Facilitating Training of Carers:
Provided financial assistance for printing of training materials for staff and carers of mentally challenged children/ individuals to Ashadeep, Guwahati (2009-2010). Ashadeep works in the areas of rehabilitating homeless women/men suffering from mental disorders and in caring for children with developmental disabilities (SESTAA, Dec. 2010).
Upgradation of training facility:
Financial support was provided to Prerona for refurbishment of a training cum conference centre with teleconferencing through DRS (Direct Reception Systems). facilities (2012-13). The Rehabilitation Council of India is provided the satellite link, while SESTAA funded to equip the training room with a 32’’ colour TV and furniture. This facility will serves as a training centre for Jorhat and its surrounding areas in Upper Assam with live/ recorded programs daily from Delhi (Navshikar channel) from Monday to Friday. The centre is also used for parent meetings, training programs and other group activities (SESTAA, Oct 2013).
Engagement of Carers:
Shishugreh (a home for orphaned children), Guwahati has recently faced the problem of caring for an increasing number of abandoned children with various types of disabilities, and as such need extra carers to look after their special needs. SESTAA has committed to financially support the engagement of a qualified ANM (auxilliary nurse) for these special needs children (SESTAA, July 2015).