Sponsor vocational training to a differently abled person by National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped

Sponsor vocational training to a differently abled person

Impact

Polio did not stop Vitthal from providing for his family

Vitthal is from a poor family and is the eldest of three siblings. He had to start earning from an early age to help his family make ends meet. This was harder for him than most people.

He had an acute attack of polio when he was just three years old. He soon lost function in his right leg and could not walk. He had to drag himself around for years after the illness but he was determined and would not give up.

By the age of 14, Vitthal pushed himself to walk with a lot of struggle. He completed class 10 and joined NASEOH’s Vocational Training Unit.

The unit’s social workers trained him in tailoring and gave him a sewing machine. He has set up a shop at home with this and earns around Rs. 5000 every month. The unit also gave him mobility aid that helps him move around. These contributions enable him to look after himself and his family.

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About The Program

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Program Description

As one of its core activities, NASEOH runs a Vocational Training Center for imparting vocational training to the differently-abled. The key objective of the programme is to ensure employment for the differently-abled and providing them with economic independence. Apart from trades like Pottery, Welding, Gardening, Tailoring, Electronic assembly, Computers, and Baking, beneficiaries are also trained in Communication Skills.

Beneficiaries are first assessed by Social workers and paramedics for occupation suitability, according to which they are assigned trades. The training provided is completely free of cost, after the completion of which the trainees are given placement assistance, either in the form of external placement or self-employment. NASEOH's students have secured employment as Clerks, Telephone operators, Computer operators, Machinists, Binders, Tailors, Data Entry Operators etc.

Donations made to this program support the trainer's salary. Donate to this program and enable differently-abled people to learn a skill to be self-reliant.

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About The NGO

National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped
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National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped

The concept of creating an umbrella organization for the differently-abled emerged as a result of a conference held in 1968 on "Rehabilitation of the Differently abled", following which a group of eminent professionals, doctors, and social workers came together to establish the National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped (NASEOH).

Though NASEOH started off with the initial purpose of creating awareness about issues concerning the differently-abled in the areas of Education, Vocational Training, and Employment, they later decided to provide direct services through capacity building for effective integration. They do this through various projects in the areas of Education, Vocational Training, Employment, Rehabilitation, and Disability prevention.

Apart from this, NASEOH also assists the differently abled by identifying and providing them with suitable mobility aids like wheelchairs, calipers, tricycles, crutches, and splints. Most of these appliances are manufactured in-house by trainees and employees in their Welding workshop in Mumbai.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Yogendra S. Shetty

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Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Vocational training | differently abled

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Location of Work
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Maharashtra

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Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

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Program Updates

22 September, 2023

An update on the program you are supporting

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Total number of beneficiaries impacted - 39, in Mumbai


Challenges faced and next steps

92 new beneficiaries were enrolled in the academic year 2022-23. The areas in the outskirts of Mumbai Suburbs like Kalyan, Badlapur and Karjat were added to the project locations for screening, identifying and providing appropriate mobility assistive devices. All the trainees who completed the training during this period were registered with placement support cell of NASEOH for and 46 beneficiaries were placed in the private sectors. The beneficiaries celebrated and observed International Yoga Day, Raksha Bandhan and Independence day. NASEOH participated in a online competition organized by The Niche Club of La Martiniere For Boys a school based in Kolkatta and our students at the Pottery & Ceramic section stood 1st in the competition for their presentation under the theme environmental cleanliness under creativity category.


Stories from the ground

Ashwini Shinde is a physically challenged 23 years old girl. Her mother is a maid servant. Total family income is around Rs.7,000 per month. She was trained in Computer & Communication Skills at NASEOH. She has picked up the basic computer training such as computer fundamentals, M.S.Office, Internet browsing, etc. and also basic english language skills. She was also assessed by occupational therapist as well as by Physiotherapist at NASEOH for her intellectual and capabilities and admitted for skill training in Computer & Communication Skills. She was also given the opportunities for Dance & music. She cleared the computer exams from Maharashtra State Board of Skill, Vocational Education and Training and waiting to be placed in appropriate job opportunities.


20 December, 2022

Sponsor Vocational Training to a differently abled person

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Mayuresh, Ratnakar, Suhas, Shubham and Ashwini are being trained in different vocational skills at NASEOH. They are picking up the basic skills in their respective vocational skills. a) Milestones achieved : Vocational Training of the adult persons with disabilities has always been one of the core interventions at NASEOH for last 40 years. During the last 4 decades, thousands of boys and girls have acquired skills like light engineering, fabrication & welding, wood work & carpentry, tailoring & embroidery, printing & book binding, nursery & gardening, bakery & confectionary, pottery & ceramics, papercraft, computers & IT enabled skills. Many of them have found the placement across the sectors in private industry & through self employment. b)Major events : Incidental to training the student trainees create and craft many products in their respective areas of training like tailored clothes, chocolates, biscuits and other confectionaries, ceramic and pottery items, plants, etc.

