HANDI-CARE INTERNATIONAL. Forum on Disability 2004. Dedicated to helping the poor, the disabled and the women of our community. Handi-Care Intl.
Forum on Disability 2004
Dedicated to helping the poor, the disabled and the women
of our community
A hundred years from now,It will not matter...What my bank account was,The sort of house I lived in, Or the kind of car I drove...But the world may be different… Because I was importantIn the Life of a Child.
Until now, the majority of our funds have been donated to international causes. However, we see a need for on ethno-specific initiatives in the GTA.
Handi Care Intl (HCI) has been registered as a Canadian charity since 1992 and is completely administered by volunteers.
The building blocks of Amar Seva Sangam -
an institute that is dedicated to Shelter, Education, Rehab & Vocational Training of rural poor & disabled
Ramakrishnan, rendered quadriplegic at age 21, after a fatal accident, decided that he would NOT let his life go waste and would do everything possible to help disabled children in his village. Supported by his family & friends, he Started ASSA in 1981, the Year of the Disabled.
Together, these selfless men inspired us to start this charity and thus we began to benefit countless people in need of assistance.
From Disability to Ability
Siddik: stricken with poverty and Polio (1993)
Siddik: now a top student in Grade 6 (1999)
Currently, funds raised by Handi-care Intl. goes directly to the following Projects:
Within himself, he felt a moral obligation to come to the aid of those of his kind, to give them the education he was deprived of; Shridhar, A polio victim, and a few friends started the Maithri Educational & Charitable Trust. The objective of the Trust is to provide educational assistance to poor students, who would otherwise be forced into child labour. More than 250 have benefited from Maithri, some of whom are Engineers, well settled in the US & the Middle East.
Nesam - LOVE
The Spastics Society of India started this school for mentally retarded children in 1991, as one of their "COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION" projects. They train the mothers in Physio-Therapy, Speech-Therapy and special education. Now, it is run independently with the support of donors.
Other organizations that have benefited from Handi-Care Intl. on a one-time basis include but are not limited to:
Aim For Seva
Swami Vivekananda Education Society
SRI RAMAKRISHNA MATH
Success Story of M.Jegan
Jegan was in very poor shape when began at the program.
With regular health and other physical rehabilitation, Jegan benefited immensely. He improved his posture and can now walk more comfortably.
These include placing interested students as volunteers in some of our organizations in India.
Both the volunteers and the charities benefit from this opportunity. (The volunteers gain excellent experience and the charities get new ideas to help in the development of their beneficiaries)
We are now looking to expand our services to the local arena to help those in our own community with disabilities.
Our past has afforded us the experience and gained us the reputation of being dedicated and successful.
The purpose of this Forum is…
To begin a needs assessment in our community so we can specifically target HCI’s efforts where it is most needed
To hear your suggestions… What are some examples of future projects that you would like to see?How can we get the community better involved?