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1. Special School for the persons with Intellectual Disabilities, Kakinada

Uma Manovikasa Kendram, A Special School for Intellectual Disabilities Children based at UETS, Kakinada, which is its mother organization. It has been rendering educational services since the inception of UETS, Kakinada i.e for the last 25 years. 75% of financial support is being provided by Ministry of Social Justice & empowerment, Government of India, New Delhi and the rest from the Donors. The main objective of this special school is to provide educational needs of the special children during the year there were 289 such children studying, out of which 227 are Day Students which includes its sub centres also and the other 50 are Hostellers at main center. This institute provides conveyance facility through its school vans to the Day students to bring and drop at their residences. The data of students are as follows:

Center Male Female Total

UMVK Hostel

47

03

50

UMVK Base Center

79

24

103

IED Section

09

02

11

Jaganaicpur

24

18

42

Pithapuram

19

11

30

EI Center & EI Primary Class

32

21

53

Total

210

79

289

Periodical assessment, screening and evaluation programmes were conducted by the professionals of this organization. Self Advocacy programmes were conducted either 15th or 16th of every month to make the children aware of their Rights etc. To enable them to express their grievances and other problems being faced daily whether at their home or outside the home. In case any such problems are identified or complained by the child, necessary steps for counseling the concerned on the issues. Periodical Medical checkups were conducted by the Medical Professional and PHC, Panduru Medical Officer & Para-Medical Staff. Medicines were also distributed to the diseases diagnosed.

The following services are provided to the children during the school hours:

 

  • Special Education & Vocational Training
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Music and Yoga Therapy
  • Co-Curricular Activities etc

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2. Sub-centre for Intellectual Disabilities Jagannaiklpur /Pithapuram

Since it is not possible for everybody to come to the main center at Rayudupalem from far off places, two sub centers at Jagannaickpur, Kakinada and Pitapuram were started to facilitate such people to admit their special children in those centres nearby their areas. The same services are also being provided that are provided in the main center with specialist faculty.

These centers are being visited by main center professionals periodically to guide the teaching staff. The children of these sub centers were also involved in all the similar activities as and when such events are conducted at state and district level.

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3. Special School for the persons with Intellectual Disabilities, Ongole

UETS, Kakinada felt that there is a need to start a special school in the district Head quarters of Prakasam district exclusively for children with Intellectual Disabilities as there were no such institutes in that area. This idea made the UETS Kakinada to establish a special school for such children. Accordingly a special school for Intellectual Disabilities was started in the year 1994. Government of India, under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice & empowerment, New Delhi has granted 75% of financial assistance during this year.

It is functioning on similar lines as the main centre functions at Kakinada. It has Day schooling and Residential care facilities. There are 133 special children out of which 50 children under Residential care and 83 children under Day Schooling. Conveyance for all the day scholar children is provided.

The main aim of this centre is to provide special education at Pre Primary and Primary level to the children with special needs of the area. At the beginning during admissions screening and assessment tests are being conducted to each and every child by the specialist Rehabilitation team.

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4. Early Intervention Centre for the exceptional Children, Kakinada

The nurturing habits during the early childhood of children with at risk or developmentally delayed, through exposures of different measures of rehabilitation services and its experience will play very important role. Therefore, the organization has been maintaining an exclusive early intervention center for exceptional children since the year 2000 in partnership with Nagarjuna Fertilizers & Chemical Limited, Kakinada / Nagrjuna Foundation, Hyderabad. The exclusive center is fully supported by the trained Physiotherapist, Psychologist and Special Educators. At this center the mothers are also trained to be the effective co-therapist. The details of the services offer by the center, targets group and beneficiaries are as follows:

Address of the Project Door No: 67-17-18,
L. B. Nagar,
Kakinada- 533 003,
Ph.No: 0884-2383385.
Target Group:
Age Group 0 to 6 years (may extend up to 8/ 10 years )
Categories
  • Developmentally Delayed Children
  • At risk Children
  • Children with disabilities at all Nature & Extent
  • Children with Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Slow learners etc.
Services offered by the center:
For Target Group
  • Therapeutic Intervention
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Psychological interventions
  • Social Interventions
  • Recreational Development activities
  • Augmentative Interventions
  • Integration into the mainstream of education
  • Provision of suitable Aids & Appliances to the needy etc.
Parents/ Care Takers
  • Guidance & Counseling
  • Training in respective areas of their child problems
  • Orientation/ Sensitization Programmes
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Other Services
  • Provision of Home Bound Rehabilitation
  • Provision of Topic/Case presentation
  • Community Level Awareness programmes on the issues related to disabilities and rehabilitation during the early childhood stage
  • Provision of out reach programmes
  • Provision of Quarterly Evaluation of the Child
Beneficiaries Total enrolled children : 194
Present strength: 53

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5. Dhirubhai Ambani Early Intervention centre, Tallarevu

This center was started in December 2009 for rendering Rehabilitation Services in the areas of Tallarevu Mandal in memory of Sri. Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Empire. This programme is sponsored by Reliance Industries Limited, Gadimoga, Tallarevu Mandal, East Godavari District under Corporate Social Responsibility since its inception i.e from December 2009. This centre mainly covers the project area of Reliance Industries Limited i.e Gadimoga, Bhyravapalem,China Valasala, Peda Valasala, Savitrinagar, Georgepeta and other villages of Tallarevu Mandal, basically they are all poor and fishermen community.

