VBRI DEVELOPMENT (Village based rehabilitation incentive Development)
a. Persons with Disabilities are the most marginalized among any marginalized group. Traditionally disability is considered as a result of the individual’s sin and so the individual with disability and their family members have to take the ownership of their situation.
b. Due to the continuous advocacy efforts of Persons with Disabilities at various places and the supporting international guidelines, we have a disability law (RPDA 2016).
c. But Persons with Disabilities and their family members are not aware of their rights due to poor accessibility of infrastructure and information, Understanding about access and rights of Persons with disabilities is very poor among the decision makers in public and private sector.
D. Despite the supporting legal situation, Persons with disabilities are denied of accessibility and opportunities.
Persons with disabilities in rural areas are hard pressed to get themselves protected along with their families. They are not able to go out and caring their disabled persons in the family for a parent is always most challenging particularly in a situation where there is a complete lockdown and nobody is allowed to go outside. Even after the lockdown it is going to be an enormous economic challenge for these families to get back to their regular spending life as they are hard pressed for cash for their daily living. With whatever little money they will be having in their hands they would rather spend it for buying rice, dhal and vegetables rather than spending it for their hand sanitizers or masks. People with disabilities are more susceptible to viruses like covid 19 relative to others. We take “hand washing” as a normal precaution, but pwds face serous limitations to follow this practice frequently. Besides, there is a lack of public toilets for them and then social distancing, but most Pwds depend on others due to physiological constraints and most of the PWDs are largely dependent on the care givers. PwDs face serious barriers in getting jobs. Unequal access to education and training programmes is a major challenge that needs to be resolved a priority. Then they need to be able to learn about and obtain jobs, which they can physically access and work at despite their disability. They also face social and psychological barriers - ignorance, myths, prejudice, stereotyping and misconceptions about their capacities, acceptance by fellow workers, and low self-esteem, fear and over-protective families.
The project will address health, awareness, and unemployment and livelihood problems of PWDs during on covid 19. The project will address service required on a daily basis for pwds are suspended. Access to aid and devices for the disabled and recommend the pwds who don’t have disability certificates for will get the government benefits during on lockdown period and that will improve accessibility and encourage to involve the self-business and employment.
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About Battle of the Buffet
Battle of The Buffet (BoB) is an annual fundraising event organized by Chennai Mission, Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhini Trust, and Aram Porul to support NGOs based out of Tamil Nadu. Earlier, BoB was celebrated as part of ‘Daan Utsav’, a Festival of Giving. Due to COVID, this year BoB is celebrated in the month of Dec 2020.
This year close to 50 NGOs from Tamil Nadu working for various causes including COVID relief, education, health, livelihood, differently-abled are participating. Participating charities raise funds using this, while the donor gets exclusive access to entertainment and food from leading hotels, delivered at home.
Since its inception in 2009, this mega fundraising event has raised close to Rs. 30 crores, benefitting hundreds of projects and causes of NGOs.
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