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Causes supported: Education, Support specially abled population, Health and Wellness and Skill Development

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Samarthanam Trust

Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled is a national award-winning NGO that was established in the year 1997 by founder managing trustee Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar and his childhood friend, Late. Nagesh SP. Samarthanam works for the empowerment of specially-abled and underprivileged population. The initiatives of Samarthanam strive towards creating opportunities for them to keep pace with the rest of the society. Samarthanam caters to people in need by providing plethora of services including quality education, accommodation, nutritious food, vocational training, sports and placement-based rehabilitation.

Awards 1. National Award for empowerment of persons with disabilities (2017) 2. AP State Award (2017) 3. NASSCOM Social Innovation award (2016) 4. Spirit of Humanity Award (2015) 5. National Award for Child Welfare (2014) by Dr. Pranab Mukherjee (2014) 6. State Award for Exceptional work in the field of disability (2013) 7. PMI Award for successful project management of World Cup for the Blind (2013) 8. Winner of 15th NCPEDP- Shell Helen Keller Award (2013) 9. Nominee for Indian of the Year - Public Service by CNN-IBN (2012) 10. NDTV Spirit of Sports Award (2012) 11. Vajrakumara Award (2011) 12. National Award for Child Welfare by Ministry of Women and Child Development (2010) 13. Aryabhata International Award (2009) 14. State Award (2009, 2007)

Geographical presence and Impact • 11,000 Children educated since inception • 9550 youths trained in employable skills and 7100 youths placed • Touched the lives of 25,000 visually impaired cricketers • 567 women rehabilitated and empowered since inception

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