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is a Public Trust is working for the development of Persons with
disabilities in fie most backward mandals of Mahabubnagar district
that is196 Grama panchayaths of 8 project Mandals i.e. Kosgi, Doulthabad,
Bomraspet, Balanagar, Maddur, Ghattu, Dharoor and Maldhakal mandals
with 5821 persons with disabilities. The Commitments Trust formed
self-help groups with 3452 members of persons with disabilities
in these eight mandals.
is concentrating mainly on the over all development of persons with
disabilities and most vulnerable groups through Community Based
Rehabilitation process. In this area disability population is more
and more than other districts of Andhra Pradesh. Before the Commitments
project intervention the persons with disabilities are depending
on their guardians, parents and members of the family. Some of them
are begging in the villages and nearby towns. Few members have been
doing the free services to the landlords and village heads. Now
the project organized them into self-help groups, providing regular
capacity building and providing technical support to them most of
the trainings organized for them with the help of line departments
and women self help groups that are headed by Mandal Mahila Samakyas
in these mandals. Regular follow up is doing by the social workers
of commitments. After providing the capacity building they themselves
trust of their following activities. Then, the members slowly started
the savings in the self-help groups, after they got the financial
support from commercial banks and other sources of funds to do the
income generations activities for sustainability of their life.
For this Mandal Mahila Samkyas have given the support to theses
groups to getting the loans from above sad sources. With this amount
they started the income generation activities like petty businesses,
vegetable gardens, vegetable vending, laundry shops, tea stalls,
barber shops, electrical& electronic shops, flour mills, livestock
and agricultural allied activities.
groups formed as a federation in mandal level that is called as
mandal vikalangual sangham. In the same way these mandal level sangams
formed as a federation that is called as Zilla Vikalangula Sangham
, it is registered under societies registration Act (Mahabubnagar
Zilla Velugu Vikalangula Sangham), usually the members is calling
BISA Committee. These federations are lobbying the government and
Non-government organizations for the medical, social, educational
and economic development of the persons with disabilities. Till
now they got the tricycles, crutches, hearing aids, calipers, IAY
houses, Barrier free toilets etc. And also these federations identified
the needy persons for the surgical corrections, Eye operations etc.
through the Kamaineni Hospitals, L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, NIHH,
NIMH, SWEEKAR-UPKAR etc. And the Mandal Vikalangula Sanghams started
the neighborhood centers for the children with disabilities and
non-disabled children. The commitments is building strong alliances
with the established Community Based Organizations and line departments
for creating disabled friendly environment in everywhere.
Commitments organizations is creating awareness on rights among
the PWDs, and also sensitizing the Panchayatraj institutions and
line departments for the implementation of PWD Act 1995 successfully.
The Commitments is developing the activists and para professionals
to provide services and educate the parents and guardians of Persons
with disabilities in CBR process.
The Commitments is identifying the persons with severe disabilities,
destitute and among the members of the SHGs with PWDs. While conducting
assessment with communities and federations, with that report or
suggestions became base for the commitments to built the linkages.
Commitments has been educating the rights of persons with disabilities
and sensitizing them to get their right in positive way for the
overall development of persons with disabilities. Now the Commitments
are net working with other Community Based Organizations to disseminate
the 'Commitments Concept'. Continuously organizing the training
programmes to the resource persons, Social workers of NGOs and CBOs,
it developed as a resource centre for the 'overall development of
persons with disabilities'.
has the following specific objectives:
· To initiate social mobilization process and facilitate
the formation of sangams (SHGs)/Federations of the Persons with
disabilities in the five mandals of Mahabubnagar district, Andhra
· To mobilize the sanghams (SHGs) to take up community awareness
and initiate community activities for inclusion of persons with
disabilities into the mainstream and to set up community resource
centers for assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.
· To provide rehabilitation services for about 3655 persons
with disabilities (covering various types of disabilities) in the
five mandals of Mahbubnagar district.
· To initiate Community Based Rehabilitation approaches with
Community Based Organizations