SOCIETY FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT
The Society for Child Development (SFCD) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1992 to establish programs and initiatives for its actualization.
The Society for Child Development is a non- profit organization that works to create a world of equal opportunities for children and young adults with mental handicap and other disabilities.
Their vision for the future is that every person with mentally handicap will have:
• The same access to opportunities and services such as education, healthcare and employment.
• The opportunity to use and develop his or her inherent talent to their fullest potential.
• The opportunity for respect for their capacities and be valued for their efforts, enabling them to be viewed as equal members of society
To create a better world for children and young adults with mental disabilities by :
• Providing education and vocational skills training which allows those children and young adults to actualize their capacities.
• Creating and disseminating innovative frameworks and models which address unique difficulties.
• Serving as a catalyst for dialogue to mobilize change within the government and society as a whole.
In the beginning, SFCD launched Prabhat, a school for children with learning difficulties in Shakti Nagar. Prabhat aims to provide students with an educational and training facility that will assist children in acquiring basic living and academic skills. At the age of 18, students are transferred to the Vocational Training Center so that they can learn market-driven skills and crafts. Regularity, precision, innovation and creativity are the keywords at the center.
Today, the SFCD uses a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to address the needs of persons with disabilities. Thus
• SFCD projects provide services for immediate relief for those in need of legal resources, a job, information on disability, or the advice of parents of the disabled.
• Second, they provide services that lead to long-term benefits, such as vocational training and education so that persons with disabilities may live independently in the future and research reports and publications to expand our knowledge and understanding of disability.
• Finally, while it is important for persons with disabilities to learn how to cope with their disability, it is simultaneously important for the government to acknowledge the contribution it must make to help create a more equal future. Therefore, the third branch of SFCD activities seeks to reform the government and society's treatment of persons with disabilities. Thus, they have initiated an Online Legal Aid Cell to defend persons with disabilities in courts, and several projects to promote the integration and inclusion of persons with disabilities.