Khushboo Welfare Society

Project Brief: Khushboo Welfare Society- A center for children with mental and multiple disabilities, provides special education, vocational training, therapeutic assistance, and early intervention programs.
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Austin
Status: completed - sustainable
Project Steward: Rangakrishnan Srinivasan
Project Partner(s): Rakesh Jhinsi
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Sector 10A, Near Lions Public School,Gurgaon,
HARYANA  122001
Tel: 91-9910063867
Stewarding Chapter: Austin
Jun 2022AustinUSD 25242
Aug 2021AustinUSD 24928
Oct 2020AustinUSD 12177
Jun 2020AustinUSD 10579
Oct 2019AustinUSD 7915
Aug 2019AustinUSD 7521
Nov 2018AustinUSD 8600
Aug 2018AustinUSD 8957
Nov 2017AustinUSD 8795
Aug 2017AustinUSD 8915
Apr 2017AustinUSD 5345
Dec 2016AustinUSD 0
Dec 2016AustinUSD 0
Apr 2012AustinUSD 15150
Apr 2011AustinUSD 1765
Nov 2010AustinUSD 7005
Jun 2010AustinUSD 6860
Nov 2009AustinUSD 6360
Jun 2009AustinUSD 6160
Oct 2008AustinUSD 5000

Total = $177274

Khushboo Welfare Society has four main divisions : Sparsh (early intervention program for children from 0-6 years), Blessings (the school for children from 6-15 years), Samarth (vocational training program for adolescents and adults from 15-30+ years), and Samvedan (for children with profound disabilities). Currently, they have a student: teacher ratio of 10: 1 with an assistant in a classroom for mixed group of children with different disabilities. Further, the ratio is 5: 1 for children with severe and profound mental disabilities with a committed attendant for looking after feeding and toilet needs of children with disabilities. The teachers have degrees/diploma/training in special education, and have years of experience.
Khushboo Welfare Society recently underwent a significant infrastructure expansion, that lead to addition of more classrooms for therapy and arts. Their new initiatives program include imparting lessons in arts, music, dance, yoga and computers, while integrating therapy into the main school curriculum. Therapy includes occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy and clay therapy. It is seen that the children enjoy all of these new activities which are highly therapeutic in nature. This year, Khushboo plans to open a state-of-the-art Audiometry lab.
Khushboo also works closely with the leading hospitals in the Gurgaon region to provide their beneficiaries access to health care.They have helped obtain the health insurance and disability certificate for most of their beneficiaries. They conduct medical camps regularly on their campus for their students.They are also engaged in community based rehabilitation programs, for children with multiple disabilities in communities who do not have accessibility to the direct services of Khushboo.
Asha-Austin supports ~70% of the salaries associated with these new initiatives staff, and is about ~10% of Khushboo’s operational needs. Asha-Austin, knowing as to how important, it is for an organization to retain its dedicated staff, especially teachers, decided to fund this project towards remuneration of salaries.
To provide early intervention to children who are mentally challenged.
To identify the educational needs of such children
To impart relevant training to beneficiaries to make them self reliant
To promote individual abilities for rehabilitation and vocational training
To educate the parents, caregivers and community members on various aspects of mental retardation and means of coping with a mentally challenged child at home
To aid integration of such children within the community
To provide spiritual support to concerned families
To aid legal interest of such persons
In India's map, Gurgaon is one of the most progressive cities in the National Capital Region in the periphery of Delhi. However, there has been an evident lack of specialized services, in the region, especially for persons with mental and multiple disabilities. Moreover, a daily commute to New Delhi, from Gurgaon, for these differently-abled children, is neither pragmatic nor conducive to their environment. About 12 years back, this core problem was identified by a few spirited individuals who were touched by such crisis in some form or the other. They came together to provide a professionally equipped facility for care, development and education, for children with mental and multiple disabilities, in particular for those with acute impairment within Gurgaon.

