Society For Child Development (SFCD)
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Comprehensive - Mental Disability
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 30 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: Expired
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Dr. Vijay Agarwal, President Ms. Indira Rai, Vice President
Dr. Abha Bhawal, Vice President Dr. Satya Prakash, Treasurer
Dr. Madhumita Puri, Secretary Mr. Aman Rai, Member
Mr. Ankush Gupta, Member Ms. Anuroopa Giliyal, Member
Mr. Vipin Malhotra, Legal Advisor
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Society For Child Development (SFCD) was established for creating a world of equal opportunities for mentally challenged children and young adults. SFCD uses a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to address the needs of persons with disabilities.

SFCDs activities include:

  • Vocational Training and Education: In FY13, special education were imparted to 9,883 children with intellectual disabilities. , They trained 7,659 such youth for various vocations and provided live-in facilities to 30 disabled people in need of care and protection.
  • Prabhat Special School: It was started for providing quality and holistic education for students between the ages 3 to 18 years. Parent conferences are held on a regular basis, wherein they are informed of the individual progress of their child. The school enrols 26 students at a time.
  • Recreational Activities: Students, though disabled, are encouraged to exercise daily and learn organized sports. This helps students to cope with their disabilities, and even attain total physical fitness. On every first Wednesday in each month, Jam sessions are organized by Subir Malik of the famed Parikrama Rock Band. This is a dance and music program which enhances the mood of students.
  • Apne Sahare: Apne  Sahare  is  a Samarth  Project  of  the   Ministry  of  Social  Justice  and Empowerment,. The centre provides residential space to 10 adults with severe disabilities. The centre has a Warden and 2 attendants, one each for men and women.
  • Skill development: Vocational courses are provided in the following: preparation of Holi and Rangoli powders, weaving, product fabrication, paper mache thali and diya making, cooking, tailoring, horticulture, handmade paper and candle making. After course completion, a certificate is given and the trainee is absorbed in the Advanced Skill Development Unit (ASDU) which trains on the job. There are around 28 trainees as of now and 3 trainees graduated to the ASDU in FY13.
  • Avacayam: It is a waste flower recycling program which is manned by persons with intellectual disabilities. They sort, cut, dry, weigh and package the flower petals on a daily basis. Flowers are collected from hotels, temples and visarjans (processions). Total waste flowers collecting during 2013 were 596,200 kgs.
  • Trash to Cash: This aims to help young adults forget their dependence of life with concessions and sympathy and to transform themselves into individuals with their own income, rights and responsibilities. At the training centre, all business processes are taught beginning with the concept to fabrication, to packaging and finally sales. In 2013, 87 persons with various disabilities underwent training. Each trainee gets a monthly stipend ranging from Rs1,000 to 4,000. Till date 21 persons have been successfully employed in mainstream business.
  • Other activities:
  • Mid-day Meal Program
  • Disability Opportunity Cell
  • A Certified Course in ‘Hospital hospitality for Hearing Impaired’ in association with Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital.
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Source : Audit Report 2014
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