Voice of Needy works for people with disability across Karnataka Trough skill development programs. 750+ people were benefited.

ABOUT

Voice of Needy Foundation

VNF is Disability Development organization started for helping the disabled people.

VNF works to create an environment where disabled people can lead a quality life by engaging in different livelihood opportunities. We are focus on the unreached northern areas of Karnataka helping especially rural communities. Our early intervention program benefits slum dwellers suffering from malnutrition and children with delayed physical development. CBR is another activity where we facilitate disabled people receive the allocated funds from the Local and Central Government.



OUR VISION

Every person with disability is entitled to lead a quality life with access to proper health, education, and livelihood support.

OUR MISSION

Prevention of secondary deformities by early intervention through certain programs aimed at addressing this in particular and to also create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Engaging the government with the disability institutional network for better implementation of the new Disability Act 2016.



ACTIVITIES



BOARD MEMBERS


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Vasudeva M. R.

Trustee

Vasudeva M, 59 years, is a Trustee. He has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was working as Superintendent Engineer in Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. He was the former president of Junior Chamber International in Raichur in 1999.






TEAM MEMBERS


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Arun Kumar S., Executive Director

Mr. Arunkumar a physically disabled person having 10 years of experience in the field of disability is pursuing Masters in Psychology and Family therapy, he graduated with Psychology and Journalism along with a Diploma degree in Rehabilitation therapy from Association of people with disability {Physiotherapy}. Worked in Mobility India , SAMA Foundation, Indian Aid and Abhivrudhi foundation.

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Irappa Kumbar, Sr. Program Coordinator

Having 5 years of experience in field work across Karnataka even though he is severely disabled has actively works to implement the program at a grass root level . He works as a senior Mobilizer.

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Umesh S. Bandrolli, Program Coordinator

Umesh with his disability started his career as a Retail Cashier in Star Bazar, he was a trainee at VNF Retail skill development training after which he joined the team as a coordinator. Currently looks after the placement opportunities.






PARTNERS

We thank our partners for their continued support and collaboration:

1. TRRAIN (Trust for Retailer and Retail Associates in India), Mumbai Malad West,
Website: www.trrain.org

2. Cheshire Disability Trust, Old Airport Road Bangalore,
Website: http://www.cheshiredisability.org/

3. Disability NGOs Alliance, Artiman Ventures , Residency Road , Bangalore,
Website: http://www.disabilityngosalliance.org




OUR PROGRAMS


VNF runs 3 major programs towards improving the quality of life of people with disabilities:

1. Early Intervention
2. Livelihood
3. Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR)

Impact
In the period of last two years, VNF has started Livelihood Residential Program and has trained over 245 persons with disabilities and have placed candidates in gainful employment.

Centers
VNF Head Office is in Shankar Nagar, Mahalaxmi Layout, Bangalore. Additionally, we have two more centers:
1. VNF Livelihood and CBR Center at Bilijaji village Hesarghatta Bangalore
2. Livelihood center at Vidya Nagar Shivamogga near Sahyadri Campus.

Geography we cover
1. Early Intervention Program - We work in Mahalaxmi Layout Constituency and currently cover 9 BBMP wards in this area.
2. Livelihood Program - We work across Karnataka
3. Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) - We work in Mahalaxmi Layout Constituency covering 9 BBMP wards. Recently we have started CBR work Hesaraghatta.

VNF has conducted several mobilization camps and job fairs in different districts of Karnataka.




PROGRAM 1 - EARLY INTERVENTION


Early intervention is a preventive program which has been started in 2017 with the association of DNA disability NGO alliance. Srushti Special Academy is a skilling partner of DNA to Develop the Human Resource.

Through this program, we identify the delay in development of children in the slum of our working area and work on their Rehabilitation. To Identify and start Rehabilitation of delayed development children from the stage of beginning (before 3 year’s).

Base Line Survey done in 9 BBMP Wards

 

Objectives

Promote Early Stage Intervention and Early Education among children with developmental Delays between the age group of Birth to 6 years (Relaxation of 2 years (i.e. 0 to 8 yrs).




PROGRAM 2 - LIVELIHOOD


Through our observation, we have noticed that disabled youths lack in basic employable skills like Basic Computer for office work manageable English, work ethics, policies in the companies, retail management, disability management, and other needed skills. So we have taken the initiative to train disabled youths on needed skills.

To support the rural disabled youth’s of North Karnataka, we have started Livelihood skill development training with free of Food and Accommodation facility.

