About

SESTAA was incorporated as a not-for-profit organisation in July 2009 by the Government of Victoria, Australia (Inc. No. A0053304H). SESTAA is an Australian based community organisation, formed with the intention to transfer experience, knowledge, skills and resources for the improvement of health and well-being of the disabled and the disadvantaged around  the world. 

Vision: Develop a fair world where the disabled and disadvantaged in the community have the ability to exercise their basic rights of equality and opportunity.

Mission: SESTAA strives to empower the disabled and disadvantaged people to take charge of their lives and have this group of people as an integral part of the community respected by all for their unique contribution to society.

SESTAA seeks to improve the engagement of all individuals in all aspects of society. This is done by facilitating grassroots organisations to increase participation of the disabled and disadvantaged in all aspects of life.

In partnership with public and private organisations, SESTAA seeks to assist the disabled and disadvantaged to take control of their lives. It does this by maximising service effectiveness, linking people with information and building community capacity.

Objectives:

  • To support and assist projects and organisations working for health and well-being of the disabled and the disadvantaged in India.
  • To facilitate education and training of carers for psycho-social management of the disabled and the disadvantaged in India.
  • To raise public awareness of the needs and rights of the disabled and the disadvantaged in India.

Goals:

Short term:

  • Establishment and legalise the entity for commencement.
  • Identification of gaps and needs in the sector.
  • Identification of existing services and organisations.
  • Deliberation of potential collaboration and partnerships at local and national levels.
  • Working out the strategies for acquiring resources, skills and expertise among members for necessary activities such as fund raising etc.
  • Piloting one or two ideas and start raising funds and other resources.
  • Extending local awareness on SESTAA’s existence through the campaigning in the community and gather supports.

Medium term:

  • Extend training assistance for staff and carers of the disabled kids.
  • Improve acceptance and awareness of disability by the general public.
  • Increasing involvement of parents of the disabled.
  • Increasing rural focus that brings the organisation into the limelight.
  • Support of books, libraries and other equipments.
  • Working towards providing tax relieves to the donor organisations.

Long term:

  • Well established organisation.
  • Eminent provider of expertise, support and leadership to collaborative and partnering organisations.
  • Exhibit success.
  • Expansion of operation into wider boundaries.