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Help Empower Differently Abled Youth
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Rs.19,050
of Rs.10,00,000
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    Created by

    Shahanaz M C
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Rehabilitation of differently abled induviduals

    from Kozhikode, Kerala

Story

 We Smile -  Empowerment centre for differently abled youths is a non-profit organisation functioning in Kozhikode, Kerala. We Organise residential training programs for 18 and above mentally challenged individuals. The program provides soft skill training, confidence-building exercises, social interactions, creativity-building activities etc.

 We Smile was found and started in 2017 by my friend Sainaba who's a special educator and has about 30 years of experience working with differently abled. I joined her as a volunteer and trainer. Two years later due to Covid we had to close it down. Mainly because we were largely dependant on sponsors and donations from our well wishers. Covid brough in financial tightness to everyone in general and the flow of donations were affected. Now in 2022, July we've re-stared it as the parents and our trainees were requesting us to do so.  Majority of the trainees are from very low economic background and cannot afford to pay money in the form of fees or donations. We need to keep this going as we see the change in the attitude and behavior of our trainees once they start attending We Smile.

We have about 18 people for our residential program now. We have rented a two storied apartment building for Rs 50,000/= monthly rent. We have 4 trainers and three domestic staff and we're looking for more. We also have two visiting faculties for yoga, fitness and theatre.

We want to start a production unit in the centre where our trainees can work and also earn something.

We don't believe in only classroom teaching but want to expose them to the outside world. So we organise a lot of feild trips, picnics, educational tours plus take them out for shows movies etc. We provide them healthy food and a hygienic environment to live. We also give a lot of importance to their artistic talents and encourage that.
The fund we gather would be utilized for:-
1. To pay rent.
2. To pay salary to the staff
3. To start our production unit.
4. For trips and outings.
5. To provide healthy food.

Thank you!

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