Assistance to Girls and Women with Disabilities – Sri Lanka – DAYA NIVASA
Project Title & Location : Assistance to Girls and Women with Disabilities, Kandy – Sri Lanka.
Number of Beneficiaries : 125 Girls and Women with Disabilities (Mostly Abandoned)
Proposed Activities : Provision of Food, Assistance for Physiotherapy treatment
Partner : Missionaries of Charity (Mother Theresa’s Home)
Project Partner : LBR Foundation
DAYA NIVASA home for care envisions creating caring and learning environment that is educational and safe, where children and adults with disabilities can learn daily living skills from and be motivated by their care givers while being supported with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, stimulation exercises, referrals and so on.
DAYA NIVASA believes that children and adults with disabilities, like all others, are entitled to attention, warmth and dedication. The children are entitled to a decent existence; they must have the opportunity to develop skills on a cognitive, social, emotional and physical level. They are entitled to a full place in society, to be autonomous; educated and learn a profession wherever possible.
1. To create an atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, safe, clean, healthy and adaptive to each adult and child’s individual needs; to empower and encourage the children and adults with disabilities to develop to their full potential by improving their physical or mental performance and thus enjoying a better quality of life.
2. To assess the mental and physical health of each child and adult with disability, provide daily attention; to measure the abilities of children and put the activities that suit their levels, and to utilize their capabilities to the maximum limit possible.
3. To take care of children and adults with disabilities on daily basis and develop skills of the children and adults with disabilities.
4. To provide physiotherapy, speech therapy, functional therapy to rehabilitate the children and adults with disabilities.
5. To organize public awareness programs for changing the negative feeling of the society towards the people with disabilities and value of life.