9 Problems the People With Disabilities Face Which the NGOs Address to Eliminate
As human beings, we meet with daily challenges only to face them and find out a solution to overcome them, that proves our abilities. But what about disabled people? Their disabilities make it tough for them to overcome certain challenges. So how do they fight back? Just like we cannot handle everything alone and need guidance and a hand, the people with disabilities receive help from the NGOs in India. With the help of the NGO members, they can overcome their state of fear, obstructions and ultimately welcome success.
We shall point out the problems, which the NGOs working for the people with disabilities in India are trying to eradicate to help them find a voice of their own.
Obstacles are waiting to surprise at every walks of life, and for people with physical disabilities is worse. Free and easy movements become a challenge to them, especially in narrow spaces. So, the NGO executives take the initiative to help them find an alternative way. Often the NGOs contract with the physical training centers so they can train the people with disabilities to find the pace for their benefit.
Due to their disabilities, most students are forced to discontinue their education at their primary level, while the ones in the secondary level cannot go further due to a lack of facilities for them. But education is supposed to be the basic right for everyone. So, the NGOs working for the welfare of these underprivileged children set up institutions to encourage them in continuing with their education. The NGOs spend a large part of the donations they receive on educating children with special needs.
iii. Access To Healthcare Facilities
Whether for people with physical disabilities or intellectual disabilities, healthcare facilities still need the limelight. If they belong to the poverty line, then the matters are worse. But the NGO workers never turn their back. Under the guidance of influential people, they arrange for medical camps and help the people with disabilities receive the facilities of better treatment and medicines.
iv. Stereotypes and Myths
Even if the people with disabilities are employed, they are distinguished on the pay scale level. Nevertheless, in most cases, they are turned down due to their physical disabilities. The NGOs come to them as saviors as they train the people with special needs to be self-independent. They train them in varied handicrafts, arts, crafts, painting, baking, and more so they can earn income using their own skills.
v. Having the Feeling of Being Ignored
The NGO workers arrange special sessions for people with disabilities, so they do not feel left out. Often the people with special needs feel alone and ignored, and to save this feeling from seeping in, the NGO workers stage certain events where they are given the best opportunity to speak up for themselves and prove their talents.
vi. Dearth Of Employment Facilities and Opportunities
Just as we have mentioned about the unequal pay scale, the people with disabilities are at large isolated from being allowed to the crucial positions. So, the NGOs guide them so they can rightly make use of the government introduced schemes guaranteeing them jobs.
vii. Incompetency Feeling
Compared to normal people, disabled people are likely to take more time to get done work. They might not perform the tasks easily. But the NGO workers take the initiative to train them in technological matters and in using the other electric gadgets for them to be fluent in their outlook and performance.
viii. Being Patronized
Feeling pity will do no good unless the people with disabilities are allowed to participate and encouraged to have a voice of their own. It is the responsibility of the NGO workers to make arrangements to bring them to the limelight.
ix. Establishing Relationships
Outside their families, the people with special needs have to set up healthy relationships with their teachers at the education level and later with their employers but often end up being pitied. But, the NGO members take care to train them to speak for themselves and prove their abilities through their work.
Most problems are related to the existence of inequalities and differences, and that is what the NGO staffs look forward to narrowing down and bridge the gap. The people with special needs might have different needs, but they are not incapable and that is where the NGO workers stress and train them accordingly for their betterment. People with disabilities are a part of society and their progress is vital for the betterment of the entire community.
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