Prakhyata Abhinand Charitable Trust (PACT), is an NGO that supports Orphaned, Abandoned, and Surrendered (OAS) children with special needs (CwSN2) through customized child-centric sensitization, capacity building, and rehabilitation programs. These are children between 0-18 years with different forms of developmental delays, impairments, locomotor, physical, mental, learning, and social disabilities and mental illnesses.
Being orphaned, abandoned, or surrendered at any age is traumatic. Every child who enters a child care home dreams of being adopted and becoming part of a family. Unfortunately, the adoption rate for CwSN is abysmally low. Development opportunities (physical, mental, emotional, and recreational) for these children are also limited in the homes as they do not have access to the right care and rehabilitation. This is a huge loss, not only for the child but also for the country and humankind.
PACT strives to build an inclusive ecosystem for the CwSN in CCIs (Child care institute). Their goal is to ensure that all CwSN living in a CCI receive optimal care, rehab support, and capacity building to lead an independent life during their adulthood. They Plan to provide services to 550 CwSN in the next three years, while they are currently serving 170 CwSN
In addition, they are currently providing services in the following areas:
- Bangalore Rural
PACT INDIA NGO-VISION
- A dignified and independent life for orphaned, abandoned, and surrendered children with special needs in an inclusive ecosystem
PACT INDIA NGO-MISSION
- Empower stakeholders of Child Care Institutes and the OAS sector to align with common professional standards leading to the inclusion of OAS CwSN.
- Facilitate accessible infrastructures through partnerships.
- Continually improve services to OAS CwSN.
Enabling Inclusion® App:
PACT India is adopting the Enabling Inclusion® App from Amar Seva Sangam to strengthen the monitoring of activities and children’s progress there by further enhancing the quality of the services. Training for PACT India staff to use the App was given from 17th ,18th & 19th January at Amar seva sangam.
During the training period, the team visited the Shencottai block to observe how Amar Seva Sangam staff provide home-based therapy and how they use the app. They also visited one of our EI centers in Achanputhur and interacted with parents and children to learn about the therapy sessions and how the center staff use the app. The training was attended by a total of 4 staff members from PACT India, including the co-founder, a physiotherapist, a social worker, and an admin staff1.