Ganjam District Orthopaedically
Handicapped Welfare Association
Primary Steward: Akanksha Bapna
As of 2001, Chhatrapur had a population of 20,288.
Average literacy rate 79%
National average 59.5%
Male literacy 85%
Female literacy of 73%
10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
• Location: Ganjam District, Orissa
• Area (urban/rural): Rural
• Primary Focus: Disabled children (7-14yrs)
• Project Type: All round development of PWDs*
• Amount Requested (US$): Apx $10900 per year for 5
• Purpose of Funding Request: Infrastructure, operational,
• # of Beneficiaries: 60 and indirectly – families
*Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)
Mission and type of intervention
• To help children with physical deformity ascertain his/her rights.
• To educate parents, family members and the community to make
the surroundings of the partially able conducive for his/her easy
• To help them overcome discrimination and gain social support and
• To provide them education up to 5th standard
• To help them get training on various vocations, so that they
become self employed and self dependent
• To aware the community about the utility of education and bring
their participation in developing educational standard of the
• To create opportunity for the eligible children with disabilities to
use their potential to successfully complete the standard of
Current Condition of Beneficiaries
• Current Condition of Beneficiaries
• Short-Term Objectives – construct accessibility
ramps, adopt suitable curriculum, school supplies
(details next slide)
• 5-Year Vision - All the school going age children with
disability will enroll, attend and successfully
complete primary education by 2012.
• Community Involvement – form parents’ association,
parents become members of local education
committee. Local leaders invited to become
associate members. Community will be involved in
• The parents of the physically challenged children will be organized to form the parents
association which will look after their children’s education
• Local leaders will be invited to become the associate members of the association so that
the local recourses could be utilized at best.
• Village Education Committees will be formed/ reformed and made functional.
• P.W.Ds/parents of the physically challenged children’s will be encouraged to become the
members in the village education committee.
• Educational facilities will be created at the village level either in formal or non-formal set
up to cover the un-served children.
• Educational curriculum of comparable standard will be adopted in the centers.
• Community members will be motivated to construct a place for the learning center.
• Special arrangements will be made in the school for the severe and profound P.W.Ds.
• Necessary ramps and suitable toilets will be constructed for the easy access of the
enrolled disabled children.
• Students will be supplied with text books, teaching-learning materials, school begs, mid-
day meal, aids and appliances, transportation charges and other essentials.
• Mainstreaming of the students enrolled in the center during/after they complete primary
• How did the request reach us? Raj Jeba Durai on
site visit to Ganjam, met Mr. Kakala Ananda and
encouraged him to apply
• Sources of Information - Jeba
• Successes/Impact Thus Far –This project is yet to
start (the Secretary is already running a residential
home on a small scale)
• Challenges – Funds requested are larger than
• Name of Organization: Ganjam District Orthopaedically
Handicapped Welfare Accociation (GDOHWA)
• Background of Directors: Mr. Kakala Aananda, himself
• Other Activities of Organization (next slide)
• Impact on Community/ Beneficiaries Reached So Far
(over 1500, next slide)
Any red flags?
• Religious or Political Affiliations – none declared
• FCRA status - existing
Previous activities of Organization
• Full time staff : 14 (M-9 & F-5)
• Part time staff : 12 (M-8 & F-4)
• Volunteers : 44 (M-31 & F-13)
• Total No. of staff : 70 (M-48 & F-22)
o Current home has two extra rooms to house 20-25 children. More rooms to be constructed
• Food/Medical Services
o Meals provided.
o Camps held twice a year
o Other medical facilities not known
• Curriculum Currently Used/ Government Recognized?
Customized for each child depending on background and
disability. Main aim is to integrate into mainstream
• Teaching Methodology: Primary Education, vocational
• Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:15
Expected Outcomes/What After?
What happens to beneficiaries after this program? Measures of
• No. of children listed for enrolment and number enrolled in the year.
• Percentage of the attendance in the classes through out the year.
• Promoted to next grade in the same organization :
• Those passed out the institution successfully :
• Pursuing further studies/care in other institutions :
• No of students undergone training
• No of teachers undergone training and their training records
• Total No. of Beneficiaries successfully trained
• No. of Children employed, self-employed / placements in Govt. or Private Sector:
• Details of extent of involvement of community Groups in care of P.W.Ds:
• Through financial support:
• Participation in the project as resource Persons:
• Through other means
• Details of achievements in terms of making the local community take over and
operate the project
• Quality achievement in assessment process
• Health checkup facilities provided and referral services made.