The main objective of this centre is to provide services like Special Education, Therapeutic Services, Home Based Education, Vocational Training etc to the persons with special needs.

Address of the Project Opp: State Bank of India,
Tallarevu,
East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh
Ph.No: 0884-2304137.
Target Group:
Age Group 0 to 16 years
Categories
Categories Developmentally Delayed Children
At risk Children
Children with disabilities of all Nature & Extent
Children with Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal disorders
Slow learners etc.

Services offered by the center:
For Target Group Therapeutic Intervention
Early Childhood Special Education
Psychological Interventions
Medical & Social Interventions
Recreational Development activities
Augmentative Interventions
Integration into the mainstream of education
Special Education & Training at Primary & Secondary level
Provision of suitable Aids & Appliances to the needy etc.
Parents/ Care Takers Guidance & Counseling
Training in respective areas of their child problems
Orientation/ Sensitization Programmes
Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Other Services Provision of Home Bound Rehabilitation
Provision of Topic/Case presentation.
Community Level Awareness programmes on the issues related to disabilities & rehabilitation.
Provision of outreach and extension programmes.
Provision of Quarterly Evaluation of the Child
Beneficiaries Total enrolled children : 194
Present strength: 53

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6. Early Intervention and Rehabilitation Centre for special needs children, Yanam

This center was inaugurated and started on 5th February 2012 by Sri. Malladi Krishna Rao Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly, Yanam, Govt of Puducherry. It is being run with the support of Uma Educational and Technical Society, Kakinada. An amount of Rs.5,000/- every month to the center is being donated by Yanam Old Age Home.

The main objective of this center is to provide services like Special Education, Therapeutic Services, Home Based Education, etc to the persons with special needs.

This centre provides rehabilitation services to the following categories of children.

  • Children with Mental Retardation
  • Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Children with Autism
  • Children with Multiple Disabilities
  • Children with Hearing Impairments
  • Children and Adult Locomotor Disabilities

81 children got registered in the center during the year. Now there are 54 children coming regularly to this center.

Disability wise Break up is given below.

Mentally Retarded 09
Speech and hearing Impaired 07
Multiple Disabled 16
Locomotor 15
Autism 03
Cerebral palsy 04
Orthopedically Handicapped (Adults) 27

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7. State Learning Centre for Deaf-Blind

The Uma Educational and Technical Society, Kakinada alongwith its other activities has been running a unit for Multiple Disabled with a few Deafblind persons, for the last 5 years with the Technical support from Sense International (India) Ahmedabad.The sense International ( India) in its expansion programmes started a few State Learning Centers in some of the states in the country. As such it has studied all the institutions working for the cause in the state of Andhra Pradesh and ultimately on its study it has come to a decision to start the State Learning center for Deafblind to UETS, Kakinada keeping in view its commendable services in the rehabilitation of disabilities. Thus, this organization has got the credit of getting SLC for Deafblind.

The State Learning Center for Deafblind, Andhra Pradesh has started functioning through UETS, Kakinada from 1st April 2012 with the support of DFID-GPAF and Sense International (India). This is a new project which is basically intended to provide Rehabilitation services for Deafblind Persons.

Objectives of this project:

  • To create awareness on Deafblindness throughout Andhra Pradesh by conducting Seminar Workshops etc.
  • To organize awareness workshops/Seminars for the parents of Deafblind children to enable them to train their children at house and to build up confidence among the parents of such children.
  • To conduct awareness camps allover the state to identify Deafblind children.
  • To provide Rehabilitation services for Deafblind Persons.

Services Offered:

Comprehensive Assessment - Medical treatment - Physiotherapy Speech Therapy - Special Education - Provision of Assistive devices - Counseling and Guidance - Vocational Rehabilitation-Parents training - Orientation and Mobility - Provision of Nutritional support etc.

Services provided:

Persons receiving Home Based Services 08
Persons receiving services through CBR 01
Persons receiving Center Based services 17
Persons receiving Support Services 05
Persons receiving services in any other way 09
Total No. of Beneficiaries 40

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8. District Disability Rehabilitation Centre, Kakinada

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India has sanctioned District Disability Rehabilitation Centre to East Godavari District vide order No. 22-36(45)-2010- DDII dated 28-03-2011 and released funds for the year 2010-11 for setting up the DDRC.

Accordingly the District Disability Rehabilitation Centre has been established in East Godavari District in the month of May 2011. The District administration has selected Uma Educational & Technical Society as the implementing agency for DDRC project. The implementing agency is having vast experience in disability sector and it has been in the service of disabled persons for more than 20 years through it’s programmes under DDRS, ADIP besides Community Based Rehabilitation Programmes through funding agencies and other projects sponsored by other ministries of central and state governments. For that the organaisation is having it’s share in human resources development in the disability sector by maintaining institution in Diploma in Special Education (MR) under recognition from Rehabilitation Council of India. The implementing agency is having qualified professionals and personnel and also having adequate knowledge for running the projects. Further, the implementing agency is having its own workshop for fabrication of Artificial Limbs, Calipers and Splints etc. and also to takeup repair works of assistive devices.

