our centre. The traditional crafts are useful especially for rural women who did not have the opportunity of having good education. These traditional crafts include weaving, bag making, tailoring, recanning, chalk making, making of phenyl, making of cleaning and washing powder, cover making and so on. This institution provides training in some modern trades in order to help those who have some basic education and residual vision. These trades include screen-printing, making of bakery items, telephone booth managing, stenography and computer operation.
Placement in some useful occupation, which will provide some average earning, will definitely give a sense of economic independence. The major objective is to encourage them to find placement in self-employment. Our inmates are successful as petty shopkeepers, tailors, weavers, and telephone booth operators. However, some of our inmates have been placed as professional, like teachers, lecturers, typists and stenographers.
Marriage is also one of the areas of placement of our centre. A mass marriage was organized by inner wheel club of Trichy in which two couples belonged to our centre. We thank the Inner Wheel club for conducting this marriage, which is indeed a great service.
Education is considered to be an instrument of silent social revolution. Education in its true sense gives the power and strength to face the challenges of life with courage and confidence. It has been proved by experience that given the opportunity a person with visual disability would be able to prove equally with his/her peers in academic achievement. Keeping this in view, our centre is making arrangement for those who have discontinued their studies, and those who have not gone to school to appear for 8th, 10th and higher secondary examination as private candidates.
Many opportunities are created to develop our social skills, which will lead to social integration. Our inmates participated in the competitions commemorating international women’s day organized jointly by 38 service clubs in and around Tiruchirappalli. In these competitions our girls exhibited their talents equally to their sighted counterparts and proved themselves “They are second to None”.
Rehabilitation Centre for Blind Women
Tiruchirappalli – 620 020.
Phone : 0431 – 2422121, 2422141
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person : Mrs. Priya Theodore (Honorary Director)
Sankurathri Foundation was established in 1989 as a registered trust to improve the quality of life of poor and downtrodden through developmental activities. In order to realize the goals of the Foundation three programs were introduced. They are
Can provide training to Ophthalmologists, Ophthalmic Assistants and also management of school and eye hospital.
The school covers the nearby four villages with a population of 25,000. The eye care is provided to about 5 million populations in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. But the outreach camps cover a population of 10 million from four districts of Andhra Pradesh.
Provided eye care to about 250,000 patients from four districts of Andhra Pradesh and performed about 27,000 surgeries.
Ideas about financial sustainability, good ophthalmologists and administrators and some corporate donors to support the activities.
Dr. S. Chandrasekhar,
Kakinada – 533 005,
Tel : 0884 – 2306301,
Fax : 0884 – 2306345,
E-mail : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.sankurathri.org
Society for the Welfare of the Disabled (WELDs) registered in the year 1981and started a school for 5 catagories of disabled children with the approach of Integrated education for disable children along with normal children. The school is named as Mangala Jyothi Integrated School. In the initial two years school was conducted at the campus of School of Social Wqork, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore. Later shifted to present place, vamanjore, Mangalore. this organisation was found by Late mrs Mohini Appaji Naik and later in the year 2000 the institution was handed over to Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Education Society, Ujire and presently working under the guidence and monitary support of Dr. D. veerendra Heggade, Dha SDM Mangala Jyothi Integrated School is considered as first and model integrated school in Karnataka state.
Hearing impaired, Visually impaired, Mentally retarded, Orthopedic challenge and learning disable are major 5 catogories of disabled children served in the school.
Providing integrated educatrion to disabled children. ASdmission is made in the ratio of 1:2 i.e. one disable child is admitted along with two normal children. Special trainings are given before in tegrating disable children. 3 years of Speech therapy is given to hearing impaired children before integration. For orthopedic challenged physio therapy and hydro therapy is given. School also provide vocational trainings to disable children in the area of Book binding, electronics, rexine bag making, tailoring, computers art and crafts for economic sustainabilty of disabled.
Can Provide integrated education to children, training teachers on inclusive education. We can train volunteers and voluntary organizations on inclusive education.
More than 250 disabled children benefited from the institution since 27 years. presently 585 children are studying and undergoing vocational training amng them 240 children are with various disabilities.
Mangalore town and pheripharals of town.
Though various types of disable children study in the institute children avarage of 85 percentage of result is maintained in SSLC. 60 disabled children are trained for self sufficiency in last two years. Founder of the organization received karnataka State Award for Initiating Integrated school.
Incorporation of integrated approach in education.
All above facilities are provided to children free of cost. We provide free transportation to children with two school bus. Free noon meal is supplied to cheldren every day. Book, uniform etc are provided to children free of cost.
