Gujarat Raktapitt Nivaran Seva Sangh

(Geographical location : Vadodara, Gujarat)

This project works with a vision to rehabilitate cured leprosy persons and help them to lead a self confident and respectful life in the main stream of society.

“Gujarat Raktapitt Nivaran Seva Sangh” established in 1979, functioning as a state level voluntary centre for leprosy diagnostic, treatment, prevention of disability care and settling the affected people within the community to live with family after providing educational assistance, job training and social & economical rehabilitation.

The project has a mobile physiotherapy unit for urban and rural areas. The project also provides SER and CBR support to the underprivileged and disabled people through interest free loan scheme. Skin Camps are conducted and patients are examined. The project runs a MCR footwear making unit, which meets the bulk requirement of the State.

Specialized training is given though I.T.I in computers, book binding, Cutting and Tailoring, Embroidery and needle work. Trainings such as screen printing, candle making, nursery and foot- mat making, Clay work, Jewelry etc. are given to encourage self employment.

Braille Computer education and training: The project runs I.T.I for visually impaired children. This ITI is recognized by Govt. of India and sponsored by MEDIA LAB ASIA in collaboration with WEBEL MEDIATRONICS Ltd. Kolkata.

Facilities: Leprosy diagnosis, Mobile Physiotherapy, Out patient dispensary, Occupational therapy, Counseling, Outreach village clinics, Old Age Home, School for visually impaired, vocational training.

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