Astha

Project Brief: This center works with children with mental retardation and multiple disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy and Autism. They produce materials - both audio visual and printed - in the field of disability.
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Rashi Dhall
Project Partner(s): Sudha Vohra
Other Contacts: Ashish Johri
Project Address: , Basti Vikas Kendra,Bal Mukund Khand,Giri Nagar,Kalkaji,New Delhi,
DELHI  110019
Tel: +91-011-26449026/26227720
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
May 2016SeattleUSD 13974
May 2015SeattleUSD 13426
Dec 2013SeattleUSD 6114
Jan 2013SeattleUSD 6570
Dec 2011SeattleUSD 5280
Dec 2011SeattleUSD 1500
Nov 2010SeattleUSD 7920
Nov 2009SeattleUSD 7220
Dec 2008SeattleUSD 6886
Nov 2007SeattleUSD 6776
Oct 2006SeattleUSD 3388
Jul 2006SeattleUSD 3388
Nov 2005SeattleUSD 7476
Jun 2004SeattleUSD 6776
Sep 2003SeattleUSD 3000
Apr 2003SeattleUSD 3000
Oct 2002SeattleUSD 6000
Nov 2001SeattleUSD 6100
Nov 2000SeattleUSD 6000
Dec 1999Boston/MITUSD 10000
Nov 1998SeattleUSD 6000

Total = $136794

SLUM Project: This is an outreach project in the slum communities of Govindpuri, in South Delhi. It was initiated in Jan 1996 - providing rehabilitation services to children with disabilities such as Polio, Blindness, Speech and Hearing impairments, Epilepsy, Mental Retardation and Cerebral Palsy and support to their families.
They've already spent a few years on this center. They started from beginning in a garage with one child to working with fifteen children and providing remedial help and information to ten more children. They have a small teacher-student ratio and intensive one on one sessions with the children who have multiple disabilities and mental retardation.
Their Services:
* Special Education
* Speech Therapy
* Physiotherapy
* Parent Counseling
* Imparting info to Parents

Astha has met with many families with disabled children in Govindpuri. Most of the families tried to get the children treated (before) and the children were given aids like hearing aids, braces etc but were not trained on how to use them leaving the aids unused.

Other Service and Activities run the last three years by ASTHA

Center for children with special needs:
This center works with children with mental retardation and multiple disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy and Autism. This project has been partly funded by MISEREOR, a German funding company.
Information and Communication Unit
This produces material - both audio visual and printed - in the field of disability. They produced
Workbook for School children to sensitize them to the needs and abilities of their disabled peers - funded by UNICEF.
Film on the Ministry of welfare's programs and assistance for people with disabilities. Commissioned by the National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad.
The Use of Economic and Development Programs of the Ministry of Rural Development by people with disabilities. Funded by CAPART (Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology).
A series of 13 radio programs on disability. Funded by CAPART.


Alternative Strategies for the Handicapped-ASTHA,
was founded in 1992. The trust is managed by a group of five trustees. The main objectives are:
To provide services to children/ persons with disability and their families.
To disseminate information
To conduct research on issues that affect the lives of people with disabilities.
Working in close partnership with their families

ASTHA (Alternative Strategies for the Handicapped) is a registered charitable trust providing services to children with disabilities for the past three years. Registered in July 1992, the trust is managed by a group of five trustees.
An outreach project in the slum communities of Govindpuri, in South Delhi initiated in Jan 1996 - providing rehabilitation services to children with disabilities such as Polio, Blindness, Speech and Hearing impairments, Epilepsy, Mental Retardation and Cerebral Palsy and support to their families.