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Support children and persons with Disabilities

by Service Initiative for Voluntary Action Trust (SIVA Trust)
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Support children and persons with Disabilities
Awareness meeting at Kuppanapuram
Awareness meeting at Kuppanapuram

Our support to persons with disability continued during this quarter also with your generous support and well wishes. We could get the newly introduced Unique ID card for disabled for 3 persons. We continued to pursue the remaining applications for ID cards (2), Assistive devices (50), Pension benefits (23) and Train/Bus pass (14 cases). Awareness meetings were conducted at 3 villages with a total attendence of 154 persons, mainly focussing on the ways to prevent disability, handling of disabled children and getting governmental support for their livelihood opportunities.

We opened a new computer centre in January 2020, in our Trust office at Vanniconendal village, where we gave opportunity to a local girl with disability to work as the trainer. While the non-disabled were charged for the course, we met the course fee of 3 girl students with disability. The teacher was provided free opportunity to learn tailoring also free of cost in the tailoring institute run by the Trust.

A deaf and dumb lady of 55 years in our working village was helped to get loan of Rs.1 lakh from local bank for setting up a tailoring shop in the village. That has become the main livelihood for the lady and she is imparting tailoring training and also giving part-time employment to 2 other women in her shop. Thus, our interaction helped three women with disability in getting opportunity for their livelihood.

A special meeting was held at Therkupatty village, where more than 50 adults and children have speech and hearing disability, as a genetic problem. We are evolving a collective livelihood opportunity for them within that village. We are also planning to have some sports event exclusively for the disabled children, as they are usually not included in games and sports activities by the non-disabled children and these disable children are denied the opportunity to mingle with other children of their age and also the pleasure of playing games.

Your continued support to us will make us plan more such innovative thingsfor the welfare of the persons with disability. 

Special meet at Therkupatti for deaf and dumb
Special meet at Therkupatti for deaf and dumb
Computer class at Vanniconendal for disabled
Computer class at Vanniconendal for disabled
Tailoring shop of deaf and dumb at P.V.Chatram
Tailoring shop of deaf and dumb at P.V.Chatram
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Blind woman rearing the cow we helped to get
Blind woman rearing the cow we helped to get

The care taken by the staff of SIVA Trust towards the more than 300 persons with disability (PwD) in the working area continued with the same vigour during this quater also. They informed the PwD candidates with the special camps organised by the Government agencies for evaluating their need for assistive devices and helped them in filling the relevant application forms. On their pursuance, 6 PwD got new disability identity cards. The pending applications of the PwD for assistive devices and rail/bus passes were pursued further. Awareness creation meetings on disability and the schemes available for them from the Government departments were held at 3 centres during the quarter.

A crippled youth of Thevarkulam village who was financially assisted to set up a small shop in his village for his livelihood requested for additional fund of Rs.30,000 for expanding his shop and his business. The same was provided to him after due diligence and seeing the good result of the assistance.

Cooperative Society loan was arranged for a hearing impaired woman of Panavadalichatram village to purchase a high-end sewing machine to help her livelihood, as she is good in tailoring.

Another 25-year old, totally blind woman of Thevarkulam village hailing from a very poor family requested for financial help to purchase a cow for the sustenance of her family. As she was found to manage the rearing of the cow by herself, she was given the required assistance and was also helped in acquiring a good, milk-yielding cow, with which the family has started some daily earning. The woman was also helped in getting ID card, ration card and Aadhar card.

The Trust wants to do more such help to the PwD in its working area, for which any one-time or month-on-month contribution from persons with philonthropic heart will be of great help.

Small shop expanded with our help at Thevarkulam
Small shop expanded with our help at Thevarkulam
The cripple youth managing the shop
The cripple youth managing the shop
One of the awareness meetings conducted by us
One of the awareness meetings conducted by us
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Awareness meeting on disability service in village
Awareness meeting on disability service in village

The SIVA Trust staff continued to work for the welfare of around 300 persons with disability in the two blocks of Manur and Melaneelithanallur in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu State, South India. They continued to pursue the earlier given 21 applications for pension, 47 applications for assistive devices, 16 for rail/bus pass and 10 for ID cards. They could get 6 ID cards, two for physically challenged and 4 for hearing as well as speech impaired persons.One polio affected old man got a wheel chair by our effort.

