Sponsor the hostel expenses of a differently abled student by Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled

Sponsor the hostel expenses of a differently abled student

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Impact

Access to a safe shelter, holistic education, and medical care can help the differently abled to improve their quality of life and be independent

Jyothi was born with an orthopedical disability in her arm. Unfortunately, both her parent's passed away when she was very young.

Her next of kin didn't want to have the burden of the responsibility of a disabled girl child. So, they abandoned her without even the thought that she was a little girl.

One of Samarthanam's representative found Jyothi and took her into the Samarthanam Hostel for Girls. Once she settled down, the trust enrolled her into Samarthanam Residential Primary School. Jyothi was a bright student, but due to the disability related to her arm, she was not able to write.

As she was still young, the trust checked if there was any medical help that could help her. The doctors performed a surgery after which she regained use of her arm to a reasonable extent.

Her life has drastically changed for the good with her arm operation. She can now write her owns notes without having to rely on her friends and teachers. Apart from academics, she is also a good dancer. The care that Jyothi has received has helped her bloom into a confident girl.

She is now in class VII in the Samarthanam Residential High School. She aspires to grow up to be a teacher to educate children like herself.

Without the support and care of Samarthanam, Jyothi would have spent her life on the streets and faced many hardships. She would have struggled with her disability being a roadblock all her life. The aid she has received has given hope for her future.

You can also help poor differently abled students get access to a safe shelter. You can donate so that they can get a home and an education with which they can build their independence. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.

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Program Description

Samarthanam Trust runs a program to provide free hostel facilities for the disabled and underprivileged students, especially young girls. This aid helps them pursue education. This program serves the differently abled students from Bangalore as well as far-flung, impoverished rural areas in Karnataka and neighboring states.

One unit of donation to this program supports the staff salaries, medical expenses and administrative expenses of the hostels for one differently abled college student for a month.

The students live in safe hostels with active supervision, hygienic and nutritious food and reliable transportation to their place of education.

Volunteers provide training to assist them in studies and extra-curricular activities to ensure holistic development. This includes recorded course material for visually impaired. Each student receives individual care and attention.

There are three hostels in Bangalore; one in HSR Layout and 2 in JP Nagar. Two teachers train the students in the hostels. The hostels have approximately 35 students residing throughout the academic year.

When you donate to this program, you help a differently abled student get access to a safe shelter and an education. This education can help them become independent and build a better future for themselves.

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About The NGO

Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
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Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled

Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled is a National Award winning NGO that works for the empowerment of persons with disabilities and the underserved. They primarily cater to people in need by providing a plethora of services including quality education, accommodation, nutritious food, vocational training, sports and placement based rehabilitation.

Their initiatives strive towards creating opportunities for them to keep pace with the rest of the society. Today they stand as a complete solution provider by supporting education and livelihood needs of persons with disabilities and those from underprivileged backgrounds. Apart from these initiatives, they also foster the game of blind cricket amongst visually impaired players across India, through their cricketing arm Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI).

They envision to touch at least 100,000 lives by 2020, providing comprehensive solutions to the differently-abled and underserved communities. They were felicitated with the National Award for Child Welfare by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India and received it from Smt. Pratibha Patil, Honourable President of India in 2010.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Mahantesh G. K

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Area of Operation

Mid-day Meals | differently abled

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Karnataka

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Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

30 June, 2022

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

We have provided free accommodation in our hostel with nutritious breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner for 24 students. Differently-abled and underprivileged students have approached us for hostel support from all over Karnataka. We are also providing yoga and meditation classes in the morning. Under the extracurricular activities, we are providing them with free dance classes, cricket coaching, marathon training, and sports for all the resident students.


Challenges faced and next steps

No challenges. We are working towards reaching out to increase the number of students for hostel support.


Stories from the ground

One of the government colleges in Bangalore approached us regarding an orphan student. We accommodated the student by providing free stay, food, education, and medical assistance. Now the student is staying full time in our hostel facility.


