Snapshot
Andhjan Kalyan Trust
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Comprehensive - Multiple
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
72%
Financial Score:
Age: 29 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Prof. Bhaskar Mehta, President Mr. Yusuf Kapadiya, Vice President
Mr. Praful Vyas, Managing Trustee Ms. Lakshmi Jamariya, Treasurer
Mr. Parshotam K. Sharma, Trustee Mr. Futarmal Porwal, Trustee
Mr. Chagan Patel, Trustee
Recognition:
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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Andhjan Kalyan Trust (AKT), established in 1992 in Gujarat, works for the all-round development, welfare and rehabilitation of the disabled to make them socially and financially self-reliant.

AKT was formed by visually challenged persons of Saurashtra region in Gujarat, India, but functions nationally and internationally whenever any necessity arises for the cause of the disabled.

Their objectives include:

  • Providing education, training and comprehensive rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities
  • Looking after the welfare of the disabled
  • Promoting their equal participation in socio-economic activities and their general integration in society
  • Enabling and empowering the disabled to live their life independently and stay within the fold of the family
  • Helping the disabled cope with the problems of daily living and relieving family members of the burden of constantly looking after them
  • Providing services for their specific needs including shelter, aids and appliances, medicines and other items
  • Protecting the rights of the disabled and preparing the community for their long-term acceptance
  • Establishing a relief and residential institution and providing them education, orientation & mobility, health care, home economics, rehabilitation, vocational training, etc.

While AKT was initially set up for the welfare of the blind, it felt a great need to undertake educational and rehabilitation programmes for the welfare of other categories of the disabled including the visually impaired, hearing impaired, mentally challenged, orthopedically handicapped as well as multi-handicapped and those with cerebral palsy.

Their initiatives include:

  • Computer Education Centre for the visually impaired
  • Resource Centre for the education of the disabled
  • Talking Book Production Centre for the blind
  • Residential Care Centre to provide medical, recreational and educational services to the disabled
  • Deaf-blind Training & Education Project (speech therapy, braille reading and writing, palm reading, etc.)
  • Computer Training and Examination Centre for the disabled government employees
  • Physiotherapy Centre for treatment of children, using physical and electrical modalities
  • Free distribution of aids and appliances to them
  • Placement by referring the needy people to  government and non-government agencies
  • Support services for getting them the benefit of government and non-government schemes offering financial and educational assistance
  • Sports and Cultural Activities
  • Counselling to the disabled children 
  • Advocacy
Income
Rs
22 lac
Expense
Rs
25 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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