The Institute of Mentally Handicapped Boys is a government-run Home for 90 boys with special needs, most of whom have been abandoned by their families. U&I partners with the State to ensure that each of the boys has access to a hygienic environment and individualized therapy. U&I employs full-time staff, including care givers, speech and physiotherapists and special needs teachers to ensure that these children are given the resources and care to live a productive life.
Hundreds of special needs children in India are abandoned by their families due to lack of finances - they are then left in State care for the rest of their lives. While the State provides basic food and shelter, the residents in these Homes lack access to special education and therapy, as well as necessary social interaction. Through U&I's partnership with the State, we work in a boys' Home which houses 90 children, ensuring that they receive the care required to live a productive life.
Through our partnership with the State, U&I works with the boys in the Home to give them access to individualized therapy and care. By providing a clean, safe and productive environment for the boys, U&I proposes to raise the bar for healthcare in State-run special needs Homes, using the boys' Home as a model to replicate in other states across India.
Occupational therapy, speech therapy, and vocational training will enable these differently-abled boys to live a more independent, healthy and productive life. Vocational training will also help the boys develop skills that can potentially be used to earn a small income. By setting up a model Home U&I proposes to raise the bar for healthcare in state-run Homes for special needs individuals.