Administrative Officer The Society for the Welfare of the Disabled(R),
SDM Mangala Jyothi Integrated School,
P/O Vamanjore Mangalore,
Phone : 0824-2262030
Email Address : email@example.com
"SAMUHA" is a non-governmental development agency working in the state of Karnataka in South India. Formed in 1986, its operational areas cover Raichur, Koppal, Bangalore city, Gadag, Haveeri and Uttar Kannada district, where it works with people who are vulnerable - regardless of distinctions of caste, religion, gender, ability. "SAMARTHYA" a project of "SAMUHA" works in Raichur, Koppal, and Uttar Kannada Districts across six Taluka. SAMARTHYA’s aim is to reduce the incidence of disability and ensure those disabled members of the community achieve their maximum potential and therefore lead an independent and meaningful life. In order to meet this aim SAMARTHYA has the following
To facilitate and support to SHGs and registered Organization of People with Disability to allow disabled persons and their families/ careers to work together to achieve their needs.
Services available to people with disabilities include
Rehabilitation services to people with disabilities through community based rehabilitation approach.
Resource materials available with us if you need any of these please write to us.
(Bangalore University is running these courses through distance mode, Samuha Samarthya working as a study centres to providing training and field practical’s for these courses).
Koppal and Gangavathi Taluka of Koppal district, Raichur, Manvi and Deodurga Taluka of Raichur district and Haliyal Taluka of Karwar district. (269 villages)
Empower people with disabilities, families and communities to work under self help concept for their needs and issues.
Samuha started process to setting up the horticulture training to people with disabilities and looking technical and financial resource for developing this unit.
SAMUHA head office address
No12/3 Ragava Krupa,
6th main road, bull temple `A’ cross road,
(Behind Uma theatre) Chamarajpet,
Bangalore 560 018.
Tel : 00 91 80 26606528, 32, 33
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.samuha.org
SAMUHA SAMARTHYA KOPPAL,
Near Govt. Seed Processing Center,
Koppal – 583 231.
Tel : 08539-230004,
E-mail : email@example.com
‘Atma Nirbhar - Ek Challenge’, means ‘Self Reliance - a Challenge’. It is working since the 1st of May, 1996, for the welfare of the weakest sections of our society in Guwahati, Assam. The Organisation is working primarily for the economic rehabilitation of the disabled, the welfare of people living in residential social welfare institutions, and, an educational support project. It also tries to support other like-minded organisations and any other good cause to which it can contribute something positive. ‘Atma Nirbhar - Ek Challenge’ is a Registered Society, registered under 80 G and FCRA. The organisation is a judicious blend of Gandhian simplicity, frugal operating systems and a professional attitude.
‘Atma Nirbhar – Ek Challenge’ (1996) is an economic rehabilitation and empowerment project for the disabled. It engages the services of only the disabled persons in a small tea and spices packaging and marketing unit, in Guwahati, Assam. The primary aim of the program is to give such persons an opportunity to work with dignity and earn a living. Other things being equal, preference is given to women in all fields of activity. It is not simple charity, but a program to give equal opportunity and support to only those disabled persons, who have a burning desire to improve their lot.
At present, it has 17 workers in the production unit (and, the Office Manager, Production Supervisor and the Project Co-ordinator). Of these workers, 6 have speech and hearing impairment, 11 are mentally/physically challenged. They are happy working here as they are working in a stress-free environment and are making a useful and productive contribution to the society.
The project is located in Guwahati, Assam. However, disabled persons in Mumbai and Pune also sold our tea packets in the past to earn a living.
The organisation is a blend of Gandhian simplicity, frugal operating systems and a professional attitude. A lot of emphasis is placed on the self-sustainability of the project. One of our major strengths is that we generate a part of our working resources internally. On the flip side, this has also proved to be our weakness as we are not able to generate sufficient surplus to develop the project and make an impact. By impact, we mean, being able to help a large number of people in need.
Like most NGOs having an income-generating project, our weak points are poor marketing strength, lack of adequate trained staff, and, weak resource (fund) mobilisation.
Atma Nirbhar – Ek Challenge,
120, Gopinath Nagar,
Guwahati – 781 016.
Phone : 91 0361 2471 668.
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
AKSHAYA is dedicated to the promotion of holistic development of physically challenged persons through its analysis, advocacy, and action. In 1998, the group of disabled felt that disabled rights based issue and disability development programs could be addressed more effectively only through an institutional mechanism, which paved way for the formation of AKSHAYA. "AKSHAYA Rehabilitation Trust" is a registered voluntary and non-profitable organisation under Indian trust act working for the disabled empowerment. The long forgotten sections of the society rise to claim their equal and basic rights due to human dignity under as one AKSHAYA Rehabilitation Trust especially in Tamil Nadu state. AKSHAYA Rehabilitation Trust is implementing the disability development projects in the Tamil Nadu state of India. Since then "AKSHAYA" has been undertaking some initiatives fulfilling the demands of its constituency.
"BY" the Disabled, "OF" the Disabled, "FOR" the Disabled.
AKSHAYA envisions “A Society where Persons with Disability attain Holistic Development through Social Inclusion and Ensuring of Rights".
