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RajuTumung, 30 , is a person with Locomotor Disability. He was afflicted with Polio of both the Lower Limbs. He lives in a remote village called Kiling, DhupguriGram Panchayat, Dimoria Block, Kamrup District, Assam. When Swabalambi identified him in 1998, he was neglected by his family and left alone only with food. After assessment by Ortho Doctors in a Medical Camp at their village , the doctors advised Tricycle as no corrective surgery can do much on his wasting lower limbs. Due to his mobility with Upper Limbs he had very strong arms. Swabalambi trained him in their Vocational training program in Bamboo work. He was also trained formally in SIRD and received a Certificate. Raju had also been trained in the series of Design Workshops of Bamboo,Jute and cane at Swabalambi by the Ministry of Textiles  from 2006 to 2013 .

Harish Ali 28, is a person with Locomotor Disability. At the age of nine he was hit by an Army truck on the Highway in Kopalkata village, Sonapur Gram Panchayat, Dimoria Block, Kamrup District (M), Assam. When Swabalambi identified him in 1997, he had an swollen elephant right leg blue in colour as he was only treated by a village quack for 01 year. When ortho doctors examined him in a Medical Camp at Swabalambi in 1997, they advised immediate surgery and amputation to arrest setting of gangrene of the limb. The boy who was so much in pain surprised the doctors by going to the OT happy smiling, knowing that amputation will make him free of the pain of 01 year. After the amputation he was given Artificial Limb (Jaipur foot) and was enrolled in pre vocational program of Swabalambi in Bamboo, Origami and modeling with Plasticene.

SumitaNewar is a woman with locomotor disability and is a Secretary of the Assam State Federation of DPO. She is the Abilympics Gold Medalist in Crochet Work in 2014 and the Gold Winner in Swimming in Special Olympics at Guwahati 2013 . When she was born and suffered disability from an abscess on her left hip which paralysed the baby. Her father wanted to get rid of her . He had a pre plan to take Sumita and her mother on a boat ride inHaharaGP’s Kolong River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. In the middle of the river the father ordered the mother to throw the baby in the water. The mother cried and refused to listen to him. This soured the relationship of her parents and ultimately she died out of  Depression when Sumita was 05 years. Her father remarried and fortunately the step mother was kind to Sumita and brought her up well with education and skills in Tailoring.

Tirtha is a person with Locomotor Disability afflicted wit Polio. He had a supportive  family and encouraged him to do to school and complete graduation from Dimoria college . His knowledge  in computer earned him a Silver Medal in Zonal  ABILYMPICS 2014 in Computer Data Processing at Bhubaneswar.He is a volunteer Teacher in  the Middle school in village Kolongpar, Hohora GP. Presently he is the Secretary of the Block Level DPO (Disabled Peoples Organization) of Dimoria Block and Executive member of Assam State Federation of DPOs to work and advocate at the Government level.

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Activities

Staffing and management

Staffing and management

Outcome : Capable Human Resources and system in place for participatory Planning, Implementation,Monitoring and Evaluation (PIME) 1. Selection of Staff The staff selected are 50% from the new area and...

Health

Health

Outcome : Reduced incidence of Disability in the area. 100% PWDs have improved their functional abilities and experience qualitative change in their lives. 3.1 Meetings with the stake holders regarding...

Education

Education

1. Home Based education to Children with Disabilities for admission to Primary schools in the villages.2. Training of Primary, Middle and Higher School teachers on Disability and its issues for...

Livelihood

Livelihood

The most important area to be reinforced for emancipation of Rural Life is development of Livelihood skills of the Persons with Disabilities and the non disabled population in the villages....

Social/Empowerment

Social/Empowerment

Formation of Disabled Persons Organizations at Village, GP and Block level for influencing Government and Policy makers. Also for Sustainability of the CBR Rights based approach to rehabilitation of persons...

Financial Assistance Received

Year Source of Funds Amount of Fund (Rs) Name of the Project Objectives & Key Strategies Geographical Area & Beneficiary 2000-2001 MPLAD 2,00,000 Development of Govt. Alloted Land To Build...

Monitoring

Monitoring

The monitoring and evaluation process will be with involvement of the CBR team, DPO members, other stakeholders like parents, family members and interested community members .• Weekly meeting of CBR...

Sustainability

Sustainability

CBR team will work to develop the skills of parents and DPO members , involve the other community members during the project period to develop the sense of ownership of...

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Swabalambi, Society for Rehabilitation & Training of Persons With Multiple Disabilities

Near Forest Range Office, Vill.Mohmara Road, Sonapur-780402, Dimoria Block, Kamrup (M) District, Assam

9864306192/94351 90397

swabalambi57@gmail.com

www.swabalambi.in

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