Crèche for the children of disabled couples at Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Anandwan.
Total Project Cost: € 9.000
- € 2.730 Restoration of Existing building (some repairs and Painting)
- € 1.365 Salary of the staff for a year
- € 1.365 Educational Material with toys
- € 2.050 Indoor games & school furniture
- € 675 Excess fund required to meet the deficit in diet provided by Aanganwadi
- € 815 Administrative Expenses (10% of the project cost)
Objective is to create an an atmosphere of space, freedom, care and security for children with special needs, by inculcating in the children a global outlook, love of nature, concern for mankind and technological proficiency that will together widen their horizons, enable them function with clarity and efficiency in the modern world and develop them fully as a complete human being.
Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora (MSS), is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1949 the great humanitarian Baba Amte. At the headquarters of MSS, at the Anandwan village, MSS rehabilitates leprosy patients and disabled individuals mainly from poorest of the poor strata. These individuals stay at Anandwan for a lifespan. MSS helps them regain their dignity through physical treatment, mental resurrection, societal reconstruction and skill building. These individuals get empowered and live an economically productive life after getting trained at MSS production centres
As a part of societal reconstruction process, every disabled individual in MSS village is encouraged to exert right to companionship, right to sexuality and right to parenthood. By virtue of being a MSS resident, besides providing them food, shelter, clothing and all basic necessities, MSS organizes community marriage functions where disabled people choose their spouse from the same or other disabled community. These disabled couples live a happy married life at MSS.
Keeping the aforesaid unfavorable conditions which do not support the healthy growth of infants and children of disabled parents, MSS started an informal crèche cum drop in centre for children in 2009. The parents drop their children in the center before going to work. These children remain in the kindergarten for 10 hours a day. Here they get a chance to interact with other children. However MSS has realized that merely having a drop in centre will not help them in long run. There has to be monitoring system which takes calculated efforts for their growth in all aspects such as physical health, scholastic performance, cultural education, instilling values and making them grow into responsible citizens.