^ Back to Top

Projects

Vocational Training

Dhirubhai Ambani Early Intervention Centre for the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, Tallarevu sponsored by Reliance Industries Ltd under corporate social responsibilities scheme. The center was inaugurated on 28th December 2009 on the eve of birthday celebration of Late Sri Dhirubhai Ambani, founder chairman, Reliance Industries ltd.

Current number of beneficiaries who are undergoing for specialized services.
Categories Number of beneficiaries
Male Female Total
Mental Retardation 22 13 35
Cerebral palsy 04 02 06
Speech & Hearing Impairment 07 09 16
Autism 01 00 01
Multiple Disabilities 12 02 14
Orthopaedically Handicapped 04 01 05
Total number of beneficiaries 50 27 77

Early Intervention Center for the Exceptional Children:

with the generous support of Nagarjuna Foundation, Hyderabad,
Total enrolled Beneficiaries: 194
Current no. of Beneficiaries: 57

DLI-CBR Programme in Tallarevu Mandal:

Uma Educational & Technical Society, Kakinada has taken up responsibility to promote the rights, respect, dignity and individual autonomy of the persons with disabilities by implementing community based rehabilitation project in Tallarevu Mandal as part of District Level Initiative of CBR Forum, Bangalore. Under the evolved project this institute has identified a total of 1267 persons with disabilities and taking up all the necessary actions to minimize the affect of disabilities by the process of rehabilitation and empower them at the fullest possible extent. This institute has been also implementing the services for rehabilitation of persons with Mental Illness and providing all sorts of services such as Medicines, Psychological Counselling, and Vocational Rehabilitation etc under the said project.

Human Resource Development in the field of Disability & Rehabilitation:

This institute has made special efforts in Human Resource Development in the field of disabilities & rehabilitation. It has been running the following course which is recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi and affiliated to Manipal University/ IGNOU, New Delhi.

Name of Course Duration Max.Intake Month of admision
D.Ed.S.E. (Mental Retardation) - Regular 2 years 25 May - June
Foundation Course in Disabilities for in-service teacher (Distance Mode) 90 Days 40 January, May and October
Certificate course in Early Childhood Special Education (Distance Mode) 1 Year 40 October–November and April - May

Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage (IEDSS)

This institute has been implementing the evolved scheme of Ministry of Homan Resource Development, Govt. of India called “Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage” (IEDSS) since June 2009. This institute has been implementing the IEDSS scheme in 15 ZP High schools in 07 Mandals of East Godavari District. It provides all kinds of services for education, welfare and rehabilitation of these children based on their needs and makes all efforts to integrate them at all levels.
Categories & sex wise distribution of CWD under IEDSS scheme:

Sex

VH

HH

OH

MH

LD

MD

Total

M

35

16

18

9

20

2

100

F

37

08

13

8

13

1

80

Total

72

24

31

17

33

3

180

Special School for the Mentally Challenged:

Uma Manovikasa Kendram has been maintaining a special school for the mentally challenged one at Kakinada and another one at ongole (Prakasham District) in both day & residential care prospects with the financial aid of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India. It has been imparting all kinds of services such as special education, welfare & rehabilitation. Most of the children are taught self-help and academic skills pertaining to classrooms and home based environment and making them functionally independent. The activities of the school were very much sensitive to the individual’s competence, deficit, learning pace, interest and residual capacities to the children with special needs. In order to provide Special Education and other Rehabilitation services to the Mentally Challenged individuals and avoid excessive burden for traveling to the parents, the organization has established its sub centers at Pithapuram and Jaganaikpur. The centers are well equipped with the teaching & Learning Materials and doing well. The following are the number of beneficiaries has been benefiting from the specialized services of the Special School and it sub centers:

Special School, Behind Rayudupalem, Kakinada Special School, Maruti Nagar, II Lane, Kurnool Road Ongole Sub center, Jaganaikpur
Kakinada
Sub Center Pithapuram
East Godavari
Hosteller Day Scholars Hostellers Day Scholars

50

189

50

72

35

35

Specialized services of the special schools are:

  • Special Education,
  • Need Based Skills training programmes
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Medical Services
  • Yoga & Group therapy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Psychosocial Interventions.
  • Parents Guidance, Counseling and training's
  • Outreach programmes etc.

