Society for Equal opportunities for the handicapped (NASEOH)
colony road, Chembur
create comprehensive rehabilitation opportunities for the
differently-abled persons so as to facilitate integration
into the mainstream of the society, and to enrich the life
of differently-abled persons as well as the interfacing individuals
Health and Prevention
is a metropolitan and commercial capital of India . There
is always an influx of people in search of employment. Mumbai
has been divided into many civic wards. NASEOH is located
in M (EAST) Ward, Chembur. There are many major slums in Chembur.
Data collected from these slums inhabitants reveal that there
are several problems, which need to be addressed like illiteracy,
poor hygiene and improper sanitation, High prevalence of and
other communicable diseases. Many disabled trainees at the
Centre hail from these slums only. Realizing that these things
need to be corrected at the grassroots levels only and there
is a need beyond the work for the disability, NASEOH decided
to focus its attention on prevention of disability through
its Mrs. Gulestan and Dr. R. B. Billimoria Department of Prevention
Objectives of the
identify the children 'at risk' treat them medically to prevent
the onset of disabilities
arrest the disability by corrective surgery.
educate the community on the importance of preserving health
is a human condition which cannot be achieved by a health
care system in isolation. It requires major changes, in individual
attitude in Socio-Economic and environmental relationships
as well as change in values and lifestyle.
is better than rehabilitation.
health care saves human beings from disabilities and suffering.
is costly and places severe stress and strain on the family.
participation along with the government is essenti, to strengthen
the health status of the human being and finally
based services - is the most cost effective and the best delivery
system for a large and densely populated environment like
that of ours.
achieves the goal of "prevention is better than cure",
through the following programs
of children , adults for various preventable diseases.
health building tonics to prevent anemia.
community , school going children under 5 years against Polio,
Hepatitis'B' , M.M.R .
vitamins 'A'&'D' and nutritional supplements.
under take polio corrective surgery.
mobility aids like caliper braces, surgical shoes, wheel chair
, Tri- Wheelers, Jaipur foot, hearing
aids and other educational aids.
para-medical services- physiotherapy, occupational therapy
and speech therapy.
to family on family spacing and use of birth control methods.
camps in city and in rural areas.
has various plans to spread this campaign on a mass basis,
to sensitize the community towards the prevention of avoidable
is committed to assisting the disabled in acquiring an education
that will allow them to fully integrate into society. These
activities range from supporting integrated education for
the deaf to providing school-going disabled children with
scholarships, uniforms etc.
NASEOH's Learning Centre for children with special needs.
Falguni Centre is a unique institution for the development
and rehabilitation of young children with multiple disabilities.
The student's disabilities include cerebral palsy, low vision,
speech and communication problems, and mental and learning
disabilities. The primary objective of the centre is to introduce
these children into mainstream society after completion of
the education course.
ensure continuity of the skills taught at the Falguni Centre,
the child's mother (or any close relative looking after the
child) is an integral part of the learning process. The education
addresses both the needs of the student, and the needs of
the parent to be able to continue the educational development
of the child.
of the centre
To enhance physical , mental and emotional growth
To develop the child's cognitive , motor , perceptual and
To make the child independent to fullest extent.
To make the child ready for inclusion into formal school/
To train the parent in supporting the continuous development
of their child.
Kamla Mehta NASEOH's vocational Training Centre for the Disabled
are provided free "on the job" training in various
departments of Vocational Training Center
, to keep them in tune with the changing economic
and employment scenario.
focus of the training has been create and provide
simulated work environment
"on the job" in various occupational skills
for employability in open and self
is imparted in the following areas:
Sheet Metal Work, Welding & Fitting and Assembly of
Sorting, Cleaning, Lining and Packing
Stenography and other administration related Functions
Applications and BPO related activities
& Placement Services
to Galen, "employment is nature's physician and is essential
for human happiness." Occupation is a great source of
joy and satisfaction. Employment and Placement Services at
NASEOH provide opportunities to persons with disabilities
in corporate employment and self-employment. The disabled
have been employed as typist, clerks, packers, telephone operators,
paging service operators, call centre operators, compositors,
computer operators, cashiers, machinists, binders, Administrators,
painters, tailors gardeners, vendors and PR officers.
of the new millenium - Data Entry Unit -
Opportunity for self employment
Consulate General of Japan provided NASEOH with a Grant, to
establish a Data Entry Unit at NASEOH. On an average 50 disabled
people utilize this facility each day, earning a living as
and Appliances Fabrication and Fitting Centre
Technical aids, which
are called as tools of living, are the important devices to
assist the persons with disability in their mobility. NASEOH
meets this much needed necessity, through its "Aids and
Appliances Fabrication and Fitting Centre", where Triweelers,
Wheelchairs, Jaipur prosthesis, Calipers and Braces, Surgical
Shoes, Crutches etc. are fabricated and fitted as per the
needs of the individual disabled beneficiaries. NASEOH
holds regular orthopedic camps to screen people of all ages
requiring physical restorative services in the rural areas.
