Here's How Samarthanam Trust For Disabled Has Been Touching Lives Of Many
Wannathankyou/3rd December, 2018
The only disability in life is bad attitude- Scott Hamilton
According to Disabled World, around 10% of the World's population or 650 million people, live with the disability. The article continues to say that poor people are more at risk of acquiring a disability because of a lack of access to good nutrition, health care, sanitation, as well as safe living and working conditions. Once this occurs, people face barriers to education, employment, and public services that can help them escape poverty. According to UNESCO, about 90% of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school.
However, there are several organizations and a group of individuals who come together to help the disabled achieve their dream by not letting their disability a barrier. One such organization is Samarthanam Trust, a Bangalore based NGO, which has branches across the world which was founded by Founder Managing Trustee Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar and his schoolmate and childhood friend, Late. Nagesh SP. Samarthanam. The Trust serves with a mission “To empower visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people through developmental initiatives focusing on educational, social, economic, cultural and technological aspects”.
Samarthanam caters to people in need by providing a plethora of services including quality education, accommodation, nutritious food, vocational training, sports, and placement-based rehabilitation. Creating a platform for the visually impaired cricketers to portray their talent and ability and promote cricket for the blind at the international level was the primary driving force behind establishing Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled. As the organization grew in size and strength the initiatives expanded and embraced many more people in need, supporting them in every possible way.
Today, Samarthanam Trust stands to be a complete solution provider by supporting education and livelihood needs of persons with disabilities and those from underprivileged backgrounds. The organization also facilitates direct livelihood opportunities to hundreds of persons with disabilities and women in distress through its Social Enterprises.
Samarthanam envisions to touch at least 100,000 lives by 2020, providing comprehensive solutions to the disabled and underserved communities. WannaThankYou heartily wishes Samarthanam to continue all the good deeds it has been doing and continue creating an impact in the society.