Education  India Project #48200

Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.

by OSCAR (Organization for Social Change, Awareness and Responsibility) Foundation
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.
Enable children with disabilities in Indian slums.

Summary

Children with disabilities living in slums are the most disadvantaged group in Indian society. They are 5 times more likely to be out of school & often subject to severe social exclusion. Negative attitudes deter disabled kids from taking part in the family, community or workforce. OSCAR's specialised sports activities, events & equipment encourage & enable kids to be part of a team, to discover their own unique ability, in the classroom & on the field. Raising confidence & aspiration is key.

$20,000
total goal
$5,949
remaining
191
donors
1
monthly donor
4
fundraisers
2
years

Challenge

Poor families living in low income communities are ill equipped to provide adequate care for physically & mentally impaired children. Lack of time, money & education, coupled with the social stigma of having a disabled child leads to the child being socially excluded, resulting in low morale, aspiration & an inability to take part in group activities. Uneducated parents need support & guidance to provide the special needs their child requires. Will you help give a disabled child a better life?

Solution

The project trains 'Young Leaders' from slum communities to mentor & coach children with disabilities in sports. Working in schools, OSCAR delivers specialised football & sports sessions, empowering & inspiring the children to discover their own unique ability, equipping them with confidence to seek their equal right to education & opportunity. Engaging in tailor-made group activities & events prepares the children to mix with able bodied girls & boys, without fear of exclusion and prejudice.

Long-Term Impact

The long term impact is social inclusion, equality, dignity, regular school attendance & a greater, happier more fulfilled life....full of SMILES! The Disability Project removes negative stigmas & challenges cultural beliefs about disability. The success, progress & ability of disabled children becomes a source of pride for parents & the community. OSCAR's active, educational & fun sessions in special & mainstream schools in Mumbai, breaks traditional stereotypes & attitudes towards disability.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Project Leader:
Lucinda Sowerbutts
Mumbai, Maharashtra India
$14,051 raised of $20,000 goal
 
224 donations
$5,949 to go
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