acts as a catalyst in making disabled aware of his rights
and privileges, enshrined in our constitution, in particular
reference to Persons With Disability Act- 1995 and National
Trust Act for welfare of persons with autism, celrebral palsy,
mental retardation and multiple disabilities-1999.
and Awareness are two terms of the same coin. Taking the initiative,
NASEOH advocates disabled to lift their self-esteem, by grasping
various courses of actions devised for them. Advocacy then
moves into its next phase of Awareness. Aware of his or her
basic rights and privileges, a disabled person takes charge
of his life to move with confidence in the society.
center of NASEOH's Advocacy and Awareness, revolves around
restoring pride and dignity in the disabled. Sometimes benefits
of this program turns out to be more than, that envisaged
when a disabled himself advocates to his fellow colleagues.
individual and group counseling sessions are held by the social
workers and counseling experts to the students and their family
holds seminars on Empowering the disabiled. The following
issues are addressed:
rights both as women and as a women with disability
and employment oppurtinities
Process Opportunities (BPO)
– LEVERAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE EQUAL
FOR THE HANDICAP IN THE 21ST CENTURY
technology has revolutionized the world and has touched the
lives of human beings, in a manner similar to the deliverables
of the Green and Industrial revolution. IT has made the world
smaller and boaderless, resulting in Globalization and a
New World work order.
is fully aware of the impact of Information technology on
human beings and, the resultant challenges Thrown at the Human
race. Leveraging IT with a view to provide better opportunities
for the disabled and handicapped individual, is in line with
the core objective of our institution.
have developed the infrastructure and the capabilities, required
to offer training and equal opportunities to the physically
handicapped; in the field of IT and IT enabled services. Backed
by committed volunteer experts in Technology, related domain
and service industry, we offer
center – Basic and advance use of Computer applications –
designed to impart skills required for data entry and other
IT related/enabled back office operations.
entry related services. We undertake Data entry related job
work. The activity is carried out at NASEOH premises – to
provide employment to the skilled and successful candidates
developed at the above training institute.
language and communications related training – designed to
impart skills required for the IT enabled services industry
– with specific reference to Call centers.
personnel trained in Data entry operations, are employed on
contract basis by M/s. Datamatics – a Pioneer and leader of
the IT industry in India .
of repute viz. Reliance, Transworks, offer employment to handicaps
trained in Bank office operations and customer interactive
services (Call center).
majority of Indians live in villages, working hard with little
or no support from the government. Lacking basic amenities
and disconnected from development, many rural people are unable
to benefit from the advances of modern technology.
situation for disabled people living in villages is even more
challenging, as they lack access to programs and institutions
that can help them integrate into society. This effectively
limits the rural disabled from improving their standard of
has been implementing rural based programmes, which provide
rehabilitation services, thereby providing job opportunities
to the differently abled people.
of community and school going children against MMR, Hepatitis
addition to regular programmes the department immunized children
from the slum colonies and pre- primary school children around
NASEOH. Total 3007 children for MMR , 6928 children for Hepatitis-B
(3 doses) between 2000-2002 received the benefit.
and child health programme
completed two year project titled "Reproductive Health
of Women, Men, Boys and Girls in Reproductive Age Group in
the project areas." The project was implemented amongst
the 2000 families residing in Thakker Bappa Colony -chembur.
The project aimed at disseminating information to the above
groups on health related problems especially on HIV/AIDS.
implemented Eye care project at Thakker Bappa, Jagurati, Lal
Dongar, Siddharth Colony, Gautam Nagar - Chembur and Kappori
-Thane. With the help of team of doctors from Haji Bachuali
eye hospital,Mumbai,patients were screened for various eye
problems,Cataract operations were conducted, with IOL implantation
and also Spectacles were distributed to correct refractive
was organised to mark world vision day for the benefit of
community.Exhibition and Vitamin-A camps were also held
of preventive health care and education in five slum colonies.
this project medical check-up camps, were conducted in the
colonies. Children were immunized against polio. Training
course for 25 women volunteers were conducted for 13 days
and given extensive inputs on maternal health, childhood diseases
, alcoholism,nutrition , HIV/AIDS, childhood disability, tuberculosis
, leprosy and alternative medicines. The women were also oriented
to their rights and formation of Mahila Mandals, seven days
intensive course were also conducted separately for health