Asha Trust - Sneha Kiran Of Mysore Spastic Society

Project Brief: Sneha Kiran of Mysore Spastic Society is a non-profit organization established in 2002 by a group of parents of CP children and volunteers. 35 children are now the beneficiaries of the school and the number goes up every year.
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Arizona
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Raghu Santanam
Project Partner(s): James A.P.
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , #119, Industrial Area, Metagalli,,,Mysore,
KARNATAKA  570016
Tel: 91-821-2581113
Stewarding Chapter: Arizona
Jun 2011ArizonaUSD 5000
Apr 2009ArizonaUSD 5000
Jun 2008ArizonaUSD 5000

Total = $15000

Sneha Kiran of Mysore Spastic Soceity, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2002 by a dynamic group of paretns of CP children and philanthropist . The society is a registered body (Reg.No. 90/02-03), recognized and granted exemption under 80-G of the IT Act by the Income Tax Office, Mysore, to receive contributions from the public vide. It is also registered under the National Trust act.

Initially the society provided services to the parents of CP children by organizing seminars and awareness programs on every first Sunday of the month at the Rotary Center Mysore with encouragement and support of Shri R Guru, Industrialist, Mysore. Shri A Raghunath, industrialist of Mysore, was kind enough to provide a temporary space to begin the rehabilitation program and day school for the CP children.

The society functions primarily from the subscriptions and donations received from individuals, organizations and the community. Since the available funds are not sufficient to meet the monthly expenses of the school, the society collects a nominal monthly fee from the parents who can afford to pay.

About two children out of every thousand born in this country have some type of Cerebral Palsy. The incidence of Cerebral Palsy could measure upto 1600 at Mysore as per our estimates. The famous garden and palace city is the third largest and perhaps the most beautiful city of Karnataka state. Unfortunately, for a long time, this palace city lacked a special school for children with cerebral palsy. Currently, Sneha Kiran, is the only center in Mysore, that provides rehabilitation and education to this growing group of individuals, a service that has been welcomed gratefully by the parents of special children.

Objectives of the Society

• Provide multi-disciplinary therapeutic, educational and rehabilitation services to children with cerebral palsy, to help them realize their fullest potential.
• Integrate the more able children into mainstream education.
• Provide a support group to parents and enable sharing of experiences.
• Provide the necessary training to parents and caretakers for better management of the child at home.
• Provide vocational training to those young adults who can be gainfully engaged, either through open employment or in a sheltered work-shop.
• Provide respite care for the severely affected and dependent individuals.
• Educate the public about Cerebral Palsy and the need for community participation
To provide rehabilitation and educational
services for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and
developmental disabilities.