Snapshot
Umang Charitable Trust
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Special Education
% Spent on beneficiaries
85%
Financial Score:
Age: 19 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Dr. Bhawana Kerkar, Founder & Chief Functionary
Mr. Prasad Kerkar, Co-Founder
Mr. Raju Kordey, Trustee
Mr. Sudhakar Sonawane, Trustee
Ms. Ratna Mehta, Trustee
Mr. Umesh Kamble, Trustee
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Income:
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Umang Charitable Trust was to integrate autistic children and slow learners into regular curriculum in normal schools and help them adapt to the social environment. Umang helps children with a wide range of disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Learning Disability, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Behavioural Disorder, etc. The NGO also offers a complete range of Clinical Services (from Paediatric assessment to Therapies) and reaches out to differently abled children in municipal schools who are in need of Specific Treatment.

The key activities carried out are:

  • Psycho-Educational Assessment: It consists of an assessment of psychological aspects of learning & academic skills of children. Psychological aspects include Language skills, Intelligence, Verbal & Visual Learning, Planning activity and Eye-hand coordination for paper & pencil tasks. Academic Skills includes Reading, Writing, Spelling, Mathematics, Oral Expressive skills, etc.
  • Psychological Counselling & Guidance: It focuses on three main programmes which are Student based programme, Teacher based programme & Parent based programme.
  • Occupational Therapy: It helps families, teachers & children in identifying materials that can be used by the child as well as adapting certain interaction styles that may help improve a child's overall skills.
  • Remedial Education: In remedial education, people are usually given assessments to determine their level of competency. Based on test results, the students are placed in classes which are most likely to provide benefits. Class sizes are often small, with a focus on high teacher-student interaction, and they can take place at night or during the day to accommodate various needs. In the course of the class, the instructor will bring students up to speed so that they have skills comparable to those of their peers.
  • Cognitive Therapy: It seeks to help the patient overcome difficulties by identifying and changing dysfunctional thinking, behaviour, and emotional responses. This involves helping patients develop skills for modifying beliefs, identifying distorted thinking, relating to others in different ways and changing behaviours. Treatment is based on collaboration between patient and therapist and on testing beliefs. 
  • Other Activities include Speech Therapy, Social Skills Training & Parental support programme.
Income
Rs
53 lac
Expense
Rs
51 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015