Fellowship of the Physically Handicapped (FPH)
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Vocational Training - Physical Disability
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 65 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Atul Desai, President Mr. Subhash Dhavale, Vice-President
Ms. Shobha Kamra, Vice-President Ms. Phoola Kaul, General Secretary
Ms. Sudha V. Pandit, Associate General Secretary Mr. Prakash N. Desai, Associate General Secretary
Mr. Pravin Sanghvi, Treasurer Mr. Yagnesh C. Dalal, Treasurer
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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Fellowship of the Physically Handicapped (FPH) serves those adults who have orthopaedic and mild mental disabilities to make them self-sufficient.

FPH currently offers the following:

  • Vocational training to adults (age 18-40). The total number has increased to 175 and they receive training in 10 different departments and trades.
  • The training is free of cost and also provides facilities like hostel, lunch, pick up and drop, medical and educational support.
  • FPH organizes Rural Camps in remote areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Eight rural camps in both the states have been successfully organised so far, where aids and appliances (single hand tricycles, wheelchairs, various artificial limbs etc) fabricated at FPH have been distributed to needy handicapped persons free of cost, with the help of generous donors.
  • FPH generates income from funds from donors and sponsors, sale of FPH products, grants from Social Welfare Department of the Govt. of Maharashtra, income from Air conditioned banquet hall and other resources.
  • FPHs key clients include Air-India, Bank of India, Poddar Hospital, Centaur Hotel, Hotel Holiday Inn, Alkem Laboratory, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, etc.
  • Vocational training is provided in various trades through different departments listed below. These manufacture and assemble products.

o Machine & cycle chop: Training in welding, turning, spray painting, milling etc. Tricycles and wheelchairs are made as per orders received.
o Carpentry department: Making furniture items like chairs, crutches, Wooden frames, chopping board, telephone booths and other items based on specifications.
o Weaving/Handloom department: Training in weaving and finishing of handloom products like towels, napkins, mops, dusters based on specifications and designs.
o Tailoring department: Training in cutting, stitching, embroidery, garment designing. Orders are taken for dresses, women’s clothes, gloves, aprons and uniforms etc. This department does job work for hospitality industry and garment industry and mass retail industry.
o Printing and Binding: Training in Offset Printing, Screen Printing and Binding, DTP. Orders are taken for printing jobs of letterheads, visiting cards, coupons, brochures, invitation cards etc. Printing, Binding or screen printing jobs are being under taken and executed by the trainees of FPH.
o Block Printing of Garments: Training in printing of bed and table linen and other garments. Jobs are being executed, based on specifications and design received.
o Assembly: Training in sorting and assembly work. Orders are taken from companies for jobs like sorting and packaging of capsules for pharma companies, toy components, cook caps for hospitality industry and packaging jobs for manufacturing industry.
o Prosthetic and Orthotic - Making artificial limbs.

2 cr
2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2012