The ground reality is that there is much need to improve the opportunities for the differently abled in order to enhance their quality of life, as well as that of their families. Paadhai worked with a few communities on CBR projects.

It all started with PAADHAI supporting a Bangalore based NGO, working on rehabilitation and empowerment of mentally challenged children and young adults. PAADHAI was the single largest sponsor in the year 2006 supporting basic operational costs under various programs designed by the NGO.

This motivated us to undertake rural CBR efforts in Shencottah block (Tamil Nadu). The project supported differently abled children in Twenty villages. The initiative ran for over two years and was managed by a well-known local NGO specializing on CBR implementation in that region.

Mental Health camps were conducted for the Dalit villages where PAADHAI had its education centers. Ongoing day care for the challenged children was also carried out in some of our centers.