Since 1959 The Association of People with Disability (APD) is working with People with Disability with the sole objective of facilitating and empowering them to be functionally and financially independent. We do this through Education, Vocational Training & Livelihood, Healthcare, Therapy & Mobility Aids, Advocacy and Network & Collaboration with other NGOs. At any point of time we reach out to over 25,000 people with disability across Karnataka through our institutional and community based prog
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are 70 million people with disability in India and one million in Karnataka. Consequent to poverty children in our society do not get adequate opportunity to quality education. On top of that if there is any disability it becomes an additional barrier for children to get admitted to mainstream schools.In APD almost all children come from poor families and their parents cannot afford the cost of education .Hence Children with Disability and their parents will get benefit from this project
How will this project solve this problem?
Shradhanjali Integrated School (SIS) is an English medium, inclusive, model, primary school within APD Bangalore Campus where we educate 200 children from nursery to class VII. The APD school aims in helping these children join mainstream schools after giving the support required. We also provide a nutritious mid-day meal to children as hunger keeps them away from school. Along with education, we provides therapy & medical intervention and assistive devices like wheel chair caliper rollatorsetc
Potential Long Term Impact
We will educate 200 Children with Disability yearly. As a result children and their parents will get the opportunity to pursue their dreams and aspirations . Eventually these children will be contributing members of society instead of remaining as burdens to their parents and community at large.Such positive awareness will be contagious in the community and that will motivate more parents to come forward and educate their children. Parents will be sensitized and trained to manage disability.
Total Funding Received to Date: $16,992
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $83,007
Total Funding Goal: $99,999