Budget for Requested Funding
Other Funding Sources
• Previous/Other Funding Sources – None for this project. National
trust is funding the current resident children. The region’s collector
is very helpful
• If funding has been discontinued from another source, reasons for
the same – No
• One-Time Costs/Continuing – Continuing
• Plans for self-sufficiency – Not Clear
“After the completion of the project the programmes will be sustained through local
contribution and government support. The local people will integrate the P.W.Ds and will
extend their cooperation in terms of making ramps, constructing special toilets and motivating
the public about the disability. When we will mainstreaming our children in the normal schools
they will be provided mid-day meal, free books, dress materials for girls, medical facility and
aids and appliances from DPEP and disabled scholarship from the District Social Welfare
Project Big Picture
• Education Components $4700
• Non-Education Components $6348
o NGO: none
o Project: none
o Our Component: full so far
Site Visit Report (attached)
Laxmi and Anand on the Comp – very talented girl – won medal in national abilympics for embroidery –
very very good at computers; very intelligent – if sponsored can become a doctor or something in higher
Current residential school has been Funds requested are large
successful No other funds for this project currently
Many success stories Long term projected expense
Secretary well recognised and has
obtained various funds/awards
• We should fund the project but encourage them to look for other funding
sources in the future or look into the ‘Support a Child’ program
> Ganjam, rural town in Orissa. Children from villages from 25Kms away.
> Kala Anand contact
> 22 ppl expand to 65 children
> handicapped children
> Disability due to polio, malnutrition, cerebral palcy
> many of them are capable of doing things if trained well
> train them for whateverr thye are capable of
> prep them for school
> presented budget and details last week
> He is getting funding from Nastional Trush, association of shcools ofr disabled
> building is donatd by the local collector
> Kala Anand is very enterprising and he himself is handicapped
> He has funding for 7 years. He has 2-3 more years to go
> Funding needed for expansion
> Collector is very helpful
> Jeba and Mohit are responsible for this project to come to us
> mattresses in rooms
Funding questions/answers for/from Ganjam
> Transportation: Children are gonna be brought from villages and sent back in Summer. 75 X 60
X 2 (not 10 times as reported last time)
Also need transport to get them to and from school
• 11K for 5 years continuously for the 43 extra stuednts (43+22)
> It is residential. Only one meal per day. Another meal at the main stream school. He is
trying to minimize the cost as much as possible.
> He has 2 more rooms as of now. New students can be brought in as soon as within 2
weeks. Because the current ones are going home for the holidays. In the meanwhile the
construction is being done
> He has money for construction of the residence extension. On Govt property?? Apparently
the government is fine with it.
> Building money source not known
:local community and builders
• National trust is funding for 22 students for another 2-3 years
> Education is given priority above vocational
> Thinking of educating from 1st-5th. But not implemented yet.
> 65 Children are identified.
> But phasing of the project is not clear. Is he going to get every one at one go?
> Is the building disable-friendly? Yes, children with mild-disabilities will live up stairs.
> Building to be finished in 2 months.
> Community and state bank helping out
> Phasing: Getting 20, 20, 20 kids every month. In 3 months, they will have 60
> With in 2 months, they will have space for 60 kids
> Kids climb the stairs. This helps them in feeling independent. It is helpful to the individual and the
economically to the organisation.
> Teachers, some of them grew up there
> He is asking money for 4 more teachers
> Staff, he is not asking money for staff. He will managed
Funding questions/answers for/from Ganjam
>Total for year is 11K
> Divided in to prog cost, education, project mgmt (salary of proj coordinator etc) -- Look at the
> Monitoring and evaluation cost -- we will fund it ourselves
> Money set aside for orientation for parents
> Currently cook is cooking for 35 ppl (including staff)
> Summary (10.8)
> teachers (3k)
> project coordinator and mgmt (1.5K)
>>> 4000 rupees per month. How was he supported earlier? It has been voluntary so far.
>>> It is to be negotiated
> food (3K) -- Rs. 8 per day.
> medical camp cost (1K)
> transportation etc etc
Decision (5 minutes)
• Round I: Need more information/Can decide today? Need more
• Round II: Fund/Do not fund: Fund
• Round III: Fund full amount/Fund part amount: Full with some
modifications to budget
1. Please vote only if you are familiar with the project details and our
overall funding philosophy
2. Decision to be made by 2/3rd majority. Quorum of 5.
3. All projects must be resolved by the 2nd meeting