Visited New Horizon Trust for Disabled, Bangalore, KA.

17/Feb/2007,
Bangalore, KA.

Hello All,

Myself, Uday Kumar, Vinod and Ragavendra are visited New Horizon Trust for Disabled today.

They are not as wealthy as their web site shows with UK branch and many supporters.

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We had about 3 hours interaction with Ms. Dorothy and her father Mr.G. P. Prabhakar and they are the core people and founder of this trust. Ms. Dorothy is very inspiring and self motivated lady.

You can very well read about her story and how they had started this trust through their website and it is really admiring and inspiring.

Ms. Dorothy herselft is challenged person and she doesn’t encourage anyone to show sympathy on any challenged person and asking us to show empathy. Her aim is to encourage persons with disability to realize their potential and become active contributors to the community. She got many awards from different community.

She has contacts with many well wishers and they all inspired by her initiative and activities for disabled persons, also she is getting moderate support from many individuals and corporate.

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She is running this trust in a rented place (Rs. 15000 per month) and electricity is donated by one of the well wishers. However the monthly expenses shoot up to Rs. 50,000

Skill Development programs at New Horizon Trust

They run different skills development programs for individual with job assurance.

(1) Computer training program for the past 4 years and they charge the minimum amount Rs. 600 per month. They have 5 computers and 15 persons are undergoing training now. They conduct in different batches.

(2) Spoken English program and they charge Rs. 500 per month

(3) Tailoring program – Rs. 100 per month

(4) Painting

(5) Crafts making program

If the student is very poor and not able to afford money, then they give free training. Their aim is not to give anyting free, unless it is required.

So far, they trained and given job opportunity for 160 challenged persons. There are 15 staff including teaching and non-teaching staff. Ift you come across any challenged person while visiting orphanges or neighbours or through known persons, please encourage them to visit this place and connect them.

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Integrated School program

They got free land from one of the rich well wisher from Bangalore and land is situated behind Garden City College near Krishnarajapuram, registration and formalities done in September 2005.

Their aim is to provide integrated school and support for challenged and normal people in society. However they wish to give more preference (80%) for challenged people. They expect more donors and well wishers to come forwarded to support them financially to construct school building and run the school. They had consulted architect and given the specifications to design carefully by keeping challenged people in mind.

Land owner donated a small building in that place and they have plan to start the school in that building by June 2007. They expect to have 50 students only for nursery in June 2007

They have planned to deploy 3 additional teachers for the new school. They also require table, chair, desk and other stationary support from well wishers.

Medical Help

They also help challenged people to go for surgery with major support from Ramaiyah Hospital and Rotary Club. They had done surgery for more than 160 challenged people so far.

Handicrafts Display

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They have connection with few corporate to display their products and collect money for their trust. We can help them by allowing them to put a stall at our corporate and encourage our colleagues to buy their products. That money would go to their trust.

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This New Horizon Trust for the Disabled is situated at

# 213, 9th Main, 1st Block,

HRBR Layout,

Kalyannagar

Bangalore- 560 043.

Mobile: 9845663460 , Ph : +91-80-25454653

Email : hephzibah_dorothy2003@yahoo.com

higherplace@hotmail.com

Web : http://www.newhorizontrust.org

Uday, Vinod and Ragavendara – Please feel free to add, if i would have missed anything here.

Regards

K.Ravikumar

Bangalore

+91 98452 22670.

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