Badhte Kadam

Badhte Kadam aims at community awareness, sensitisation, social integration and mainstreaming of Persons with Disabilities. It has below mentioned objectives:

  • Raise awareness in the public, regarding Person with Disability (PwD) covered under the NationalTrust Act and encourage their inclusion in the society, social integration and participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life.
  • ┬áDisseminate information on preventive strategies for the disabilities under the National Trust Act,1999
  • Sensitize community stakeholders
  • Publicize and maximize benefits of the National Trust schemes for Registered Organization(RO),PwDs and for families of PwDs.
  • Increase representation in remote areas and in areas where the National Trust is under represented
  • Spread awareness about myths and misconceptions about disability, disability etiquette etc.

Scheme Description

This scheme shall support Registered Organisations (RO) of the National Trust to carry out activities that focus on increasing the awareness of the the National Trust disabilities.

I. Target Audience

The target audience of the scheme are:

  • Public and Society
  • Ecosystem
    • Government officials (including Public representative like Panchayat member, Sarpanch, MLA, MP)
    • Medical fraternity
    • Legal professionals
    • Banks / Financial Institutions
    • Educational Institutes,Students, Teachers etc.
  • Families/ guardians of PwDs
  • NGOs and people of areas where The National Trust is not represented

II. Awareness and other activities

The National Trust shall fund the awareness and other activities that shall be taken up by RO with respect to four disabilities covered under the National Trust Act.

Detailed list of the activities that can be carried out by ROs are mentioned below. ROs are encouraged to take up awareness activities as mentioned in following tables for achieving the objectives of Badhte Kadam. These are just indicative list of campaigns that could be run by RO and RO could decide and come up with innovative ways to spread awareness.

Awareness and other activities
S. No. Category Activity
1. In collaboration with Government
  • Collaboration with the campaigns and disseminate information being run by other ministries, government departments and organizations at national, state, district,block or panchayat level. For example;
    • Ministry of Health (polio campaign, Community Health Centres, Primary Health Centres, Aanganwadis and Asha workers, Blindness Control Program, Leprosy Cure Program, Camp for issue of disability certificate etc.)
    • Ministry of Education (Sarv Sikhsha Abhiyan etc.)
    • Ministry of Rural Development (MNREGA, Collaboration with District Rural Development Agency(DRDA) etc.)
    • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    • Ministry of Labour (Vocational Rehabilitation Centres (VRCs), Special Employment Exchange, Special cell etc.)
    • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Collaborate with existing major Conferences, Meetings, Fairs, Exhibitions and other events
  • Circulars to be sent to concerned departments and Institutions (schools, colleges, banks, transport, hospitals etc.)
  • Handouts, posters, flyers, pamphlets or leaflets at Educational, Financial and Medical Institutes (especially in clinics of physiotherapists, paediatrician, psychologists and psychiatrists)**
2. In collaboration with private bodies
  • Collaboration with Corporates and Voluntary Organizations to
    • Organize or participate in events
    • Conduct presentations or workshops in a private company or institution (documentary or film related to PwDs can also be created and showcased)
    • Organize special sessions for PwDs like with Make a Difference (MAD), Child Relief and You (CRY) etc. **
  • Handouts, posters, flyers, pamphlets or leaflets at Educational, Financial and Medical Institutes (especially in clinics of physiotherapists, paediatrician, psychologists and psychiatrists)**
3. Media Related
  • Social Media campaigns
  • Media campaign - Print, TV, Radio, Cinema, Internet based (emailers, etc.)
4. ICT enabled initiatives
  • Information could be spread out via Website
  • Mass SMS to PwDs, ROs and families to update them about new schemes and other necessary information
  • Training and awareness videos as per disability to be circulated to parents and guardians and public at large through website or mobile application or through social media
5. Localized intervention
  • Participate in Local campaigns like fairs, Exhibitions, Melas, Road shows, Street plays etc.**
  • Organize workshops to spread awareness among following groups:**
    • Government officials
    • Medical fraternity
    • Legal professionals
    • Banks / Financial institutions
    • Educational Institutes, Teachers etc.
  • Organize Social Inclusion events like cricket match, painting competitions, art exhibitions etc.**
  • Conduct sessions in schools, colleges and other educational institute to sensitize students about PwDs**

**Most of these activities shall be undertaken by RO on their own initiative and could be sponsored by private bodies or corporates. However, some of these activities shall require RO to incur expenses. The activities that shall be funded by National Trust are mentioned in the funding pattern section.

Only those events shall be funded by the National Trust under Badhte Kadam that is not funded by the National Trust under any other scheme. RO cannot claim the funds for the expenditure sponsored by others. Participation of SNAC/LLC/National Trust/Government (Social welfare officer) /DC/DM should be encouraged.

III. Validity of Scheme Enrolment

Scheme enrolment shall be valid only for the current financial year. Once, current financial year is over, RO should enrol again in Badhte Kadam scheme to avail benefits of the scheme.

For example, if the RO registers for Badhte Kadam in September 2016, the enrolment will be valid till 31st March 2017 and if it registers for Badhte Kadam in April 2016, the enrolment will be valid till 31 st March 2017.

IV. Number of events supported

The National Trust shall sponsor a maximum of 4 events for each RO per year. Each RO should conduct at least 1 event (either for community, educational institutes or medical institutes) in a year.

All the SNACs of the National Trust are expected to participate in Badhte Kadam scheme.

V. Feedback from events

RO shall also gather feedback through properly developed formats from the people attending the events to check the effectiveness of event and improvise on the events for future events. Feedback from events shall also be shared with the National Trust. RO can also conduct KAP (Knowledge Attitude and Practice) study during the campaign to know their knowledge about four categories of disabilities, schemes of the National Trust, Rights of PwDs, Myths about Disability etc.

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Source: The National Trust Website