Dakshinya Institute for the Mentally Handicapped

Project Brief: The sole aim of " DAKSHINYA" is to dedicate itself for the welfare of the persons with Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and associated Multiple disabilities by scientifically training them to be self reliant and socially productive.
Project Type: Special Needs (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: CentralNJ
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Chandana Pairla
Project Partner(s): T. Venkateswara Rao
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Madhavi Nilayam, J. K. C. College Road Extension,,,Guntur,
Tel: 91-863-2359181
Stewarding Chapter: CentralNJ
Oct 2005CentralNJUSD 6000

Total = $6000

Dakshinya is a registered NGO working for the welfare of the Children with Mental Retardation (CWMR) with other associated disabilities since 1995. The motivation and inspiration behind Dakshinya is from the Dr. T.V. Rao, a father of 2 daughters with mental retardation and he is the Founder & Chairman. In the beginning Dakshinya started with Special Scholl with 7 children and 2 teachers. Based on the need and demand, slowly Dakshinya has grown in all the spheres and at present it is recognized as one of the leading Training cum Rehabilitation Institute. In the last one Decade (1995-2005), 2486 families and 1465 children have got benefited with all the needy services. At present around 583 children are getting the benefit of various training and rehabilitation services. The service spectrum starts from Awareness, Identification, Assessment, Early Intervention (mainstreaming), Special Schooling (educational qualification through National Open School), Pre-Vocational & Vocational Trainings and generation of employment both in Dakshinya and in the Society / Community.
(1) To identify, assess, diagnose and enroll the Mentally Retarded Children for specialised training.
(2) To develop physical, social & intellectual abilities.
(3) To enable them to work and earn a living, as per Mahatma Gandhi's principle of “Learning while Doing
and Earning while Learning ’’.
(4) To instill sense of self-reliance and self-esteem.
(5) To create awareness among the parents / siblings / grand parents / guardians about the follow up
intervention programs available for their children / wards.
(6) To produce skilled professionals by imparting necessary training.
(7) To create awareness in public about the causes, prevention and rehabilitation of MR children.
(8) To conduct health programmes such as medical camps, blood donation, pulse polio etc in slums & rural
(9) To organize seminars / workshops / contact / awareness / vocational programmes to support the integrated
rural health programmers / schemes.