Vidya Sagar is a Rights based organisation in Chennai working with children and young adults with multiple disabilities, their families and communities they live in.
Work and Achievements
Vidya Sagar is a rights based organization in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, registered under the Societies Act. The organization works with children and young adults with multiple disabilities, however profound they are, their families and the communities they live in.
Started in 1985 by the mother of a child with disability, Vidya Sagar is known today for the quality, technical know- how, range of innovative and impactful programs, it’s `professionalism with care’ and the pro-active and positive spirit of its team of staff and children.
The 33 year old organization focuses on the holistic development and education of children and adults with special needs, on demystification of disability, empowering persons with special needs and their families with knowledge and skills, while strongly advocating on issues of inclusion in all spheres of life. The organization believes in the right to equality of opportunity, an inclusive society where differences are celebrated, that disability is a development and a human rights issue.
What sets us apart is our belief that all disabled persons (no matter how profound the disability) have a right to education and inclusion.
Vidya Sagar has pioneered in many interventions that are suited to Indian conditions and today at any given time through work, we reach out to over 3,800 families who have children with special needs. Vidya Sagar’s services take the life-span approach. New projects have evolved over the years to suit the diverse needs of a special population growing up.
Our areas of work
Education, Therapy, Training, Livelihood, Leisure, Advocacy, Inclusion, Assisted living, Train the trainers, Awareness and Sensitization
Fund Utilisation Statement
For our newest project `Recource Centre for Living independently in the community for Adults with Disability’ at Karapakkam