Deafblind / Multisensory Impairment Project:

This institute is developing up special interest in rehabilitating the deafblind / multisensory impaired individual by establishment of a special unit in cooperation with “Sense International (India)” in the special school premises and providing all types of services for their development. There are 13 such individuals admitted under this section. Besides, the special educator also visits the houses of the beneficiaries on every Saturday and provides special guidance, counseling and training to their relatives. Thus total 35 individual with multisensory impairments were benefiting under this wings during the reporting period.

Workshop for Fabricating & Fittings of Aids & Appliances:

In order to make differently abled persons independent in his / her locomotion, hearing, vision and in other functional activities, this organization has been maintaining an exclusive workshop for fabrication & fittings of aids & appliances at its base center, Kakinada. It has been distributing suitable aids & appliances such as Crutches, Hearing Aids, Calipers, Tricycles, Artificial Limbs & Wheel chairs to the needy persons free of cost.

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

Total

1443

2515

1438

1655

715

320

58

Apart from the above, this organization has also conducted many camps for screening and assessment of persons with disabilities for aids & appliances and rural & remote areas of East Godavari District. It has distributed some suitable aids & appliances to the persons with disabilities who deserve it the most by motivating local well-wishers.

Services with the generosity of Give India:

The organization has also established a close liaison with the organization Give India, to support in the mobilization of financial resources through various donors for distribution of suitable aids & appliances, School Uniforms, and rehabilitation services to the needy persons with disabilities.

Items

2009-10

Artificial Limbs

70

Uniforms & Teaching / Learning Materials

38

Spl. Education & Rehabilitation

10

Calipers

33

Hearing Aids

24

Tricycles

11

Nutritious Materials to the people affected/ infected with HIV/AIDS

09

Support for Self-employment

01

Total

196

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.

Target Intervention Project for Migrant Communities:

This institute has adopted the motto to improve general health of the communities and prevent them from the various communicable diseases such as STD/HIV/AIDS. It has implemented the “Target Intervention Project for Migrants Communities in the East Godavari District since 15th August 2008 with the generosity of NACO/APSACS, Hyderabad. The organization has been implementing this project efficiently and yielding good results according to its aims & objectives. It has been also focusing for care & support to the people living with HIV/AIDS and for their families. Prevention of the causes of HIV/AIDS at all level, access the Govt. programmes & Policies to the people living with HIV/AIDS, such as intervention focusing their promotion of health, skill developments, trainings, employment opportunities, livelihood programme, referral services, follow-up services, community awareness etc. It has identified the following halt points to deliver the effective services for the migrant communities:

  • Gadimoga Reliance Plant (Tallarevu Mandal)
  • SEZ Area (U.Kothapalli Mandal)
  • Coromandal Fertilizer Area (Kakinada Rural)
  • GMR Power Plant, (Kakinada Urban)

The specific activities under the project:

  • Behavior Change Communication
  • Providing Counseling in One-One and One–Group Sessions.
  • Conducting Special Programmes to change the behaviors of target people.
  • Quality STD Care.
  • Implementing Mobile clinic in the project areas.
  • Need Based Services by team members which consist of Counselor, Social Worker, Doctor and trained outreach worker.
  • Referring the severely affected/ infected cases at various centers such as GGH, Kakinada for their specialized services.
  • Condom Promotion.
  • Placed 35 Non-Conventional Outlets and 16 Condoms Boxes for stocking and distributing Condoms in the project areas.
  • Generating knowledge about the usages of condoms through special programmes.
  • Enabling Environment:
  • Established good linkages and networks at various level.
  • 39 Peer Educators are committing their services for create genuine and STD/HIV/AIDS free environment.
  • Conducting various programme in view to create awareness among the target people such as Cultural/ Magic show/ Kalajathra/ ASHA Campaign/Candle Rally/ Celebrating World AIDS Day etc.

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. It has conducted an orientation & capacity building Training to the Master Trainer Facilitator – Phase-I, translated the National Population Register (NPR) – Manual of Instructions for filling up of the NPR Household Scheduled and Instruction Manual for House Listing and Housing Census in TELUGU language. This institute has also allotted to MTFs one in each districts of Andhra Pradesh for the capacity enhancement for census 2011 activities. It has also plan to conduct phase-II capacity building training to the MTFs to implement the census programme well & effective manner.

Top