Prabhat Educational Foundation (PEF), also known as Prabhat Alternative Education was formed for the social cause of serving special children. PEF is committed to the national effort to help children with special needs to find their way to independent adulthood. PEF is one step toward every Indian child having the opportunity to exercise the fundamental right to education, and to fully participate and contribute to our society. 15,000 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) have directly benefited since 2003.
PEF focuses on three major areas:
Prabhat Centers: The centers are designed as cheerful and welcoming spaces for therapy, play and learning by doing. Services and facilities are offered through life skill programs at 6 centers in Ahmedabad. PEF caters to more than 100 special children in these centers which also provide a strong focus on counselling and service support for families/parents. These activities include learning skills and abilities for greater self-reliance and confidence, play that supports learning as well as psychological and physical therapy, education, scholarships to siblings of children with special needs, parents counselling and training, health camps, exposure visits and festivals.
Community-Based Rehabilitation Program (CBR): PEF serves PWD children as well as their families who cannot access the Centers because of problems of mobility, awareness or distance. The purpose of CBR is to mobilize families and neighborhoods towards support for the special child in his/her own location. The key element is the Home-Based Program which provides education, counselling and training that can be organized within the home. Early Intervention(EI) facilities has encouraged parents to bring their children to these centers. Through support of the community Prabhat has access to community spaces providing a stable base for its activities.
Advocacy: Through networking and partnerships, it aims to strengthen each of these services and create a more enabling environment for special children in society. Training and Workshops, Institutional Visits, Cultural Events and Social Events helped in advocacy and networking. Partnerships are with organizations such as Riverside School (Ahmedabad), Janvikas Approach, Art4All, Calorx Foundation, Blind People’s Association, IIM Ahmedabad, Mudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad (MICA), Tata Capital, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation and Our Ashiana.
Income Rs53 lac
Expense Rs40 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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