As per the guidelines of the scheme, the district administration has constituted a District Management Team to monitor the functioning of the project under the chairmanship of the Collector and District Magistrate. The composition of the DMT is as follows.

Official Designation Designation in DMT
Collector & District Magistrate Chairman
Additional Joint Collector Vice-Chairman
Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad Member
Project Director
District Rural Development Agency
Member
District Medical & Health Officer Member
Superintendent, Government General Hospital, Kakinada Member
District Coordinator of Hospital Services Member
Project Director, Women & Child Welfare Member
District Educational Officer Member
Project Officer, Rajiv Vidya Mission(SSA) Member
District Employment Officer Member
Assistant Director
Welfare of Disabled & Senior Citizens
Member/Nodal Officer on behalf of DMT
Executive Director
Uma Educational & Technical Society Kakinada
Member/Nodal Officer on behalf of implementing agency

The Executive Director of the implementing agency i.e Uma Educational & Technical Society is the Nodal Officer on behalf of the implementing agency and one of the members of the committee.

Since a separate department is functioning in Andhra Pradesh for the welfare of person with disabilities, the District officer of the department i.e the Assistant Director, Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens, East Godavari District is the Nodal Officer on behalf of the DMT and member of the committee. The Assistant Director is also placed as District Disability Rehabilitation Officer for DDRC for close monitoring of the project.

District Disability Rehabilitation Centre, East Godavari District has been implementing the programme for the welfare and rehabilitation of the persons with disabilities as per the objectives of the scheme. It has taken up keen interest to provide the quality & quantity of services at centre as well as community based level. The centre has conducted the screening & assessment camps in the entire geographical location of East Godavari District.

It has also been exercising the activities for awareness generation on prevention, early detection, early intervention of the disabilities and promotion of rights & obligations of the persons with disabilities, distributing suitable aids & appliances to the most deserving persons with disabilities. On many occasions the services of the center have been appreciated for the good cause of action for the Welfare, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of the persons with disabilities.

The main objectives of DDRC are:

  • Survey and identification of persons with disabilities through camp approach.
  • Awareness generation
  • Early Intervention
  • Assessment of need of assistive devices, fitment of assistive devices and follow up/repair
  • Therapeutic services e.g Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, speech Therapy etc
  • Facilitation of Disability Certificate
  • Promotion of Barrier Free Environment
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    9. Work shop for Fabricating and Fitting of Aids and Appliances

    This organization is running a workshop for fitment of aids and appliances covering the entire coastal area right from Srikakulam to Nellore. These aids and appliances are manufactured and provided to the beneficiaries approaching this centre with the help of local and other philanthropic organizations like Give India, Mumbai, joining hands, UK etc.

    Year & Categories wise distribution of enrolled beneficiaries

    Years

    Number of Beneficiaries

    Tricycle

    Hearing Aid

    Artificial Limbs

    Calipers

    Crutches

    Polio Corrective Surgeries

    Others

    1998-99 67 132 62 121 47 48 -
    1999-2000 - 268 109 181 48 60 -
    2000-01 171 271 63 89 51 53 -
    2001-02 191 305 83 149 54 53 -
    2002-03 185 277 106 204 45 47 12
    2003-04 168 245 152 185 98 17 08
    2004-05 172 241 165 149 91 24 08
    2005-06 169 243 126 162 98 08 08
    2006-07 184 186 154 122 64 08 -
    2007-08 122 211 174 87 70 02 08
    2008-09 12 41 137 161 46 - 11
    2009-10 02 95 107 45 03 - 03
    2010-11 03 10 128 112 00 - 00
    2011-12 16 90 135 70 08 - 03
    2012-13 28 03 90 49 00 - 00
    Total 1490 2618 1791 1886 723 320 61

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    10. Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage

    Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resources Development, New Delhi have introduced inclusive education for children with disabilities at secondary stage in June 2009 in order to encourage disabled children studying 9th, 10th and Intermediate Level. The main objectives of this scheme is to see that the enrollment is improved and retention rate is reduced and to enable such children to include into the main stream of normal schools and colleges. This scheme is being implemented through UETS, Kakinada.

    This programme is being conducted in 8 Mandals of East Godavari district with 17 Units. The normal schools wherein these children were admitted under the scheme are Z.P High Schools(15), Govt. High School (1) and Junior College (1). Presently there are altogether 226 disabled children studying in different normal high schools.

