The National Association of Disabled’s Enterprises (NADE) was established in Mumbai in 1987 as a Non- Governmental Charitable Trust with the main objective of motivating and supporting the unemployed and dependant disabled population of India to come out of their dejected and disappointed conditions and organize themselves into groups (Co-operatives of the disabled) and take up suitable self-employment avenues to earn their livelihood through their own efforts based on “self-help” and “mutual help”.
Special School for the Mentally Challenged Children:
The Special School of NADE presently supports 35 mentally challenged children, with provisions being made to support 50 more Special Children.
Promotion of “Disabled’s Cooperatives & Industries:
Since 1987, NADE has been guiding, training and supporting individuals as well as groups of disabled persons to organize and run their own “Co-operatives” & Industries” to create employment opportunities. About 50 Disabled’s Co-operatives have been established in Maharashtra till date.
NADE has a Training Centre-cum-Workshop in Mumbai for the benefit of 150 Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Mentally & Orthopaedically Challenged people per batch.After completion of their training at NADE, they are provided employment in Manufacturing of various products, or Trading activities & Service Contracts, undertaken by NADE’s “Indian Disabled’s Service Co-operative Society Ltd.” At this Centre, there are various Activities / Workshop Sections like Godrej Spare Parts Packing, Electrical Switch Assembly, Jewellery Pouch & Cloth Bag/Office Bag Making and more.
NADE provides Welfare Services like medical & educational assistance, free food and other rehabilitative services to the disabled and their families.
NADE also has a fine Orchestra Group consisting of talented Disabled Artists which undertakes regular Orchestra Programmes in various schools, colleges, hotels, companies, halls and so on.