Making professional expertise of a multidisciplinary team accessible for children born with disability, or 'at risk' for developmental delay and mothers 'at risk' within the community.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Lack of access to medical care, ignorance, superstition, limited education, malnutrition and inadequate prenatal care in poor communities result in preventable mental handicap. Government facilities though available are inadequate and erratic. Most of our families are daily wageworkers and cannot afford time to seek services. Beneficiaries are families with disabled offspring, all persons and children with disability, their mothers and the general community.
How will this project solve this problem?
Detection of mothers and children "at risk" for developmental delays; to provide intervention to target group of children; to train midwives, health workers, teachers of special education and other professionals in the target community.
Potential Long Term Impact
To ensure that all children in the primary school age group with physical or mental disability have available to them appropriate education designed to meet their unique needs as part of the mainstream education provided by schools.
Total Funding Received to Date: $480
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $480 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $105,686.