    Categories wise details of children with special needs enrolled:

    SI.No

    Disability

    9th CLASS

    10th CLASS

    INTER

    TOTAL

    Grand Total

    Gender>>> Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
    1 Loco Motor 05 06 13 06 01 00 19 12 31
    2 Visually Impaired 00 01 02 00 00 00 02 01 03
    3 Speech Problem 05 04 03 02 00 00 08 06 14
    4 Hearing Impaired 08 03 09 01 01 00 18 04 22
    5 Low Vision 28 23 17 22 00 01 45 46 91
    6 Mentally Challenged 08 01 02 03 00 00 10 04 14
    7 Learning Disabled 10 08 16 15 00 00 26 23 49
    8 Cerebral Palsy & MD 02 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 02
    Total 66 46 62 49 02 01 130 96 226

    To make this scheme more successful, this organization has conducted the following additional activities to the disabled students at various schools.

    1) Awareness Programme:

    Under this programme awareness is created among the teachers and other personnel working in the schools including normal children studying in those schools. To enable them to propagate others about prevention and causes of disability, the benefits being rendered by the Govts. and NGOs, non discrimination on disabled etc. 86 such awareness programmes were conducted, 6401 children, teachers and others have participated during the year 2012-13.

    2) Community Organization Programmes:

    These programmes are conducted in villages and Mandal head quarters level at the time of festivals and any other occasions which take place in those areas. By conducting these, the communities of those areas are mobilized to know about the disability and its prevention and its causes, social discrimination and Importance of education to the disabled children etc.

    3) Parents Meeting and Trainings:

    In order to make the parents of normal and disabled children aware of disabilities, causes, and prevention, education of disabled children and other Rights and Schemes being provided by Govt., Counseling and Guidance on the role of the parents etc. Meetings are conducted every month in one or any other places. This year 48 such programmes were conducted and 965 parents were got benefitted.

    4) Faculty Development :

    There are 20 IEDSS Resource Teachers with different relevant educational qualifications working from this organization to implement the scheme. All these teachers were trained to teach any category of special children at any given time on any subject. This faculty development programmme is being run every month at Head Quarters. This year they were made to participate in community coaches training Level 2 and 3 in Kho Kho, Table Tennis, Kabbadi and cricket. This programme was conducted by special Olympics Bharat, Hyderabad, at Kakinada.

    5)Career Guidance and Counselling:

    Under this programme the disabled students studying in 9th and 10th are given career guidance and counseling. 9th studying students are being taught as to how to prepare and approach the examinations, how to face the exam at the time of its conducting, to which the priority has to be given while writing the exam. Similarly, incase of 10th studying people how to face the public examination, what are the precautionary steps to be taken before facing such exams. This year 74 programmes on this were conducted against which 9361 were got benefitted.

    6) Home Visits:

    Under this scheme, special teachers of IEDSS will visit the houses of disabled student children to know the situation and environment at their houses and to correct them accordingly. Further, they teach the disabled children who are not upto the mark in their classes to enable them to cope up with other children. The special teachers also help the disabled students to peer group students staying nearby their houses. This year 896 such visits were made.

    Under this programme these disabled students are being provided with uniform, study material and conveyance free of cost.

    Celebrations and Functions:

    This organization under this scheme conducts sports and games events jointly both for disabled and normal students at some occasions like national festivals, Republic day, Independence Day, Children’s Day, Teachers day, and International Disabled day etc. Distributes prizes and mementos to the children.

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    11. DLI Community Based Rehabilitation Project (CBR Forum) Tallarevu

    The DLI-CBR Programme was started in 2009 under aegis of CARITAS India, New Delhi under the technical monitoring support of CBR Forum, Bangalore. A novel concept known as District level initiatives was developed and started implementing it in on pilot basis and entrusted to 3 states namely Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Meghalaya. In each state one district was selected for implementing the programme i.e Koraput (Orissa) West Khasi Hills (Meghalaya), East Godavari (AP).

    DLI CBR Programme at Tallarevu was given to UETS, Kakinada, keeping in view the earlier services being rendered for the noble cause of the disabled and 7 more organizations in the district in addition to this organization was entrusted this project in their respective areas in the District.

    The main Objectives of DLI Project is

    • To enable the NGO partners to promote collectives of persons with disabilities (DPOs) at village, block, district and State level (Within and beyond the project area) for promotion of their rights and to bring about systematic change through lobbying and advocacy.
    • To ensure that DPOs play an active role in the Project Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) from the very beginning of the partnership.
    • To build the capabilities of DPOs to understand disability as a human rights issue and to lobby and advocate for their rights.
    • To encourage DPOs and DDPOs to work hand in hand with PRIs and other Government administrations/NGOs in order to promote mainstream and inclusion.
    • To document the learning from the above process in order to provide the concerned State Government with a model for replication.