To work among and through the Persons with Disability at large, particularly with the Persons with Disability in the most Socio-Economically Disadvantage through a process of Organisation, Training, Networking, Education and Facilitating for Collective action through realizing their Holistic Development.
1350 Person with Disabilities
Innovative Educating Training and Capacity Building Program
AKSHAYA Rehabilitation Trust,
No: 1, Ahimsapuram Main Road,
Near 3rd Street, Sellur,
Madurai - 625 002,
Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
Tel : + 91 98430 70091 / 92
E-Mail : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The "Aditya Industrial Educational Society" was registered under the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana area) Public Societies Registration Act, 1350 Fasli (Act I of 1350F) on 25 - 01 -1996 with the registration No. 306/1996 with service motive to young, energetic youth to serve the disabled persons in all kinds like providing financial, moral, educative and vocational trainings.
The institute caters services in the rural areas of Warangal District in Andhra Pradesh.
Aditya Industrial Educational Society,
H. No. 2-60, Shivunipally,
Mandal: Ghanpur Station,
Andhra Pradesh - 506143.
Email Address : email@example.com
NR Public Charitable Trust was established as a registered Public Charitable Trust in the year 2005 by a group of professionals with a mission to contribute towards mainstreaming the mentally challenged and dyslexics thereby ensuring equal opportunities for self sustenance and development. To begin with the trust will start a special school very soon.we are concentrating much in the remedial education for learning disabled children. The trust started implementing Inclusive Education for the disabled under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan from the year 2006. Early Identification and Prevention programme was started from the year 2007
The various programmes of NR Trust are: Department of Physiotherapy Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Department of Special Education Inclusive Education Programme Early Intervention Programme NR Rehabilitation Centre, Coimbatore.
Training of staff Admission of special children Coordination in conducting network programs like awareness fund raising, proposal writing
The trust is located on the 153 Rama chandra Thadaga street and caters the needs of Madurai city.
7 children integrated into regular schools after adequate rehabilitation intervention. 10 care givers trained and they are successfully employed. Over two lakh population covered and sensitized on the nature, need and prevention of disability. 7 youngsters with disability are guided for productive employment.
Present Needs of the Institute
Nr Public Charitable Trust,
153 Rama Chandra Thadaga Street,
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Welfare & Development Society (PWDS) has legal status and registered under Tamilnadu State Societies Registration Act 27 of 1975, No 95 dated 10-11-1986 and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. It has own building at the below mentioned address and liaison office at Gobichettipalayam town to facilitate easy access for visitors and target people. Right from the inception PWDS has totally dedicated to uplift rural, tribal, and youth. Presently it is concentrating in the troubled area of HIV/AIDS. We sincerely work on not only in care and support but also seriously serving towards the real day to day basic requirements of these target people.
Under this situation we have been entrusted and funded by State and Central Government, Foreign Funding agencies and at present APAC (AIDS Prevention and Control Project) in Phase -I & Phase - II and we have successfully carried out the mission to the PLHAs (People Living with HIV/AIDS) and try to fulfill the dreams of comfortable normal life with children and widows due to HIV/AIDS. We have reduced the stigma and discrimination which pose threat to PLHA than the infection. Apart from entrusted task by APAC our interest went towards uplifting children in the families of PLHAs. We have recorded round about 500 families with 700 PLHAs with 7 CIA (Children infected by AIDS) and 500 CAA (Children Affected AIDS whose Parents with PLHAs either mother or father or both).
At present activities done are in the area of HIV/AIDS and rural development. Preparations are on the way to start activities for the welfare of person with disabilities.
Not applicable at present.
Mapping awareness on disability before birth, during birth and after birth, community care and institutional care.
Since 1986 above 10000 persons including male, female, children and few physically disabled persons are benefited.
Presently PWDS caters services in Gobichettipalayam, Bhavani and Sathyamangalam taluks besides Western Ghat Mountains at northern part of Erode district
Our format types of reports were appreciated by TNVHA, TANSACS, and APAC. Field approaches with family environment were also success of our several projects.
Public Welfare & Development Society (PWDS),
Email : email@example.com,
Mobile : 9443280437
Phone : 0091-4285-263431
Web : www.publicwelfarengo.org
September 1989 saw the birth of AIKYA Recreation Centre, setup to integrate special children with the non disabled children. The centre first functioned once a week. With in four months, in January 1990, a regular Day Care Centre (Special School) was established. Parents of babies from 3 months age are trained at AIKYA and programmes are charted out for them to carry out on their own at home. Progress of these babies is evaluated and further programming is given subsequently every two months. AIKYA is also involved very actively is conducting seminars/workshops for dedicated workers/parents to equip the trainee in effectively handling special children.
Field placement of postgraduate students of psychology of reputed colleges in Chennai is also a regular feature at AIKYA. To create awareness among the public, AIKYA has produced a number of video films on mental disabilities. They have been well received at the state as well as national levels. AIKYA has also produced and marketed 'AIKYA Greeting Cards'. AIKYAs Vision is to enhance the quality of life of individuals with special needs through education and training to enable them to achieve their fullest potential and integrate them into the mainstream society.
