Jhanjha Unnayan Samity strives for empowerment of differently abled people. Jhanjha Unnayan Samity has been recognized by National Trust, a Government of India initiative, working for all round development of the differently abled. It is also associated with Berhampore Spastic Society and Indian Institute of Celebral Palsy. Jhanjha Unnayan Samity is listed with GuideStar India.
The activities of FY12-13 included:
Awareness programmes for differently abled: Various programmes and seminars on life struggles of Hellen Keller, Louis Braille and Masdur Rahman Baidya were organized by the NGO. The purpose was to create awareness about disabilities of different types in Society. Assistance was made available to the differently abled in the form of hearing aids, tricycle, mobility sticks etc. The NGO also organized counselling sessions and awareness camps to educate the parents and guardians on caring for differently abled people in collaboration with Berhampore Spastic Society.
Social Activities: In FY10-11 the NGO started an education programme for the benefit of the differently abled with six branches and 127 learners. The programme has been successful and is in its third year. In addition, the NGO organises regular eye checkup camps for the disabled and deprived sections of Society. In FY13, an eye camp was organized in collaboration with Shusrut Eye Foundation. The organization also distributed sweaters and clothes to the needy.
Training and Rehabilitation Centre: The NGO has started Vidyasagar Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Centre to provide training in sewing and knitting to widows, divorcees and elderly women. It also plans to provide free coaching to meritorious students of formal schooling.
Functions: The NGO undertakes various cultural competitions and other programmes on a regular basis. National festivals such as Independence Day, International Disabled Day, and Republic Day etc are celebrated with enthusiasm. The NGO also organised a tree plantation drive to create awareness on environment issues.
Income Rs3 lac
Expense Rs3 lac
Source : Audit Report 2014
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