    The activities under this programme that are being taken up are:

    • Staffing and Management
    • Needs assessment
    • Health
    • Education
    • Livelihood
    • Social
    • Advocacy and Empowerment

    Categories wise distribution of beneficiaries in Tallarevu Mandal:

    Type of Disability

    0-5
    Years

    6-14
    Years

    15-18
    Years

    19-59
    Years

    60+ Years

    Total

    Grand Total

    M F M F M F M F M F M F
    Visually Impaired 1 1 3 2 5 0 30 30 9 5 48 38 86
    Low Vision 0 0 4 2 3 4 18 9 5 2 30 17 47
    Leprosy Cured 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 18 4 29 5 34
    Hearing Impairment 1 0 18 10 12 8 71 57 8 7 110 82 192
    Loco motor Disability 6 3 8 11 14 14 308 214 35 12 371 254 625
    Mental Illness 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 17 0 0 13 17 30
    Mental Retardation 5 3 33 19 18 14 58 52 1 0 115 88 203
    Autism 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 03
    Cerebral Palsy 3 4 6 4 2 2 3 2 0 0 14 12 26
    Multiple Disabilities 2 1 9 1 0 1 15 12 1 1 27 16 43
    Total 18 12 81 51 54 43 527 395 77 31 760 529 1289

    MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS/ CONSOLIDATION OF DATA FOR 2012-2013

    I. HEALTH:

    IMPACT:

    • 90% of persons with disabilities received disability certificates and I.D. cards.
    • Out of 27 Persons with Mental Illness, 10 were relapsed and doing their own activities.
    • Complete medical aid is being utilized by the disabled and constant follow-up is going on.

    LEARNING:

    • Disabled Peoples Organizations leaders, PwDs and their families are well aware about health services.
    • Govt. officials like Mandal Development officer, Primary Health centre staff, Health workers, Panchayat members, other leaders and General public are more aware about the project services to take up the prevention and health care activities for the persons with disabilities in the project area.

    II. EDUCATION:

    IMPACT:

    • 75% of children with disabilities are taken in to regular schools, due to this inclusive education, it is developed their attitude at par with other students and participating in curricular and co-curricular activities.
    • About 40-50 students are taking special education and therapeutic intervention at our special centre (Dhirubai Ambani Early Intervention centre) and sarva siksha abhayan (SSA) thallarevu.
    • 40% of children with disabilities are getting Govt. scholarships who are studying in regular schools.

    LEARNING:

    • The parents of the children with disabled have changed their attitude towards the development of their children by sending them regularly to the school.
    • Due to the admission of the children with disabilities in to normal schools they mentally developing at par with other students.
    • Because of participating in the extra curricular activities, their behavior getting changed.

    III. LIVELIHOOD:

    IMPACT:

    • The financial conditions of persons with disabilities are improved not only the disability but also the socio economic conditions.
    • 80% of persons with disabilities are getting social security scheme (Disabled pension)
    • 40% of persons with disabilities are getting job cards under MGNREGS.

    LEARNING:

    • The persons with disabilities have well acquainted with the govt. schemes which are beneficial to them. So that their quality of life style has developed.

    IV. ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT:

    IMPACT:

    • The persons with disabilities are aware about the basic fundamental human rights, Govt. programmes and any concision if any. Now they are well aware of their rights.
    • Govt. is also encouraging and coming forward to support them.
    • 40% of persons with disabilities formed DPOs.

    LEARNING:

    • For solving any of their problems they are adopting their rights by using the acts which are provided for them.
    • The persons with disabilities are aware about promotions of DPOs and concept of DLI.

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    12. Community based Rehabilitation and follow-up projects, AHB, I.Polavaram & Yanam

    This organization has been associating with Andheri Hilfe Bonn, Germany, since last 15 years with the financial aid provided by them. The main objective of this project is to protect and promote the rights, respect and dignity of disabled persons in the project area. Till 2011 it was functioning in Thondangi and U.Kothapalli Mandals for the rehabilitation of disabled of those areas. Though the project was over the follow up services are being continued by this organization to those disabled persons.

    Country / State India /Andhra Pradesh
    District East Godavari & Yanam - Puducherry (UTI)
    Mandals I. Pollavaram, Yanam and follow up in U.Kothapalli & Thondnagi
    No. of Panchayats 58 (14 in I. Pollavaram, 16 in U. Kothapalli and 19 in Thondangi Mandals and 09 in Yanam, Puducherry (UTI)

    During 2011, with the financial aid of AHB, Two new Mandals in east Godavari district were selected. Those two Mandals are 1) I.Polavaram and 2) Yanam (A province of Puducherry State). This project is for three years. The main activities that are being implemented are as follows.

    Staffing and Management
    Needs assessment
    Health
    Education
    Livelihood
    Social
    Advocacy and Empowerment

    Categories wise distribution of beneficiaries in I.Polavaram Mandal & Yanam

    Categories

    0-5
    Years

    6-14
    Years

    15-18
    Years

    19-35
    Years

    36-59
    Years

    60 Above
    Years

    Total

    Grand Total

    M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
    Loco Motor 9 6 24 23 43 27 133 80 138 64 54 29 29 86
    Hearing Impaired 1 0 10 12 18 9 29 32 21 11 7 7 86 71 157
    Speech Impaired 0 0 2 0 1 2 6 3 4 1 0 1 13 07 20
    Visually Impaired 0 0 1 1 4 2 5 4 4 12 6 6 20 25 45
    Low Vision 0 1 3 6 4 5 16 12 17 11 13 6 53 41 24
    Mentally Challenged 0 2 13 6 15 8 24 15 5 9 2 0 59 40 99
    Mental Illness 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 4 3 5 1 0 13 09 22
    Leprosy Cured 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 03 02 05
    Cerebral Palsy 2 3 1 0 1 1 5 4 2 1 0 1 11 10 21
    Autism 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 2 6
    Multiple Disability 1 1 4 5 7 11 12 11 5 3 5 3 34 34 68
    Total 13 13 59 53 96 65 239 167 202 118 88 54 697 470 1167

