Vimarsha Charitable Trust
This trust was founded in 2013 by two women (Janhavi Lakshminarayanan & Brinda Seshnath) with a single vision- to enable and empower adolescents and adults with Intellectual disability and other challenges such as autism, LD, Down Syndrome and so on. The NGO is a registered trust with 80G exemption.
Janhavi (Founder) firmly believes that everybody can learn and progress at any age, provided they are given a conducive environment and the right tools. Vimarsha is based on this and stands proof of this statement. Vimarsha has been an ideal ‘Stepping Stone’ for all; a place to identify and hone each one’s talents and interests. Here, the students develop self-confidence, inter-personal skills, empathy and leadership skills required for well-adjusted, independent living.
Instead of trying to fit everyone into a set mould, the center encourages individuality. The goals set and the programmes offered for each student is well structured and customized based on the student’s goals. A small teacher to student ratio (1:4) is maintained. The Vimarsha team helps students lead independent lives by giving them the necessary functional and life skills. The trust offers a bouquet of options to choose from.
Students who wish to pursue their studies are given coaching for Karnataka SSLC and PUC, as well as NIOS secondary and senior secondary exams.
Functional studies (various levels) include English, Maths (money, measurement and time), EVS and also Computer Basics and Digital Literacy.
Pre-vocational and Vocational training include Product Making, assisting at the Library, Gardening Basics, Job Readiness program and developing the required skills for Self-employment.
Extra-curricular activities include yoga, art & craft, storytelling sessions and more.
Due to the pandemic, classes are conducted in a hybrid model (online and offline). We have had several
celebrations online and currently offline too.
DNA has helped Vimarsha connect and collaborate with other similar NGOs. This has opened up many job opportunities and job readiness programmes. DNA is bringing all the NGOs together and NGOs like Vimarsha are getting recognized.
A vaccination drive, organized by DNA, was held at Vimarsha. This helped all our students and their families to get vaccinated easily, without having to visit a hospital or waiting in long queues.
The weekly talks and presentations organized by DNA have truly enhanced awareness on many counts such as NGO processes and laws, awareness about other NGOs and their contributions and achievements, collaborating with other NGOs, awareness about disabilities and the laws and benefits for PwDs, and so on.
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