The student trainees at the Fabrication & Welding Section, fabricated triwheelers and wheelchairs, caliper, crutches and prosthetic and orthotic devices which were distributed to the identified needy persons with disabilities in and around Mumbai. C) Cities, regions, areas etc covered : Primarily, the area of Mumbai Metropolitan Regions are focused. D) Number of people impact directly/indirectly : 120 persons with disabilities were imparted directly through various vocational skills activities and more than 500 people were impacted indirectly. E) How the work was carried out : The needy beneficiaries were identified and assessed by a team of social worker, occupational therapist and psychologist; based on the reports of these team, the identified beneficiaries were admitted to the appropriate training activity with the help of instructors, specialised in the particular vocations. The students were trained and their progress was evaluated through periodic case conferences. F) How did the program help and impact the people : The program helped the beneficiaries not only to acquire the particular vocational skills but also to develop their personality, improve their life skills like communication, travelling, social integration, sports & recreation.


Challenges faced and next steps

Challenges : As majority of the beneficiaries seeking the vocational training support comes on very low socio-economic strata of society, there are many inbuilt challenges emerging out of their situations like low self esteem, poor quality of education, poor communication skills, poor social skills, etc. This becomes huge challenge for a impactful interventions through their sill training. For overcoming these challenges, multiple resources and inputs are essential by way of professional human resources. The Persons with Disabilities have multiple challenges to pick up any vocational skills in terms of their mental and physical ability, functional restrictions of limbs, low self esteem, poor socio economic situation, etc.

A) At NASEOH, provision for structured training schedule with lot of empathy and attention to disabled friendly infrastructure, cost and counselling and orientation both to the beneficiaries and the parents help these individuals and their family to overcome many of their challenges.


Stories from the ground

As an intellectually challenged, Mayuresh & Ratnakar was not able to focus or sustain in any of the skill training areas before he joined NASEOH. They were assessed by an Occupational Therapist at NASEOH for their intellectual and functional capabilities and admitted for skill training in Welding & Fabrication.

We intend to pursue their training and enhance their functional areas for independent fabrication and assembly of tricycle/wheelchair.

Similarly, Shubham is being trained in Tailoring Skills. He has picked up skills of simple stitching and embroidery skills. He too was assessed by occupational therapist at NASEOH for his intellectual and capabilities and admitted for skill training in tailoring. Similary Suhas is being trained in Ceramic & Pottery Skills. He too has picked up making ceramic beads and wall hanging mural, planter and flower pot. He too was assessed by occupational therapist at NASEOH for his intellectual and capabilities and admitted for skill training in Ceramic & Pottery.

Ashwini Shinde a physically challenged is being trained Computer & Communication Skills at NASEOH. She has picked up the basic computer training such as computer fundamentals, M.S.Office, Internet browsing, etc. and also basic language skills.

She too was assessed by occupational therapist as well as by Physiotherapist at NASEOH for her intellectual and capabilities and admitted for skill training in Computer & Communication Skills.


8 July, 2022

Vocational Training to a differently abled person

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Under the prevailing pandemic restrictions the training was provided by virtual session on all 5 days of the week


Challenges faced and next steps

During the period we could not open up the physical training activities because of the prevailing Government restrictions on not allowing training institute to conduct physical sessions. Under the circumstances we conducted the virtual sessions. We have now started the physical classes for all the students and this would result in better impact in the progress of the beneficiary. We plan to develop enough skills so that Saurav can independently handle electric welding jobs.


Stories from the ground

Saurav Kamble is a trainee of our Welding & Fabrication Unit. He is currently undergoing training through online classes. He is interested in learning simple basic calculations, types of geometrical figures. After joining NASEOH, he acquired knowledge in basic training in mathematics and its measurements. He has picked up communication skills and independent travelling. This has reduced the stress and effort level of the parents.

Though he is mild intellectually disabled, he has picked up the basic learning gradually. We hope he will be able to pick up the fabrication skills which would help him to engage in income generation occupation.


30 September, 2021

Vocational Training to a Differently Abled Person

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Under the prevailing pandemic restrictions, vocational training was provided by virtual sessions on all 5 days of the week.


