Samprat is an orphanage for physically and mentally challenged children - many of whom have multiple disabilities - and our day-visit was truly a humbling experience. The organisation (with technical assistance from the Blind People's Association) started only about five years ago, operating on a piece of land given by the Government and out of a basic, one room shed with a tin roof. It has expanded to now have an assistive-device play room, separate kitchen and dining room and toilets. The core team of staff are extremely dedicated, some of who spend 24 hours a day lovingly caring for about 20 children. It was very rewarding to see staff overcome the immense challenges they face on a daily basis - several of the children are not lavatory trainable and the majority cannot feed themselves. Seeing the smile on their faces and a spark in their eyes reminded us how much we take for granted and how each and every young person deserves an opportunity to live their life to the fullest.
Although Samprat do not have a website, their contact details are below:
Address: Bilakha Road, Dungarpur, Junagadh, Gujarat 362263
(Opposite Nandkishor Nursery, Near Vijapurna Patiya)
Phone: (+91) 0285 290 4446 | Mobile: 09913236691 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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