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Polio and Children in Need Charity has been supporting Little Drops Charity Trust, a Scottish registered charity, with grant funds for their Shravana Project since 2017.
The Shravana Project provides screening, evaluation, fitting of hearing aids, and speech therapy to children with profound hearing loss, particularly those from families living below the poverty line. It aims to integrate the children into mainstream schools.
The services provided by the Shravana Project are free of charge and include helping identified children to develop speech, language, communication, and verbal intelligence so they can obtain education, employment, and partnerships in life. By 2020, grants from PACINC had helped more than 60 children.
In 2018, PACINC provided funds to the Rural Development Welfare Society, a local NGO, to set up and operate a fully equipped vocational training programme for disabled and unemployed youth in Marupalli, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The primary aim is to provide vocational skills to school dropouts and disabled persons, especially those from marginalized communities
Since the onset of this programme, 60 girls have been trained in sewing, stitching, and tailoring, which has provided them with the skills needed to secure paying jobs in their local community or to start their own tailoring business.
In 2015, Polio and Children in Need Charity provided five specially designed and reinforced wheelchairs to the Disable Welfare Trust of India, a NGO based in Surat. The beneficiaries were girls with severe mobility issues that had rendered them homebound.
"Now we can move around in our village, participate in recreational activities and also travel by bus with ease,"one recipient stated. .
“It’s the best present I have ever had,” echoed another.
In 2017, Polio and Children in Need Charity (PACINC) provided financial support to Little Drops Charity Trust, a Scottish registered charity, for procurement of food for orphans at the St Joseph’s Social Service Center, Chennai, India.