Sponsor 1 month vocational training for a mentally challenged person, INR 780


The objective of the Association for the Mentally Challenged (AMC) is to educate, train and rehabilitate mentally challenged individuals and their families. AMC supports several children, adolescents and adults through its various programmes and services.

The Basics

One such programme that AMC conducts is the Vocational Training (VT) course for mentally challenged adults. The objective is to develop skills for different vocations that can be pursued by these persons.

How It Works

• The different vocations in which these people are trained are weaving, candle-making, operating photo-copying machine, computer skills, cross-stitch embroidery, making paper products, carpentry, gardening, etc.
• The trainees learn more than one trade depending on their aptitude and interest.
• This donation option helps to cover a month’s training expenses at the VT centre for a mentally challenged person.


• 3 years – Duration of the VT course
• 16 years – Children above this age who pass out of special school are enrolled for the course
• 35 – Number of trainees in the sheltered workshop
• 53 – Number of trainees in the VT centre
• 200 – Number of children, adolescents and adults who are supported by AMC through its various programmes

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Salary for training instructors 100.00
Admin staff salary 360.00
Administrative & overheads expenses 320.00
Unit Price 780
Total 780
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From Burden to Joy
Twenty nine year old Lalitha suffered from mild mental retardation and was considered a burden by her parents. She attended AMC’s special school where she learnt social skills, and reading and writing.
At the AMC Vocational Training Centre, she was taught needlecraft, which she pursued with great curiosity and interest. Her instructor was very impressed and trained her in the tailoring section as well, where she learnt to operate machines and cutting and stitching fabric. Thanks to her boundless curiosity and zeal, she also learnt to operate computers and a photocopying machine.
Lalitha was overjoyed when she took her first stipend home. She wants to buy bangles for her mother and some for herself with the money she earned. She is currently operating a Xerox machine independently, and loves the sense of freedom and self-worth that comes with it. Once she finishes her computer course, she will be shifted to the shelter workshop.

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