Education  India Project #35738

Help Provide Food to Children with Special Needs

by Save The Children India
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Help Provide Food to Children with Special Needs
Help Provide Food to Children with Special Needs
Help Provide Food to Children with Special Needs
Help Provide Food to Children with Special Needs
Help Provide Food to Children with Special Needs

Summary

In India a child born with special needs are presumed to have a life of dependency. For the poor this situation is extreme. The children with special needs are considered to be a financial, mental and physical burden The project aims at providing nutritional meals to Children with special needs attending educational services at Save The Children India that offer holistic interventions of catering to Nutritional and health needs, academics and extracurricular and employability skills training.

$17,000
total goal
$10,660
remaining
28
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years

Challenge

The children with special needs are considered to be a burden to their families. Due lack of knowledge and skills of the family, the children do not get the appropriate help they need. The children do not go to school and hardly leave their homes. Therefore, they are not challenged and do not develop mentally or physically. The experiences have shown that the families will often prefer to invest on a healthy child over a child with special needs, when it comes to providing food, education,health

Solution

Save The Children India's Special Care Centre annually reaches out to 250 children who are hearing and speech impaired and intellectually disabled and living in poor socio-economic condition. The students are largely from slum areas and parents are daily wage earners. The education of special child is often neglected by the families especially those from poor socio-economic background. The school offers transportation facility, breakfast and afternoon lunch and educational support to children.

Long-Term Impact

Save The Children India's Special Care Center aims at improving the quality of life for children with special needs in poor families living in slums of Mumbai and ensuring that they lead life of dignity and independence through integration of children with special needs into the wider community by education and skills training and by supporting them to avail opportunities of social interaction, Education, Life skills development, skills training etc.

Resources

http:/​/​www.savethechildrenindia.org/​
Website

Organization Information

Save The Children India

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @STCI_Mumbai
Project Leader:
Farida H Bagasrawala
Mumbai, Maharashtra India
$6,340 raised of $17,000 goal
 
57 donations
$10,660 to go
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