Help a differently abled person walk independently

Help a differently abled person walk independently

Impact

Polio did not stop Ayishal who aspires to complete her Ph.D.!

Ayishal Beevi is from a poor family. She was affected by polio when she was a child and lost function in her legs. She could only crawl and required the help of her parents to stand up or move.

Her father worked as a labourer and was the sole breadwinner of the family. They did not have enough money to get Ayishal the resources she needed. Without being able to walk, Aiyshal’s life seemed dark and without any possibilities.

When her parents heard of Amar Seva Sangam, they approached them for help. ASS gave Ayishal regular access to physiotherapy to help make her limbs stronger. They also gave her calipers and crutches as the doctors recommended. With therapy and the right resources, she slowly began to walk on her own.

Ayishal has now completed her B.com, and her MBA and is doing her M.Com. She wants to pursue her dreams by completing M.Phil and Ph.D as well. Her confidence to travel alone, work, and chase what she wants is inspiring.

Children like Ayishal can lead perfectly normal lives if they are given the right help and resources. You can make this possible for an underprivileged child by donating. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.

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Program Description

Amar Seva Sangam has been committed to integrating physically and mentally challenged persons, by empowering them to have equal participation in the society. They have a manufacturing unit which specializes in customized calipers for the differently-abled.

As opposed to the heavy traditional aluminum calipers, the customized calipers are lightweight and easy to use. The Unit also deals with repair of PVC calipers and supply of specific orders depending on the need of the user. Close to 14,000 differently-abled people have been served across 800 villages. The daily struggle with accessibility for people with disabilities is huge. They are forced to be dependent on others even if they are capable in all other aspects.

Donations made to this program support the salaries, electricity, and for procurement of material for the unit. By supporting this program, you can help more beneficiaries get access to calipers and in turn claim their independence.

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About The NGO

Amar Seva Sangam
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Amar Seva Sangam

Amar Seva Sangram was established to help differently-abled and underprivileged children. Their mission is to empower disabled citizens by rehabilitating them and integrating them into mainstream society. They have a home for rehabilitated physically challenged people that provides free shelter, food, clothing, medical aid, and appliances. Around 50 children with loco-motor disability and associated problems are attended to and provided with special medical care.

The school for specially-abled children, Sangamam, provides free education. In Village-based rehabilitation, differently abled people, as well as communities, are involved in the rehabilitation process. They are organized into Self Help Groups for their development and get access to different government schemes. Early Intervention Center aims to intervene as early as possible and minimize disability so that the child can reach the highest potential. They cater to the needs of the children under 5 years. 30 Special children have been served so far, out of which 8 have been mainstreamed.

Amar Foundation is a trust, with a mission to generate employment for the rural poor and handicapped. They have 65 employees of which around 25 are specially-abled. Sri S. Ramakrishnan, the founder was awarded the Amazing Indians Award for his extraordinary work and selfless devotion.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sankara Raman S

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Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Early Education | education

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Location of Work
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Tamil Nadu

Amar Seva Sangam has

supported the education of 965 underprivileged children

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: India's Best NGO To Work For 2016

2016: Global CSR Leadership award presented by ABP news

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

Program Updates

22 July, 2019

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Our Sangam has its own Orthotics Centre inside the Sangam Campus, for manufacturing and repairing the supportive devices (aids and appliances) like Artificial Limbs, all types of Calipers, Splints, etc. For the differently abled persons for all kinds of disabilities. These appliances are manufactured as per the measurement as prescribed by the Rehabilitation Team of Amar Seva Sangam. This centre not only manufactures, but also do repairing and servicing the supportive aids. We have a good team of qualified staff in our Orthotic Centre. Very suitable and appropriate raw materials are used for the manufacturing. The services are offered to the inmates of the Sangam like, home children, Disabled Youth Trainee students, Spinal cord injured persons and public who come from various places for the appliances need.

Orthotic Centre Orthotics extension building was inaugurated during January, 2019. Orthotic Section was established in 1995. Initially it was started in a small building as assembling and repairing unit. The requirement for appliances and repairs increased over the time as our services extended in nearby villages & institution based rehabilitation. As we grew, our machinery, equipment and tools also increased. We have machineries like drilling machine, grinding machine, buffing machine, cubicon machine. We also assemble & repair different types of wheelchairs for differently able. We also make various adaptations for differently able personal with the help & ideas of foreign Physiotherapist and Occupational therapist. Due to small space we faced difficulties in delivering appliances on time to service users. For some time we even tried out-sourcing work to various workshops but that caused more delay in delivering appliances on time. After the inauguration, the building is very helpful to accommodate different types of equipments & tools. Also, we have bought new Hot Air Oven machine which helps to make AFO moulds. We are also using this place for assembling and repair of wheelchairs. Now we are able to operate more independently without outsourcing and even delivering appliances, adaptations, wheelchairs, etc. on time.

Story from the field

Esakkimuthu is studying 7th standard in Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya. His father works for daily wages. His mother works as a Beedi roller. Esakkimuthu has Congenital Anomaly. He is oldest among three children. He has very good helping nature and loves playing games. Esakkimuthu is very talented actor. He got best child actor award for his acting in a short film called “Kanavay Kalayathey”. His ambition is to become an actor. Esakkimuthu was given Axillary crutches, manufactured at Orthotic Centre of Amar Seva Sangam. Now he is more independent and very happy about in.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?350
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date51
Village/City/State where project is locatedNo.4, Pillaiyar Kovil Street, Indira Nagar, Elanchi(Po), Tenkasi(TK) Tirunelveli (Dist) Pin- 627805
Total Budget for the project for FY18-191345000
Total Expenses for the project YTD1236692

30 October, 2018

Amar Seva Sangam's Update

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Sangam has its own Orthotics Centre inside the Amar Seva Sangam Campus. We manufacture and repaire the supportive devices (aids and appliances) like Artificial Limbs, all types of Calipers, Splints, etc. for the differently abled persons for all kinds of physical disabilities. These appliances are manufactured as per the measurement prescribed by the Rehabilitation Team of Amar Seva Sangam. This centre not only manufactures, but also does repairing and servicing of the supportive aids.

We have a good team of qualified staff in our Orthotic Centre. Very suitable and appropriate raw materials are used for the manufacturing. The services are offered to the inmates of the Sangam includigng the integrated school children who live in the home within campus, Disabled Youth Trainee students, Spinal cord injured persons and public who come from various places for the services.

Story from the field

Muthumariappan is a 39years old male hailing from Sankarankovil. He was affected by polio when he was a child. It affected his walking abilities. He came to know about Amar Seva Sangam at the World Disabled Day celebrations. It was organized at Sankarankovil. He was seeking help to get assistive devices. He approached our Orthotics Centre to help him walk independently.

After he received the support from the centre, he is now running a Coffee Shop independently. He can prepare tea, coffee, and other beverages, and service his customers without anyone's help. This could not have been possible for him without the assistance he received from the Orthotics center. He is very hopeful to develop his Coffee Shop to a hotel.

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19Amar Seva Sangam_1.jpg?q=50&w=800
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year250

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