The Foundation works with children and youth with disabilities in the areas of education and skill development. Activities under the disability programme focus on the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities.
Under the ARISE + programme children with disabilities from the under privileged communities are identified, educated and enrolled in mainstream school. Along with this the Foundation also supports regular training for caregivers, awareness and sensitisation programmes on disabilities, rehabilitation requirements such as speech therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility training and accessing their rights and entitlements.
The SMART+ programme focuses on providing employable market-related entrepreneurial skills, and opportunities to youth with disabilities. Specially designed curriculum and well-equipped classrooms in the centres allows young people with disabilities to obtain different foundation skills such as Basic IT and Computers, Spoken English and Workplace Readiness.
In FY 17-18 ARISE+ had a total target of reaching out to 19 schools and 7102 children while SMART+ program targeted reaching out to 11 centres and 1469 students with disabilities.