It is estimated that there are 60 million people with disabilities in India alone (PwD). However, disability is not the measure of ability. Every person is different, and every person is unique in their abilities to learn and achieve their dreams. Some are quick learners and excel in multiple fields, but there are others who face certain challenges in learning, physical abilities, communication, behavioural, or even emotional aspects. But these challenges don’t define them. What they need is a helping hand to guide them through these challenges.
The ChildRaise trust is a unique setup that caters to children, adults, caregivers, professionals, and volunteers of people with special needs. Their one of a kind initiative provides information about disability and rehabilitation services.
PwD are considered a burden on the family not only emotionally but also financially & socially. When parents realize that they have a child with disability they often don’t know whom they should go to for support & guidance. Even the treating hospitals/ doctors are unable to provide addresses or names of the special schools, sheltered workshops or support groups where the child/PwD can go, once their medical treatment is over. The existing services are isolated. The information is never complete. The parents have to run helter skelter for holistic treatment.
It was to address this information and support gap that ChildRaise Information Services was born.
The mission/ solution
Childraise Trust has a unique acronym to explain its goals and objectives –
RAISE: R-Rehabilitation, A-Awareness, I-Information, S-Support and E-Education empowering children with special needs , adults with disability, their parents, caregivers, professionals and well-wishers. Through ChildRaise Information Services, the Trust endeavours to reach people with disabilities via various telecommunication means that is internet, telephone, mobile phones, apps, radio, films and also reach via print, walk-in services, thus leaving little scope for service gaps to reach out and empower them.
ChildRaise Information Services
1. Internet service - www.childraise.com. This is a pan India cross-disability web-portal.
2. Print support - ChildRaise has published a Resource Guide-Journey to Empowerment: a road map for special needs children. A new edition of resource guide containing updated contact information with landlines, mobile no, websites & social media pages and also latest laws, Govt. schemes etc will be published.
3. Toll Free Telephone Helpline - DISHA Disability Helpline & Action. The caller can dial for any disability related information and receive counseling on Toll-free no.1800-22- 1203.
4. Walk-in Support - ChildRaise Center provides remedial education, guidance, counseling, library facility and art therapy.
Utilization of funds received
Total cost per year recurring 85,000/-x12= 10,20,000/- + Fixed 95,000/- = 11,15,000/-
In order to sustain this initiative we need YOUR support. If we all come together to make a small contribution towards this project, we can help numerous children overcome the daily struggles of living with a disability and embrace their uniqueness.
We urge you to donate to this campaign generously and/ or share this campaign within your social circles on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, LinkedIn etc. to help us raise the required funds to continue our project.
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