Our vision and mission is to integrate the population having developmental disabilities into mainstream society through the adequate resources and policy support
In a world full of social issues, it is only human to normalize certain issues and to over look them or to underestimate the gravity of a particular issue. This is often the case with rights for those who have developmental disabilities. They receive apathetic treatment from the society in most parts of the world. This apathy and stigmatization is more intense when poverty grips the family of a developmentally disabled child. We at Urmi believe that such children are capable of things one can never imagine if they are given an opportunity to grow. Therefore, after intense research we framed our triad approach to deal with the problem at hand.
This triad approach works to empower the developmentally disabled children from not so privileged sections of the society in the city of Mumbai. We ensure quality education for students in adopted BMC schools with the help of our special educators who work in collaboration with BMC teachers. Outreach programmes, awareness sessions, enrolment drives and attempts to aid the process of policy evolution help secure a happy present and empowered future for our students.
No solution to any challenge is ever useful, if it is not sustainable. Hence, we at Urmi use our sustainable approach to empower the developmentally disabled by tackling the challenge holistically through the strategy of infrastructure improvement, awareness generation and advocacy for policy improvement.
Our change making model has 3 main elements
Considering the lacking things at the community level and with the BMC special schools, we have designed the above model to uplift academic and social condition of the special children having developmental disability. Every academic year Urmi Foundation aims to support 4 to 6 BMC special schools and the communities based around those schools.