MENTAID

Project Brief: Mentaid provides schooling for mentally handicapped children, counselling for students and their parents, and vocational training.
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: St. Louis
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Garima Bhatia
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 17A, Brojen Mukherjee Road,,Behala,
WEST BENGAL  700034
Tel:
Stewarding Chapter: St. Louis
Dec 1997St. LouisUSD 750

Total = $750

Mentaid provides schooling for mentally handicapped children, counselling for students and their parents, and vocational training. They organise events to raise funds and generate awareness of the problems faced by the mentally handicapped. They also run a handicrafts center where the children learn various skills. Asha funding to expand/improve existing facilities.
This organisation is affiliated to Mencap, UK from which it receives guidelines and help from visiting specialists. In June96, NIMH, Secunderabad (govt. organisation) granted seed money for setting up a handicraft center. They have orgaised a number of events to mobilise funds and generate awareness of the problems faced by the mentally handicapped.