foundation's outreach programs, problems pertaining to domestic violence and alcoholism was
regularly being reported from the rural neighborhood of Delhi. Alongside these were the
problems related to poverty and illiteracy. Coupled with this was the attitude towards the
girl child who was not encouraged to receive education and got married at an early age. To
combat this menace, the foundation started a Rural Development Project in the neighboring
district of Delhi. The project functions in one of the remotest areas in the district. The
village now has a Centre providing Family Counseling Services, Medical Care, Legal Assistance,
Vocational Training for women in the trades of stitching & tailoring, embroidery, typing,
painting etc. The centre also has a Library and a crèche for the young children. All the
services are being provided free of cost.
Over the years, incidents of domestic violence, alcoholism and drug addiction have gone down
considerably and the centre is flocked with the women and their children especially girls
curious to pursue their education and careers further.
counselors of the project travel to the nearby villages at regular intervals. They attend to
the problems of the community in the areas of their visit. However, these visits provide vital
information through action-oriented research and the data thus compiled provides ground for
expansion of the project as also addition of other qualitative services. Such visits drew the
foundations attention towards the field of Disability Physical and otherwise.
The foundation conducts Disability Assessment Camps and after identifying the needy cases in
the villages nearby provides linkages with the governmental and non governmental agencies in
order to provide them a composite package of rehabilitation. Follow up camps are organized to
provide the disabled with aids and equipment for their benefit.