    Follow up activities at Thondangi and U. Kothapalli- Old Projects

    There are Two Mandal Samykyas in the project area one each to one mandal. These Mandal Samykyas are being sensitized and informed with latest/ upto date information on various activities, schemes, programmes, Rights based information being implemented by the Govts. and the corporate bodies and other agencies. This project is organizing follow up meetings in association with IKP and other related organizations.

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    13. Target Intervention Project for Migrant Community

    This is a project being run under the auspices of National Aids control Organization, New Delhi under the supervision of A.P State Aids Control Society. The implementing agency is UETS, kakinada. The main objective of this project is to reduce and control the prevalence of HIV/AIDS especially bridge population i.e destination Migrants. During this year, it has covered a total no.of 4 Mandals i.e Kakinada Rural and Urban, Samalkot and Tallarevu.

    Componentwise performance break-up for the year 2012-13 is given below

    Behavior Change Communication(BCC): Altogether one to one, one to group sessions were conducted focusing mainly on High Risk group Behaviour (HRG) and sexual contacts.

    ICTC Services: Under this services altogether 3529 migrants were referred to mobile ICTC and standard ICTC’s out of which 2043 were tested after consulting the ANM and the Doctors.

    Outreach Clinical Services: During this year outreach clinical services (Health camps) were conducted with a team consisting of Medical Officer, a Counselor and Outreach workers have covered 10823 people in the project area through 89 such health camps. During this period medicines were distributed free of cost to the beneficiaries to the extent funds are available and the remaining beneficiaries were referred to the hospitals concerned. While conducting such camps if any STI suspected cases are identified such cases will be given counseling and referring to the concerned Medical Officers for treatment. As such during this year 88 STI cases were identified, treated, and referred to ICTC’s for HIV testing.

    Condom Promotion: In order to reduce the intensity of the problem, measures were taken for wide use of condoms. Altogether 60912 condoms were distributed among the migrant community through social marketing(Deluxe and Masti type)

    Enabling Environment: Under enabling environment programme, sensitization programmes, advocacy meetings were conducted with the people in the project area, to enable them to aware of the essence of the programme. Thus, a total of 19 such meetings were conducted in which 254 have participated. The participants are local migrant community leaders and the management employers of the area.

    IndicatoRwise achievements of the Project during the year:

    S.No. Indicator Total
    1 Ever Contacted 3890
    2 Regular Contacts 85594
    3 1-1 BCC sessions 13810
    4 1- Group BCC Sessions 7933
    5 Number of Participants in Group Session 18624
    6 Total HRG attendance to the clinic 10823
    7 Directly to HRG 54632
    8 Social Marketing 60912
    9 STI referrals 88
    10 STI Treated 88
    11 ICTC Referrals 3529
    12 ICTC Treated 2043
    13 Number of persons found positive 10
    14 CD4 Tested 10
    15 Health Camps 89
    16 Advocacy Meetings 16
    17 Street Plays (Health Games) 41
    18 Target group Congregational Events 33

    Awareness Programmes:

    Under awareness programmes video shows(street Theatres) and Nukkad Nataks are shown to the people in the project through the health related entertainments. Thus, a total number of 6 video shows were conducted covering 1,600 persons and 35 Nukkad Nataks(Health Games) were exhibited/conducted covering 7,500 persons.IEC was also distributed during these programmes to the Migrant Community people.

    During this year, a candle rally was conducted on 20th May 2012 in recognition of the persons who died of AIDS. Smt. Neetu Kumari Prasad, I.A.S., District Magistrate & Collector has inaugurated the rally.

    A programme was conducted on December 1st 2012 in connection with International AIDS day, Smt. Neetu Kumari Prasad, I.A.S., District Magistrate & Collector has inaugurated the programme. On both these occasions the UETS, T.I. Migrants Project Kakinada staff and the persons from the project areas have jointly participated and also separately conducted by themselves in their respective project areas independently.

    Nutrition Programme for PLWHA:

    Every month on every second Saturday 40 persons suffering from HIV and AIDS and their dependents whose parents have died of the said disease. This programme is being conducted by UETS, Kakinada and Lions Club of Kakinada jointly. Counselling and Guidance programmes are also being conducted to the victims of HIV and AIDS. It is a continuous programme.

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    14. Human Resource Development /Faculty Training Programme

    In order to encourage human resources development in the field of disabilities and rehabilitation, this organization has taken up the following professional courses.

    • Diploma in Education Special Education Mental Retardation, (D.Ed SE(MR)) (A two year Diploma course in MR) (Regular Course)
    • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education Enabling Inclusion Mental Retardation (CESE (MR)) ( One year Certificate Course in Distance Mode)

    The above three courses were recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi and affiliated to National Institute for Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad.

