Locality: Gurgaon, India
Summary: My vision was to plug in the lacunae in services for intellectually disabled children living in ppovrty .The goal was to make members of the community responsible for the disabled in their midst using locally available resources .I achived this by ,- Training women from the target communities to become co workers with SAMADHAN Training mothers of the disabled and community women to become agents of change by conducting identification surveys , home based workers and earn an income by making and selling papaier mache handicrafts and spices Presently inclusive education is the focus and mainstreaming of children with disbilities in local schools.
Current: Founder and Consultant ,Life Time Mentor at SAMADHAN
Past: Director at SAMADHAN Director.HealthServices.South Wales at Bryn-Ny Neudd Hospital South Wales
Education: Central College,Bangalore University English Literature ,Semantics (1962-1964) Represented the college in basket ball and what was called "rounders" those days at linter collegiate tournements and Youth festivals held annually .Also on debating teams
Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management
Skills: Experinced in setting up NGO 's and as consultant for new and fledgling organizations .Provide guidance, know how and probelem solving., setting realistic and achievaable goals.
Experience: SAMADHAN (Non-Profit Organization Management industry): Founder and Consultant ,Life Time Mentor, (December 1981-Present) Founded SAMADHAN in 1981 after a training stint in Germany ,which highlighted the absolutely miserable conditions in which children with intellectual disability lived and particulalry if imapcted by the many deprivations brought on by poverty. Well establs...
Interests: Art, ( painting ), writing ,passionate about working with and for children with intelelctual diasbilities and thier mothers .Especially in areas of poverty.Finally in sustainability of the NGO I founded SAMADHAN.
Interests: consulting offers, new ventures, business deals
Groups: SAMADHAN, 2nd Vice President, Asian Federation for the intelellctually Disabled ( AFID), associate member in The inclusion International ( II), a world body for the intellectually disabeld,
CHILD MENTAL HEALTH: Kaizen at the Grass Roots: The Samadhan Experience PRAMILA BALASUNDARAM SangathFamilies as Partners NANDITA DE SOUZA and VIKRAM PATEL
Pramila Balasundaram Founder Director Sumathi Morgan Senior Coordinator, Projects Address: SAMADHAN, Center for Human Resources