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Sep 14, 2020

Rehabilitation of Persons with Mental Illness

APD’s pioneering work in community mental health (CMHP) from the year 2004 has resulted in the recovery of over 20,000 persons from mental illness in Karnataka and was honored by NIMHANS Award in the year 2018-19. APD has devised a virtual project to continue to reach out to cover 3700 PWMI, by ensuring psychiatrist consultations, continued treatments, psycho-socio – rehabilitation including counseling, tracking the progress of PWMIs, delivering medicines through Zero contact delivery(Social distancing rule), and support services to their caregivers. This unique initiative is being supported by all stakeholders working for the eradication of mental illness and promoting mental health.

The Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) at APD Davanagere has been operation since 2011 April. According to the 2011 census, 290 persons are suffering from mental illness in Davanagere. The Program is in action in 6 blocks of Davanagere District of Karnataka state. Kalburgi CMHP has been operation since 2019 May. The Program is inactive in 2 blocks. (Kalburgi and Jewargi) of Kalburgi District of Karnataka

This Program is collaborating with NIMHANS Bangalore and DMHP Davanagere & Kalburgi (District Mental Health Program) of govt. Under CMHP program 1200 ( Davanagere -1000 & Kalburgi-200) PWMI accessing rehabilitation service in Davanagere and Kalburgi. APD and health department and follow up 1200 through Ash workers, Anganwadi teachers, and Student volunteers. PWMI got free treatment from a government hospital and Monochaithanya camps running by govt. And they are on regular treatment with the follow up of Asha workers.


Every month First, Second, Third and Fourth Tuesday conducted Manochaitnya camp (Super Tuesday) at Channagiri, Jagaluru, Honnalli, Harihara, and Harapanahalli taluk Government hospital along with NIMHANS hospital and DMHP team 600 PWMI have taken treatment every month and new cases also got treatment and follow up for next month.

Every month 3rd Friday Manochaitnya camp (Super Tuesday) at Jewragi taluk hospital along with DMHP 40 PWMI have taken treatment and new cases also got treatment and follow up for next month.


Dr. Shivakumar from NIMHANS hospital and Dr. Nithin supporting for Teleconsultation program. Every month 1st Tuesday, 3rd Tuesday, and 3rd Friday team had conducted Teleconsultation through Skype and 230 PWMI got to follow up treatment through Teleconsultation.


Here we are doing 2 types of counseling one is direct counseling (face to face) other is telephonic counseling. From July to September we did 32 counseling sessions for PWMI, caregiver, school children, and college students.



During these 3 months, we have conducted 06 caregivers meeting in Harapanahalli, Harihara, Davanagere, Honnalli, and Channagiri Taluk to build a parent's capacity. Every month 1st Saturday at Harihara (Taluk Hospital office), Every month date 2nd Wednesday Harapanahalli (MR special school), 3rd Wednesday ITI collage Davanagere,   4th Friday Honnalli taluk ( Erakalu matta), and Channagiri taluk 4th-week Nalluru. We are conducting parents meeting every month, during the meeting, we are collecting parent's issues and try to address.   We have done orientation on COVID 19, NIGAMA Schemes, NABARD loan, Leadership, Community leadership, Govt. Schemes, bank loans, and APD activities.


16 Stabilized PWMI got 5 thousand rupees loan from Taluk level federation for start Agro-based self-employment.

Jul 17, 2020

Meals for Skill Development Trainees

Malnutrition and disability are both major global health problems. Malnutrition can lead to disability. Disability can also lead to malnutrition. Recent studies have found that children with disabilities admitted and treated for malnutrition are more than two times more likely to die than non-disabled children. Malnutrition is a major public health emergency in India today, with about 50% of the population suffering from it in some form - protein-calorie deficit and/or micro-nutrient malnutrition. Malnutrition including micronutrient deficiencies often leads to permanent damage including impairment of physical growth and mental development, and to added health care costs.

