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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Ashadeep, Assam, 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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Founding Story, GiveIndia NGOs, Kolkata, Mentally Disabled, Paripurnata Half-Way Home

How it began at Paripurnata Half-Way Home

The main force behind Paripunata Half-Way Home is Dr. Joyce Siromoni. A medical graduate (1954) from Christian Medical College, Vellore and D.(Obst.) RCOG from London (1960), Dr. Siromoni has worked in various hospitals in the U.K. and India. She has also been involved in various community health programmes including care of leprosy patients. In 1967…

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Mentally Disabled, Physically Disabled, Shree Navchetan Andhjan Mandal

Serving the disabled in the far-flung villages of Kutch

My visit to the Bhuj-based Shree Navchetan Andhjan Mandal (SNAM) started off with an interaction with the staff at their recording unit cum Braille press. While Saraswati was typing out English textbooks that would be converted into audio books using JAWS software, once done; Komal was converting audio tapes into Braille. The efforts of both…

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