Disabled, Karnataka, Samhuha

How it began at SAMUHA

by Rohini Vemuganti SAMUHA which means an organized group or society was founded by Mr. Pradeep in the year 1987. Pradeep who was a journalist by profession was an employee at ActionAi,d which is an anti-poverty agency working in Indian rural areas since 1972. SAMUHA then began as an ActionAid project in the year 1987.…

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Delhi NGOs, Disabled, GiveIndia NGOs, Khushbo Welfare Society, NGO

This Delhi organisation supports the needs of the physically and mentally-challenged

The first impression of Khushboo reinforces all that the organisation stands for; you are welcomed by a cheerful beneficiary of the institution. When I visited, a smiling Rekha Sachdeva welcomed me and offered me a cup of tea and snacks. Rekha belongs to an underprivileged family and suffered from mental impairment and poor oral and…

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Disabled, Founding Story, JK MAASS, Mentally Disabled, Physically Disabled, Tamil Nadu

How it began at JK MAASS

On obtaining a degree in Physiotherapy, Mr. Sudhakaran, the founder of JK MAASS started working at a multi-specialty hospital. Most of his patients were mentally and physically disabled children. He served them relentlessly for ten years. It was during his tenure at the hospital that he understood fully the disparity between the rich and the…

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Disabled, GiveIndia NGOs, Mentally Disabled, NGO

Founder Mukul has won a Padmashree for his work at Ashadeep

by Rohini Vemuganti Bamunigaon is located around 60 kms from Guwahati. I entered this complex and was greeted by the Centre In-charge (Head nurse) on campus who later took me around the centre. This was Navchetna, a rehabilitation home for homeless women suffering from mental illnesses. Navchetna, which translates to “A new hope”, is a…

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Disabled, Education, Healthcare, Pahal Jan Sahyog Vikas Sansthan

This NGO treats slum dwellers in Indore for just Rs. 5

On a Monday morning, I paid a visit to Pahal Jan Sahyog Vikas Sansthan’s medical center in Khajrana, located just a few minutes away from the Khajrana temple, where the initial seeds of the organisation were sown. A small, non-descript entrance lead to 4 hospital-like rooms. These serve as Pahal’s OPD/IPD. In one room vaccinations…

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