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Empowering Lives: The Impact of NGOs on Disabled Individuals

Did you know that around 15% of the world’s population consists of people with some type of disability? Yes. Isn’t it a number to consider? More than that, what’s even more disheartening is to know their condition in society. Though they exist and make a powerful part of mankind, they are prohibited from being an active part of society equally. 

Understanding their needs, NGOs here play a major part in converting their passive existence to an active one. They work to empower these individuals so they feel inclusive and accepted by society in all facets of life. 

The dedication and vision of NGOs to bring about a change in the perception of disability are outstanding. On a mission to transform obstacles into opportunities, they aim to make these people learn about their potential and do their best as per their capabilities. This leads to a better and more inclusive India we all envision.  

This blog sheds light on how these NGOs work for people with disabilities to make them feel more empowered, and confident, and add a sense of inclusivity to them. 

Why Empower the Disabled Community? 

Disabled? No!

Differently abled? Yes! 

It’s a sad reality that how much ability or different abilities these differently abled individuals possess is still unexplored or rather ignored. It’s not utilized to its fullest. So, it would be right to say that it’s a great loss to mankind because 15% of your human resources is still unexplored. If channeled in the right direction, they have immense potential to be an asset to society. This is where NGOs have a bigger role to play. 

Initiatives by NGOs to Empower Disabled People

NGOs act as an important organ to society, keeping the body, which is the society, in harmony and peace where all functions together and stay healthy. The same approach is for the disabled part of the society. Let’s understand different initiatives by NGOs to empower disabled people. 

1. Supporting Innovations

In India, NGOs have the authority and power to work in particular regions and be an active part of supporting and initiating any sort of initiative, be it for the disabled. They can also plan events for the future. Therefore, these NGOs work tirelessly and selflessly to support innovations capable of bringing a valuable change in the lives of the differently abled. 

In fact, there are many NGOs that also support government initiatives to the best of their capabilities. 

2. Creating Infrastructure

Creating infrastructure is also a key role of NGOs for the disabled in India. Most non-governmental organizations are established in local communities. Some NGOs also help to socialize disabled kids. They are well known for providing shelter to children with disabilities. 

These groups support the growth of the social and educational framework of the community for children with disabilities. They provide suitable activities, training, and assistance to the disabled. Everything leads to making them feel empowered and included. 

3. Training & Technical Support

Training and technical support are also key roles of NGOs in India. Other than creating an infrastructure of good health, emotional, and social support for people with disabilities, NGOs’ role in their training and technical support is also valuable. From children, kids, women, and old people to all, none is left behind. The result will be that this section of society is more independent and skilled enough to enter the arena of jobs and even bigger things as per their capabilities and hard work.

4. Facilitating Good Communication

Effective interpersonal communication is a necessity in any non-governmental group. Also, they investigate and assess the ideal access locations. NGOs have a lot of experience with project viability. The communication strategies used by NGOs help to understand the cultural characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors of people with disabilities in the community.

5. Changing the Perspective

The treatment of physically disabled people by the general public is a larger and more obvious issue than administrative negligence or the care provided to them. That is the reason why NGOs in India support people with physical disabilities and are making an effort to change the way society as a whole thinks and acts. 

NGOs are constantly working to improve the social conduct of the general public towards physically challenged individuals through the campaigns they organize, awareness drives, and seminars.

6. Good Healthcare

No matter who, where, and in what condition, everyone has a right to good healthcare, especially people with disabilities. But unfortunately, their access is limited or their unfortunate condition limits them to access good healthcare. Here comes NGOs in action. They ensure these differently abled sections of society get assistive devices, clinics for regular checkups even in remote areas, healthcare camps, and more to promote good overall well-being. It’s a right of all! 

7. Employment Support

Most of you will agree that employment inequality is one of the major issues faced by people with disabilities in India, or any part of the world for that matter. NGOs work to eliminate this disability and provide equal employment opportunities with skill development. Some NGOs also collaborate with different companies to bridge the gap and ensure people with disabilities get included by making them feel like human resources and not burdens. Moving on, NGOs also support entrepreneurship initiatives. Isn’t that good? 

8. Protecting the Rights of Disabled People

Don’t you agree that the way people with disabilities are represented in society is not good? It makes it harder for them to raise their voices to stand up for their rights. From education to healthcare and more, their voice remains unheard. This is why NGOs take charge and become their voices. 

They work on their behalf to represent them. It leads to them getting rights, and it’s one of the reasons why disabled people in India are better represented today and have a safer space in society to not just exist but grow and live fully. 

9. Technology and Assistive Devices

Technological advancements are vital in enabling individuals with disabilities. NGOs use technology to create and provide assistive devices that improve the freedom and standard of living for people with disabilities. 

These gadgets include mobility assistance, communication tools, and sensory aids. In fact, bigger non-profit organizations engage in partnerships with scientists, technologists, and specialists in assistive technology to develop inventive resolutions tailored to the unique requirements of individuals with disabilities. This leads to their self-determination and integration into diverse spheres of society.

10. Spreading Awareness

Spreading awareness is one of the best things that can be done for people with disabilities. From their rights to the challenges they face, mere awareness can be a game-changer to bring about a much-needed change.  

Leading NGOs use a variety of tactics, such as public campaigns, educational programs, and legislation changes, to advance disability rights. Organizations that raise awareness of disability issues and eliminate prejudices foster an inclusive atmosphere and positive attitudes toward those with disabilities.

11. Education & Skill Development

Education is a vital medium for people with disabilities to enable them to live independently. NGOs in India understand this and they focus on education opportunities for all. They work in collaboration with institutions to create classrooms supporting special deductions, educators, technology, learning materials, and whatever is required. 

These groups also support programs for skill development and vocational training to improve job opportunities for people with disabilities.

NGOs offer disabled people opportunities, resources, and crucial support, which transforms their lives. They promote independence and inclusivity via programs in innovation, infrastructure, awareness, training, healthcare, and employment. NGOs play a critical role in creating a more just and inclusive society where everyone can prosper by utilizing technology and advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Aashritha also works to empower individuals with disabilities by providing essential resources, support, and growth opportunities. Our initiatives span education, healthcare, skill development, and advocacy, making a more inclusive society. By donating to Aashritha, you can contribute to creating a better future for people with disabilities, ensuring they have the support they need to thrive.

Contribute to our cause and avail of the tax benefits on donations under Section 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act. Your donations support people with disabilities, ensuring a brighter and independent future for them.

Click here to make your generous and valuable donation to support Aashritha Charitable Trust. Start availing of tax exemption benefits from now on.

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