Rehabilitation Program for Persons with Disabilities

Pragya Social Organization (Previously Pragya Samiti) has been working in the Bagsewaniya slum (largest slum area in Bhopal urban city) with persons with disabilities for the past 3 years. Under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM), a large number of slums located in the city are being relocated to the periphery of city and Bagsewaniya is one of such locations.

We are working 12 urban slum areas and all has a good proportion of underprivileged families. A majority of the families here came to the city as seasonal migrants in search of wage labour and later permanently settled here due to lack of opportunities in their area. These families are primarily engaged as hawkers, daily wages labours, domestic helpers etc. For most of these families, the greatest struggle is to make ends meet

As per the WHO norms, about 5% of any population comprise of persons with disabilities. The organization has identified about 400 children with disabilities in its area of operation. These comprise of minor to major disabilities and can be broadly classified in medical terms as motor disability, speech disability, mental retardation. Due to their dependence on others (family members and friends), these children are usually seen as a burden on the family and therefore are looked down upon. These children face various degrees of marginalization due to limitations in their environment which restrict their interaction with mainstream society, attitude of others (family members and community) towards them and lack of opportunities. There is no government, non government or private organization working in the area for this group.


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS


01

5000

The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), Bhopal branch has opened a Sub-health Center for Women and Adolescent girls under their Health Awareness and Welfare Program. FPAI has decided to operate this center with support of Pragya Social Organization.

02

4500

Organize regular Free Health camps with team of health professionals to provide the treatments, physical examinations and free medicine distribution.Treatment for AIDS sufferers was made free

03

2000

We organised Health Check Up Camp for children Itarsi(MP), Kalmeshwer(maharastha), Gadakota(mp,),Bhopal(mp), Hazipur(bihar), Ambikapur(chhattisgarh), Bekuntpur(chhattisgarh) with support of Fusion Microfinance Pvt. Ltd. Under Their CSR Schemes




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