The Association for People with Disability (APD) is a Bangalore based organisation working since 1959 for children, youth and adults with various types of disabilities — primarily those with physical disability, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, development delay, and speech and multiple disabilities. APD offers programmes in Education, Training and Employment, Therapeutic Services, Horticulture Units, People’s Organizations and Advocacy, Resource Support to Organizations (RSO), District Disability Programme.
Morning Star is a Bangalore based project which focuses on both educating disadvantaged children and providing a home for street children. The Centre or ‘Ashram’ is presently home to 86 children and young adults and following a recent renovation project, Morning Star has the capacity to provide for 120 young people.
The Sumanahalli centre was established in 1978 and its initial objective was to establish an organisation that would help treat and rehabilitate those suffering with leprosy in and around Bangalore. Sumanahalli is working in a number of areas in Bangalore and provides MDT drugs free of cost to leprosy sufferers. Sumanahalli also provides education, vocational training and life-skills training to leprosy patients who have been excluded from mainstream society. Sumanahalli also works closely with communities to tackle stigma and ignorance around the issue of leprosy.
The Jyothi Seva School is run by the Congregation of Polish Franciscan Sisters, and is dedicated to the education, rehabilitation and care of the visually challenged and mentally disabled children. The Jyothi Seva Society aims at helping the visually challenged to discover their own dignity and value and to bring out the best in themselves.