We have done Mobilization from Belagavi, Raichur, Bijapur, Dharwad, Gadag, Koppel,  Shivamogga, Chikkamagalur, Yadgiri, Hassan, Tumkur, Mandya, Gulburga and Bangalore Urban slums, and Identified disabled individual’s & bring them into our Organization.

From 15th May 2017 training program started, we trained more than 310 individuals after that we did job placement in D-MART, BIG BAZAR, HATTI COFFEE, G4S Securities, ANZ, etc.

 45 days of the full residential program which changes the mindset of disabled youths who are come from remote villages of North Karnataka like {Belagavi, Gadag, Koppel, Bagalkot, Dharwad. it also helps them to adjust to stay in Bangalore. We take them for an exposure visit to show them how other disabled people are working in a different sector.




PROGRAM 3 - COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION PROGRAMME (CBR)


Disabled people are suffering a lot with discrimination and lack of awareness about their available resource in Government so VNF selected 9 BBMP wards of Bangalore North West to help through various programs like Disability ID Card, Disability Pension, Train and Bus Pass, Petty shop and Insurance by Government.

Swavalamban is a National government health insurance scheme for people with disability, VNF started survey program to identify and facilitate Disabled people to get that scheme, and we have selected 3 BBMP wards in the 1st phase and identified 200 people with disability.

In 2nd phase identified 130 PWDs in other 4 wards and requested MLA to contribute 10% {359 Rs} of fund which the disabled people has to pay the government, he agreed and suggested us to identify 1000 disabled people in his constituency.   

On 28th July 2017 through Disability NGO Alliance we have invited to attend One-day wheelchair training workshop in Mobility India Bangalore.

Director of Disability welfare department, around 13 District Disability welfare officers attended the workshop, they have given information on types of a wheelchair, what are important factors need to focus during wheelchair distribution, wheelchair training importance, maintaining techniques much more information has been shared by experts, and many wheelchair users shared their real experiences.

From VNF 3 people attended the workshop, this workshop helped us get many information about wheelchair   

Voice of Needy foundation facilitating disabled people association in Mahalakshmi Puram to network Disabled through our 7 BBMP wards and Mahalakshmi layout Constituency, through this DPO we are giving awareness to the people on disability and access the Government schemes from BBMP, Bangalore District disability welfare department, MLA, MLC, MP and National Government.

On 26th July 2017 Organized Orientation meeting on Livelihood opportunities of disabled people in Bangalore and Voice of Needy foundation Livelihood program. Many DPO leaders involved actively and they have committed to spreading the information about the program in the community.

As our regular program for Orphan and Poor children, Evening Resource center started in Shankarnagar.

Selected children from Vijyanandangar, Krishnanandanagar every day come to the resource center at 5 o clock use all library books and we teach the children to prepare for their Examination.

As per our regular distribution program this time we have identified 65 senior citizens from Gorgontepalya, koollinagar, Vijayanandanagar and distributed senior citizen cards. 




SUCCESS STORY - 1


INTRODUCTION

Lohith a 22-year-old person with disability, he is from Chikamangalore,family is dependent on agriculture and other allied occupation like cattle rearing. 

Complications during his birth affected his brain and one side of the body became paralyzed. Lohith became more dependent on the family for all his activity, In the village he doesn’t have a livelihood option and he is also not willing to continue his education, he was assisting his mother on cow rearing, he handles the cow gracing responsibility, the family had fear about his future.

INTERVENTION  

One fine day his brother found an article about VNF – PANKH program in Newspaper, he called and got information about the training employment for people with disability, next day he convinced Lohith and family, and finally in the month of October 2017 Lohith joined the training.

After Registration to training during observation and counseling  we came to know he is severely depressed and doesn’t have hope about his career, It was a very hard to counsel him. VNF always insisted him to learn practically and orally not in a written way, at end of training he was very depressed he solely attended the training due to family. {This has been said directly to VNF trainer during his end of his training}  we were in a hard position to change his mind finally, we assured him to get only a week of training.

OUTCOME

We had sent him to attend an interview in BIG BAZAR, D-MART and MAX finally he got placement in G4S security service for backend work in MANYATHA TECH Park. Now he is getting the 14000Rs salary. His brother& family really surprised with the Job and salary and they Thank VNF for changing the life of Lohith.




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2nd cross Shankarnagar, Mahalakshmi Layout, Bangalore North 560086

ADDRESS

10th Main, 2nd Cross, Shankarnagar, Mahalakshmi Layout, Bangalore North - 560086

PHONE

7411520526

EMAIL

voiceofneedyfoundation2013@gmail.com