Building Resilience in People with Disabilities in the Post Covid Environment
70% of the total SAIs are in rural parts of the country and less than 2% of persons with disabilities have access to basic rehabilitation services.
An uphill journey for specially abled individuals
In India, according to census 2011, there are 2.68 Crore SAIs (2.21% of the country’s population) out of which 55% are literates and 36 % of SAIs are working in the country. 70% of the total SAIs are in rural parts of the country and less than 2% of persons with disabilities have access to basic rehabilitation services. This is due to lack of professionals in the rural areas and a majority of services are located in the urban areas. Recognizing disability in rural India and working to change communal attitudes on acceptance and inclusion of this population remains an immense challenge.
Recognizing disability in rural India and working to change communal attitudes on acceptance and inclusion of this population remains an immense challenge.
SVYM’s Comprehensive Strategy for building the Human & Social Capital of PWDS
Inclusion of 4000 PWDs in Southern Karnataka
Develop Human and Social Capital of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in Kodagu District to lead a socio-economically productive life and develop an enabled eco-system as a welcoming environment
- Promote optimal health & well-being of PwDs and their families by providing comprehensive medical Re/habilitation
- Enhance social and economic independence of PwDs
- Empower PwDs to replicate a Barrier-free environment & inclusive Models, created by SVYM, at sub district levels
Proposed Intervention Area Map
Aligned with Sustainable Development Goals
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