Pioneers in Gurgaon, Khushboo Welfare Society caters to all segments of the society be it poor or rich with quality services. Though today there are other similar private centers or regular schools with special wings, Khushboo still remains the only centre which provides multiple services (both therapeutic and educational / vocational) to cater to all kinds of patients and students. Regular schools with special wings take mostly 'trainable' children while most of Khushboo children are severely challenged. Khushboo is also well known for its rural intervention programs where it conducts workshops at village level on various subjects related to disability to equip rural caregivers with knowledge and information.
As of Dec2022, KWS project has been set to "closed-completed" status as it is deemed self-sustainable.
Feb 2023 KWS Project Metrics Form
Sep 2022 KWS Annual Report 2021-22
Jun 2022 KWS Annual Review 2021-22 and Budget Proposal 2022-23
May 2022 KWS In-person Site Visit 2022
Nov 2021 KWS Annual Report 2020-21
Jul 2021 KWS Annual Review 2020-21 and Budget Proposal 2021-22
May 2021 KWS Virtual Site Visit 2021
Jan 2021 KWS Annual Report 2019-20
Sep 2020 KWS Half-Yearly Review 2020-21 and Revised Budget Proposal
Sep 2020 Revised Financial Budget for 2020-21 due to COVID-19
Sep 2020 KWS Audit Report 2019-20
Sep 2020 KWS Audit Utilization Report 2019-20
Aug 2020 COVID-19 Response
Jun 2020 KWS Annual Review 2019-20 and Budget Proposal 2020-21
Jun 2020 KWS Budget 2020-21
Oct 2019 KWS Annual Report 2018-19
Oct 2019 KWS Funds Utilization
Oct 2019 Revised KWS Budget 2019-20
Sep 2019 Site Visit Report
Sep 2019 KWS Audit Report 2018-19
Jun 2019 KWS Annual Review 2018-19 and Budget Proposal 2019-20
Jun 2019 KWS Budget 2019-20
Jun 2019 KWS Audit Utilization Report 2018-19
Nov 2018 KWS WAH 2011 Proposal
Nov 2018 WAH 2011 KWS Proposal
Aug 2018 KWS Annual Report 2017-18
Jul 2018 KWS Annual Review 2017-18 and Budget Proposal 2018-19
Jul 2018 KWS Site Visit April 2018
Jun 2018 KWS Audit Utilization Report 2017-18
Sep 2017 KWS Annual Report 2016-17
Aug 2017 KWS Brochure
Aug 2017 KWS Annual Review and Budget Proposal
Aug 2017 KWS Approval of Funding for 2017-18
Aug 2017 KWS Budget for 2017-18
May 2017 KWS Newsletter for Jan to Mar 2017
Jan 2017 KWS Newsletter for Oct to Dec 2016
Jan 2017 KWS Budget 2016-17
Nov 2016 KWS - Site Visit Report
Oct 2016 Proposal Q&A
Oct 2016 KWS Newsletter for Jul to Sept 2016
Oct 2016 Budget Proposal (2016-17)
Sep 2016 Proposal
Aug 2016 Audit Report (2015-16)
Jul 2016 KWS Newsletter for Apr to June 2016
Mar 2012 KWS Q&A (2012 Update Process)
Mar 2012 KWS Approval Minutes (2011-12)
Mar 2012 KWS Budget (April 2011 to Dec 2012)
Feb 2012 KWS Annual Review (2011-12)
Dec 2011 KWS newsletter (Oct - Dec 2011)
Oct 2011 KWS newsletter (Jul - Sept 2011)
Jul 2011 KWS newsletter (Apr - Jun 2011)
Jun 2011 Impact Stories / Case Studies
May 2011 KWS newsletter (Jan-Apr 2011)
Apr 2011 KWS Budget (April2011 to Oct 2011)
Apr 2011 KWS Annual Review (2010-11)
Apr 2011 KWS Budget for WAH 2011
Apr 2011 KWS Budget (Apr-Sept 2011)
Apr 2011 KWS WAH 2011 Proposal
Apr 2011 KWS WAH 2011 Nomination Approval Minutes
Apr 2011 KWS Annual Report (2009-10)
Apr 2011 KWS Annual Report (2008-09)
Apr 2011 Funds utilization report (Oct 2008 - Mar 2011)
Apr 2011 WAH 2011 - KWS - Asha Austin (Sections A, B and C)
Mar 2011 KWS in the newspapers
Jan 2011 Site Visit by Mohit (Dec 2010)
Jan 2011 KWS newsletter (Oct 10 - Dec 10)
Dec 2010 Asha-Austin Newsletter (Featured project)
Nov 2010 KWS newsletter (Jul 10 - Sep 10)
Jul 2010 Receipt of Asha-Austin's funding (June 2010)
Jul 2010 KWS newsletter (Apr 10 - Jun 10)
Jun 2010 Minutes of meeting (Poll results)
Jun 2010 Answers to Questions from Review 2010
May 2010 Annual review (2009-10)
May 2010 Budget for Blessings School (2010-11)
Apr 2010 Activities at KWS (Oct 2009- Mar 2010)
Apr 2010 Site visit by Bhavna and Mohit (Jan 2010)
Apr 2010 KWS newsletter (Jan 10 - Mar 10)
Mar 2010 Receipts of Asha-Austin's funding (2008-09)
Jan 2010 KWS newsletter (Oct 09 - Dec 09)
Oct 2009 Activities at KWS (Apr 2009-Sep 2009)
Oct 2009 KWS newsletter (Jul 09 - Sep 09)
Jul 2009 KWS newsletter (Apr 09 - Jun 09)
Jun 2009 KWS related Asha-Austin minutes (Jan 09 - June 09)
May 2009 Answers to Questions - Mid year review Apr 2009
May 2009 Mid-year review (Oct 2008-Mar 2009)
Apr 2009 Site visit by Bhavna and Mohit
Mar 2009 KWS newsletter (Jan 09 - Mar 09)
Dec 2008 KWS newsletter (Oct 08- Dec 08)
Oct 2008 Site visit report by Saurabh
Oct 2008 Answers to Questions - III
Oct 2008 Response to funding approval
Oct 2008 Comprehensive Budget for 2008-09
Oct 2008 Photos (Vocational training based products)
Sep 2008 Introduction to KWS (by Ranga)
Sep 2008 Answers to Questions - I
Sep 2008 Budget for Blessings
Sep 2008 Answers to Questions - II
Jun 2008 FCRA Certificate
May 2008 Asha Austin Proposal
May 2008 Profile of KWS