Livelihood program at APD is designed in such a manner to work for the holistic development of YWD’s. During the course of training, APD provides free food and accommodation facilities for the YWD who hails from rural parts of Karnataka. Nutritious food is provided to ensure a better nutritional status of trainees. Apart from food provision we also ensure that students learn the preparation of food to make them understand what exactly goes into their food. This also helps them in the future for self-sustenance.

Currently, trainees undergoing horticulture training. Every day’s lunch is provided under the midday meal scheme of ‘Akshay Patra’ which is wholesome nutrient food.  Breakfast and dinner are prepared at the center itself and it is ensured to provide eggs and banana once in a week. There is an exclusive kitchen and dining hall for students to prepare and have their meals. Such facility has ensured the sustenance of trainees as well as improvement in their physical and mental health which in turn promotes a better learning environment.

Jun 2, 2020

Educate 200 children in Bangalore

Summary of each event: 

PutaniVignana prize distribution of 32 children from class I to VII Std participated in the exam. Children were encouraged to compete outside the school.


The dental check-up was conducted in SIS dining hall by the panel of doctors from Dr Ambedkar Hospital and created awareness to keep-up the oral health and hygiene for children as well as parents.


Interschool visit to Mariam Nivas School Children from both schools performed cultural activities and interacted with each other and shared the gifts. Helped children and encouraged to be more confident when they are challenged with unfamiliar environments.


Channapatna Gombe factory Visit  25 students of class II & III, 4 parents, 5 staffs, 2 bus staff and 1 support staff visited Shilpa craft factory, Channapatna. Students were made aware of one of the local speciality of Channapatna handmade craftwork 


Annual day All the children, parents, guest, staff from the school and APD actively participated.  Annual Day event provides an opportunity to showcase their various talents and interact with their teachers in a more informal manner.


Republic Day The program was arranged at the APD ground. Students of SIS all the staff accompanied by our principal. Students gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of how the Indian Constitution was drafted and sacrifices of freedom fighters and the role of the future generation.

 Visited Channapatna toy factory visit with 18 Students from 5 and 6 classes along with 3 staff and one support staff went to Channapatna toy factory Students learnt how to make toys by natured wood, dye and hard work.

  Math Inter-School Competition. 40 Children from eight different schools participated in the competition. Learning and teamwork were encouraged. Tested and developed knowledge about the subject.

 Exposure visit to the Planetarium  Students of Nursery, Preparatory along with 4 staff visited Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. Students were excited to watch the sun, moon, and planets and enjoyed the moment.

Science Exhibition  Children from each class explained many things about science into ITC students and APD Staffs. Developed a scientific spirit and curiosity in a student which in turn forces them to think and creatively find solutions to the challenges. Students enjoyed learning through exhibits and felt a sense of belongingness as they made the models with their own hands.

CFL Visit to visit the residential school with three teachers and 11 students.

 Majik of dyslexia seminar(interactive program) 6 Teachers attended the workshop at Deepika special school. It was focused on skills and techniques of inclusion and involvement of children with dyslexia into mainstream school system   Teachers was enabled to support the dyslexia students in reading, writing, spelling and arithmetic.

 International wheelchair day International wheelchair public the awareness program was held in Cubbon park 10 children, 10 parents and 1 teacher from SIS attended the program.

Represented our presence in the community and supported the program.


General Health Check-up General Health check-up was done for all the students from a doctor from Vinay Nursing Home. Suggestions and recommendation were given to the students.

 Krishna Trust 13 teachers visited the Krishna Trust, a Special School for  MR in Kengeri.   The Exposure visit offered to understand the various perspective of the special school for MR at a deeper level.

 Exposure Visit for teacher’s to Amara Seva Sangh, 13 Teachers, 5 Support staff visited Amara Seva Sangh,   The visit helped to interact with the teachers of Amar Seva Sangam. Learn and understand curriculum adaptation.

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