Help a mentally challenged child reach school by Khushboo Welfare Society

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Dipanshu’s struggles led him to the State Level Special Olympics!

Dipanshu is a young boy from a poor family in Gurgaon. He suffers from multiple disabilities and his life was hard right from the beginning.

He could not speak a single word or walk properly. His father was an alcoholic and spent the family’s minimal earnings on his addiction. Dipanshu’s fate seemed dark as there was no way his family could afford to treat him.

When his mother found out about the NGO Khushboo, she enrolled him there. Khushboo provided Dipanshu with special education, physiotherapy and speech therapy. They also guided his mother on how to care for him at home. They ensured that he was able to come to their center every day by providing free transport for the family.

Regular therapy has changed Dipanshu’s life. He can now speak and balance his body. He is a good student and a gifted athlete. His drive and talent have led him all the way to the State Level Special Olympics!

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Until Khushboo's inception 21 years ago, the city of Gurgaon did not have a dedicated center for education and care for children with disabilities. Since Khushboo started its journey it has developed into a landmark institution for a range of special needs services for the differently abled.

About 10 children in the age group of 3 to 6 years attend their pre-school where they are trained on activities of daily living, while 45-50 special needs children in the age group of 6-18 years attend the Special Needs Education Program.The school follows Individualized Educational Programs based on assessments and reviews, and shape an individual course of educational instruction for each child. Students who qualify for the Open School system are given parallel academic training.

Donations made to this program support the cost of fuel, driver's salary, and bus maintenance. Donate to this program and help a disabled child reach school.

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Khushboo Welfare Society
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Khushboo Welfare Society

Khushboo Welfare Society is a non-profit organization that was established in Gurgaon to provide holistic care and multifarious services to people with mental and multiple disabilities. Their vision to have a society where the physically and mentally challenged lead a life of care, dignity and respect placed a roadmap of directing efforts to help the physically and mentally challenged become self-reliant, realize their full potential and enhance their capabilities to the maximum extent.

Their specially designed programs namely Sparsh, Pre School, Blessings, Samvedan, Samarth, and CBR provide a range of assistance to the differently abled including therapeutic interventions for speech, physical, occupational and multi-sensory integration, attending to early development issues and imparting vocational training in activities which may lead to employability.

With a total staff of 43 providing support to 89 persons with disability, the organization adopts a multi-sector and multi-dimensional approach with joint participation from the village community and family members. Their sole focus remains on holistic development and education of differently abled people through a gamut of trainings in activities of daily living (ADLs).

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Rakesh Jinsi

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Rehabilitation | differently abled

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Khushboo Welfare Society has

providing quality education and treatment to 112 disabled children and adults

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Renewals FY 19-20

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Program Updates

30 September, 2021

Help special children to become more self-reliant.


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

  1. Lohri Celebration: Lohri was celebrated in the centre by doing traditional pooja and bonfire.2) Staff Training: Staff training was conducted on “Assessment and Sports Skill Evaluation” by Sports Instructor.3) Republic Day Celebration: National flag was hoisted at the centre on the occasion of Republic Day. Children with their parents participated in the celebration online.4) Sports and Play activities: Sports Instructor conducted training on the assessment of children and started doing sports activities with children. He is visiting fortnightly to guide the Educators.5) Workshop on Adolescence: A workshop was held at the centre on Adolescence (IAHW).6) Workshop on wheelchair handling & Transfer techniques: Our Occupational therapists, Mr Abhimanyu Verma and Mr Ranjeet Mishra organized a workshop on wheelchair handling and transfer techniques for the staff. 7) Medical Camp: A medical camp was organized at the centre in which 8 children with neurological conditions were attended by Pediatric Neurologist.8) SPLASH Event: Our 6 children participated in “SPLASH”, a non-competitive painting event for children with disabilities organized by Concern India Foundation. 9) Meeting with National Trust: All issues related to disabilities covered under the National Trust were discussed in the meeting.

Challenges faced and next steps

We thankfully did not face any challenges due to Covid19. We have trained professionals to work with children with disabilities and all of them were able to navigate through any tough time or situation.

