As per conservative figures there are 1million disabled people in Karnataka. APD intends to use advanced Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to address the education, health care and all rehabilitation issues of people with disability in the state of Karnataka. APD addresses this through Remote & connected Classrooms using advanced ICT. This will impact 7000 PWD's in Year1.By Year 5 the impact will be on 0.2million people.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Bijapur District in Karnataka is underdeveloped and has 50,000 Person With Disabilities( PWD's). State Govt. has employed people to take care of the education, healthcare, career guidance and rehabilitation. But these workers are neither skilled nor motivated to address the needs. Hence PWD's are not catered to in a professional and compassionate manner. In spite of Govt deploying human & financial resources the purpose is not served.PWD's continue to live in misery.
How will this project solve this problem?
APD intends to impart professional skills & right attitude to both Govt & Non Govt. workforce related to disability. Bijapur being far away, it is not possible to bring the trainees to Bangalore on a regular basis for structured training. Hence through advanced ICT & connected classrooms professional in Bangalore will conduct 200 days training per year for 700+ people in the disability space. This will impact 7000 PWD's in Year 1. And in 3 years 25000 PWD's will be positively impacted.
Potential Long Term Impact
The state Govt is extremely impressed with this model of capacity building & closely collaborating with us.The pilot project has been launched on 2nd October'13. APD is determined to make this a success. The Govt has indicated that it will scale up & replicate this capacity building model in 10 more districts in Karnataka in a span of 2 to 5 years. This will impact 0.2 million PWD in Karnataka in terms of education, healthcare & employability. Inclusion & mainstreaming of PWD's will be reality
Total Funding Received to Date: $660
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $99,537
Total Funding Goal: $100,197