- Yashaswini Swavalambana Trust (YST) has successfully launched several vocational training programs for differently-abled students.
At the Foundation for Action, Motivation and Empowerment, India (FAME India) we work towards the rehabilitation and empowerment of children and young adults with neuro-muscular and intellectual development disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, mental retardation and muscular dystrophy.
We believe that the opportunities and resources to empower special children are not only available within our community, but that it is also our responsibility as citizens to provide them. We have found that empowering differently-abled children brings about a positive influence in the community. We work towards integrating special children in to so-called mainstream society, harnessing their potential, and encouraging them to be independent.
We focus on holistic education by way of special education, early intervention, pre-vocational and vocational training; and therapy services such as diagnostic assessments, physical and psychological therapies and behavioural modification. Through our work, we strive to enable our children and young adults to live a life of dignity, and self-reliance.
F.A.M.E India, an NGO which works for Children and young adults with neuro developmental disabilities had its annual Talents Day - PRATIBHA - 2012 on Saturday, the 24th March 2012 at Shivarathreeshwara Centre(JSS Auditorium) Jayanagar 8th Block, Bangalore at 5.30pm.
PRATIBHA is an event not only to showcase the talents of the Students but also to honour an Individual for his/her outstanding contribution in the field of disabilities. This year’s awardees were Prof.K.R. Venkatesha- president of KPAMRC and Mr.J.P. Gadkari, Director, Projects and developments, Parivaar who were very happy to receive the award and shared their experiences very briefly. The award was presented by the Chief Guest Mr B.G.Ranganatha. The Founder trustee Mr. N.S.Raghavan felicitated Mr.Sankar Mathur Director, Welburn Candles PVt Ltd and Mr. Nagesh Shetti- Manager personnel Konarak Industria Pvt Ltd for providing employment opportunities to FAME India students. The chief Guest in his address was very appreciative of the good work done by FAME India and specially mentioned some of the new initiatives launched by F.A.M.E India.
This was followed by a splendid performance by the students with varied abilities. The items presented had a common theme “Jungles and tribes”. The audience comprising both Parents and other guests were spellbound to see the show put up by the students.