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NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE HANDICAPPED
SYNERGIZING ABILITIES TO CREATE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
Registration No: F-1743GBBSD/1969
 
Vision: WE WANT MUMBAI - RATHER INDIA - TO BE A SOCIETY WHERE ANY FORM OF OF DISABILITY (PHYSICAL, MENTAL) SHOULD NOT BE A HINDRANCE FOR GROWTH AND INDEPENDENCE IN LIFE.

Mission: To create comprehensive rehabilitation opportunities for the differently-abled persons so as to facilitate integration into the mainstream of society, and to enrich the life of differently-abled persons as well as the interfacing individuals and community.

Services: PREVENTION OF DISABILITIES BY EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, PLACEMENT, SOCIALIZATION, ADVOCACY, AWARENESS

Impact: IN 2004, 23 MULTIPLE DISABLED CHILDREN UNDER EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAME; 10 DEAF CHILDREN UNDER INTEGRATED EDUCATION PROGRAMME: 182 IN ALL CATEGORIES OF DISABILITY FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION; PREVENTION OF DISABILITY, POPULATION OF 30,000.

History:
1968 - the beginning:
Dr. Nosher Antia, a well known surgeon and philontropist, conceived the idea of forming an umbrella organization, for all categories of disabled, with a view to support the concept of equal opportunities for them.

The late Mr. Vijay Merchant - Legendary Cricketer, Industrialist and philanthropist - concurred with the views of Dr. Antia, and placed the proposal before a group of eminent people and NASEOH was born.

The Constitution of NASEOH.National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped India - was drafted by Capt.H.J.M. Desai, on 27th September, 1968, and NASEOH was formally founded on 9th December 1968.

1983 - a milestone:
In 1983, Government of Maharashtra, decided to present NASEOH with Three acres of land, in the suburbs of Mumbai. This was a result of the relentless effort and pursuit of Mrs. Nama Bhat, former Executive Secretary & Director General ( who served NASEOH for more than two decades) and her team members.

A 64,000 square feet, disabled-friendly facility, amidst lush green environment, in Chembur - a Mumbai suburb - is the core operating center, of one of India's foremost NGO's. The place symbolizes determination, synchronized with harmony, in the form of committed minds inside and, ambience outside.

Projects/Achievements: 20 LAKH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COVERED SINCE INCEPTION, HEPATITIS-B IMMUNIZATION PROGRAME FOR BMC SCHOOLS AND SLUMS, ADVANCEMENT OF SOCIO ECONOMIC REHABILIIZATION IN AHMEDNAGAR DIST., EYECARE PROJECT IN BMC SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES

What is it that you do exactly for a beneficiary?: education and cpacity building for the disabled

How can you work with others?: by networking on common issues, incl. rights of disabled, rights of child. 
People can visit us and be sensitized? We can give a talk of 15-20 minutes to a Rotary Club. 
 
Financials:
yearly budget: Rs. NINETY LAKHS
Revenue Sources: 13% FROM GOVT.OF MAHARASHTRA, REST FROM NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DONORS.
Corporates can adopt us! THE ANNUAL FUNDING NEED WOULD BE Rs. 60 LAKHS

Organization:
full time:       26
part time :    No
volunteers:   20

Help Needed:
Volunteers: yes 
Donations-in-kind: yes
Services: no
Advisors / Mentors: yes
Jobs Available: no
Donation possibilities: RS. 1000 PER MONTH PER CHILD.

Contact Details:
National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped (NASEOH)
POSTAL COLONY ROAD
CHEMBUR, MUMBAI 400071
Phone: 25220224 (9.30 to 5.30)
Fax: 25220225
email:
naseoh@bom7.vsnl.net.in
website: www.naseoh.org
Contact: Ms. Sudha Balachandra 25225830 (10 am -12 pm)
Trustees: Mrs. Hansabeh Mehta - President; Mr. S. R. Khanpurkar, Secretary; Mr. K. Balasubramanian, Secretary

Do see Mangala's story on www.naseoh.org  under news..pressclips.

NASEOH - NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE HANDICAPPED, Chembur, Mumbai.
contact: Ms. Balachandra, Dir. General; 25220224 // Anandan Nair, Co-ordinator 989292466 // naseoh@vsnl.com
 
NASEOH focuses on making the disabled self-reliant. To that end, it is involved with education, vocational training, finding employment, providing aids/appliances, prevention activities, medical treatment, spreading awareness, organising sports, and giving recognition, for physically- and mentally-challenged children and adults.
 
One can help in several ways:
 
a) To reach the unreached: NASEOH focuses on urban and rural areas e.g. it has adopted 5 slums in Mumbai and 3 tehsils in Ahmednagar. So do refer the disabled to its various services.
 
b) Early Intervention Program for Children - It would like to establish a model for Community Level