“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” – George Washington Carver
In India mental disability one of the most neglected compared other disabilities. The situation is more challenging due to lack of awareness that causes the discrepancy in support from the society and the government at large. Although, mental disadvantage does not have any cure; and thus, the persons with mental disadvantage need support throughout their lives.
Residential facilities and training centers for the special population are either very few or almost non-existent in most parts of the country. Udaan, an initiative of “The Vivekanand School” l, is a response to the social calling that caters to making lives of special people easier.
Udaan is a Non-Profit Organization that works for the welfare of mentally disadvantaged adults who are either affected by multiple disabilities or are autistic. At Udaan, a group of professional resource staff work with the special population through therapeutic interventions. They also train them in, occupational and life skills, music and dance, and academic programs.
Udaan means a flight, soaring high and at its heart lies an earnest longing, a lifelong aspiration to see the beneficiaries soar high as happy, constructive and integrated members of the society.
The Udaan team believes that these special individuals deserve a fulfilling life. We encourage them to become as independent as possible. The team has designed a curriculum that recognizes and respects their innate skills and abilities and nurture them in a compassionate environment.
At Udaan, we believe that together we can uncover their latent creativity and ensure that they become self-reliant and economically independent.
Here, with us, they learn to make jute bags, trays, coasters, and other utility items. These products are available for sale on this site in the products section.