Muskaan, Delhi

Muskaan began in 1982 in Delhi with a commitment to creating growth opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They work towards improving training and employment, family support services, assisted living facilities, and awareness and rights-based advocacy. The grant will help Muskaan expand their daily activity centre in Ghaziabad to add 20 new trainees to the 10 existing ones and to establish a new centre in Gurugram with 20 trainees. These centres will impart vocational skills to persons with intellectual disabilities, enable them to work in a sheltered workshop, and seek employment in the Food & Beverage industry. The centres will also provide counselling for the families of all the trainees and engage them in awareness building exercises.