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MBA FOUNDATION REGD
A LIFE WITH SELF ESTEEM AND DIGNITY FOR DISABLED
Registration No: E 19863 [MUMBAI]

About us: MBA (Mutually Beneficial Activities) FOUNDATION was founded in December 2001 to provide Life Care for those Disabled Persons who cannot be mainstreamed through employment or who cannot live independently and lead a Life with Dignity & Self Esteem.

MBA'S CONCEPT OF LIFE CARE is UNIQUE:
-   a chain of small community based satellite units
-   extended family atmosphere and not an asylum
-  activity oriented, tapping the full complementary strengths of the group
-   investment management for the disabled, etc.
 
Vision: PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF DISABLED ALL OVER INDIA WILL HAVE ACCESS TO ALL REQUIRED FACILITIES VIZ. COUNSELLING, THERAPY, TRAINING, EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, VALUE ADDING VOCATION, RELAXATION AND LIFECARE / DAY CARE  FACILITIES .

Mission: BRINGING DISABLED PERSONS UNDER "COMPLIMENTARY CAPABILITY GROUPS", TRAINING THEM UNDER A SHELTERED ATMOSPHERE WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, EMPHASISING ON WHAT THEY 'CAN' DO, AND IGNORING WHAT THEY 'CANNOT' DO, AND ALL THIS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY, IN VARIOUS CONVENIENT SATELLITE CENTRES WITHIN THEIR FAMILIAR SURROUNDINGS.

Services: Activities are planned to suit different types of disabilities eg. Assessment, Identifying areas of Training and Occupation, Counselling for parents and Beneficiaries, Therapy - Speech, Physio, Group, Occupational and Value adding & Relaxation Activities and Care Services (day care & residential care - both personal & hygiene) for persons with different disabilities like Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Hyperactivity, Dyslexia, Multiple disabilities, visually impaired, Mentally challenged.
 
Impact: STARTED WITH SIX DISABLED GIRLS [ALL 18 PLUS] IN 2001, TODAY WE HAVE  45 YOUNGSTERS IN TWO DAY CARE CENTRE AND ONE LIFECARE CENTRE. 200 YOUNGSTERS HAVE BEEN ASSESSED AND REFERRED TO SUITABLE VOCATIONS, AND SUITABLE PLACEMENT. SOME HAVE BEEN HELPED WITH HOME BOUND OCCUPATION.

Projects/Achievements:
-Started Two Day Care units in 2002, -"Godsmiles" and "Godwills"
-STARTED "GODS' HEAVENS"  FOR LIFECARE FOR DISABLED YOUNGSTERS
-Started GODS'N'DEAVOUR for  Marketing the SERVICES and PRODUCTS GODS
NOTE:-G.O.D.'S  MEANS GROUPS OF DISABLED.
 
OUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS:-
Bringing together a group of 45 disabled / disadvantaged people, as a well knit family, happily working and enjoying together. 
--Training in a variety of skilled and semi skilled activities                  
--Counselling and Guidance for nearly 200 parents and disabled people
--Spreading awareness  about issues relating to  disabled persons
--Value addition through sale of products made by our trainees by participating in exhibitions and melas
--In the process, creating a team of trained co-ordinators, care givers, and other office staff within the group of disadvantaged and disabled themselves.

What is it that you exactly do for a beneficiary?: WE GET THOSE DISABLED YOUNGSTERS WHO CANNOT GET A JOB AND WHO CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY OTHER COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, AND WHO ARE WITHIN THE FOUR WALLS OF THEIR HOMES; AND WE TRAIN THEM IN A GROUP SITUATION, WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE , IE FIND OUT WHAT THEY CAN DO , AND IGNORE WHAT THEY CANNOT DO.
WE GROUP THEM ACCORDING TO THEIR  COMPLIMENTARY CAPABILITIES. ONE CANNOT SEE, ANOTHER CANNOT TALK, YET ANOTHER CANNOT WALK, A FOURTH ONE CANNOT THINK ANALYTICALLY ETC. ETC. WE BRING THEM ALL UNDER ONE GROUP AND THEY BECOME AN EFFECTIVE VALUE ADDING GROUP.

How can you work with others?
BASIC PRINCIPLE ..SUPPORT THE DISABLED;  DO NOT SYMPATHISE! BUT EMPATHISE !!!

* CORPORATES AND SPONSORS.:-
- EMPLOY THE DISABLED IF THEY ARE OPENLY EMPLOYABLE
- IF NOT, BUY THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
- GIVE THE CRITICALLY NEEDED RESOURCES TO BEGIN TRAINING, THERAPY, MEANS OF PRODUCTION ,QUALITY CONTROL AND MARKETING.
- OUTSOURCE SIMPLE JOB WORKS TO THESE GROUPS FOR VALUE ADDITION.

* IN THIS AGE OF INCLUSION, WE CAN WORK AT GRASS ROOT LEVEL WITH SCHOOLS TO INCLUDE DISABLED CHILDREN IN THEIR REGULAR CLASSES.

