Disability keeps millions of people in India from achieving their full potential. Challenges posed by lack of financial resources and accessible infrastructure keep differently abled children from being able to attend school, play with friends and enjoy an independent existence. Differently abled adults face drastically limited employment opportunities and are largely dependent on help from family and friends. Empowerment for differently abled individuals can mean a life of difference.
How we help
For more than two decades, VOICE Trust has worked in close cooperation with the government and with the support of our international partners to empower thousands of physically or mentally challenged adults and children by providing physical and emotional therapy in conjunction with hearing aids, wheelchairs, braces, and other needed assistive devices.
For example, until we provided needed physiotherapy and purchased a wheelchair for him, 7-year-old Sanjay was unable to go to school or even get to the toilet without having his friends drag him on a board to the nearest toilet 1 km away. Now he can perform these and other tasks on his own, and has been able to join the society around him with dignity and pride.
We also continue to fight for the legislative and social changes that will eliminate the physical barriers and personal prejudices that keep the differently abled from enjoying the dignity and equal opportunities they deserve.
How you can help
Our outreach program identifies more children in need of our help all the time. No contribution is small when it comes to bringing back a smile on the child’s face.