Networking with other Disability Organsations
Networking with Like minded organisations and departments has enhanced our work and supported in achieving the goals.
• The Disability Non Govt Alliance, of which Samarthya is a founding member, held a meeting with NGOs M Koppal, Raichur, Bellary, Gadag, and Haveri meeting to discuss various challenges faced in addressing issues of disability.
• Association of People with Disabilities (APD) Bangalore conducted a three-month residential sustainable agricultural training in collaboration with Samuha Samarthya.
• The Department of Women and Child Development and Directorate of Disabled Welfare and Senior Citizens of Karnataka, presented the State award for Disability services to Samarthya for our work in 2014-15.
• Network with several organisations and groups such as the local Red Cross Society Koppal branch, Star key foundation Bangalore, Samarthanam trust for the disabled Dharwad, Equip India Hubli, AIISH Mysore, Kannada & Cultural department Koppal, NIHH Secunderbad, FM radio station Hospet, Inner wheel Club Koppal, Akkamahadevi Mahila Mandals Koppal, Prathidhaani OPWD, District Disability Network, Madhuravani Hearing Aid centre Hubli, Manochaithanya Foundation Trust, and many individuals who have always supported our work.
• Solar panels were installed in Samarthya Disability Resource Centre at Koppal. The entire building at Koppal, except orthotic workshop, now runs with the Help of solar energy. The entire solar panel cost was donated by Olive Travers clinical psychologist of Ireland.