Prosthetic & Orthotic Unit

About Satya Special School

The Satya Special School helps any person with intellectual disabilities, irrespective of the degree or kind of disability, socio-economic condition, age or gender. The objective of the school is to eradicate the stigma associated with disabilities, especially intellectual ones. By empowering children, making them confident and self-reliant, the school helps improve their quality of life through better health care and individualized rehabilitation programmes. Today, with the help of 106 staff members, Satya Special School is pioneering a number of unique initiatives in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Currently, the school caters to over 764 children with special needs through various services. The organization functions from four urban and three rural centres.

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Chetak Travels & Satya Special School

Chetak has been associated with Satya Special School since 2010. Over the past years, Chetak has worked with various organizations/clients to promote the welfare of handicapped children. Chetak’s philosophy towards its clients is more than just providing travel services: we facilitate/help our travellers invest in meaningful projects that benefit society at large. At Chetak, we are proud to have helped in various such projects to date.

Prosthetic & Orthotic Unit

Inaugurated on 4 Nov 2015, the Prosthetic & Orthotic (P&O) Unit at Satya Special School helps provide assistive devices for affected children. Initially, this unit was built to serve the students of Satya Special School, but now it produces prosthetic limbs for students across south India. This P&O unit not only provides artificial limbs at subsidized rates, but also saves the beneficiaries frequent trips to Chennai for measurements, fittings and trials. So far, 50 children have profited from this unit.

Chetak’s Value Addition

Having prior knowledge of this funding requirement, Vikram floated the idea to his regular French client (Ms. P). He requested her to present this case during the Rotary Club meeting in Loucevienne (France). Upon confirmation from Ms. P, Vikram personally attended the Rotary Club meeting in France. His presence provided first hand information regarding the project and made a huge impact to the outcome of the funding. The Rotarians from this club in France were eager to pool funds for this cause. Soon, the P&O unit became a reality, thanks to the funding provided from France. Moreover, this helped build a successful partnership between the two Rotary clubs. This unit continues to help 1000+ patients every year.

Funding Raised

USD 3,000