Uma Educational & Technical Society (UETS) was for the purpose of serving the differently abled, and to improve their quality of life. It works for the welfare of people living below the poverty line and helps also takes up activities for rehabilitating them.
Some of their activities in 2013-14 were as follows:
Uma Manovikasa Kendram: This is a special school for children having intellectual disabilities based at Kakinada with 2 sub-centers at Jagannaikpur and Pithapuram in Andhra Pradesh. The school conducts vocational training, physiotherapy, speech therapy, psychological interventions, and music & yoga therapy classes. In FY14, there were 289 students (Males – 210, Female – 79) in the school. 75% of the funds are received from Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
State Learning Centre for Deaf-Blind:UETS has been running a unit for the last 5 years for people suffering with deaf-blind conditions. This project is supported by Sense International (India), Ahmedabad and the UK government (DFID-GPAF) since April 2012.
Inclusive Education for Disabled: The program focuses on improving the enrolment and retention rate of disabled children and to include them in main stream education. A total of 226 disabled students study in 15 Zilla Parishad High Schools, one Government High School and one Junior College.
Target Intervention Project for Migrant Community: This program is run in association with National AIDS Control Organisation, New Delhi under the supervision of A. P. State AIDS Control Society. Its main objective is to reduce and control the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among migrants.
Faculty Training Programme: UETS conducts training programs for professional courses dealing with disabled students. The courses offered are Diploma in Education Special Education Mental Retardation (D.Ed SE (MR)), a regular two year diploma course in Mental Retardation and a certificate course. through distance learning. The above courses are recognised by Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi and affiliated to National Institute for Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad. Intake capacity of the regular course is 25 students per annum and in addition to regular classes, students are involved in community mobilization, awareness programs, counselling & guidance to parents of children with special needs.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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