Challenges faced and next steps

During the pandemic period, we could not open up the physical training activities because of the prevailing government restrictions on not allowing Educational / Training Institutes to conduct physical sessions. Under the circumstances, we conducted virtual sessions. We hope we will open up the institute for physical activities. In case that is not possible, we will continue to conduct the training virtually.


Stories from the ground

Impact stories from the ground:Abhinav SharmaAbhinav Sharma is a student of our Computer Department. He is currently doing a Certificate Course in Computer Operations with MS Office. When he joined our Institution NASEOH, he didn't have any basic computer knowledge. He is a good boy and silent in nature.After joining NASEOH, he acquired knowledge in Computer theory and practical. He is able to create documents and type letters in MS-Word. He is able to do simple calculations in Excel. He creates presentations with Animation effects in Power Point software.We are providing Spoken English classes where he learns basic grammar, day-to-day conversation skills in English.Since he is a slow-learner, he picks up the subjects gradually. As he attends online classes regularly, he is trying to do all computer practical in Mobile Office App. He has been improving a lot in his studies


23 March, 2021

FEEDBACK REPORT

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Support three months Vocational Training of a persons with disabilities .  Employment and income generation options are the most important factors which help a person with disability in reducing his multiple issues and challenges arising out of his disability.  However getting the suitable employment and income generation opportunities is a huge challenge for everyone but more so for a persons with disabilities.  NASEOH has been focusing to build capacities through the various skill development programmes for the disabled youth.  This core activity of the organization has been helping hundreds of persons with disabilities year after year in acquiring suitable skills and prepare themselves to take the challenges of employment and income generation.


The online donations from numerous donors through the Give India portal has been and continuous to be a great source of support to NASEOH in sustaining this much needed activity.



5 August, 2020

Different ways of learning

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Different ways of learning




At NASEOH, we impart vocational training to the deserving students. They are given training in Welding, bakery, Computer skills, Fabrication work etc. This really helps them in skill building and capacity building. We would like to share 2 such stories with you.
Swapnil Kamble is a 19 year old boy with mild mental retardation. He is provided training in Bakery and Confectionary skills. He has passed SSC from regular school. His father does house keeping job and mother is a home maker. He has one brother who is studying. The total family income is around Rs.8,500/- p.m. The skill development will help him in his economic rehabilitation.
Rego Melwin is a 19 year old boy with mild mental retardation and has attended special school. He is provided training in Welding and Fabrication skills. His father is a welder and mother is a housewife. He has one brother who is studying. The family income is Rs. 10,000/- p.m.The skill development will help him to pursue suitable income generation options



3 December, 2019

Immersed in multiple vocational training activities

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Immersed in multiple vocational training activities








22 July, 2019

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Program Update


In the last quarter we have distributed 12 tricycles to the needy disabled persons, out of the donations received through Give India, though we keep getting continuous requests for this support.


Sponsor Vocational Training
NASSEOH has been focusing to build capacities through the various vocational skill development program for the disabled persons. Employment and income generation options are the most important factors which help a person with disability in addressing his multiple issues and challenges.
In the last quarter the donors supported 7 persons for three months Vocational Training. We need more support to NASEOH in sustaining this core activity.


PICNIC : Dated: 30.12.2018
It was winter time. The weather was idyllic and cajoling. The old inmates pined for a break from routine. We decided to take them out for a picnic. A magnificent site at the river bank of the mighty Brahmaputra was chosen as the place to enjoy and feel nature’s bounty. A local school lent their school bus. So we set off, all the 25 inmates and the entire staff to the spot on the early morning of 30th December2018. All the members of the trust and a large number of well wishers decided to join in with their families albeit by sharing the cost of the picnic. It was a day of rejoice, fun and frolics. The able bodied danced and played games like music and chair and hitting the pot blind folded. The others sat through, had the sumptuous lunch. It was a fun full day out, The routine of the inmates was broken in style.


Story from the field


Afreen Qureshi :


