Asha Trust - Shraddha

Project Brief: Shraddha provides basic literacy, vocational training and most importantly a healthy environment to mentally disabled children. In addition it also provides basic health facilities including monthly check-ups.
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Redlands
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Brijesh Shrivastav
Project Partner(s): Vallabh Pandey
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , C/O Anil Kumar, OM Nagar Colony,Beripur, Sarnath Lane No 1,,
Stewarding Chapter: Redlands
May 2010RedlandsUSD 1900
May 2009RedlandsUSD 2280
Mar 2008RedlandsUSD 1200
Sep 2007RedlandsUSD 2000
Jan 2007RedlandsUSD 1140

Total = $8520

Shraddha is running only one special school for mentally retarded children situated at OM Nagar colony, Lane No 1, Benipur, Sarnath, Varanasi.
At present 25 students are attending the school of which 5 are hearing impaired.

The type of education is to provide basic literacy and vocational training for mentally retarded children. The teaching techniques employed are Individual training programme, Group teaching, intellectual activity, emotional activity, social activity, cognitive activity, speech therapy, physio-therapy, psychotherapy. The style of providing education/training in our school is quite different as our students belong to the category of mental disability who are slow learners. We use different teaching aids for different individual depending upon their mental and physical capability

Along with providing education a physician comes once in a month for medical and health check-up of the students. Whenever we require medical certificate of the disabled children we take them along with their parents to the government hospital where after the check-up, the certificate is provided.
To care for a mentally retarded person is a totally dependent project with very less results or outputs. Inputs (investments) are heavy and the output is low but certainly necessary for humanity and egalitarian society. Thus propagation and promotion of such institutes is necessary for a civilized society.
Shraddha was established in Aug 1, 2001 and has the following objectives:
1. To educate and train mentally retarted children (depending upon their mental capability) so as to earn bread and butter of their own or with the least possible help from the others.
2. To inculcate social behaviors so that they can adjust themselves in the society.
3. To advocate and make aware the general public to care and share mentally retarded persons