“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
I strongly believe that we can, as individuals, make
a difference in the world.
Just one small act of kindness, one small act of generosity or one simple gesture can make a difference
in a person's life.
SAMADHAN is a registered non-profit organization set up in 1981 in New Delhi, India, which provides accessible and affordable therapy and educational services for children with intellectual disabilities that are also impacted by poverty.
From its inception in 1981, more than 56,000 families have been reached and 3,000 children have
benefited from their services.
SAMADHAN’S philosophy is that all persons with intellectual disability can be helped, if appropriate and timely services are available.
Over the years it has effectively transferred this philosophy into action and now offers education and therapy for the children of Dakshinpuri, and education and support for the mothers (and families) of these children, hoping that they in turn can educate the broader community.
SAMADHAN has won an Award for Innovation for successfully addressing the three issues of disability, poverty and women’s empowerment from the World Bank.
It is also:
• Registered under Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection and Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995
• Member of the National Trust, a statutory body of Government of India
• Affiliate members of Inclusion International (a world body advocating for persons with intellectual disability)
• Full member of AFID (Asian Federation for the Intellectually Disabled)
• An Institutional member of the ARC-Asian Resource Centre
Jagori Grameen's mission is to create a just and equal society for all.
In order to do this, they help address discrimination based on gender, caste, religion, disability and sexual identities. They aim to strengthen the voices of women and girls and ensure people’s right to life and safety.
By engaging with the community, they endeavor to address all forms of discrimination and all other forms of social exclusion. They seek to protect the individual and collective dignity of those who are most marginalized and vulnerable.
The program has been operating for 12 years and since starting has made significant progress. Still, the issue of inequality has not been resolved. Jagori Grameen intends to continue their work and won't stop until women are seen as equal to men.