Awareness meetings were regularly conducted in villages to identify persons with disability and provide them with services.

From our side we gave school uniform, shoes, note books, guide books and writing instruments to three poor students with intellectual disability and studying in Government Higher Secondary School in our working village. Our staff actively worked in the special camps organized by Government authorities during August for issuing Unique Disability ID Smart Cards in the two blocks where we work and helped more than 500 persons with disability.They are also mobilising the persons with disability, who are in need of assistive devices, for the special camp being organised on September 4th in the taluk headquarters, Sankarankovil, to identify the requirement and arrange to supply the devices. Now SIVA Trust has become a house-hold name for the disabled population in our working area. Thanks to all those who generously helped us in this endeavor.

Polio affected who got a wheel chair
Polio affected who got a wheel chair
Seven year old deaf and dumb boy who got ID card
Seven year old deaf and dumb boy who got ID card
Staff helping disabled in smart card issuing camp
Staff helping disabled in smart card issuing camp
Intellectually challenged students given books
Intellectually challenged students given books
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Locomotor disabled getting adjustable walker -1
Locomotor disabled getting adjustable walker -1
  • SIVA Trust continued focus on around 100 persons with disability in many villages in Melaneelithanallur and Manur blocks of Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India. We got disability the National Disability ID cards to 11 persons and 6 persons got rail/bus pass during the reporting period. The earlier submitted other applications of PwDs have also been pursued regularly.
  • One deaf and dumb woman, aged 35 years was helped in getting free sewing machine from Government, for her livelihood. One mild mentally retarded, 17-years old girl who had studied up to 8th Std. and was doing menial work for 4 years was counselled to undergo vocational skill training for her sustenance and was admitted to the tailoring class conducted by the Trust.
  • Five senior citizens having orthopaedic disability were issued adjustable walker for their easy mobility within the village and even to their work place.
  • Homeo medical assistance was provided free of cost to 18 persons with disability, including 3 MR children, for various ailments.
  • Awareness meetings were conducted in 11 villages (261) explaining the various services rendered by the Trust for the welfare of persons with disability. 

 All the above works were possible only because of the generous donations given by the donors. The beneficiaries expressed their heartfelt thanks to the donors.

National ID card got for a disabled beneficiary
National ID card got for a disabled beneficiary
Awareness meeting on disability service
Awareness meeting on disability service
Homeo treatment to disabled children in a school
Homeo treatment to disabled children in a school
Disabled girl admitted to tailoring training
Disabled girl admitted to tailoring training
Deaf and dumb woman helped with sewing machine
Deaf and dumb woman helped with sewing machine
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Physically challenged getting homeo treatment
Physically challenged getting homeo treatment

SIVA Trust staff started focussed work for around 100 persons with disability in 4 villages in the working area of Melaneelithanallur and Manur blocks. Awareness meetings were conducted at 4 centres during the quarter on the services available to the persons with disability.

The staffs were engaged in getting the persons with disability the National Disability ID card, pension, aids & appliances, rail/bus pass and other Government schemes available, by interacting with the Tirunelveli District Differently abled Rehabilitation Officer. During the quarter, 8 persons got ID card and 4 persons got pass to travel in train/bus at concessional rate. Besides, 47 applications have been submitted seeking assistive devices, 18 seeking pension and 16 requesting rail/bus pass.

With the help of a doctor from nearby State of Kerala practising Homeopathy, homeo medical assistance was provided free of cost to 46 persons with disability in the area, including 3 children with intellectual disability, for various ailments. The follow up by the doctor is continuing every month and progress is visible in many cases.

One youth whose both legs got amputed during an accident was helped in getting artificial limbs. All these efforts were possible only with the generous donations given by the donors. 

Awareness meeting in a village
Awareness meeting in a village
Helped to get disability certificate
Helped to get disability certificate
Medical certificate for bus travel concession
Medical certificate for bus travel concession
Homeo doctor examining a patient
Homeo doctor examining a patient
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Service Initiative for Voluntary Action Trust (SIVA Trust)

Location: Coimbatore - India
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Project Leader:
Shiva TPuram
Coimbatore, India
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