Help a differently abled person walk by sponsoring a mobility aid by Uma Educational & Technical Society, Kakinada(UETS)

Help a differently abled person walk by sponsoring a mobility aid

Impact

Being able to move inspired Galamma to change her life.

Galamma worked in the coir industry. An unfortunate accident caused her to lose a leg and she could not work anymore.

Her life got even harder when her father died soon after. She was lost and in pain but refused to give up. She decided that she would do everything she could to help herself and her family.

She pushed herself to walk with the help of crutches. The government hospital that Galamma visited referred her to Uma Educational Trust and Society (UETS). The organization helped her by providing for her treatment. They also gave her an artificial leg.

Galamma began to feel more confident and decided to go back and finish her education. She not only finished her schooling but also graduated from college. She then enrolled for D.Ed in Special Education (Mental Retardation) at UETS.

Today, she is proud to be a Special Educator for intellectually challenged children. She is in awe of her own journey and believes that UETS and its donors made her dreams come true.

Women like Galamma have the courage and determination to win at life. You could help them by donating for mobility aids that keep them going. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Uma Educational and Technical Society (UETS) works towards the promotion of an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for the differently-abled. The organization is based in Kakinada and impacts the lives of beneficiaries all over the East Godavari, West Godavari, Yanam, Vizianagaram, and Prakasam districts of Andhra Pradesh.

In order to help differently-abled people become more independent in terms of movement, hearing, vision and other functional abilities, the organization has run an exclusive workshop for the fabrication and fitting of aids and appliances at its center in Kakinada.

It has made and distributed suitable aids and appliances such as crutches, hearing aids, calipers, tricycles, artificial limbs & wheelchairs to the underprivileged, and has impacted the lives of more than 8000 people so far.

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About The NGO

Uma Educational & Technical Society, Kakinada(UETS)
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Uma Educational & Technical Society, Kakinada(UETS)

Uma Educational & Technical Society was registered in the year 1988. It is a flagship Rehabilitation centre for the differently-abled, which plays a vital role in Prevention, Correction of further occurrence of disability, Equalization of opportunities, Awareness Creation, and Education, enhancing the quality of life and enabling integration of the disabled into mainstream society. Their mission is to reach the un-reached through the provision of both quality and quantity of services for better lives of the differently-abled.

Mr. S.P.Reddy, a post-graduate in Psychology with over 26 years of experience in the Disability sector, founded UETS in 1988. His focus is on giving the best possible services to the differently-abled. The organization works towards the promotion of inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for the differently-abled. They also run a workshop that exclusively manufactures aids and appliances for the disabled, like artificial limbs, calipers, crutches.

In 2014, Mr. S.P.Reddy was awarded the State Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as the Best N.G.O Executor.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

S. P. Reddy

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Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Mobility aids | differently abled

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Andhra Pradesh

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2014: National Award for Child Welfare

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Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

23 May, 2022

Assistive Devices can play a vital role for mobility of Persons with Disabilities

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Uma Educational & Technical Society, Kakinada has been implementing a project called District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) in East Godavari District and conducting Screening, Assessment & Awareness camps. We have also focused on tribal people in the remote areas of Rampachodavaram.

Our DDRC Team organizes need-based assessment camps at Mandal Head Quarters in coordination with Mandal Parishad Development Officers and Department of Welfare of PwDs. We have organized 5 Camps at MPDO Office premises of Thondangi, U.Kothapalli, Tuni, Rowthulapudi, and Sankhavaram Mandals of East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. We have identified 101 Persons with Disabilities for Artificial Limbs, Calipers, Crutches, Tricycles /Wheel Chair and Hearing Aids, etc. During these camps, we have done the repairs of Artificial Limbs and Calipers through Mobile Workshop.

We have also organized a special camp for repairs and maintenance of Artificial Limbs & Calipers with the cooperation of Dr Raghunadh, Prosthotist & Orthotist who resides in the UK on 22nd Dec 2021. In this camp 50 Artificial Limb users were benefited with free foot and belt as well as repair and maintenance.

DDRC distributed 129 dry ration kits to physically challenged persons at their doorstep during the pandemic.


Challenges faced and next steps

General public has also been facing a lot of difficulties because of Covid, especially most Persons with Disabilities. They depend on the care from their family members. Hence, we have identified the poor and needy PwDs and provided 129 dry ration kits to physically challenged persons at their doorstep.

We are also planning to conduct 12 more Screening & Assessment Camps and providing New Artificial Limbs / Calipers to pending PwDs who have already been identified. During these camps, we are also planning to do repairs and maintenance of old Artificial Limbs / Calipers.


Stories from the ground

Mr. Goddu Veera Venkata Satyanarayana S/o G Srinivas aged 17 years is from Rajanagaram Village of Rajanagaram Mandal. He lost his right knee via accident when he was coming back from his village with his friend on a bike. They were driving fast when suddenly a lorry overtook them and they fell down. Then the other lorry went over his leg. He lost his leg below the knee and the doctors then amputed the remaining part of the leg to overcome the complications. He belongs to an upper middle-class family. His father is a carpenter. His parents were depressed because he is their only son. He is studying 10th class but he discontinued his school because of this accident. Kundela Butchibabu from his village referred him for an artificial limb. He was assessed by DDRC Professionals and prescribed accordingly. Within a week he received the limb free of cost with your contribution. They expressed their sincere gratitude towards the donor and as well as the organization for supporting them.