Conducting training programmes conducting awareness programmes organising mega events - sports, culturals etc. for people with special needs.
Two thousand per year
AIKYA caters its services in Chennai, Thiruvallur and Cuddalore districts and in some Middle East countries
Many children from the Early Intervention centre have been placed in mainstream schools. Many have passed through NOS (National Open School). Organised many successful events, well recognised in the community (by parents, doctors and professionals) Establishment of special school in Qatar.
All the programmes of AIKYA are unique and innovative.
DEAF LEADERS stands for Deaf Empowerment Activities For Literacy Education Accessible Development Empowerment Rehabilitation & Sports. Deaf Leaders is a registered non governmental organisation started in March 2003 for the empowerment of persons with hearing impairment. The objectives of Deaf Leaders are:
Deaf Leaders is a non governmental organisation working for the empowerment of persons with hearing impairment.
The various services provided by the Deaf Leaders are:
The Deaf Leaders is located on the Raja Annamalai Road near Saibaba Colony and covers the needs of Coimbatore district.
59, VOC Nagar, Arun Nagar Extension, TVS Naga,r
Thadagam Road, Coimbatore – 641 025.
Phone : 0422 – 2403907
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.deafleadersindia.org
110 – A, Nesavallar Colony,
Raja Annamalai Road,
Coimbatore – 641 011.
Phone : 0422 – 4202280
Fax : 0422 – 4202280
Family Care is a voluntary organisation consisting of individuals and families from different walks of life who have dedicated their lives in full-time service to helping others. Goal is to “make a difference” in the world. Each member of Family Care is committed to making this world a better place by improving the quality of life in general. Affiliate of “The Family International”, a worldwide Body of volunteers, Family Care is an autonomous unit in Coimbatore under the umbrella if the Family India, and has projects in TamilNadu and Kerala. All the members live together and wok together as a family to care for others. Our Cooperative lifestyle provides a supportive environment for our members and our children. Our home-school procedures allow our children to receive a well-rounded education in an exclusive set up and they are encouraged to relate to and interact with people of all ages and backgrounds and social standings and therefore grow up to become responsible and caring citizens with an outgoing love and concern for people.
Family Care is a voluntary organisation providing services for the hearing impaired.
Family Care is located on the Dr. Nanjappa Road and covers the needs of the Coimbatore district.
9/36-A, Dr. Nanjappa Road,
Coimbatore – 641 018.
Phone : 0422 – 2380002, 2380410
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.familycareindia.org , www.thefamilyindia.org
Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind (SRMAB) was founded in 1969 when a school for the blind was started in Bangalore with just one visually impaired student. Over three decades later, SRMAB now reaches out to empower over 15,000 people across disabilities not just the visually impaired. It offers both direct and indirect services, institutionally through the school, and through community based rehabilitation programmes in semi–urban and rural areas in Karnataka covering some 1800 villages.
All people with disabilities will have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and live with self-respect and dignity.
Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind caters services for the visually impaired, hearing impaired and the mentally challenged.
The various services provided by Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind:
More than 15000 persons with disabilities in rural and semi urban areas are served through the community based rehabilitation programme and around 300 students are served through the institution based rehabilitation programme.
SRMAB activities are carried over mainly in rural and semi urban areas in Karnataka namely in Kanakapura, Malavalli, Mandya District, Bangalore Rural District, Channapatna etc.
Swabodhini means “empowering self learning”. Swabodhini School for Special Children was started in the year 1989 with 4 special needs children with the following vision:
The Swabodhini School for Special Children caters services for the following:
The various services provided by the Swabodhini School for Special Children:
From humble beginnings when the school was born out of deep passion to meet the special needs of 4 children, the school has grown rapidly to teach and train 60 children apart from imparting occupational therapy for another 40 children.
The school is located on the First Seaward Road, Valmiki Nagar and covers the needs of the surrounding. Achievements of the Institute in the last two years:
Swabodhini School for Special Children,
No. 21, Rajagoplan Second Street,
First Seaward Road,
Chennai – 600 041, India.
Phone : 044 – 24452485, 42020485
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.swabidhiniautism.org
Prasanthi special education centres started in 200. at calicut Kerala.At present there are 100 special children and 33 staff members. There are 4 centres.
Mental retardation Learning disability and Autism.
Special training,vocational training.
In all life skills training
In and around Calicut city in Kerala.
Best school award by Ministry of social welfare, Govt.of kerala. best school award from all kerala special schools association
scientific appropriate training home visits exposure to all public places and functions vocational training
managed by Navajyothi charitable trust regestered in 2000. So far not in receipt of any financial geant from govt.
Prasanthi school for children with special needs,
Peoples Road, Karaparamba,
Calicut 10, Kerala.
