Amar Seva Sangam

Project Brief: Setting up of a series of Respite Centres for disabled children
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Berkeley
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Pramod Srivasta
Project Partner(s): Praveen Krishnan
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Sulochana Gardens,P O Box No. 001, 7-4-104B, Tenkasi Road,Ayikudy,
TAMIL NADU  627 852
Tel: +(91) 4633-267170 / 267160
Stewarding Chapter: Berkeley
Dec 2003BerkeleyUSD 3595

Total = $3595

"Respite Centers" is a group effort where the involved persons themselves participate in the care giving and management of such children / dependants. In this way not only the expenses are shared but also the safety and attention of the children / dependants are ensured because of continuous monitoring by some parent or the other. It also will be a viable micro level Institution where the responsibilities are shared. One or two of the parents will be undertaking the responsibility of managing the Center while the others will take turns and provide support. This will provide respite to the parents / guardians who need not spare all their time for just one child. This will also help the parents / guardians to carry on with their day-to-day activities and pursue their occupation and also concentrate on their families. This will also provide relief to the wards in the form of required attention and care giving. Continuous monitoring also ensures supervision over the caregivers and provides more safety to the wards.
Create a ultimately self-sustaining infrastructure whereby disabled children can be looked after during the day without becoming a burden on their families, which often leads to them not getting adequate care.
Established in a Village viz. Ayikudy about 5 Kms away from Tenkasi, in southern most part of Tamil Nadu, in the year 1981, by Sri.S.Ramakrishnan of Ayikudy, Founder-President, who became a paraplegic due to a mishap when he was 21 years old while studying in an engineering college in Coimbatore, ASSA has made a mark in its field of activity. Another intelligent young man, Sri.S.Sankararaman, a Chartered Accountant and a wheel chair user, affected by muscular dystrophy, with similar ideas, joined the President in 1992. Thus both who think on the same wavelength were instrumental to the current growth of the Sangam.