* ROTARIES CAN DEFINITELY WORK WITH US IN GENERATING AWARENESS, HELPING WITH AIDS AND ADAPTATIONS REQUIRED FOR DISABLED PERSONS, ETC. THEY CAN BE A HUGE FORCE AND BRING ABOUT THE KIND OF AWARENESS THEY ARE DOING FOR POLIO, AIDS, ETC.

* OTHER NGOS.:- WE NGOS ALL OF US HAVE TO COME TOGETHER TO DEMAND OUR SHARE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE COMMUNITY, AS OUR PROBLEMS ARE SIMILAR. BE IT SERVICE PROVIDING, SENSITISING OR FUND RAISING OR MARKETING OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

* GOVERNMENT:- PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 1995 IS IN PLACE. AND CONTAINS EVERY PROVISION THAT A DISABLED PERSON OR THE PARENTS CAN WISH FOR. WE NEED TO LOBBY WITH THE GOVT. TO ENFORCE THE LAW AND AMEND WHEREVER REQD.

* Do you have any weekend or evening activities which families can attend and be sensitized?: yes

Financials:
Yearly Budget: RS 25 LACS.
Revenue Sources: FEES, VALUE ADDITION THRU SALES, SPONSORSHIPS. DONATIONS [GENERAL AND CORPUS] , FUND RAISING THRU EVENTS, ETC.
Corporates can adopt us at yearly sponsorship of Rs. 15 LACS. (OF THE YEARLY BUDGET, WE MAKE 10 LACS THRU ABOVE REVENUE SOURCES.)

Organization:
full time: 18 
part time:  5 
volunteers: 15

Help Needed:
Volunteers: yes
Donations-in-kind: yes
Services needed: yes
Advisors needed: no
Jobs Available: yes

Donation possibilities:
-Donating For Building, Furniture,Therapy and Activities, Equipment, Etc.
-Sponsoring :-A Disabled-Friendly  Vehicle - 20 Seater
-Sponsor A  LifeCare/DayCare Inmate for Exp.

OUR POPULAR SPONSORSHIP SCHEMES.

 1." GOLDEN CHARIOT"  - ONE MONTH TRANSPORTATION EXP.                    RS.   750

 2." SHARE & CARE"       -  ONE MONTH SUPPORT SERVICES  ONE TRAINEE    RS. 1000

 3." ANNA POORNA "      -  ONE MONTH FOOD EXPENSES ONE TRAINEE         RS. 2000

 4."ATMA SAMMAN"      -   ONE MONTH TOTAL EXP. OF DAY CARE TRAINEE.  RS. 2500

 5" SWABHIMAN "         -    ONE MONTH TOTAL EXP.OF LIFECARE TRAINEE    RS. 5000

 6. " HUGG ALL"            -   ONE DAY'S TOTAL EXP.  FOR MBA FOUNDATION.   RS. 5000

GROUP SPONSORSHIPS: YOU CAN ALSO OPT  FOR CO- SPONSORING  IN CONVENIENT GROUPS  BY CONTRIBUTING  RS 250 /-   OR   US$  5/- PER    MONTH TO SUPPORT   ANY OF THE ABOVE SCHEMES. 

NOTE: 1. ALL CASH /CHEQUE  DONATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR TAX BENEFITS  U.S. 80G OF I.T.ACT  1961.
2. CHEQUES/DD   MAY  BE DRAWN IN THE NAME OF "MBA FOUNDATION REGD.".
 
HOW ELSE YOU  CAN HELP:-
-Spreading AWARENESS about  the MOVEMENT for the disabled
-Volunteering your time & professional help for  our  "G.O.D.S." 
-Buying  PRODUCTS &   SERVICES
-Sharing your Joyful / Sacred Days with Our  " G.O.D.S." 
    -Diwali, Id, Christmas, New Year, Independence/Republic Day
    -Birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries, Engagements, & Other Successes
    -Sacred Memory of ELDERS / LOVED ONES in the family
 

Contact Details:
MBA FOUNDATION REGD.
GODS' HEAVENS  BLDG.; CRYSTAL PALACE COMPLEX; RAMBAUG, POWAI; MUMBAI 400076.
Phone: 022 2857 4456/ 28576972 (best time to call: 10 AM TO 12.30 PM)
Fax: 28574456
email:
meenakshi@lifecare-disabled.org
website: www.lifecare-disabled.org
Contact:  C R BALASUBRAMANIAN crbmanian@rediffmail.com
cell: 9322838879 (best time to call: OFFICE TIMINGS)

Trustees:
C R BALASUBRAMANIAN -CHAIRMAN
MEENAKSHI B -VICE CHAIRPERSON
VEENA ADVANI 
MAHADEV R IYER
VH BALASUBRAMANIAN 
SHIVAJI S DESAI  
SUJATHA SRIVASTAVA 
AKHIL B SRIRAM  

interview or write-up: MANY REPORTS IN PRESS - TOI, EXPRESS OUTLOOK  MAGAZINE , SAHARA  TV, INTERVIEW IN SAB TV

Testimonial: HELEN KELLER AWARD FROM MADAM SONIA GANDHI TO OUR VICE CHAIRPERSON MRS MEENAKSHI B.

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