Stories from the ground

Impact story from the ground:Rahul Kumar Muni, 15yrs/male, joined Khushboo on 18th Dec 2013.His initial diagnosis was Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has a low attention span, no eye contact with people. He has problems with personal skills as well as in Behavior. He cannot sit for long on an activity. He is dependent on his parents for all the day to day activities. He has sensory issues like Tactile defensiveness, difficulty with loud noises, unusual touching, touch processing, auditory processing, proprioceptive issues and modulation related to these areas.Now Rahul has improved in his social skills and he can follow instructions. He replies to the Namaste by bowing his head and joining his hands. He has improved his personal skills too and now he can wash his face and hands by himself. He has started combing his hair independently and he can do all his toilet-related activities by himself. He helps his mother in dusting the table and chair. He is now able to take his meals independently. In this pandemic, Rahul had lost his father due to covid. Rahul has a younger sister of 6 years of age. His mother is a housewife.

23 March, 2021

Support to children and families during COVID


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Activities\Events\Celebrations from April-Dec 2020

During the lockdown period we are trying to boost the imagination and creativity of all the children of Khushboo. Our children are receiving one-on-one or group intervention through the online programs.
Our team members are putting their energy into setting up running our services virtually: Life Skill Training, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy. We were connected with the parents and children through WhatsApp from April to June.
We had started to take online sessions from July 2020.

Awareness & Precautions of Covid-19
A meeting was arranged by the Director-Programs regarding the awareness & precautions to be taken to control the spread of COVID 19.

Meeting with Staff
Regular meetings were arranged by the Director-Programs in which Educators and Therapists were asked to prepare their teaching & training plans for online sessions on zoom.

Training on Zoom sessions:
Staff training was organized on online sessions. A trial zoom session was held for the staff to make them understand various controls in zoom application.

Staff Training
Staff trainings were organized during the period:

  •    Storytelling: How to engage children with disabilities

  •    Learning Process

  •    Motor activity training program

  •    Online staff training was arranged on Guidance & counseling. Dr. Mousumi Bhaumik, Ph. D. (Special Education) was the resource person.

Feedback online session with the parents:
Feedback and suggestions were taken from the parents regarding online sessions taken by the Educators and the Therapists. We are modifying the sessions according to the feedback and suggestions from the parents.

Legal Guardianship issued to Four Applicants:
Now we are the NGO member of the Local Level Committee (National Trust) for the District Gurgaon. We have the responsibility to make home visits to verify the documents of the applicants. Khushboo has started this activity and has already helped 4 eligible applicants to get the Legal Guardianship Certificate.

Independence Day was celebrated in the Centre. National flag was hoisted by the President (Khushboo) in the presence of all the employees. All the safety measures were taken care at the time of flag hoisting. Children with their parents participated in the celebration online.

Medical Consultation for Orthopaedic and Neurological Conditions:
Medical consultation was organised on Zoom. 5 children with their parents were attended by Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Sanjay Sarup.

A Medical consultation was organised on Zoom. 5 children with their parents were attended by Paediatric Neurologist Dr. Pooja G. Kapoor.

November 20th 2020: Khushboo Silver Jubilee Celebration
An online Event was organized to celebrate the Silver Jubilee Year of Khushboo. A Panel discussion was arranged on the topic “The Challenges faced by persons with disability and their families”.
Moderator and panelists were from Corporate and Government. Parents and donors were the participants.

5 July, 2020

International day of disabled persons and International Human Rights Day


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International day of disabled persons and International Human Rights Day

Khushboo Celebrates International day of disabled persons and International Human Rights Day through a week-long celebration which culminates with an event on December 10-2019 and includes;

• Exhibition of entries to the inter-school painting competition on the theme of Inclusion and opportunities for persons with disability.
• A walkthrough of the Khushboo programme
• An entertaining fun Quiz for Corporates on disability
• Cultural performance by students of Khushboo & GMRV Foundation
• Address by the Chief Guest
• Prize distribution for the award-winning paintings.
• Vote of thanks

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

We celebrated festivals like Republic Day and Holi. In the month of March we celebrated 23rd Annual Day of Khushboo. Children presented various cultural programs. 2 Medical camps were also organized in this quarter. Our children also participated in Athlete leadership training camp organized by Special Olympics Bharat. They also participated in Art workshop “A Canvas of Expression”. 20 of our children participated in painting and Drawing competition organized by Concern India Foundation. For the next quarter, new goals will be set for the beneficiaries and also a workshop will be planned for the parents to understand their children.

