Since 1959 The Association of People with Disability (APD) is working with People with Disability with the sole objective of facilitating and empowering them to be functionally and financially independent. We do this through Education, Vocational Training & Livelihood, Healthcare, Therapy & Mobility Aids, Advocacy and Network & Collaboration with other NGOs. At any point of time we reach out to over 25,000 people with disability across Karnataka through our institutional and community based prog
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Our current infrastructure in Lingarajapuram Vocational Training Center is over 40 years old. The condition of asbestos roofing is dilapidated and there is a possibility of breakdown in certain sections which endanger safety. During rains water drips & in summer the entire block is unbearably hot which adversely affects productivity of staff. The space available is not adequate to meet the demand in increased number of candidates registering for APD training.
How will this project solve this problem?
Rebuilding of the Vocational training centre will make the building safe, water proof and dust proof. The construction of the first floor will create additional space to train 2160 people by Year 3 which will impact 24347 people with disability.The building will also meet safety standards and significantly cut down noise pollution. It will also facilitate introducing advanced technology in training.With rebuilt infrastructure various Govt. approved courses can be introduced.
Potential Long Term Impact
The new infrastructure would be helpful to build Resource cum training centre where we can conduct various workshops/training sessions for Federation Members, Parents Group, NGO Partners and Community workers to increase the community involvement in the disability sector. Also Government Staff will be sensitized through various Capacity Building workshops & Conferences.This will ensure APD to become the nodal Disability Management Centre in Karnataka, if not in India.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.