– Parent of an Anugrah child
The family is under significant financial distress. There are tremendous stigmas. Mothers are blamed for the disability, fathers are often absent, and children may be considered a burden. Avenues for opportunity and inclusion are extremely limited, and people are at risk of being neglected.
6% of the 340,000 population of the Vikasnagar and Sahaspur blocks in Dehradun district have disabilities
Only 2% of the 20,400 people with disabilities in the Vikasnagar and Sahaspur blocks in Dehradun district receive help
When children do not have sufficient resources during this time, it has permanent implications for their long-term health and mobility. The number of children in this region who need our help is staggering.
Families with a child with disabilities are often under significant strain
Without the support of our programs, this can lead to abuse or abandonment of the child with disability. It can also affect healthy siblings who may be forced into child labor and trafficking.
Raising community awareness and working to include children with disabilities in mainstream schools is an urgent need.
Children with disabilities face stigmas that can substantially limit their access to education and impede their ability to contribute and have a valued role in society.
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