Prabhat Educational Foundation, 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.
PEF focuses on three major areas:
Prabhat Centres: Services and facilities are offered through life skill programmes at three Centres in eastern and western Ahmedabad. PEF caters to more than 100 special children in these Centres 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 can support learning as well as psychological and physical therapy, and health monitoring. The Prabhat team includes educators, specialists and experts, as well as volunteers.
Community-Based Rehabilitation Program (CBR): PEF serves around 900 children, Persons With Disability (PWD) as well as their families and communities, who cannot access the Centres because of problems of mobility, awareness or distance. The purpose of CBR is to mobilize families and neighbourhoods toward support for the special child in her own location. A key element is the Home-Based Programme which provides education, counselling and training that can be organized within the home. Contact is also made with nearby institutions for additional services. Awareness and training programmes for parents, medical camps and special events are organized in neighbourhoods.
Advocacy: It is provided through networking and partnerships to help strengthen each of these services and create a more enabling environment for special children in society. Partnerships are with organisations such as Riverside School (Ahmedabad), Janvikas Approach, Unnati Organization for Development Education, Blind Persons’ Association, Calorx Foundation, St. Xavier’s College, Centre for Environment Education, the Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation and Our Ashiana.
Income Rs32 lac
Expense Rs33 lac
Source : Audit Report 2014
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