Enabling Right to Equal Opportunities for the Disabled
Crisis: The marginalized sections that suffer from disabilities are looked down upon and are considered as liability in the backward districts of Dahod, Gujarat. The people of the Dahod-Panchmahal districts of Gujarat state suffer from the problem of illiteracy, poverty and lack of any economic opportunities. Therefore they do not possess the necessary means to look after the disabled sections of the community. Blind Welfare Council (BWC) was established to work for disabled individuals by providing them with shelter, education, and medical care.
Programs: i) Day Care Centre for the mentally disabled. A total of 58 children have been enrolled till date. ii) Residential School for children with hearing impairment. iii) Hostel for girls with a disability. iv)Industrial Training Centre & Vocational Training Centre for the youth with a disability to encourage employment. v) Early Intervention Centre for kids between ages 0 to 4. vi)Inclusive education for the disabled (IEDSS). vii) Braille Training for teachers. viii) Advocacy Centres and Resource rooms.
Outcome: Total of 1436 students with disabilities were given special training as per their abilities. Students were also given crutches, hearing aids, tape recorders, wheel chairs and tricycles. Total of 877 individuals have been trained to become special teachers.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs1 cr
Source : Audit Report 2021
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