Action For Self Reliance and Alternatives
The permanent building of ASRA was inaugurated by the
Hon'able Union Minister, Government of India Shri
Jaipal Reddy on 28th April 2007. His Excellency, the
Swiss Ambassador Dr. Dominique Dreyer in India has
also supported the mission of ASRA and was personally
present on the occasion of the inauguration of ASRA
building. Also present was President, ASRA Foundation
Switzerland, Mr. Jakob Schmid, alongwith other Board
members of the ASRA Foundation Switzerland. Leading
NGOs, Rehab Professionals, Researchers, Social
Workers, Social Activists etc. also attended the function.
ARTC has four floors out of which three floors contain its
various programs such as assessment, medical &
therapeutic services, vocational training programs, one
floor contains conference room, accounts and.
Administration, library etc. The building, including
toilets, is totally barrier free.The ramp around the building makes it possible
for the wheelchair users to mov about on any floor of building.
The building is specially designed according to needs of PwDs.
During the year under report renovation work of the ARTC building was undertaken.
The building does not have a lift but there js ran
for it and ASRA hopes to install a lift once funn
available for this purpose.
As per Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) list 2010,
there are 1050 registered slum communities in Delhi
with a population of approximately 23,06,585 and a
total of approximate 4,61,317 hutments, ASRA is
working in 39 slum communities of West Delhi Covering
over 8.5 lakh population and mainstreaming over 2000
PwDs identified for comprehensive rehabilitation,
Since its inception, ASRA has rendered its Services to
over ten thousand beneficiaries but we feel that
whatever ASRA is doing in the field of disability and
rehabilitation is just a drop in the ocean and a lot Still
needs to be accomplished to empower marginalized
people to realize their dreams.