Children with disabilities have very few facilities in India. A hospital staff worker, Mr. Robert Kumar whose son had cerebral palsy, started Anugrah in 2002. Anugrah (which means “divine blessing” provides physical and occupational therapy, as well as special education. More recently learning centres have been developed in villages for easier access.
The vision of Anugrah is to improve the quality of life of children with disabilities through realization of their rights.
Biggest Goals for 2019/20:
- To streamline all the rehabilitation services of Anugrah in order to become a training center that helps bring out rehabilitation personnel from the local communities, thus bringing about a change in worldview of the community.
- To develop a system that enables us to fundraise locally
- Anugrah’s vision has grown in the last 17 years and we are convinced that this is the path God is leading us on. Please pray for faith that helps us step out even in the presence of constraints (financially and otherwise with the changing political landscape of India).
- That we would be discerning about the doors on which we knock as we move into looking at opportunities for in-country funding,
- Our work with those with spinal cord injuries is growing. However, we are spread out too thin to be able to give them consistent rehabilitation. Please pray for wisdom on how we can reach them better, for professionals to join us who are willing to work in rural north and for resources to be able to afford them.
Anugrah has requested $16,000 from EHA Canada.
Breakdown of specific costs needed to help one child/month:
- Education (Special Education and Mainstreaming) - $20
- Therapy and life skills (Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and speech - $20
- Livelihood - $10
- Parents' support - $5
- Transportation for children - $10
- Play and Leisure - $5
Total cost per child per month - $70