Project #17887

Send 1000 Kids w. Disabilities to School in India



Aaina plans to ensure quality inclusive education in government and other mainstream schools for 1,000 children with disabilities in rural Odisha, who are mostly from the tribal background. We will promote inclusive peer groups in addition to arranging special educational aids and study materials. The larger impact will be on the attitude of the community from where a local pool of volunteers, teachers, and parents will be trained to teach and provide support in special educational intervention.
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Many children with disabilities do not attend school due to a lack of special needs teachers, equipment, program material, and support staff. Parents are hesitant to enroll their children in school as they are unsure how the child will be treated and if it will be beneficial for them. There are also barriers to get to school such as transportation and use of facilities. Aaina currently works with 600 out of 3000+ children with disabilities in the area and aims to reach 1000 with this project.


Aaina aims to bring local youth and parents together and orient them on special educational intervention . We will train teachers, prepare learning equipment and material, raise awareness on disabilities, and hold recreational events to promote inclusion . We will advocate with the government to build accessibility features in schools and provide special aids and appliances. Aaina recieved $40000 from institutional donor towards the cause reducing Aaina's financial target from Global Giving.

Long-Term Impact

The project will educate 1,000 children with disabilities and initiate a change in societal perceptions of these children by creating an inclusive environment in schools. These children will expand their minds and lead happier, healthier lives filled with purpose. Moreover, they can aim for higher education and become contributing members of their society. By challenging the stereotype of being a "burden" to their family and society, children with disabilities can lead a life of dignity.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


Impact of inclusive children club on Rashmi.
Inclusion campaign for disabled people in census.

Organization Information


Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sneha Mishra
Bhubaneswar, Orissa India
$34,776 raised of $45,000 goal
196 donations
$10,224 to go
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