Ph : 0495 2383566,2384566,2370616
Email Address : email@example.com
Parents Association for Persons with Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Autism, and Cerebral Palsy Affiliated to PAARIVAR – NFPA, National Trust
SAARATHY – PAMMAC is a parent’s association for persons with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism and multiple disabilities in Coimbatore district. SAARATHY - PAMMAC was started on 19 March 2001 as an association governed by the Constitution, following the civil code of India and registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. Since persons with these disabilities cannot advocate for themselves, parents have to shoulder their responsibilities and hence the need a parent’s body arose. SAARTHY – PAMMAC is affiliated to PAARIVAR - National Federation of Parents Associations and the National Trust. The aims and objectives of the society are:
SAARATHY – PAMMAC is an association of parents for persons with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism and multiple disabilities. It caters services for the enrichment of persons with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism and multiple disabilities.
Around 260 parents are as members of the association and take part in the developmental activities of persons with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism and multiple disabilities.
SAARATHY – PAMMAC is an association of parents of persons with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism and multiple disabilities in Coimbatore district.
WORTH Trust, initiated by the Swedish Red Cross in the year 1963, it started its rehabilitation activities for people affected by leprosy as a target group. WORTH modified its direction to include polio affected in its rehabilitation efforts. This led to the phenomenal revolution in the training of persons with disabilities in unconventional training areas. WORTH was in this during the past three decades until 1999. With the effective control of polio, the WORTH Transitional School for Polio affected children was closed to be reopened as school for those with speech and hearing impairment. The transition of the disability from leprosy affected to polio victims has taken a turn, with increased recognition of disability in other areas like vision impaired and mental retardation.
The various services provided by the WORTH Trust are:
WORTH Trust runs three Technical Training Centers, one each at Katpadi, Pondicherry and Tiruchirappalli. Physically disabled boys and girls with '10th standard pass' qualification are admitted to these centres and given training in the trades of Turner, Electronic Mechanic, Machinist and Welder. These courses are recognized by the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT).
WORTH Trust, runs following production units which produce Braillers, Mobility Canes etc.
WORTH runs a government recognized residential Transitional School for Children with Speech and Hearing Impediments, in its campus at Katpadi. Children seeking admission in this school are first screened through an audiogram to assess the severity of their impairment. The age group of children admitted to the school is from 4 years to 10. The children join different classes according to their age and undergo studies upto 3rd standard. After 3rd standard they are made continue their studies in the regular school.
With a view to assist the many disabled children and adults in rural areas, requiring rehabilitation services; WORTH has undertaken an Outreach programme consisting of Rural Rehabilitation Programme, Disability Awareness Campaign, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Counseling Centre and a Survey Project in its vicinity in the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu.
Rehabilitation Training Resource Centre (RETREC) of the Trust, as the name implies, is the storehouse for the wealth of experience acquired by the Trust in this field over four decades. This knowledge is periodically shared with others engaged in similar rehabilitation work in India and abroad. The Centre also provides a platform for exchanging ideas on rehabilitation issues at an international level.
WORTH Trust is located at Katpadi in Vellore District. Its production units are spread over Tamilnadu at Katpadi, Pondicherry and Tiruchirappalli.
48, New Thiruvalam Road Katpadi,
Vellore – 632 007.
Phone : 0416 – 2242739
Fax : 0416 – 2243939
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Website : www.worthtrust.org.in
Kasthuriba Gandhi Oral School for the Deaf was started with the blessings of Padmabushan Dr. N. Mahalingam on 2 October 1996 with five students. The school is run by Mahalingam Mariammal Diamond Jubilee Trust
The Kasthuriba Gandhi Oral School for the Deaf caters services for the hearing impaired.
The Kasthuriba Gandhi Oral School for the Deaf provides educational services to the hearing impaired children. The various services provided by the school are:
The school has a total strength of 73 students comprising of 36 boys and 37 girls. Most of the students in the school are from poor background.
The school is located near at Varadarajapuram near Uppilipalayam and covers the needs of the Coimbatore district.
Kasthuriba Gandhi Oral School for the Deaf,
479, Kamarajar Salai,
Coimbatore – 641 015.
Phone : 0422 – 6548892
Families for Children (FFC) is a Canada based non–denominational, non-profit making registered Charitable Organisation that cares for orphaned, abandoned and destitute children in India and Bangladesh. FFC was started is the year 1971. The FFC project in Podanur was started in the year 1978.
Families for Children cater services for orphaned, abandoned, destitute and disabled children
Families for Children (FFC), is home for the orphaned, abandoned, destitute and disabled children. The various activities of FFC are:
FFC is home for almost 500 children including boys, girls and infants. There are about 40 special needs children who are cared by special teachers.
FFC is located on the Vellalore Road near Podanur and covers the needs of the Coimbatore district.