    In take capacity of Diploma in Education - Special Education – Mental Retardation - Training Programme per annum 25 candidates. Every year two batches one batch in 1st year and another batch in 2nd year are simultaneously being run under the supervision of qualified faculty members. During the course of training, the students are involved in the following activities in addition to their regular classes.

    • Community Mobilization
    • Identification of PwDs through camps
    • Awareness Programmes
    • Counseling and Guidance to parents of children with special needs

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    Previous Project:

    1. Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in Urban Areas / IKP-MEPMA

    Since the persons with different abilities face challenges on account of normal socio-economic changes as well as their physical and mental conditions. They often start life with little access to opportunities and continue in the same state throughout their lives. Hence, there is a need to promote their rights and provide them equal opportunity to participate fully in the society and enhance their Socio economic conditions & dignity. Keeping this in view, this organization has started implementing “Urban Disabled Empowerment Programme” under IKP-MEPMA project in collaboration with Municipal Corporation, Kakinada, Pithapuram in East Godavari and Markapuram, Kandukuru Municipalities in Prakasham District with an aim to improve quality of life of persons with different abilities by accessing services through self managed organization.

    Area wise details of the PWDs and SHGs formed:

    Kanukuru Municipality
    No. of PWDs 448
    No. of SHGs Formed 48

    Markapuram Municipality
    No. of PWDs 756
    No. of SHGs Formed 56

    Pithapuram Municipality
    No. of PWDs 679
    No. of SHGs Formed 29
    No. of CWDs enrolled under Nirmayam Scheme of National Trust 39
    No. of PWDs getting Pension 76

    Kakinada Municipal Corporation
    No. of PWDs 1908
    No. of SHGs Formed 136
    Bank linkages of groups 64
    No. of PWDs benefited from Medical certificates, aids & appliances etc. 2168

    Town Vikalangula Mutually Aided Cooperative Society:

    In order to help the persons with different abilities, this organization has formed “The Kakinada Town Vikalangula Mutually Aided Cooperative Society Ltd., Kakinada, East Godavari District” under section 5 of A.P. MACS Act, 1995. A total number of 11 SHGs consisting of 70 persons with disabilities have been enrolled under the society.

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    2. PATNERSHIPS FOR SEXUAL HEALTH PROJECT

    Undoubtedly day-to-day the HIV/AIDS is becoming global challenge. It has been spreading with high pace and with severe impact. Because there is no remedy so far developed. The awareness and appropriate knowledge is the better strategies of its Prevention. In this context the Organization has been implementing the “Partnerships for Sexual Health Project” with the generosity of APSACS, Hyderabad since the year 2000. The project has targeted for Truckers and their families intervention which are considering as more risky person. It has very clear objectives to implement the services for the betterment of vulnerable section of society through Behavior Change Communication, Quality STD Care, Condom Promotion and Enabling Environment among Truckers in Kakinada Rural & Urban areas of East Godavari District, A.P.

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    3. INTEGRATED EDUCATION DISABLED CHILDREN

    As we know that the education is powerful instrument to make the positive changes in attitude of society and often initiate the upward movement in the social structure. Thereby, it is helping to bridge the gab between the special needs children and their normal counterparts. Hence, it is important to build the skills, Knowledge, attitude and abilities to integrate the Differently abled persons into the mainstream of education. Keeping this in view, the organization has been maintaining an integrated education for Disabled Children programme with the generosity of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and covered 475 differently abled children in 43 Mandal Parishad Primary & Upper Primary Schools in Kajuluru, Karapa, Tallarevu, Kakinada Rural, Samalkota, Pithapuram, Rangampeta, Gandepalli and Jaggampet Mandals of East Godavari District, A. P. India.

    Services under IEDC programme

    Status of IED Center and Beneficiaries

    Mandal

    No. of Center

    No of Beneficiaries

    Special Education Awareness generation programme Provision of home visits Need Based Intervention (Physiotherapy, Speech therapy, Behavior Modification etc) Integration campaign Provision of Aids & Appliances Referral for Specialized Services Extracurricular activities Parents Training/ Meetings Training for Normal Scholl teacher etc.

    Kajuluru 05 65
    Karapa 01 08
    Tallarevu 08 83
    Kakinada 09 113
    Samalkota 03 37
    Pithapuram 01 19
    Rangampeta 06 59
    Jaggampeta 06 55
    Gandepalli 04 36
    Total 43 475

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    4. COMMUNITIY BASED REHABILITATION PROGRAMMES

    The East Godavari District is largest district in Andhra Pradesh situated on the bank of Bay of Bengal and is more prone to affect with the cyclonic weather and tidal waves, which affect its entire population. Most of its population belongs to either fisherman community or Agricultural Laborers, who are struggling hard for their square of meals. The prevalence of persons with disabilities is more and most of them are living on miserable conditions. UETS is considering disability as a development issue; hence it is providing services to sensitize the disabled, their parents and community to assume their responsibility towards the persons with disabilities and considering them as an integral part of the society. Keeping this in view the organization is utilizing the philosophy of Community Based Rehabilitation programme and executing its services such as Prevention of disability, access the Go vt. programmes & Policies, intervention focusing towards the skill developments, Vocational training's, Employment opportunities, Referral services, Home visits, follow-up services, suitable Aids & Appliances to the needy, need based interventions, Community awareness, accessibility, and advocating for their rights through advocacy and lobbying within their own community. Secondly it has been also exercising the activities for Building confidence among the disabled, forming self-help Groups /Mandal Level federation for their development in 11 Mandals of East Govari District with support of the various funding agencies.