28 November, 2021

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Quality education for 7 differently-abled and underserved students without break during the pandemic Ensured health and safety of the students – Distribution of tabs, Books, stationary and data and internet support enabled the students to attend the classes virtually from their families, which ensured the health and safety of the students.  All the above supports reduced the economic burden of the underserved families.1. Enhanced the digital knowledge and skills of teachers – Before COVID Pandemic teachers and students were used to traditional classroom teaching. It was a challenge to both, at the same time it was an opportunity to learn and continue the quality education without break. Thanks to technology which enabled us to continue the education of children during the Pandemic. In this regard we trained the school teachers on using the zoom app, Google meets Avaz app, Next Learning Platform and what App groups. These pieces of training and enhanced knowledge and digital skills enabled the teachers to handle the classes virtually. 2. We ensured the digital knowledge to the students- At Samarthanam, we are running an inclusive school and students are from diverse Backgrounds. A total of 15% of students are differently-abled and the remaining are underserved coming from rural and migrated families from North Karnataka. It was a big challenge for teachers to train these students on using different apps and continue virtual education. Thanks to our teachers who did this exercise and made it possible. 3. We also sensitized the parents and family members on different apps – The majority of parents are non-literates and they are daily wage earners. Digital knowledge was an alien subject for parents. Frequent parents meetings and sensitizing them on basics and the need for learning about these apps and the importance of the virtual classes enabled the parents to involve their wards to attend the class regularly.4. Teachers conducted exams online and assessed the students and based on the guidelines from the education department the students are promoted to the next grade.We celebrated loui brail Day, Youth Day, Republic day, women’s Day, Ambedkar Jayanthi. Volunteering activities from different corporate on Yoga and meditation, health and hygiene, art and craft, quiz competitions, Awareness on COVID including Vigyagama program.


Challenges faced and next steps

 Yes, as mentioned above Covid pandemic was the biggest challenge and it hampered continued and regular education students.  Due to COVID, Reverse migration of families took place, which affected the regular contact of students and families. Educating teachers, students and parents and preparing them for the virtual model of teaching and learning was one of the challenges. Regular training for the teachers, providing laptops, tabs, internet and required stationery enabled the teachers to provide education for children. Regular parents and teachers meetings Provided all the required teaching-learning materials to students such as Tabs, Books and stationary, data and internet etc.Ongoing virtual classesDistribution of textbooks and notebooks for the students.Providing training on Innovation Tinker Lab.Conducting monthly unit tests, FA2 and FA3 and SA1 exams will be completed


Stories from the ground

Lakshmi is from Benchamardi Taluk, Raichur District, belongs to a small family of 5 members. She has a younger sister and a younger brother, and they were not able to manage their expenses. So they came to Bangalore from Raichur in search of a job. Her father is working as a Security Guard and they are staying in a rented house. Their annual income is 60,000/- and they got to know about Samarthanam School from their neighbours.After joining Samarthanam his/her Activities:Lakshmi joined Samarthanam School for 4th std. and got adjusted to the school environment very quickly. She is very much interested in studies and sports. She is capable of understanding the lessons taught by the teachers and she helps others in teaching the same. She is very regular in attending the online classes and also actively participates in the volunteering sessions. She has participated in many sports and cultural activities and won many prizes. On the whole, she is a very brave girl who sets examples for others.Her ambition is to become a teacher.


23 March, 2021

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Since inception Samarthanam Trust for the disabled is striving to strengthen the children, youth with disabilities, the underprivileged through education, skilling, arts and culture, sports and health and nutrition. High Quality Residential Reverse Inclusion Centers, Promoting Inclusive Education and promoting leadership among the youth with disability through education are the core values of the organization.
COVID -19 is an unexpected situation and the challenge worldwide and it is affecting all the sectors including education of children. It has changed the way of life of people and it has affected children with disabilities and the underprivileged very severely. At Samarthanam in spite of all these challenges though we are not able to achieve what we expected and we are continuing with our efforts in meeting the goals of the organization and the education program.
During the project period, the team education has put its efforts in various areas keeping in mind the continuity of learning of children and is progressing in many ways.


Online meeting  capacity building workshops was organized for primary school teachers to adept them with the skills and knowledge for handling the online classes. 


Teachers have completed the Digital Literacy Program and received the certificate.


•Conducted a virtual training session ‘Leadership development’ for staff on 30th September 2020 Varalakshmi & Latha.V from Primary school took part.
•Conducted the virtual PTM review meeting of Primary school on 5th August 2020.
•All the students of primary school are promoted, marks cards have been distributed and readmissions are done.
•Text and books were procured from education department and distributed to the students.
•Virtual classes for the students have been started in Primary school from 10th September onwards. The E-Learning for primary school children started through whats app groups, in the month of September online virtual classes through Google meet were initiated, class wise and subject wise learning of children is progressing.