Kuzhanthaikal Kudumpam (Families For Children),
107, Vellalore Roa,
Podanur, Coimbatore – 641 023.
Phone : 0422 – 2413235
Fax : 0422 – 2143397
Childline : 0422 – 2413433
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Families For Children,
No. 10, Bowling Green,
Canada – H9S4W1.
Evershine School of Education and Training for the Learning Disabled was started on 12 June 2002 with strength of 23 students by Evershine Charitable Trust.
The school caters educational services for the learning disabled.
The various services provided by the school are:
35 students are benefited by the services of the school.
The school is located at Vadavalli in Coimbatore district and serves the needs of the public in Vadavalli and surrounding.
Evershine School of Education and Training for the Learning Disabled,
No. 10, New Golden Nagar Street,
Coimbatore – 641 046.
Phone : 0422 – 2425102
Infant Jesus Society for Education and Training for Hearing Impaired was started with seven students in the year 1997. The society is run by the Social Service Wing of Carmelite Sisters.
The Infant Jesus School caters educational services for the speech and hearing impaired.
The Infant Jesus School caters school education services to the hearing impaired children. The various services provided by the school are:
The school has a total strength of 54 students studying upto X standard. Most of the students in the hostel are from poor background and they are been provided with free education.
The school is located at Thekkupalayam near Periyanaickenpalayam and covers the needs of the Periyanaickenpalayam block.
The school has been crowned by the Best Achiever Award and Gold Medal in the year 2007 by the South Indian Arts and Cultural Academy and Himalayan Vision.
Infant Jesus Society for Education and Training for Hearing Impaired,
Coimbatore – 641 020.
Phone : 0422 – 2695675
Karunai Illam School for the Mentally Challenged was started in the year 1991 by the Inner Wheel Club of Tirupur.
The School caters services for the mentally challenged.
The various services provided the school are:
The school has strength of 24 students and two teachers
The school is located in Tirupur and covers the needs of Tirupur and the surrounding.
Karunai Illam School for the Mentally Challenged,
Inner Wheel Club of Tirupur,
College Road Tirupur – 641 602.
Phone : 0421 – 2231547
Email : email@example.com
Our Association has successfully completed 21 years of service to our society. The growth during the past 21 years has been recognized and appreciated from several quarters including the Government, Social Organizations and the public in general. These appreciations are reflected by the continuous help of several persons to the association in the functioning and then constantly fulfilling demands from the Visually Challenged Children IAB has rehabilitated more than 5,000 visually challenged girls, boys, men, women and families making them stand on their own and in several cases to support their families. There have been challenges, frustrations, inspirations, encouragements, recognitions, right through. These are detailed in the Annexure. IAB has traveled a long way, removing thorns and bushes, paving the path for lesser willed thousands to follow. We believe that a person who is blind or visually impaired has the right to receive instruction in all aspects of his/her life in order to learn the skills necessary to reach his/her full potential. The Indian Association for the Blind continues to promote the full continuum of service options for the blind or visually impaired. We believe that the services provided should be all encompassing and based on individual strengths and needs and what is most appropriate at the specific time.
Educating and Rehabilitating the visually Challenged
All over Tamilnadu
2006 State Award For Best Institution Service To Hadicapped by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu 2007 National Award for the BEst Institution by MSJE 2008 Republic Day Award for Best Social Worker by Madurai Collector
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Founder & Secretary General Indian Association for the Blind,
Sundarajanpatty Alagakoil Main Road Arumbanoor Post,
Madurai - 625104. Tamil Nadu India.
Ph : 91 452 6525533 / 3291576 Cell : 91 92444-46669
Website : www.theiab.org
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Moved by the problems faced by the people with mental and emotional problems, Fr.Stanislaus.T, a catholic priest established Punar Jeevan mental health service center in the year 1992. It was registered under Indian Trust Act. It is a voluntary non-profit making organization, which upholds the human and social values in its commitment to the poor and those who have psychological problems. Its services reach out the needy irrespective of caste, creed, race and religion.
Rehabilitation of the mentally ill.
The various programmes of Sadhana Trust are:
Conducting seminars and training sessions on mental health and allied subjects.
Individual counseling 1732 persons, Family counseling 37 couples, Seminars to students 14, Awareness programs 12, Trainings to volunteers 4, Treatment of the mentally ill 283 persons, Motivating alcoholics for treatment 110 persons, Rural mental health camps 24.
Three southern most districts of Tamilnadu; namely, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli & Kanyakumari.
Fr. Stanislaus .T
Punar Jeevan, Vadalivilai Road & Post,
Tirunelveli District - 627 117.
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Sadhana Trust was established as a registered Public Charitable Trust in the year 1989 by a group of professionals with a mission to contribute towards mainstreaming the mentally challenged and dyslexics thereby ensuring equal opportunities for self sustenance and development. To begin with the trust started a special school in the year 1990. Later on a hostel and a vocational training centre was added to its services. In the year 2000, Cordaid, The Netherlands international funding agency supported its project on remedial education for learning disabled children. The trust started implementing Inclusive Education for the disabled under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan from the year 2001. EarlyIdentification and Prevention programme was started from the year 2007.
