Our Way of Success
To enable children with brain damage and their families to live a happy, healthy and dignified life in an inclusive society through rehabilitation services, capacity building, community engagement and advocacy.
Tamahar is born in a 2 room house, starting Early Intervention services for just 4 children, Vaishali Pai and Tripti B G as sole employees and an annual budget of less than 3 lakhs.
The one-one-one program grew to include 15 children
Second program, Functional Academics starts with 5 children. We successfully experimented with sports for children and started summer camps for them. The mothers support group came into being and we went from 2 rooms to 4!
Auxiliary Therapy program starts with Yoga, Music and Art.
Canara Union starts regular badminton coaching for the kids! Our relationship with CSR starts with the TCS 27th 10k run and the India Inclusion Summit.
Tamahar opens a new branch in rural Rajasthan! The Malleshwaram centre grew too big for one place! We split the operations into two and moved to two new premises!.
Pali operations scale up! The second branch started in rural Karnataka and 2 more new programs, Recreation for children and fathers support group,were started at Malleshwaram centre. 63 volunteers and interns joined Tamahar this year for various projects. Our team grew to have 26 employees and and annual budget of 29 Lacs!
A mixed bag of a year - 9 programs, 30 employees, Budget of nearly 38 Lacs! Park visits for children started at Gayatri Devi Park for children with special needs. Prevocational program and Sheltered workshop program started. Fathers support group went into a hiatus for the lack of participation. Both rural branches of Tamahar close down due to funding issues.
Royal Challengers Virat Kohli, ABD and Shane come to Tamahar! Nursery program starts! 29 employees, a budget of 45 Lacs! Tamahar starts training other NGOs across Karnataka in Early Intervention. Tamahar gets certified by Social Audit Network India as well as Credibility Alliance. Won the N S Hema award for outstanding NGO in Karnataka disability sector. We got our FCRA certification.
Big year! Our budget increases to 70 Lacs and our team to 38! Extensive work on services for parents/families and on research and development. Started skill development classes for mothers and hobby classes for children! We became partners with Global Giving and got our very own website donation portal as well! Father Support Group starts again with 20 fathers signing up - bigger and stronger than before!.
WE TURN 10 THIS YEAR! We now have 12 programs and are looking to expand our budget to 1 crore! This milestone year is one of reflection and strengthening ourselves before we go to the next level, through extensive retrospective and active research & organizational as well as employee capacity building.