The social mindset of the people is what keeps families from treating children with disability as humans. For the past 14 years, Shri Jeet Handicap Service Center has been creating campaigns on awareness and training for parents and community on disability.
While initially we went from community to community doing interactive programs and putting up performances to educate the locals on the importance of love, support and education for the disabled, what we have realized over the years is that it is the results that speak loudest.
We provide parental training for families of the disabled on education, health care and other services that they need and deserve. Since the rural life keeps many parents from attending these trainings, 3 years ago we kicked off the “Parent Connect” program, wherein the parents who attended these trainings go to their communities and pass the information and training they have received to fellow parents. It is a network, fruits of which have been visible. The training and information these parents receive has not only been valuable in raising their disabled children but it has made a transformation in these parents. They are not just better parents and caregivers now but are also effective advocates for disabled children.