The Sadhana Trust caters services for mentally challenged and the dyslexics.
The various programmes of Sadhana Trust are
The beneficiaries during the year 2006 – 2007
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The trust is located on the New Natham Road in Madurai and caters the needs of Madurai city.
Mother Theresa Society for the Handicapped - Udumalpet is a small voluntary organization providing care and rehabilitation for rural poor children with disabilities since 1998. The society is located at Udumalpet, a rural region in Coimbatore District of Tamilnadu State, India. Mr.Rexraj is the Founder/ Director of the organisation. He is qualified as a special educator in Mental Retardation from National Institute as well as holds a Masters degree in Sociology. The aim of the Organisation is to avail qualitative rehabilitation services to rural poor children with disability and empowerment of their families.
The Mother Theresa Society for the Handicapped caters services for persons with mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, speech and hearing impairment and multiple disabilities
The various services provided by the Mother Theresa Society for the Handicapped are:
Udumalpet Taluk, Coimbatore District (Madathukulam, udumalpet, Gudimangalam Blocks)
Mother Theresa Society for the Handicapped,
Rajavur Village, SV Mills Post,
Udumalpet – 642128, Coimbatore.
Phone : 9245150569, 9442147738
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Society for Visually Handicapped (SVH) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit, non-government institution. It is managed wholly by volunteers. We organise education resource support for the VI students -- through Scholarships, Talking Books, Braille Books, Counseling and Guidance for selection of vocation, preparation for Competitive Examinations. There are 35 members, of whom 8 were governing body members. From 2004, services for the deafblind and multi-sensory impaired children were initiated. From 2006, SVH is getting support from Sense International (India) for its Project Deafblind. This is a home-based as well as centre-based project.
Visual Impairment; Multiple Disability with Visual impairment (MDVI); Deafblindness
The various services provided by the Rehabilitation Centre are
250 visually impaired citizens are getting direct service. Under Project Deafblind, 30 children are getting direct as well as support service.
Based in Kolkata. Beneficiaries are VI students of 7 universities of West Bengal. Project Deafblind covers Kolkata, and the districts of North and South 24 Parganas.
25 Visually Impaired graduates/post graduate men and women got teaching posts in Secondary/Higher Secondary schools in West Bengal through School Service Commission, West Bengal. SVH Resource Person in Awareness programme organised by Sarva Shiksha Mission on Deafblindness and Multiple Disability. Publication of
SVH organise its services from 3 centres through volunteers.
Society for Visually Handicapped,
Apt 1B, 12 Dover Road,
The Presentation Convent Rehabilitation Centre for the Disabled was started in June 1993 with 20 disabled children. The Centre is run by the Congregation of the Sisters of Presentation Convent. The mission of the centre is to provide special services to the disabled and create self confidence in them.
The Centre to the education needs of the mentally challenged and persons with locomotor disability
The various services provided by the Rehabilitation Centre are:
The school has a total strength of 119 students. Most of the students in the school are from poor background, orphans and are from rural areas.
The school is located at Singarampalayam village near Kinathukadavu and covers the needs of the villages surrounding Kinathukadavu.
Presentation Convent Rehabilitation Centre for the Disabled,
Coimbatore – 642 109.
Phone : 04259 - 242449
Amrit Institute for Special Needs is run by "The Society for the Aid of Handicapped Children", a voluntary organization, which started functioning from 1963 to cater to the needs of mentally and physically challenged children with a vision statement “Integration of challenged children with the society to lead a normal life and to nurture Special Educators to carry the torch of Inclusion and Integration”. The main objectives of the institute are to
The Amrit Institute for Special Needs provides special education and vocational education services for mentally challenged, orthopaedically challenged and persons with speech and hearing impairment.
The various services provided by the institute are
The institute has a total strength of 82 students. Majority of the students of the school are from economically backward families. Some students are sponsored, some pay fees, and some pay fees on a concession basis. Free bus facility is provided to students within a limited area.
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The school is located near Kavundampalayam on the Coimbatore - Mettupalayam road and caters to the needs of the surrounding area and the Coimbatore city.
The Society for the Aid of Handicapped Children (Amrit),
34, Mettupalayam Road,
Coimbatore – 641 043.
Phone : 0422 - 2441902
Bharathi Rehabilitation Centre was started in the year 1990 by Bharath Educational Society and is a recognised institute by the Government of Tamilnadu. The centre commits itself in guiding its children to realize their potential and grow to reach heights with the confidence that is built in them with patience and understanding by their teachers and all connected with the centre.
The Bharathi Rehabilitation Centre caters for mentally challenged and the hearing impaired children.
