Awareness Session with WSF1

Since our inception in 1996, GASS has been known in Bangalore Rural and Urban, Chikkaballapur, Tumkur, Kalburgi, Chamrajnagara and Kolar districts  as a leading implementor of services for the Persons with disablities (PWDs). Our focus on mental health and creating empowerment opportunities has impacted several thousand lives in a positive way.

Our programs, implemented through staff members and community volunteers are designed with empathy and service delivery as core values. Covering vital social development domains like Health, Education, Livelihoods and Environment, our work reaches vulnerable populace including Children, Women, Youth and Seniors from marginalised communities.

The various programs of GASS are supported by different funding partners. GASS has been a preferred partner for the Government of Karnataka for the protection of children and women in difficult situations. Child helpline, shelter for  senior citizens and women short stay homes are supported by the government. We are equally recognized by leading corporate sector for reaching out to the marginalized through their CSR funds. GASS also enjoys international  partnerships with renowned organizations for specific theme-based interventions. During the Covid19 pandemic we had the support from all sectors to reach out to the most vulnerable at the most remote areas.

GASS also serves as the center for global research, training and exposure for interns and students from various universities.

 

Health

Working in Mental Health and community wellbeing has been our forte since inception. From operating PHC and Mobile Health clinics to implementing health screening, tertiary referrals, counselling and provision of medicines we ensure the wellbeing of people in our areas of operation. Our programs work on increasing awareness in communities about general and mental health.

Mobile Health Clinic
2500 People Per month
Mental Health Screening
300 People Per month
Diabetic foot care
1200 People Per month
Day care center for people with mental health needs
300 People Per month
Corona19 vaccinations
25000 people including 8000 PwDs and their carers

Education

We enable young children through education through a full-scale scholarship program that covers students’ fees from PUC to Masters while also mainstreaming children through a bridge school project. To enable learning in our areas of operation we have also invested in bettering infrastructure through the creation of school libraries.

Scholarship Program
300 Students per year
Bridge School
25 Children with disabilities
Partho Home for Children with disabilities
32 Children
School infrastructure, furniture, teaching aids
5 government schools

Livelihood

Our work on livelihoods focuses on women and PWDs so as to empower them. Our Skill training program for women encompasses multiple local trade skills that lead to sustainable income. To enable this further, we have created SHGs and then organised them into cooperatives to facilitate the availability of capital. Through the Manasadhara centre and garment unit, we have ensured safe and sustainable livelihoods for PWDs and women through colour-making and leaf plate-making initiatives.

Skill Training
750 Persons with disabilites and carers
Inclusive Cooperative Credit Society
650 Women
Vertical Livelihood Project
10 Families
Tailoring and production unit (Areca leaf plate/ Livelihood)
135 persons with disabilities

Our work on livelihoods focuses on women and PWDs so as to empower them. Our Skill training program for women encompasses multiple local trade skills that lead to sustainable income. To enable this further, we have created SHGs and then organised them into cooperatives to facilitate the availability of capital. Through the Manasadhara centre and garment unit, we have ensured safe and sustainable livelihoods for PWDs and women through colour-making and leaf plate-making initiatives.

Skill Training
700 Women
Cooperative Credit Society
5000 Women
Manasadhara Center for Persons with disabilities
125 people Every Year
Vertical Livelihood Project
10 Families
Garment Unit
60 Women

Protection

Under the protection domain, we have established systems and infrastructure to support the needs of women, children and people with disabilities. These include managing helplines, and establishing homes for children and seniors alongside short stay homes for victimized women.

Child Helpline
6000 children per year
Center for people with disabilities (Mansandhara)
450 members till date
Short stay home for victimized women
100 women per year
Day care center for senior citizens (Nemmadhi)
600 senior citizens

Our work on livelihoods focuses on women and PWDs so as to empower them. Our Skill training program for women encompasses multiple local trade skills that lead to sustainable income. To enable this further, we have created SHGs and then organised them into cooperatives to facilitate the availability of capital. Through the Manasadhara centre and garment unit, we have ensured safe and sustainable livelihoods for PWDs and women through colour-making and leaf plate-making initiatives.

Skill Training
700 Women
Cooperative Credit Society
5000 Women
Manasadhara Center for Persons with disabilities
125 people Every Year
Vertical Livelihood Project
10 Families
Garment Unit
60 Women

Environment

We have taken up works like lake rejuvenation and tree plantation activities in our operational area alongside creating massive awareness through campaigns against plastic use and promoting sustainable living. We have also created rainwater harvesting units to ensure the availability of groundwater.

Tree Plantation
400 tree plantation per year
Rainwater harvesting
65 units
Solid waste management and awareness
2000 families
Solar grid, panels, streetlights
5 schools and 6 villages

We have taken up works like lake rejuvenation and tree plantation activities in our operational area alongside creating massive awareness through campaigns against plastic use and promoting sustainable living. We have also created rainwater harvesting units to ensure the availability of groundwater.

Tree Plantation
20000 Trees
Kitchen Garden
25 homes
Rainwater Harvesting Units
50 Units