Saksham’s Infant to Toddler and Extension Programs

Story 1: Saksham goes beyond to reach the unreached

The Community Based Rehabilitation program

With the support of the funding partners Metlife, FISERV and Concern India, Saksham has taken the initiative to provide rehabilitation services to children with visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities from the remote villages of Noida and Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The identified children are belonging to the most deprived and marginalized sections of our society. We identify these children by making door to door home visits with the support of the local Anganwadi staff and make assessments of their strength and disabilities. These children are then called to a common point in their village (either a health care centre or the Anganwadi premises) where need-based services are provided by the Saksham team. Our services include:

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Visual Stimulation Training
  • Special Education Sessions
  • Parent Training and Counselling
  • Community Awareness and sensitization

Here are a few pictures from the CBR program in Challera and Sadarpur, Noida

Story 2: Short Field Trips for our delicate children

Children from the MDVI and Junior Section are now going out for short trips in the neighbor to learn independent skills and more so experience the outer environment without their parents beside. This was a major step for us as some of these children are hyperactive and show temper tantrums in addition to their unpredictable health conditions. With the enthusiasm on the part of the parents, the keen interest of the staff and the educational need of the children we started simple outdoor activities from this year on.


Supriya Das 



Published by Saksham

Saksham Trust is a not - for - profit organisation, established in 2003. The sole aim of the trust is to empower persons belonging to this marginalised section of society through a variety of strategies. India has more than 14 million persons with blindness and low vision and above 70 million persons who cannot read normal print due to some sort of disability. A range of services needed to be provided to such persons for their social and economic mainstream into society. Saksham is guided by the Vision of a sensitised and motivated society that acknowledges the value of interdependence and appreciates the abilities of persons with blindness and multiple disabilities and willingly provides equal opportunities for all.

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