Ajinkya Foundation was established in 2002 for the purpose of providing rehabilitative care for mentally challenged and handicapped children in Sangli, Maharashtra. The Foundation works in the areas of education, vocational training, research and development activities. It currently supports 85 children.
The Foundation extends support to its beneficiary children in the following ways:
At its rehabilitation centre, it has – (i) Arts department where children are taught to draw, paint, make handicrafts, etc. (ii) Sports department which trains students to participate in district and state level tournaments and which also conducts various activities like cleaning the roads, watering plants, tree plantation, etc. (iii) Cultural department which celebrates special occasions like World Handicapped Day, Independence Day, Republic day, etc.
Paediatricians, psychologists and therapists are consulted to provide necessary nurturing for children. Since January 2010, medical treatment is provided free of cost to the students at Manavrahat Charitable Trust, Sangli.
Awareness camps and medical camps are conducted to spread knowledge and sensitize society about the needs of the mentally handicapped.
Self-Help Groups (SHG) for the parents of mentally challenged children have also been started.
The organization is currently constructing a Rehabilitation Centre (Sujaya Sheltered Rehabilitation centre) for the mentally challenged and handicapped children at Kupwad with an area of around 5,000 sq.mt. The centre will comprise a residential school accommodating 40 children, as well as a residential vocational training centre for children above 18 years of age. It will have a training centre for professionals, and a hall for conducting awareness sessions and seminars. The project has been possible through the generous donations and support of various donors donating funds, specifically for rooms, dormitories, hall, stage and therapy rooms. Any donation made towards construction of the rehabilitation centre till March 2018 qualifies for deduction u/s 35AC of the Income-tax Act for the donor.
Ajinkya Foundation recently got awarded the State Level Apang Kalyan Puraskar by the Ministry of Social Justice.
Income Rs13 lac
Expense Rs12 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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