Seva Bharathi - Roman Catherine School for the Blind, Mangalore, India
Seva Bharathi is a registered Trust working for people with disabilities including visually impaired and mentally challenged and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant and self-independent. Since its creation in 1991, the trust has implemented 14 projects of Seva Bharathi. One of the projects of Seva Bharathi is “Chethana Child Development Centre” which has been working in Mangalore since 1992 as a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Centre for the Mentally Challenged. In October2009, A new beginning was made with the setting up of a full-fledged school for the children with Blindness of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and surrounding districts.
Seva Bharathi's current focus is:
- Finding children with blindness and low-Vision is often difficult
- Providing Service is difficult because of economic disparity
- Overcoming Difficulty to organize proper services
- Providing a comprehensive effective service delivery model for children is yet to be established in many parts of India