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Activities

During the last thirteen years of its existence it has

  • Ensured that the rights of persons with disability as mandated under the various laws for persons with disabled are protected.
  • Taken up various disability issues with the State Government.
  • Been responsible for public buildings having barrier free access for persons with disability.
  • Organized World Disabled Day in the open for three consecutive years wherein children from various schools / NGO’s for persons with disability participated.
  • Participated in the formulation of the Goa State Policy for the welfare of persons with disability.
  • Been responsible for the Increase of income limit for persons with disability from Rs. 25,000/- to Rs. 1,20,000/- p.a for the purpose of availing benefits from the State Government (presently the limit is Rs. 1,50,000/-).
  • Been fighting for recruitment of persons with disability in government service, as per the reservations provided in various laws.
  • After a prolonged battle of one year with the Entertainment Society of Goa, been successful in getting a lift installed in Maquinez Palace, the main venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and making IFFI barrier free for persons with disability.
  • Organized seminar on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of persons with disability.
  • Organised disability awareness campaign BADHTE KADAM an initiative of National Trust for welfare of persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities in various parts of Goa in collaboration with the NGOs in the disability sector in Goa to create awareness on the rights and schemes for persons with disability.
  • Organized dharnas of persons with disability to highlight the neglect of persons with disability by the State Government.
  • Organised annual picnics for persons with disability to build fellowship among the members
  • After a prolonged battle of three years with the Kadamba Transport Corporation been successful in getting two wheel chair accessible buses for the severally disabled.
  • Organised WE CARE Film Festival on disability issues to sensitize school and college students on disability issues.

 

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