Since our inception in 1996, GASS has been known in Bangalore Rural and Urban, Chikkaballapur, Tumkur and Gulbarga areas as a leading implementor of services for the PWDs. Our focus on mental health and creating empowerment opportunites has impacted several thousand lives in a positive way.
Our programs, implemented through staff members and community volnuteers 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.