Story from the field

Ravishanker Patel is a child with Cerebral Palsy, joined Khushboo’s program in April’17. He had problem in eating, standing and holding objects. He was also dependent on his parents for Activities of Daily living (ADLs). He comes to school on the school bus.
Special Educators and Therapists analyzed his challenges and started Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Special Education. The focus was on providing training on ADLs to make child self- dependent. Now with regular therapeutic intervention he is able to walk with the help of rollater and he is also able to maintain standing position independently for 7-10 seconds. He is now able to stand in upright posture which indicates overall improvement in muscle tone. He is also able to perform activities in sitting position without any physical assistance. His left upper limbs strength is improving as he is using it for performing few activities like picking up. Training to Ravishanker’s parent has also been given by special educators to guide and monitor the child at home.
Now he has started to do scribbling with thick crayon colors and performs action with rhymes.
He recognizes his family, teachers and classmates. He also speaks few words like “Mama, Papa, Dedo and Ma’am”. He also enjoys playing with ball.

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What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date116
Village/City/State where project is locatedGurugram, Haryana
Total Budget for the project for FY18-1913615000
Total Expenses for the project YTD13010817

30 October, 2018

Khushboo Welfare Society's Update


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Program Update

We work with children such as Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Autism, Mental Retardation.
Our Programmes include Life Skills Development and therapeutic services such as Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy & Psychotherapy. We work with children in the following areas to teach them skills which enable them to handle personal needs on their own. Activities of Daily Living, Interpersonal Skills, Personal Safety and Security, Home management & Housekeeping, Cooking & Catering, Education ( 3 R's), Computers, Gardening, Art & Craft.
We have added one more mini bus to make commuting of children easy. Now 75 children are using the transportation facility.

Story from the field

Anmol Sharma is a 19 years old boy with Down syndrome. He was admitted to Khushboo due to his sub- average intellectual functioning and adaptive skills. At the time of admission he was fully dependent on his parents for Activities of daily living. His communication skills and social skills were also not age appropriate.
After detailed assessment by our multidisciplinary team, a management plan was developed for him.
He is now fully independent in all the activities of daily living (including dressing and grooming) and can take care of himself. He has even successfully passed an 18 month 'Ability Enhancement Multimedia Program' certified from AIIMS Multimedia and has learnt Basics of Computer, Coral Draw, Photoshop and other advanced computer program as a part of the course curriculum. He has also represented 'Khushboo' in Special Olympics and other National Sports Events. Now he also participates in cultural programs. Recently he has won Gold medal in District and Silver medal at State level Games for Badminton.
He is now in the Vocational group and has learnt to serve tea and cut vegetables.
Donation for Anmol would help 'Khushboo' to provide holistic services to children with special abilities.

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-1985
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year75

28 February, 2018

KWS students win accolades in sports and arts


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Khushboo student Priyanka Hasija won 2 gold medals in National Championship of Powerlifting.

The Annual Art competition-VSA has the participation of 7 children from KWS. Kunal Chauhan and Priyanka Hasija won the 2nd prize in 23rd Annual Art Competition in March 2017, organized by Very Special Art India.

The Day breaker Half Marathon saw the participation of three Khushboo students and the Unified Football Games-SOB has two children participating.

The Day breaker Half Marathon saw the participation of three Khushboo students and the Unified Football Games-SOB has two children participating.

Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Independence Day, Dusshera, Diwali, Children’s Day and Christmas were all celebrated, where children performed cultural programs.

Khushboo Carnival had fun events like a puppet show, magic show and tattoo painting which the children enjoyed.