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Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
Duration: 4 Weeks
We offer diverse volunteering opportunities under all the verticals. Under education, we are running 2 residential schools where volunteers can mentor the disadvantaged children between the age group of 6 - 14 years. We also run skill training program across all centers in India. Under that program we train differently abled youth for a period of 3 - 4 months and later find jobs for them in the industry suiting their disability. We also run an audio library program under the Daisy Forum created by the govt of India, where we record books for the visually impaired students. Lot of volunteers lend their voice for the recording in multiple languages.
About the NGO
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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