RASA - The Center for Empowerment through inclusive Education through Theatre Arts training provides free life skills training to children with intellectual challenges & differing abilities. Most of these & adults come from various parts of Chennai. The public transport that is filled beyond capacity during school time & not being disabled friendly;& the crowded streets in some of the areas where the children come from, all make it very difficult for these special people to reach RASA's training
People with intellectual disability face varied challenges like non acceptance, discrimination, financial constraint & non availability of timely intervention majorly due to lack of support system. They deserve equal opportunity for exposure, training & education.This can be provided only if the students come to the centers on a regular basis. Without transport facility this is almost impossible.
RASA Identifies, assesses , evaluates needs & provides training in life skills through theatre Arts for the differently abled, thus increasing their self esteem and empowering them in independent living. To make sure that individuals with special needs attend the special center to get their inputs & to maximize their potential, RASA, is in need of a comfortable van. The inputs given at RASA being holistic will foster special vocational skills & provide for financial independence.
Empowering people with mental challenges, preparing them to face life on par with individuals with normal needs, giving them the confidence to address discrimination and/or abuse & have the personal confidence to stand up to their rights all can happen only if these students reach the center & receive developmental & rehabilitative inputs on a regular basis. A Swaraj Mazda van will be ideal to transport these children back & forth from their homes to RASA & the maintenance can be taken care of.