Established in 1994, Shri B D Tatti (Annavaru) Memorial Charitable Trust works for the welfare and development of persons with disabilities in Karnataka. The founders Of the Trust began its work by working for children with speech and hearing impairment. Over the years, the Trust rapidly expanded its work and has reached out to about 9000 persons with disabilities, including children, youth and adults in 11 Districts of Karnataka till date. Their ongoing programs include:
Sushravya Pre-Primary School for Deaf (Mother Care Center)
Started in 2007-08 -the only center in North Karnataka to provide oral deaf language training to hearing impaired children and their mothers. Children with hearing impairment, who are as young as six months to five years Old, are enrolled in the school along with their mothers.
Shri B D Tatti Residential School for Children with Hearing Impairment:
The school provides education from 1st Standard to 10th Standard, and teaches all the subjects. The school is affiliated to Department Of Women and Child Welfare, Government Of Karnataka. The teachers' training skills are upgraded regularly to improve the teaching methodologies to children with speech and hearing impairment. The school follow the Nali Kali method Of teaching which is appropriate to teach students, especially those with Hearing Impairment at an early age which was
Community based Rehabilitation Program (CBR) Introduction:
This program is concerned with timely identification of persons with disabilities, providing them with the range of services required and expanding the reach Of service to direct and indirect beneficiaries.These programmes provide the scope to involve and engage with various stakeholders,
care givers, Government Departments and NGOs in the service of persons with disabilities.