The centre follows the Madras Developmental Programming System (MDPS) for the basic activity teaching. At the higher level it follows the National Institute of Open Schooling and Tamilnadu State Board syllabi. Along with the regular studies the children are taught with yoga, dance, music and craft. The various services provided by the centre are:
The centre at present caters to the special education needs of 100 disabled children comprising of the categories of hearing impairment and mental retardation.
Bharathi Rehabilitation Centre,
307, Thadagam Road,
Coimbatore – 641 013.
Phone : 0422 2442187
Ashirwad meaning blessing is indeed a blessing to most of us who are a part of it. It is a social welfare organisation run by Coimbatore Spastic Trust.
Ashirwad is a special school for children with cerebral palsy, autism, Down Syndrome and mental retardation.
Ashirwad special education centre provides opportunity to children with special needs to enjoy their childhood and grow up as much as everybody else. Children undergo special education, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy. They are also trained through games, music therapy and yoga to ease their mind and to add novelty in what they do.
The vocational training centre named Arpritha trains older children in vocational education. They are trained in making paper bags, handmade cards, gift wrappers, and other art and handicrafts.
The centre runs a scheme named Arokiya which provides children with balanced diet and regular medical checkups. Other activities include:
The Coimbatore Spastic Trust is located in the heart of the Coimbatore city at R S Puram.
Kovai Rehabilitation and Information Services for the Handicapped (KRISH) was started on 3 June 1984 at Sivananda Colony, Coimbatore. After serving there for about 20 years it was shifted to the present campus at Thirunagar, Coimbatore.
KRISH is a non-profitable service society working for the rehabilitation of children with congenital deafness, mental retardation, autism, speech/ language problems, learning disability and cerebral palsy.
Activities conducted by the KRISH
Kovai Rehabilitation and Information Services for the Handicapped (KRISH)
‘GANANESHWAR’, Chinnam Estates
Plot No. 28, Kovai Thirunagar,
(Near Nehru Nagar and Back of KMCH),
Civil Aerodrome (PO),
Coimbatore – 641 014.
Phone : 0422 2629103
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Neyam Special School for the Mentally Challenged was started on June 2000 by the Neyam Educational and Social Service Trust (NESST) with the following objectives
The NESST is registered with the National Trust, an affiliated body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
The Neyam Special School caters educational services of mentally challenged children.
The various services provided by the school are
The school at present caters to the needs of 40 children with mental retardation. The hostel has about 80 disabled children from very poor background and orphans
It is located on the Coimbatore to Mettupalayam main road near Kuttaiyur, Karamadai.
Sri Prashanthi Academy was started by a mother of a Down syndrome girl on 8 July 2006 with a vision to provide every special child access to a positive environment which enhances his/ her quality of life and gives him/ her opportunity to participate freely in everyday life experiences.
Sri Prashanthi Academy provides specialised education for students with Autism, Down syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Speech or Language Disorder and other specific disorders. Integration into mainstream is one of the basic goals; the school concentrates on facilitatrus the emotional, physical and intellectual life experiences and confidence necessary for each student to lead a fuller and independent life.
The goals of the academy are
The various services provided by the academy are
Sri Prashanthi Academy,
4/199 Thangavelu Street,
Coimbatore – 641 022.
Phone : 0422 2642278.
The Star Special School (St. Anne’s Rehabilitation Centre for the Disabled) is run by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Anne of Trichy with a vision to create equal opportunities and rights to persons with disabilities as to other citizens and also provide necessary training and rehabilitation services. The mentally challenged school was started on 23 January 1984. The orthopaedically handicapped section was started on June 1988. Following the mentally challenged section and orthopaedically handicapped section the school for the hearing impaired was started on June 1994.
The Star Special School caters for mentally challenged, orthopaedically handicapped and the hearing impaired.
The various services provided by the Star Special School are
The school has a total strength of 435 students. Most of the students in the school are from poor background, orphans, abandoned and street children.
The school is located near Singanallur and covers the needs of the Coimbatore district.
Star Special School,
St. Anne’s Rehabilitation Centre for the Disabled,
Coimbatore – 641 022.
The Vidya Vikasini Opportunity School for the mentally challenged children was started in the year 1981 with one girl with mental retardation in the kindergarten class. Integration is the main focus of the school to make persons with mental retardation to live in society independently to the extent possible.
The Vidya Vikasini Opportunity School caters for persons with mental retardation.
The Vidya Vikasini Opportunity School offers special education and vocational education services for persons with mental retardation. The various services provided by the School are
The school has a total strength of more than 100 children with different levels of mental retardation.
The school is located in the outskirts of Coimbatore on the Coimbatore - Mettupalayam main road near Thudiyalur. It also provides its services in the areas of Anaikatti, Thadagam, Ganapathy and Vadavalli.
Achievements of the Institute in the last two years
Vidya Vikasini Opportunity School,
66, D Mettupalayam Road,
Coimbatore – 641 034.