    The following are the details of project implemented by the organisation

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    5. VOCATIONAL TRAINING

    Since the ultimate aim of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities is to prepare them for meaningful contributory and participatory adult role in the society. The rehabilitation components may include from womb to tomb at all level. In the present trends the economical empowerment plays vital role to make the person meaningful for which vocational components are highly essential. It will help to uplift their living condition, improve socioeconomic conditions and re-established their self confidence to move forward to lead their live in more fruitful ways. It would also ensure social acceptance, dignity and sense of belongingness addressing with the process of vocational Rehabilitation. Under this wing the organization has been imparting services such as:

    • Vocational Guidance
    • Counseling
    • Training's in suitable trades
    • Post training supports/ Job Placement etc.

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    6. CRÈACHE CENTERS

    Status of Vocational Rehabilitation programme taken up by UETS:

    Trades Target People No. of Beneficiaries Remarks
    Cycle Repairing Loco motor Impairment 25 Completed as on 31st March 2007
    Computer Application Loco motor Impairment 15 Ongoing
    Tailoring & Embroidery School Dropouts Youths in Tsunami affected Areas 20 Per Batch Completed 02 Batches as on 31st March 2007
    Fiber Boat Making 15 Per Batch Do
    Boat Engine Repairing 15 Per Batch Do
    Electrical Household Equipments Repair & Maintenance 15 Per Batch Do
    School Dropouts Youths 15 Completed 06 Batches as on 31st March 2007

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    7. SAMARTH (A Center Based Scheme)

    The organization has been implementing “SAMARTH” Programme for the Education, Welfare and Rehabilitation of persons with Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Autism and Multiple Disabilities at its base center, Kakinada with the Generosity of “National Trust” New Delhi. Under this programme we have been imparting specialized services for 30 persons with residential care prospects. This programme has provision for free services and residential cares for 09 such persons who belong to marginal section of society. The organization has also formed local Project Implementation committee which consists, representative from Lions Club, NGO, Caregiver and a parent. The committee has been monitoring the activities and providing regular suggestion for better implementation of the scheme.

    Categories & Sex wise distribution of CWD under IEDSS scheme:

    Categories Male Female Total
    Mental Retardation 10 09 19
    Cerebral Palsy 01 01 02
    Autism 03 01 04
    Multiple Disability 06 02 08

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    8. State Nodal Agency Partner of National Trust

    The National Trust has selected this institute to act as State Nodal Agency Partner (SNAP) to implement & monitor the National Trust activities in 10 Districts of Andhra Pradesh namely Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Parkasham, Nellore and Khammam. As a SNAP, this institute has been taking up several activities such as awareness programmes, Parents training, Inclusive Education, Legal Guardianship, training & monitoring of LLCs, NGOs, DPOs etc in the above said districts in Andhra Pradesh.

    This organization has taken up various services for the Education, welfare and rehabilitation services for the person with Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Multiple Disabilities on behalf of National Trust. This organization has been implementing the Samarth (A center Based Scheme) of National Trust since the year 2006. It has been also acting as State Nodal Agency Partner of National Trust to implement its activities in 10 coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. This institute has done excellent works under the services and enrolled 11713 individuals under the NIRMAYA Health Insurance Scheme of National Trust. It has also conducted good services to raise the awareness among the public, DPOs, Parents and Panchayati Raj Institute regarding the National Trust activities such as Legal Guardianship and appointed 468 legal guardianships and 702 are under the processing, Local Level Committee, Nirmaya Scheme, Gharoundha Scheme, Aspiration Scheme, Sahayogi Scheme, Arunim scheme etc.

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    9. State Nodal NGO for Capacity Enhancement for Census 2011

    This institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to act as state level nodal NGO in Andhra Pradesh. It has taken up strong commitment and sole responsibility towards the Capacity Enhancement for Census 2011. In this connection, this institute has been executing its sincere services as per the planner of Census 2011. This institute has translated the Manuals of Instructions for filling up of the House Listing and National Population Register in TELUGU language and submitted to the Directorate of Census Operations, Hyderabad. It has selected 2 National Trainers and 25 Master Trainer Facilitators to enhance the capacity on Census 2011 in all districts of Andhra Pradesh.

    In this connection this institute has also conducted Phase – I and Phase – II for Master Trainers Facilitators at State Level. All the MTFs has been also providing training to the Master Trainers at District level and this institute is close monitoring and supervising the activities, guidance and support for the well and effective implementation of the programme in all 23 districts in Andhra Pradesh.

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