28 November, 2021

Help a differently abled person walk by sponsoring a mobility aid

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

This organization is maintaining a Workshop (Immovable & Mobile) for fabrication/fitment of Assistive Devices. Through this workshop (Movable & Immovable) the organization is fabricating and fitment of assistive devices and providing to the needy Persons with Disabilities free of cost with the support of donors like you. We are conducting Screening & Assessment Camps for the identification of beneficiaries for Assistive Devices in all Revenue Mandals, East & West Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh. We are providing repair and maintenance of assistive devices that received them earlier. During this period we have not conducted any Screening & Assessment Camps at Field Level due to the intensity of Covid-19. We have provided Centre based services for Repairs and distribution of new Assistive Devices to PwDs identified in earlier camps. 160 Artificial Limbs and Calipers were repaired and distributed 17 Artificial Limbs and 10 Calipers from Jan to June 2021. These Assistive Devices are helpful for their mobility in their day to day life.


Challenges faced and next steps

  1. Field level camps could not be organized due to Covid-19 pandemic crises especially from March to June 2021.2. Most of the PwDs could not reach our Centre for any repairs or new assistive devices due to imposition of lockdown and lack of proper public transport facility. 3. During this period this organization has provided Dry Ration Kits to poor and needy PwDs those who have lost their livelihood with the support of various donors mobilized by this organization. Since we have taken special permission for vehicle passes from the district administration for distribution of Dry Ration Kits, we have utilized the same for identifying the new PwDs for Assistive Devices and provided repairs for already using assistive devices. 4. As of now Government authorities has been permitted to conduct the camps for Screening and Identification of PwDs for the requirement of Assistive Devices. Accordingly, we have planned to conduct 3 camps per month Mandal wise. So far, we have identified 192 PwDs for new Assistive Devices ( i.e. Artificial Limbs- 75, Calipers - 53, Crutches 23 and Tricycles / Wheel Chairs - 41) in East & West Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh. These Assistive Devices will be distributed by the end of this year.

Stories from the ground

Ms Kayala Pavithra aged 34 years resident of Vella village of Ramachandrapuram Mandal, East Godavari district. She was met with an accident when she was 7 years old by an RTC bus and her right leg was crushed under the tires of the bus. Immediately she was admitted to an area hospital and was operated on. Her right leg was removed and since then she was using an artificial limb to her right leg. She was provided artificial limbs free of cost 3 times during the last 25 years and this is the fourth time we have provided the limb for her free mobility. She had been getting a disability pension from the government of Andhra Pradesh. She is unmarried and stays with her mother.We have provided an artificial limb to her right leg and she can move freely as she was habituated for the last 25 years. Ms Kayala Pavithra has expressed her gratitude to our organization and Donor for the kind act of supplying the artificial limb. She also said that GiveIndia and UETS must continue their noble services to differently able persons like her in future also.


23 March, 2021

Providing an Artificial Limb / Calipers to needy Persons with Disabilities

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The Disabilities may occur at any age but become more common as people get older. Most of the people with disabilities have the inherent potential to lead their life independently, but they are living dependent on their families due to lack of functional Mobility, Functional Vision, Functional Hearing etc, which is required to execute the activities. The provision of suitable aids & appliances may helpful to restore people with disabling disorders to their optimum level of function and wellbeing and can improve the quality of life (which includes those things that make life worth living or which give fulfilment). The suitable aids & appliances can also help to improve functions — by allowing people to perform ‘basic’ activities, such as becoming mobile or self-caring or doing everyday tasks.



5 August, 2020

Provide hope to people with disabilities

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Provide hope to people with disabilities




We organised the World Disabled Day on 3rd December 2019. We arranged for the "Louise Braille" Birthday Celebration on 4th of January 2020. We had a great celebration on the Republic Day on 26th January 2020. Amidst all our celebrations, we incorporated and conducted distribution of Aids and Appliances to needy PWDs. Apart from our regular distribution of mobility aids to people with disabilities, events such as these help us in increasing our reach to help and support more and distribute more.
We have distributed Teaching and learning Materials to the needy Special Needs Children on several occasions. This has benefitted them extensively, We have also organized Special Events where we have provided appropriate Tricycles / Wheel Chairs to needy Poor Persons with Disabilities as a means to support their everyday life.



19 November, 2019

The happiness amidst hardships

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The happiness amidst hardships








30 October, 2018

Uma Educational & Technical Society, Kakinada(UETS)'s Update

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Program Update


We are conducted need based assessment camps at mandal head quarters. During this camps our Rehabilitation Professionals were identified and referred to us for Tricycle. We have provided a Tricycle on free of cost with donors contribution


Story from the field


Mr. Guthula Satya Narayana aged 58 years physically challenged had affected Right lower limb on accident . He belongs to Vakathippa village of Kapileswarapuram Mandal of East Godavari District. He could not able to do daily living activities as he has no mobility due to Post Traumatic Amputation. He depends on his family members are daily wage earners and fall under below poverty line. DDRC has conducted need based assessment camp at Kapileswarapuram Mandal. During this camp he has identified and referred to our organization for Tricycle. We have provided a Tricycle on free of cost with your contribution. He and his family members have expressed their sincere gratitude to the organization and Donor for supporting their mobility through Tricycle.


Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19150
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year22