Help a differently abled child go to school

Help a differently abled child go to school

Impact

Nadirsha can keep going to school now!

Life had never been too kind to Nadirsha. When he was 20 years old, he had to move using a wheelchair. His father looked after his every need and used to take him to school, which was their only hope for him to have a better life.

He came from a poor family. Many days, his father had to work and could not afford to take him to school. Nadirsha had low attendance because of this. His future started to look uncertain but there was nothing they could do about it.

Realising this, Adarsh Charitable Trust provided Nadirsha with free transportation facility. They pick him up from his doorstep and drop him back. He is now able to attend school regularly.

His father began to work without worrying about Nadirsha. This helped him settle their debts and pay to help Nadirsha grow. They still have very little money. But they are grateful for the support they receive which helps them get by.

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Program Description

Adarsh is a rehabilitation center for children with physical and mental disabilities in the state of Kerala. The major activities of the foundation are physiotherapy and special education. These are implemented by trained physiotherapists and special educators. There are also assistant teachers and supporting staff to help the children.

Children with disabilities are identified through thorough evaluation and assessment using various tools. Children below 3 years need only physiotherapy while those above 3 years need both physiotherapy and special education. These services play an instrumental role in the child's improvement, however, half of the students fall below the poverty line and cannot afford these services.

Donation to this program supports the transportation provided to students who stay far and can't afford the commute A designated van with helpers who help them with boarding and deboarding picks them up every morning and drops them back at home every evening.

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About The NGO

Adarsh Charitable Trust
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Adarsh Charitable Trust

With a mission to provide rehabilitation measures, Adarsh Foundation was started in the year 1998 in Kerala and is currently under the chairmanship of Shri. K P Padmakumar. Its dedication to its mission helped identify hundreds of children with disabilities from their birth.

The foundation has 3 centers with 15 physiotherapists and 18 special educators. Apart from that, it caters to about 55% children who are below 3 years and fall below the poverty line. Adarsh foundation has a full-time staff, special educators, and physiotherapists who work with equal dedication in taking the foundation closer to its mission day by day.

It has gone beyond in reaching out to those who need their support and help.

Till date, with the support from the foundation, more than 200 children have been able to sculpt their way into the mainstream. Adarsh foundation has a staunch belief that rehabilitation is possible and disability can be specifically identified and treated with appropriate therapy and training. This makes it an institute of excellence in the rehabilitation of children with challenges.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

P.R.Mahadevan

Area of Operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Mental health | differently abled

Location Of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Kerala

Adarsh Charitable Trust has

rehabilitated 254 children with serious intellectual disabilities

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

30 October, 2018

Adarsh Charitable Trust's Update

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Program Update

The main objectives of this donation option is to help children to attend school activities everyday by providing them with necessary transportation facility. Around 182 children are using this facility. Of which 60 children are from financially poor family and they need support to use this facility. The facility has produced remarkable changes in children. This is mainly because of the continuous therapy and training they get when they come daily without any break. The facility is provided based on the need and of each child. Each van has a supporting staff to help the children get in and out of the vehicle. As an additional support, parents either mother or care taker can accompany the child in the vehicle. It is a continuous service.

Story from the field

Keerthinath is a child afflicted with Cerebral Palsy. Both his lower limbs and one of the limbs are affected with muscle spasticity. Because of these problems Keerthinath is not able to walk or even move properly. Hence he needs vehicle facility to reach school and back. But due to some technical issues he could not use the facility last year and that caused noted decrease in his functional skills. But this he started using the vehicle facility and is regular in class. Now he is getting regular therapies and training. With that he is able to walk with the support of walker and is very much interested in academic training, He is now following A level which is equivalent to 2nd class. He is very happy and likes to come to school every day. In between he underwent an Orthopedic surgery to reduce the spasticity of his legs. Post-operatively he needs regular therapy and training which he is getting regularly from Adarsh. All these possible because of vehicle facility. He is from a poor financial family background. His father is also a Cerebral Palsy affected person. He has a younger brother. His mother is a house wife. They meet their livelihood with the help of their relatives. His grandparents are also staying with him.

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-1960
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year40

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