Project Brief: Sweekar is a rehabilitation institute for the Handicapped (both physically and mentally handicapped) located in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It started in 1977and currently has a 75 room facility, 150 staff members and 750 resident people .
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Sridhar Borra
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Upkaar Circle, Picket,,,
Tel: 00-91-040-843338
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Dec 1999Boston/MITUSD 3000

Total = $3000

Sweekar is a Special school and Rehabilitation Institute for handicapped children. Located in Hyderabad, it serves destitute/poor handicapped children from throughout Andhra Pradesh. The objectives are to provide rehabilitation, education and vocational training for destitute/poor handicapped children of Andhra Pradesh through an Educational, Pre-vocational and vocational ..
Sweekar was founded by Dr. Hanumantha Rao in 1977 for handicapped children. Today it has grown into a 75 room facility serving 750 people and is manned by 150 staff members. Among its various activities and departments are "Special School for the Mentally handicapped", "School for the Deaf", "Artificial Limb Center" and "Drug Deaddiction Center".
Donors can help by participating in several schemes. They include:

1. Help a disabled (emotional,behaviour) child : 50$ per year.
2. Help a deaf child integrate into normal school: 150$ per year.
3. Help a mentally handicapped earn his living: 200$ per year
among others.