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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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
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.
About The NGO
Adarsh Charitable Trust
22 July, 2019
The option of school bus transportation system is provided for helping children to reach school and back home. It is normally very difficult for the parents to carry the children, especially challenged children to school through public transport system due to heavy rush at the peak time. Hence facility of school bus is a great boon for the children their parents. The Trust has 9 vehicles and each vehicle travels around 100-120 kms a day. In total around 184 children are using this facility. Among them, only 38 children who are from very poor financial background are included in this programme. Almost all the children in the programme are having severe to profound physical disability. Parents are always finding it very difficult to carry them and if this bus facility not available there is no other choice for them.
Story from the field
Krishnadas, an adult boy of 28 years of age, affected with Cerebral Palsy joined Adarsh in 2003 at the age of 12 years. At the time of admission, a detailed evaluation was done and it was revealed that he had severe muscle spasm all over his body. He had not sitting balance and no proper head control. Since then, he had been given regular Physiotherapy and other necessary therapy programmes. Due to his severe physical problem, mother had no other choice to opt for school bus facility. Now he is 28 years old and still he comes to school in school bus. Now he studies in secondary level of NIOS syllabus. It is mainly because he has good intellectual skills. He is totally dependent on his mother for all his activities of daily life. But he is very happy to come to school every day and school bus facility helps him a lot for that. As a part of his quarterly goals, Krishnadas achieved independent dressing skill with the help of regular and systematic training.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||40|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||36|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Kureekad/Ernakulam/Kerala|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||555500|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||555500|
30 October, 2018
Adarsh Charitable Trust's 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 FY18-19||60|
|Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year||40|