My family has always been a great support system in my life. I stay with my family in Govandi. My father works in a tailoring shop. Although he didn’t earn much yet he was able to support me and my 3 siblings. He also managed to provide education to all of us. I, being the youngest one enjoyed all the pampering.
My disability was not by birth but was caused due to the wrong injection given by a doctor for fever when I was just 6 months old. The injection caused an attack which led me going in to coma. I was kept in a clinic for about 21 days. After that, when I started recovering, it was observed that a nerve in my right leg is completely dried due to which I may not be able to walk. I was completely disabled by my right leg after that but the support from my family and friends helped me to face all hardships that came along all these years.
I went through a surgery at the age of 13 in Mumbai and it was then I first joined NASEOH, on a relative’s advice, to get physiotherapy from the doctors here. For a year I came to the organization for the therapy. As the operation resulted in some progress I started using caliper for some time but as I found it difficult to use started using crutches later on.
As travelling was quite difficult for me I decided to join NASEOH after completing my H.S.C as it was close to my house. Here, I was suggested to do a course in MS Office. After completing with good grades, “Certificate Course in Computer Operations with MS Office”, I applied to Eureka Forbes Call Center on the suggestion of NASEOH. I was selected for the job after an interview. Last month, I have completed my training and currently I am working there as a Customer Support Executive with a salary of INR 5500 which will increase up to INR 9500 after my certification.
I am really grateful to NASEOH for providing me with the opportunity to stand on my own.


What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?200
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date84
Village/City/State where project is locatedMumbai, Maharashtra
Total Budget for the project for FY18-191010000
Total Expenses for the project YTD422050

23 May, 2019

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Program Update


Sponsor a Tricycle for differently abled person


The provision of a tricycle to a person with Loco-motor disability opens to several possibilities for the person to improve his quality of life in all fields e.g. rehabilitation in the areas of education, training, medical support, employment and social activities.


In the last quarter we have distributed 10 tricycles to the needy disabled persons, out of the donations received through Give India, though we keep getting continuous requests for this support.


Sponsor Vocational Training


NASSEOH has been focusing to build capacities through the various vocational skill development program for the disabled persons. Employment and income generation options are the most important factors which help a person with disability in addressing his multiple issues and challenges.


In the last quarter the donors supported 6 persons for three months Vocational Training. We need more support to NASEOH in sustaining this core activity.


Story from the field


Mr. Vitthal Rathod, a 23 year old man self employed as a tailor, was born on 22nd October 1993 to a construction worker in Bidar, Karnataka. Both his parents worked as casual construction workers and later migrated to the city of Mumbai in search of work when Vitthal was 10 years old. Something very tragic happened to the family before they moved into the city for good. Vitthal survived an acute attack of poliomyelitis at the age of 3 years that affected his right leg leaving it entirely limp and functionless. Without support he would drag himself forward till he pushed himself hard to start walking without support when he turned 14. Being one of motor development stages, walking just comes naturally to us as a child but for him he had to teach himself. Vitthal had to devise his own strategy through self observation of some of his friends who had similar motor disabilities. He found his own way that helped him move forward in an upright position. This wasn't easy. He had to endure a lot of pain and as he grew older he became more conscious of his disability.
When he had turned 10 years old his parents had decided to migrate to Mumbai due to lack of work as they sustained themselves on nominal wages they earned as casual construction workers. As construction work in urban spaces are driven by real estate there was better promise. Family settled itself in Mankhurd, a suburb in eastern Mumbai and has been living there for the last 14 years. Vitthal is the eldest child in the family with two younger brothers. One of them working as a construction worker like their parents and the other has dropped out of school after failing to clear his 10th standard exams. Parents no longer work and Vitthal alone supports the entire family with his earnings. He had studied till 10th standard in Shivam Vidya Mandir, a school in Mankhurd. Simultaneously he had tried acquiring tailoring skills from a man called Ajay who had a shop very close to Vitthal’s home. He did learn few techniques from Ajay but latter was hesitant to take him up as an apprentice hence learning was limited.
Vitthal was told about NASEOH by a friend which prompted him to enroll himself for vocational training with the organisation. After assessment he was given mobility aid ( caliper ) that helped him in walking. Apart from this as his interest in tailoring came to the fore he was asked to take up training in NASEOH’s tailoring unit for 1 year.
Nonetheless according to Vitthal he is now satisfactorily doing well for himself. He was provided with a sewing machine when he decided to leave NASEOH. This enabled him to set up a shop in his house. He charges Rs. 250 to 300 for a pair of pant and shirt and this gets upto an average earning of Rs. 5000 per month. For Vitthal he says it comfortably meets their basic needs and nature of work is such that it isn't too demanding on him with respect to time. However as tailoring is a sedentary job it does cause some stiffening of the lower back for which he has been advised to come to NASEOH to consult the Physiotherapists.
Reflecting upon Vitthal’s story it reaffirms our believe in our principles, objective and goals of NASEOH that tirelessly dedicates itself towards creating a conducive environment for Persons with Disabilities, enabling them to achieve their maximum potential.


What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date88
Village/City/State where project is locatedMumbai Maharashtra
Total Budget for the project for FY18-192235000
Total Expenses for the project YTD983400

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