Persons with disabilities (PwDs) are the most excluded and marginalized community. With 40-80 million disabled people, India has one of the highest numbers of PwDs globally (World Bank report); 69% of them live in rural areas (India Census 2011). We seek your support to provide relevant medical aid and healthcare, and improve access to greater educational and employment opportunities. We, thereby hope to enhance and empower the quality of life for 308 PwDs in 14 villages.
Persons with disabilities (PwDs) live a very challenging life. Due to lack of awareness, our target PwDs have not availed assistive devices and other rehabilitation services. Treatable impairments are ignored due to inability to access medical facilities. Children with sensory, motor, intellectual disability have no access to specialized care and are often found out of school. Youth/ adults are unemployed due to lack of education and skill training.
We will distribute assistive devices like wheelchairs, calipers, crutches, prosthesis, hearing aids, others. We will provide medical therapy and rehabilitation services and also facilitate access to secondary/ tertiary care. We will provide special education for the disabled children and impart appropriate skill development and vocational training for the disabled youth/ adults. We will also be facilitating access to government entitlements and schemes for the PwD and thus empower them.
Disability need not be an obstacle to success. We hope to empower the disabled by improving their access to health, rehabilitation, support, education and employment. We believe that it is our moral duty to remove the barriers to participation, and to unlock the vast potential of people with disabilities. It is our hope to ensure a dignified life for them and make them a contributing member to their families and society at large. Thus we will pave way for creating an inclusive society.
We are currently expecting delays in getting funds to this project due to new regulatory requirements that impact GlobalGiving's ability to disburse to organizations in India. GlobalGiving is working hard to address the issue. Donations to this project will be disbursed as quickly as possible.