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Annexure : Bethany Society, Meghalaya. Summary of Activities 2012-2013
Serial number Name of the Project or Location Started in Nature of Project, Activities or Areas Outcome or Follow-up Collaboration or Source of funds(Rupees) Expenditure (Rupees)
1. Hostels for P.W.Ds
Shillong & Tura
  • 4 hostels-2 in Tura & 2 in Shillong for 155 P.W.Ds with different types of disabilities
  • P.W.Ds avail of formal and non-formal education programmes and sustainable livelihoods training
  • 15 pursuing higher secondary and university education
  • Students undergoing formal education are supported for higher studies as per need.
  • Students in livelihood training are supported for micro-enterprise development and credit linkage.
  • All students completed courses successfully.
  • A children's park completed in Shillong.
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GOI.
  • Shanti Onlus, Italy
  • Sponsorships from Spain, USA, India, parents and friends in Shillong & Bethany Society
  • Lilliane Fonds
  • Contribution from parents
2. Jyoti Sroat School.
  • An inclusive, pre-school to class 7 school, with a special focus on students with visual impairment.
  • Out of 200 students, 80 are children with disability.
  • Nodal Centre of N.I.V.H. for promoting Braille in Northeast
  • Supports B.Ed. & other trainings for teachers from Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
  • Follows the Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education Curriculum and is recognized by the Department of Education
  • Students are supported for Higher Secondary, graduation and post-graduation
  • Extension work started in the school through M.P.L.A.D. Fund

  • Christoffel Blinden Mission, Germany
  • Lilliane Fonds
  • MPLAD Fund
  • Bethany Society, Sponsorships,Donations.,Local fund raising,
  • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
  • Fees
3. Roilang Livelihood Academy, Shillong
  • Vocational, Livelihood and Open School Programme for 75 P.W.Ds.
  • Training offered in cane & bamboo handicrafts, leather & rexine items, tailoring, knitting, handmade paper products, screen printing, weaving, bakery and processing.
  • Students continue higher studies after open school or are supported to set up income generation programmes.
  • 450 P.W.Ds have completed training till March 2013
  • CBM
  • Dept of Social Welfare, Meghalaya
  • F.V.T.R.S., Bangalore
  • Bethany Society, donations
  • Local contribution
  • Sale of items produced
4. Community Based Rehabilitation (C.B.R.) Programme.  

W.Garo Hills
2007 S.W.Khasi Hills
Jaintia Hills

  • Focus on health, education, livelihoods, social inclusion and empowerment issues within communities.
  • Reaching out to 1500 P.W.Ds in 300 villages in 5 Blocks of West Garo Hills.
  • 320 P.W.Ds in 33 villages in Mawkyrwat Block of West Khasi Hills
  • 325 P.W.Ds in 30 villages of Laskein Block of Jaintia Hills.
  • A fully equipped Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre provides services for clients of the programme in Tura.
  • Livelihood training in Bethany Society Technology Parks in Shillong and Tura.

  • Over 1500 P.W.Ds have been rehabilitated.
  • P.W.Ds linked to Government programmes through District Rural Development Agency, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
  • More than 100 children linked to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan schools in the different districts.
  • Parent's Association formed in West Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills
  • 100 Inclusive Self Help Groups formed and supported for micro-enterprises
  • Christoffel Blinden Mission, Germany.
  • Caritas, N.Delhi
  • Bethany Society
  • Shanti Onlus, Italy
  • JJ O'Dwyer, Ireland

5. Sustainable Rural Livelihoods 1996
  • Training and Research in technology centres in Tura and Shillong
  • Microenterprise programme for inclusive Self Help Groups.
  • Training of farmers and local communities in sustainable agriculture and livestock
  • I.F.A.D. programme in West Garo Hills for sustainable livelihoods.
  • Promoted renewable energy based on solar energy
  • Processing of fruits and vegetables
  • Formation of Farmer's Clubs

  • Set up over 40 piggery and farming units
  • Trained 1000 farmers and local communities

  • 150 inclusive Self Help Groups formed across the Northeast and trained
  • Low cost dryers for fruits and vegetables
  • Social Audit in 400 villages

  • Christoffel Blinden Mission
  • N.A.B.A.R.D.
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Training and Income Generation Funds
6. Training N.G.O. personnel in mainstreaming disability 2004
  • Training field workers from N.G.Os in Community Based Rehabilitation (C.B.R.).
  • Follow-up of training and implementation of C.B.R. across Northeast
  • Promoting Disabled People's Organisations(D.P.Os) across Meghalaya and Northeast.
  • Promoting rights of persons with disability
  • 70 personnel from 14 N.G.Os from Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur trained.
  • Monitored 17 C.B.R. Projects.
  • D.P.Os formed and trained in 38 Blocks of Meghalaya
  • Formed a C.B.R. regional network
  • Strengthened the Association of Challenged People and Meghalaya Deaf Association
  • Supported 30 people from NE to attend the C.B.R. World Congress
  • Trained 60 teachers for Foundation Course in Inclusion
  • 16 Teachers completed B.Ed. Special Education
  • Light For the World Austria
  • Training Fees
  • North Eastern Hill University
7. Promoting Mental Health across Meghalaya 2011
  • Including mental health as a component of C.B.R.
  • Collaborating with Martin Luther Christian University for training Mental Health Professionals
  • Collaborating with Sanker to improve urban mental health services and increase awareness in schools and colleges
  • 40 C.B.R. workers trained
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness included in 600 villages where C.B.R. is being implemented
  • Training programmes commenced in MLCU
  • Sanker increases reach in Shillong
Hans Foundation, New Delhi 30,08,816=00
8. Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (R.E.D.D.) 2011
  • Mobilise village communities for sustainable livelihoods.
  • 62 villages facilitated to form micro plans for sustainable livelihoods
Community Forest North East 8,77,130=00
9. Promoting conservation through livelihoods 2012
  • Mobilised villages in Sawsymper to conserve forests and promoted sustainable livelihoods
  • 17 villages and 1000 households included in the programme.
  • Bokashi Piggeries and natural farming introduced
  • Linkages created with banks.
UNDP-SGP 5,80,286=00
10. Promoting Braille Literacy in NE 2012
  • Preparing Braille Books
  • Promoting Braille Literacy in the other NE States.
  • Creating linkages with State Governments
  • Prepared Braille Books for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Nagaland and Meghalaya
  • Trained 100 teachers from Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland in Braille
  • Established linkages with Education Department of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim
National Institute of Visually Handicapped, Dehradun 12,46,588=00
11. Eye Screening and Medical Intervention for eye services in Meghalaya 2006
  • Colbaborating with Mission Trust, Shillong for medical eye interventions in urban and rural areas of Meghalaya
  • Early intervention programmes in rural areas
  • Comprehensive eye services including eye surgeries, cataract operations available locally and in over 300 C.B.R. villages
  • 6000 clients availed of services
Light for the World Austria : 44,88,290=00
12. Caring for the aged 2002
  • Facilitating Old Age Pension Scheme and foodgrains to Senior Citizens from remote rural areas of W. Garo Hills
  • Over 600 availing of this programme under the supervision of the President, Bethany Society
D.R.D.A. West Garo Hills In kind

Mr. Carmo Noronha
Executive Director
July 31, 2013

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