Arushi Society

Project Brief: Pre-School for children with disabilities
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Salt Lake City
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Aashi Chaturvedi
Project Partner(s): Anil Mudgal
Other Contacts: Sankalp Nayak
Project Address: , 1, Shivaji Nagar, Near Gas Claim Court, Behind MPEB Office,,,Bhopal,
Tel: 91-755-4293399
Stewarding Chapter: Salt Lake City
Mar 2011Salt Lake CityUSD 1500
Oct 2008Salt Lake CityUSD 2500

Total = $4000

ARUSHI intends to start ‘Pre-School’ for children with disabilities. Currently, no such school provides the
kind of facility that we intend to provide. The children with different disabilities have their special needs.
Blind children need to be given training in the activities of daily living: orientation & mobility, reading & writing through Braille, use of computer with the help of ‘text-to-speech’ tools etc. Besides, children with low vision also need to be trained in the use of their residual vision; the hearing impaired need additional inputs by way of early language training & speech therapy; the children with Cerebral Palsy & physical impairment need physiotherapy & training; the children with mental retardation need individualized education; so ARUSHI provides these children with their above mentioned special needs.
1. Inculcating self confidence through Education and Training.
2. Linking persons with disabilties to various developmental schemes.
3. Creating a forum to express their concerns and advocate their rights.
4. Disseminating information to persons with disabilities on various aspects of rehabilitation.
5. Developing a cadre of trained professionals to work with impaired persons for their integration.
6. Creating awareness in the society to foster a positive attitude.
7. Undertaking research based activities to complement the above-mentioned objectives.
Established in 1992, the organization started its activities keeping in mind the various educational needs of visually impaired students. Volunteers started recording textbooks in audio for school children & later the lack of such initiatives motivated the founder members to increase their scope and range of activities towards all kind of disabilities.
Mr. Anil Mudgal
Mobile - 09827220041