Badhte Kadam


Objective


Badhte Kadam aims at community awareness, sensitisation, social integration and mainstreaming of Persons with Disabilities. It has below mentioned objectives.

  • Raise awareness in the public, regarding Person with Disability(PwD) covered under the National Trust Act and encourage their inclusion in the society, social integration and participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life.
  • Disseminate information on preventive strategies for the disabilities under the National Trust Act, 1999.
  • Sensitize Community stakeholders.
  • Publicize and maximize  benefits of the National Trust Schemes for Registered Organisation(RO), PwDs and for families of PWDs.
  • Increase representation in remote areas and in areas where the National Trust is under represented. 
  • Spread awareness about myths and conceptions about disability, disability etiquette etc.

Scheme Description     

This Scheme shall support Registered Organisations (RO) activities that focus on the National Trust to carry increasing the awareness of the National Trust disabilities.

  1. Target Audience

         The target audience of the scheme are

  • Public  and Society
  • Ecosystem
  • Government Officials (including Public representative like Panchayat Member Sarpanch, MLA, MP)
  • Medical Fraternity
  • Legal Professionals
  • Banks / Financial Institutions
  • Educational Institutions, Students, Teachers etc.
  • Families / Guardians of PwDs
  • NGOs and people of areas where The National Trust is not represented.


Awareness and other Activities

The National Trust shall fund the awareness and other activities that shall be taken up by RO with respect of four disabilities covered under the National Trust Act.

Detailed list of the activities can be carried out by ROs are mentioned below. ROs are encouraged to take up awareness activities as mentioned in following for achieving the objectives of Badhte Kadam. These are just indicative list of campaigns that could be run by RO and RO could decide and come up with innovative ways to spread awareness.


In Collaboration with Government

Collaboration with the campaigns and disseminate information being run by other ministries, government departments and organisations at national, state, district, block or panchayat level. For example
 

  • Ministry of Health (polio campaign, Community Health Centres, Primary Health Centres, Aanganwadis and Asha Workers, Blindness Control Program, Leprosy Cure Program, Camp for issue of disability certificate etc.,
  • Ministry of Education (Sarv Sikhsha Abhiyan etc.,)
  • Ministry of Rural Development (MNREGA, Collaboration with District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) etc.,
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Ministry of Labour (Vocational Rehabilitation Centres (VRCs), Special Employment Exchange, Special Cell etc.,
  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • Collaborate with existing major Conferences, Meetings, Fairs, Exhibitions and other events.
  • Circulars to be sent to concerned departments and Institutions (Schools, Colleges, Banks, Transport, Hospitals etc.,)
  • Handouts, Posters, Flyers, Pamphlets or leaflets at Educational, Financial and Medical Institutes (especially in Clinics of Physiotherapists, Paediatrician, Psychiatrists)**


In Collaboration with Private Bodies

Collaboration with Corporate and Voluntary Organisation to

  • Organise or Participate in events
  • Conduct presentations or Workshops in a private Company or Institution (Documentary or film related to PwDs can also be created and show cased.
  • Organize Special Sessions for PwDs like with Make  a Difference (MAD), Child Relief and you (CRY) etc.,
  • Handouts, Posters, Flyers, Pamphlets or leaflets at Educational, Financial and Medical Institutes (especially in Clinics of Physiotherapists, Paediatrician, Psychiatrists)**


Media Related

  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Media Campaign – Print, TV, Radio, Cinema, Internet  based (emailers, etc.,)


 ICT enabled initiatives

  • Information could be spread out via Website
  • Mass SMS to PwDs, ROs and families to update them about new schemes and other necessary information.
  • Training and awareness videos ad per disability to be circulated to parents and guardians and public at large through website or mobile application or through social media.


Localized Intervention

Participate in Local Campaigns like Fairs, Exhibitions, Melas, Road Shows, Street Plays etc.**

Organise workshops to sprad awareness among following groups.**

  • Government Officials
  • Medical Fraternity
  • Legal Professionals
  • Banks / Financial Institutions
  • Educational Institutions, Teachers etc.,
  • Organise Social Inclusion events like Cricket Match, Painting Competitions, Art Exhibitions etc.**
  • Conduct sessions inn Schools, Colleges and other Educational Institute to sensitize students about PwDs.**.