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  project name ~ Anandwan

category ~ relief and rehabilitation




  Project Name





MSS (Maharogi Sewa Samiti)



relief and rehabilitation







  Budget Approved


$ 4000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Sridhar Rajam











The project is proposed by Maharogi Sewa Samiti, a NGO based in
Chandrapur, MP. This organisation was founded with the sole concept
of giving dignity to and making meaningful the lives of people that
society treats as outcasts and rejects . It is basically located in
Central-India. Baba-Amtes main idea behind starting the organisation
was to empower the leprosy patients with skills, and self-belief.
According to him one can live without fingers, but not without
dignity and self-respect. Today Anandwan is a landmark organisation
in the countrys map of social rehabilitation. Its complex supports
about 2,200 residents, 1700 of whom are affected with or have been
cured of leprosy and other categories of disable as the blind, deaf
and mute, orphan children etc.










The main objective of the project is to give vocational Training along with their school education so that the children can be self-employed and able to support themselves. The project is basically directed toward 100 Blind, Deaf-Mute, Handicapped and Orphan children. The formal education that these handicapped children receive is only upto the VII th standard. As such by the time they complete their education they are about 18 years of age and are expected to return back to thier village where they cannot do anything and mostly become wasters ang get back to poverty and miseries. Providing formal vocational training in some trade will benifit the children. They can then stay back at Anandwan if they so desire to and join their fellow disabled men. The other option they have is to start up a business of thier own where they can use thier learned skills and earn thier daily bread and even support their family.



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