Children
 India
Project #10721

Home for mentally challenged boys

by U&I

Summary

Home for mentally challenged boys creates a community of people who care, nurture and provides for 80 mentally challenged orphans who live at the Government home for boys in Bangalore, India. We provide them with doctors and nurses who take care of their physical needs and volunteers meet with them every week on a consistent basis to give them the emotional care that they need.
$20,000
total goal
$10,277
remaining
138
donors
2
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Hundreds of mentally challenged children are abandoned by their family and left in state care for the rest of their life. Though the state provides basic food & shelter, the boys lack the needed special education & skills necessary to live an independent & self sufficient life.

Solution

For the mentally challenged boys at the state home, occupational therapy & vocational training enables them to live a self sufficient & independent life & earn a living as well.The volunteers who meet with the boys every week creates a community of people who care for them.

Long-Term Impact

Occupational therapy and vocational training enables them to live a more independent, healthy and self sufficient life. It also gives them the opportunity to have a steady source of income.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

U&I

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​www.uandi.org.in
U&I
Project Leader:
Ajit Sivaram
Bangalore, Karnataka India