What We Do
Mira Upkar Trust
MIRA UPKAR TRUST is a registered Non-governmental organization located in Hosur near Bengaluru.
Objectives of the trust is to serve children with differently abled children by rehabilitating them with various therapies incorporating evidence based approaches and also creating an awareness about these special children among the public.
As we are stepping into 17th year, with an aim of extending our services to 300 children, we are looking out for expansion of all our facilities in terms of various facilities and hence the need of Financial and material support from Donors. We do not get any grant from Govt for our activities.
PRABARTAK SANGHA , SALT LAKE: Prabartak is an independent NGO established in 1987, and works as orphanage, with a capacity of 50 people. It is currently staffed by 4 caregivers and has 52 children. Most of its inhabitants have been sent by the state government child care unit, for basic treatment and welfare of specially abled children.
Prabartak does not get any financial aid from either the State or the Central Govt, and survives through private donations. It is through the dedication and persistent efforts of Tanmay and his wife, which keep these lovely specially abled children smiling.
ASHA NIKETAN , TANGRA , KOLKATA: Asha Niketan is a home for mentally challenged people. It is a residential program, run from two premises - Adi Bari (16 residents) and Thakur Bari (5 residents), located in Tangra, Kolkata. In addition, they support 37 people with learning disability. Residents are involved in the making of candles, batik, tie and dye, greeting cards, beaded jewellery and paper bags.
Asha Niketan also runs a day care centre to provide special education, physiotherapy, and psychological assistance to about 23 children below the age of 18 years, who are residents of nearby slums.
ANANDAN SCHOOL, JANAK ROAD, KOLKATA: Anandan was started in the year 1999 by Mrs Indrani Ghosh (w/o former education secretary Hirak Ghosh) with the help of seven other dedicated ladies. Anandan began by teaching slum children, but had to face challenges of dropouts, specially among girls. It expanded to providing vocational training - tailoring and beautician. Anandan today operates from three branches - Hazra Road, Southend Park and Janak Road, hosting a total of 115 students. Another venture located at Huchukpara, 50 km from Bolepur, teaches 35 tribal students spoken english, tailoring, computers.
PUSHPOMOYEE SCHOOL, ANWAR SHAH ROAD, KOLKATA: Founded on 16 August 2000, the brainchild of Dr. Renuka Biswas, a renowned teacher and social worker, is a school for underprivileged children. It operates from the National Federation of Indian Women, near South City Mall, and teaches around 30 students, all below the age of 12 years, and then help them further study in bigger schools. School was named after Ms. Pushpamoyee Bose , a highly decorated Educationist and Ex Principal of Ballygunj Shiksha Sadan ,now known as BSS School.
SHISHU KALYAN SCHOOL, CHETLA , KOLKATA : Shishu Kalyan is a coaching school, run by the Rotary Club of Belvedere Gardens, Kolkata. They do not receive any funds for this project from Rotary International, and is wholly run on individual donations. Two full time teachers and one part time teacher for dance and drawings help teach around 40 students, who are also provided a mid day meal by a full time cook and care giver.
Free medical camps are held every month for students and their families, and also for local slum people , where medicines are given without any charge. The present operational costs are about forty thousand rupees every month.
Shishu Kalyan School
OLD AGE HOME - ABWU
OLD AGE HOME - ABWU ,ELLIOT ROAD: Established in 1987, it started as a place for ladies who came to spend their twilight years in peace. It works for elderly care, especially senior women, who have been abandoned or have lost their families, and provides emotional support, healthcare, counselling, nutrition and comfort. Currently they have 45 elderly ladies out of which 5 of them are completely bed ridden .
Creche at ABWU
CRECHE AT ABWU ,ELLIOT ROAD: Run by the All Bengal Women's Union, at Elliot Road, it houses 92 young children, mostly from nearby slums, aged 2 to 7 years, whose parents are typically daily wage earners. Children at the creche are taught using interactive and audio visual methods. The creche is committed to the welfare of orphaned and abandoned children, by providing a home environment and long term support.
WELFARE SOCIETY for THE BLIND
WELFARE SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND , DIAMOND HARBOR ROAD: Established in April 1970, in New Alipore, for the welfare of visually challenged, it expanded in 1983 to include vocational training, and further included computer training, in 2002. it is supported by the special education cell of the Jadavpur University.
The society conducts tutorials for competitive service examination under expert guidance and in engaged in the Talking Book Project for the conversion of academic and reference books into audio CDs, for use by visually impaired student, at their studio Trinayan.
A day care training centre, housing 93 students, 23 teachers and trainers, has students with a minimum age of 18. All services provided by the society are free.