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Lack of societal recognitions and discrimination of the necessity to mainstream 70 Million persons who are differently abled in India, especially visually impaired are highly vulnerable to disasters ...

Lack of societal recognitions and discrimination of the necessity to mainstream 70 Million persons who are differently abled in India, especially visually impaired are highly vulnerable to disasters in Urban and Rural India. There is a need to have a positive change to make visually impaired men, women and children an inclusive part of plans and policies for empowering them to cope with disasters. Saritsa Foundation has been pioneering the mission to provide equal opportunities to disabled people including visually impaired to build their capacity with needed sensitivity for past 14 years to develop their skills for prevention, mitigation and preparedness for many kinds of disasters.
Disasters do not discriminate, human beings do. To make a small beginning to take care of above mentioned concerns, Saritsa Foundation has chartered an innovative practice to provide an opportunity to the persons with disabilities especially women since its birth on 05 June 2000. Saritsa Foundation has a distinction to put the Disaster Risks Reduction practice and preparedness on the map of India for the disabled. Saritsa Foundation has prepared and built capacity amongst 9950 disabled by organizing workshops and preparedness modules in disaster prone states of India.
The visually impaired participants are provided opportunity to learn to protect them and be self reliant to cope with disasters.
The Awareness, Education and Training are conducted with interactive participatory methodology.

The participants are encouraged to analyze risk and vulnerability to them under various scenarios of their houses, their working places and their movement and their areas.

They are encourage to raise awareness among themselves and their families and prepared to respond accordingly.
Make use of local resources and local experience and expertise.

Participants are provided practical training with mock drills with live scenarios of disasters.

Develop buddy system (Jodi system) to respond to disasters.

Practice to cope with different emergencies as trained by practical training and mock drills.

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    • SARITSA FOUNDATION (SARITSA CHARITY TRUST) A Mobile University For Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change – Mission National Security. "Reach to People, Talk to People and Prepare People“ Builds capacity to reduce risks from disasters and climate change by advocating and practicing. People Centered, People Led, and People Owned Resilience – Investing in Life Saving Education.
    • Educating Visually Impaired to Protect Lives in Disasters – Project for Online Funding By Saritsa Charity Trust (Saritsa Foundation)
    • Lack of societal recognitions and discrimination of the necessity to mainstream 70 Million persons who are differently abled in India, especially visually impaired are highly vulnerable to disasters in Urban and Rural India. There is a need to have a positive change to make visually impaired men, women and children an inclusive part of plans and policies for empowering them to cope with disasters. Saritsa Foundation has been pioneering the mission to provide equal opportunities to disabled people including visually impaired to build their capacity with needed sensitivity for past 14 years to develop their skills for prevention, mitigation and preparedness for many kinds of disasters.
    • Disasters do not discriminate, human beings do. To make a small beginning to take care of above mentioned concerns, Saritsa Foundation has chartered an innovative practice to provide an opportunity to the persons with disabilities especially women since its birth on 05 June 2000. Saritsa Foundation has a distinction to put the Disaster Risks Reduction practice and preparedness on the map of India for the disabled. Saritsa Foundation has prepared and built capacity amongst 9950 disabled by organizing workshops and preparedness modules in disaster prone states of India.
    • The visually impaired participants are provided opportunity to learn to protect them and be self reliant to cope with disasters.  The Awareness, Education and Training are conducted with interactive participatory methodology.  The participants are encouraged to analyze risk and vulnerability to them under various scenarios of their houses, their working places and their movement and their areas.  They are encourage to raise awareness among themselves and their families and prepared to respond accordingly.
    •  Make use of local resources and local experience and expertise.  Participants are provided practical training with mock drills with live scenarios of disasters.  Develop buddy system (Jodi system) to respond to disasters.  Practice to cope with different emergencies as trained by practical training and mock drills.
    • The project envisages empowerment of 1000 women, girls, boys and men who are visually impaired in 5 states of India in a period of 180 days. The participants will be issued a Braille book and Audio book to guide them. How will we use the funds? The funds will be used for imparting an education, training, mock drills to 1000 visually impaired girls, women, children and men to build their capacity to protect lives with developed skills and confidence.
    • The education and training shall be conducted in 5 states of India in association with Institutions for visually impaired in states of :1) Maharashtra 2) Gujarat 3) Goa 4) Rajasthan 5) Uttar Pradesh 400 visually impaired participants shall be identified in each state and education shall be imparted. The Braille books in region language shall be provided to each participant covering guidelines and Do’ s and Don Not’s as well as audio book.
    • The financial Budget for support: Cost of education and Braille book for each participant will cost $ 5 (INR 310) and cost of education shall be $ 10 (INR 620) per participant. Total cost of this education to each participant shall be $ 15 (INR 930). Total cost for 2000 visually impaired participants shall be $ 30000 (INR 18,60,000).
    • Please Contact/Donate saritsa@vsnl.net OR saritsafoundationindia.in@gmail.com, http://www.youtube.com/user/saritsafoundation Mob- 09323157377, Tel- 91 22 24366370 Fax - 022- 24370138 Website- www.saritsafoundation.org (Mozilla Firefox) Donation/Support by donors/supporters be sent on name of Saritsa Foundation(Saritsa Charity Trust) by Cheque/Draft to Corporation Bank, Mumbai Worli Branch India. SB Account No. 017400101011299. IFSC : CORP0000174. OR
    • Transfer of the Donation/Support on name of Prof. Smita Kadam, Executive Director through Western Union Money Transfer, Mumbai India. Address for Western Union Money Transfer –Prof. Smita Kadam National HQ – Flat No.-3, Pankaj CHS, S R Keer Marg, Bhandar Lane, Mahim West, Mumbai – 400016. Email for information - saritsa@vsnl.net Tel. – 91 22 2436 6370 Mob - 91 9870008717 PayPal Account shall be intimated shortly.
    • Please Visit following links: YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/saritsafoundation Goodness TV link for Saritsa Foundations video http://www.goodnesstv.org/en/videos/recherche/saritsa/ Slide Share: http://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?searchfrom=hea der&q=saritsa COPE - Barake Foundation - Australia http://copeinternational.ning.com/video/video/search?q=sari tsa+foundation Word press: http://saritsa.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/senior-exectivesreliance-prepare-for-disasters-24-05-2013/