Asha – the Hope project is one the flagship CSR programmes of JSPL Foundation. The programme is empowering and serving more than 4900 children with special needs, particularly those who are in their formative age group, in Raigarh in Chhattisgarh, Angul in Odisha and Patratu in Jharkhand, where Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has production facilities.
Asha the Hope Centres work for rehabilitation and empowerment of children with special needs and differently-abled persons through various early intervention services such as Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Sensory Integration Therapy, special education for children with intellectually challenged and hearing impaired, Audiometry Speech therapy and with Vocational skill to enable them to face life in its full steam.
The Centres also organize skill development training, music and dance classes, sports activities and community-based rehabilitation support programmes to support people with special needs.
The Centres also support in providing Artificial Limbs, Assistive & adaptive devices and mobility aids to the specially-abled children and persons. Even during the national lockdown for the Pandemic, JSPL Foundation has been able to impart rehabilitation training online to the target children uninterruptedly through its Asha the Programme.
“Asha the Hope is one of our flagship programmes for empowering persons with special needs, particularly those who are in their formative age group. With therapeutic and rehabilitative services, the Centres at Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand have been mainstreaming more than 4900 children with special needs. Asha the Hope Centres are Lighthouses that kindle flames of Hope for these children.”, Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Smt. Shallu Jindal said.
This project has been honoured with India International CSR Impact Awards – 2020 recently during India International CSR Summit & Impact Awards. JSPL’s President & Group Head (CSR, Education and Sustainability) Prashant Kumar Hota received the award during the programme.