Background and Objective:

Most special children have unique and hidden talents. It is our endeavour to identify their abilities, set goals and evaluate their progress in specific skills. This is but a means to ensure that these children feel equipped enough to contribute meaningfully to society wherever possible and feel self-reliant.You can read about some sample projects that UWC has implemented in association with its partners here.

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Fund-raising Target: Rs. 60 lakhs

NGO Partners:Swabodhini, V-Excel, Vasantham, RASA and Sri Arunodayam

About our partners:

Swabodhini

Swabodhini: Swabodhini School for Special children was established in the year 1989 and it now caters to over 45 children with special needs. Swabodhini aims to transform the lives of individuals with autism and related disorders. Swabodhini does this by adopting a holistic approach in its education & training program, which aims to impart all necessary skills for these individuals to enable them to lead an independent life of dignity within the mainstream society.
Read more about Swabodhini here
V-Excel: V-Excel Educational Trust was established in the year 2002 and their beneficiaries include children and young adults with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Mental Retardation, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD), Down’s syndrome, Specific Learning Disabilities, physical disabilities and the like. They operate several service units that focus on the practical, educational and vocational skills of developmentally challenged individuals.
Read more about V-Excel here
Sri Arunodayam: Sri Arunodayam is a home for mentally challenged children abandoned by their parents in places like hospitals and crowded public places such as railway and bus stations. The Department of Social Welfare, the Police, and Child Helpline, rescue these children and send them to Sri Arunodayam (which is a Government recognized Reception Unit) to receive timely medical treatment and care.
Read more about Sri Arunodayam here
VASANTHAM:
VASANTHAM, a special school for the mentally challenged, was established in the year 1989 with six children. At present there are 123 individuals (children and adults) under its shelter, half of them being residents of the school. The services offered at Vasantham include academic training, self-help training, pre-vocational and vocational training, speech and language, physio and occupational therapies; yoga, play, dance and music therapies. Read more about Vasantham here.
RASA (Ramana Sunritya Aalaya): RASA was established in the year 1989. They focus on equipping all through inclusive cultural education via Theatre Arts training. Their focus group includes people with physical and/or mental challenges and people with normal needs.
Read more about RASA here
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