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What does APD India do? 

The Association of People with Disability (APD) is a non-governmental organization working in the field of disability for the last fifty six years. APD aims to empower persons with disability to become active, contributing members of society.  At any given time, through its wide-ranging institutional and district development programmes, APD directly touches the lives of approximately 30,000 Persons with Disability (PWDs) and builds capacity of another 20,000 stakeholders in disability space, including Government Staff and NGO Partners.

APD, operating with an annual budget of over Rs. 150 million with 234 staff, deploys grassroots rural and urban community programmes that include therapeutic services, mobility aids, integrated education, advocacy, horticulture, mental health and livelihood.

Our “District Disability and Development Programme” is operating in four districts of Karnataka: Chikkaballapur, Davangere, Bijapur and Bengaluru. Here we work with government agencies, self-help groups and other stakeholders on identification, assessment, referral, capacity building, lobbying and implementation of disability rights, to encourage the system to make much-needed provisions for people with disability. Currently APD is working with over 10,000 PWDs in these four districts.  For more details visit  www.apd-india.org

Why is APD India raising funds for Bijapur only? 

There is a greater need for training of youth as the population of Bijapur as per 2011 census is around 2.2 million. Out of that 35% are below poverty line as Bijapur is one of the most low income districts in Karnataka. A high majority of people with disability are below poverty line. As per 2011 census there are 50,000 people with disability in Bijapur and out of that 50% i.e roughly 25,000 are within the age group of 0 to 23 years. APD’s Project Prerana hopes to address these 25,000 PWDs in Bijapur District over a 3 year period.

There is a limited knowledge and expertise of Government, Stakeholders, VRWs, etc in dealing with PWDs and therefore APD through its rich expertise in the field of disability has been able to provide support to the rural areas especially in Bijapur.

The Government has already offered to extend their support by providing subsidized boarding facility for the trainees as well as directives to the various departments regarding deputing the Village Rehabilitation Workers (VRWs), ASHA Workers, Inclusive Education Resource Teachers, Community Aid Workers etc.

APD has been offering support to PWDs in Bijapur district for the last 3 years. APD directly trained and supported 1,687 PWDs in Bijapur last year.APD intends to improve quality and scale of its training programs at Bijapur through use of ICT and connected Remote Classrooms with Bangalore as the hub.

The trainers/community workers, who work with children/youth with disability will be taken through structured sessions on how to teach children with disability, meet therapeutic needs of children/youth and also overall rehabilitation work required to ensure a person with disability is functionally and financially independent. Our Master Trainers at Bangalore will conduct interactive classes through use of ICT for training Teachers, Community Workers and parents who will create positive multiplying impact in terms of education, therapy and overall rehabilitation on over 6,900 PWDs in the first year itself.

The project will also provide basic & advanced IT training using software & hardware for youths below 23 years of age at Bijapur Districts equipping them to earn a livelihood for them.

During year one, project Prerana only focused on Basavana Bagewadi and Bijapur taluks of Bijapur district. For year two, the project is focusing other three taluks of Bijapur district i.e. Sindhagi, Muddebihal and Indi taluks. Also we are doing a refresher course for year one beneficiaries who are from Bijapur and Basavana Bagewadi taluks.


What is project Prerana?

Prerana is a joint project of Government of Karnataka, District Administration- Bijapur, BLDE Medical College -Bijapur and The Association of People with Disability. It is a virtual class room to build Knowledge, through Technology for Promotion of Disability Inclusion. This project aims at providing quality training for Bijapur based Government Officials, Parents and Person with Disability through APD’s senior trainers by virtual class room methodology at BLDE campus.

ICT provides a cost effective way to reach out to the rural youth as ICT enables in reducing the cost of travelling and provision of food and accommodation to the trainers/APD staff.APD has successfully completed the Prerana course for the rural youth in Bijapur through the ICT during the first year and have impacted 837 personnel through various courses. 

What is the objective?

 1.  Enhance knowledge and skills  of allied government department personnel   Create greater awareness of government schemes and programmes among the disabled.
 2.  Support all departments to meet their planned targets in the implementation of schemes
 3.  Directly interact with Parents and People with Disabilities to strengthen their knowledge and skills. 



Budget requirement for the 2nd (current) year (2015-16):

Sl.No.

Particulars

Calculations

Total Amount

Supervisor’s Salary

1.

Part Salary of Assistant Director (About 35% )

Rs. 15000 x 12 x 1

180000

Programme Salaries

1

Salary of Project coordinator ( full time)

Rs. 22000 x 12 x 1

264000

2

Salary of Mobilization Assistant( full time)

Rs. 12000 x 12 x 1

144000

3

Salary of Project Assistant (full time)

Rs. 12000 x 12 x 1

144000

4

Cost of 3 Assistant Trainers in Bijapur( 234 days x 1 Asst. Trainer)

Rs. 2000 X 234 days x 1 Trainer at a time

468000

5

Part Salary of Accountant

Rs. 10000 x 12 x 1

120000

Sub Total

1320000

Running Costs

1

Designing & printing of brochures

Rs. 3 x 5000 copies

15000

2

Training Handouts (average handouts is 50 pages) per attendee

Rs. 40 x 1000

40000

3

Stationery, other training materials

Rs. 300 x 274 days

82200

4

Mobilisation cost ( govt. officials, PWDs & parents) per month

Rs. 20000 x 12

240000

5

Boarding & lodging for PWDs / parents

Rs. 350 x 274

95900

6

Exposure visit per batch

Rs. 20000 x 8

160000

7

Post training Evaluation cost per attendee

Rs. 40 x 1000

40000

8

Resource Person's cost ( 234 days x 1 RP)

Rs. 3000 X 234 days

702000

9

Travel cost for the Prerana team

Rs. 2000 x 3 x 12

72000

10

Travel cost for  Assistant Director & Resource Persons

Rs. 4000 x 8

32000

11

BSNL managed Leased line per annum

Rs. 200000 x 2

400000

12

Postage, stationery & telephone charges

Rs. 6000 x 12

72000

13

Electricity & water charges

Rs. 8000 x 12

96000

14

Administration cost

100000

Sub Total

2147100

Grand Total

3467100

 







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