Facilitating equal opportunity at early steps for a better tomorrow
"However difficult life may seem. There is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up."
- Stephen Hawkings
All Round Improvement in School Education for Children with Disabilities (ARISE+)
ARISE+ is a special program that encompasses the Foundation’s work in the area of school education for persons with disabilities in the age group 3-18 years of age. The Foundation supports organisation working with children with disabilities schools to help them thrive fully despite the challenges and to prepare them for the outside world. Working with diverse groups within the domain, the Foundation empowers persons with disabilities, including persons with visual impairment, hearing and speech impairment, locomotors disabilities and a range of intellectual disabilities across India.
ARISE+ essentially focuses on the following interventions:
- early detection of disabilities in children
- support in the education of children with disabilities and leveraging assistive technology
- counselling for parents, teachers and other caregivers with techniques to take care of children with special needs
In FY 2020-21, the ARISE+ program impacted 2,776 students and 2,864 students in FY 2019-20 through partner organisations by providing chronic therapy as well as holistic education, to help them to lead fulfilling lives. The ARISE+ program has been conferred the 2nd Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Award for Best CSR Practices in Education in 2015 by CSR Times.