Disability & Special Needs

Deepak Foundation inked a MoU with the Department of Health and Family Welfare to impart skills training to grassroots health functionaries and build their capacities. Therefore, with this goal in mind, a state-of-the-art Institute for Skills Building, Research, and Innovation (ISBRI) was established in 2011. The facility is currently utilized for conducting trainings and capacity building sessions of functionaries in livelihood and healthcare sector.

Current Projects
Samaj Suraksha Sankul

Samaj Suraksha Sankul

Samaj Suraksha Sankul
Samaj Suraksha Sankul is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Deepak Foundation and Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (Govt. of Gujarat), under which the foundation has undertaken the operations and management of the institute. Sankul is a residential (boys only) and support institute for: Visually Impaired, Physically Challenged, Children in need of Care and Protection and After-Care. The institute is home to over 150 children aged 6-21 and also operates a primary school and a learning centre. 
Vocational Training

Vocational Training

Vocational Training
We offer skills training of children with disabilities and their peers. It is our aim to make the children of Sankul able to live independently after the age of 18 years. Candidates have been enrolled for various courses such as computer training, home health aide, housekeeping, electrician, delivery boy, etc. Once they reach an employable age, we help with their placements and in 2018-19 the average salary earned was Rs. 9038/month. In addition to employable skills, we also train them for arts, gardening, pottery, cooking, sewing, etc. 
Early intervention Centre

Early intervention Centre

Early intervention Centre
Sankul has initiated an Early Intervention Centre for children with special needs between the age of 0 and 6 years to increase visual functioning, sensory awareness, communication, and social skills. An Individualized Development Plan is made for all children involving communication, social, physical, and emotional development skills in order to make them school ready. At the end of their program, their integrated into mainstream schools. 
Consortium for Inclusive Education

Consortium for Inclusive Education

Consortium for Inclusive Education
Consortium for Inclusive Education is a state-level initiative of Deepak Foundation and funded by Gujarat CSR Authority, with a mission of supporting regular schools in integrating children with special needs and ensuring that they continue to receive an equal and high-quality education.  Under this initiative, we have trained more than 500 teachers and special educators, conducted awareness and sensitization drives, focus group discussions, teaching learning material exhibitions, etc. We are also supporting 23 blind children in mainstream schools of Vadodara. 
Past Projects
Formation of Child Protection Committees

Formation of Child Protection Committees

Formation of Child Protection Committees
Child protection is about protecting children from or against any perceived or real danger or risk to their life, their personhood and childhood. Gujarat State Child Protection Society (GSCP), Gandhinagar decided to form “Child Protection Committees” in villages of different districts. For Bodeli and Pavi Jetpur blocks of Chhota Udepur, GSCPS selected Deepak Foundation as an implementing agency for formation of “Child Protection Committees”. 

 

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
The Government of Gujarat has implemented the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) programme of the Government of India in nine districts of the state in the first phase. Deepak Foundation, in consultation with Dept of Women and Child Development is developing a decentralized, evidence based action plan and detailed road map in 6 districts for UNICEF. 
Title
Year
Partners
Orientation Training on ASHA Module 6 & 7 to Block Health Officials at Narmada district 2013 Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Gujarat
National level training of trainers in ASHA Module 6 & 7 2013 National Health System Resource Centre New Delhi
Cattle Care Training 2012-2013 Baroda Savrojgar Vikas Sansthan, A CSR initiative Bank of Baroda- Vadodara, Anand, & Narmada
Training of Anganwadi workers on Maternal & Child Health 2012-2013 Dept. of Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat
Training of adolescent girls under Kishori Shakti Yojana 2012-2013 Dept. of Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat
Training of Pani Samiti Members 2012 Water & Sanitation Management Organization (WASMO), Gandhinagar
Training of trainers for district level staff on ASHA module 6 & 7 2011 Department of Health & Family Welfare Gujarat
National level training of trainers in ASHA Module 6 & 7 2011 Foundation for Research in Community Health Pune & National Health System Resource Centre New Delhi
Village Health & Sanitation Committee (VHSC) – Vadodara and Narmada District 2011-2012 Department of Health & Family Welfare Gujarat
Primary Level Training Pithora Tribal ART 2010-2011 TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India) Ministry of Tribal affairs
Training on Dairy Development 2010-2011 Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat
Capacity building of VHSC Village Health Sanitation Committee 2009-2011 Department of Health & Family Welfare Gujarat
Capacity building of ASHA 2008-2010 Dept. of Health & Family Welfare
Capacity building of Self Help Group 2007-2010 Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat
Capacity building of Village Level Health Worker (VLHW) 2007-2009 Deepak Group of Companies
Dairy Development 1995-2010 Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat, Council for Advancement of Peoples Action & Rural Technology(CAPART)