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Gharkul Mumbai

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Gharkul currently has one van which accommodates only 23% of our beneficiaries whereas all beneficiaries need transport. Having more transport facilities, will improve mobility and reduce time wastage in case of emergencies & other events. Many of Gharkul's children especially those diagnosed with cerebral palsy need to be taken to external therapy centers. Additionally, children need to be taken to hospitals for psychological assessments & diagnosis, ongoing or emerging medical aid wherein vans can be used. Transport can be used for timely and smooth delivery of nutritious food and other necessities to the center on a daily basis.

About the NGO

Vision: A world where all Special Children access quality Education and Employment.Mission: We enable children with special needs to become self – reliant by catering to their needs of education, vocational training, life skills, therapy and  treatment in a supportive, nurturing environment and create awareness in society about their unique needs.

Core Values: Right to Live with Dignity , Right to Quality Life and Right to education. Gharkul has been founded by Sunil Satpute, a social worker who has been working with street children since 1993. His qualification is MSW and LLB and social work experience is spans 21+ years. During the course of slum rehabilitation project, Sunil Satpute (Founder & Trustee) observed that the number of special children in slum is quite alarming.

Often these children were confined in four walls, disconnected from the world. The lack of education and awareness about needs for special children deprived parents to access early intervention. The children and parents were victimised of social stigma that only worsened the child’s basic ‘right to education’. Even if the parents wished to seek treatment and education for the child, the thought of high expense towards therapies burdened them. The immobile children were left on their own while the parents went out for labour wage work to earn their daily bread. Evidently, the sight didn’t appear any better for the children. And this concern birthed Gharkul. Gharkul started as Day care centre in 2007 with a group of 8 children with special Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Developmental Delay from the slums. Today Gharkul’s strength is 52.

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