Sevabharathi® Kanyadi was conceptualized and started its community activities in the year 2004 and later registered in the year 2012 under the Trust Act. Sevabharathi was founded with the avowed objective of extending social service to the deserved and marginalized segment of the population of Belthangady Taluk, a remote taluk in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State.
We are working in the areas of health, women empowerment, blood donation, and rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury “Sevabharathi” is actively engaged in social work and community services during the last 16 years in the field of health, education, and empowerment of rural women by self-employment and rehabilitation of persons affected with spinal cord injury. Our community service activities have received wider acceptance and are appreciated by the people at large.
"Sevadhama", Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Rehabilitation Centre, a unit of Sevabharathi, at Sauthadka is launched on 16th September 2018 with the technical support and initial financial support of APD Bangalore (The Association of People with Disability, India. Sevadhama is the 4th unique centre in Karnataka working towards rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury. Sri Sauthadka Maha Ganapathy Seva Trust have provided free accommodation for 3 years which can accommodates 10 persons at a time and we are able to extend our service to about 40 persons per year. We have 3 office staff and 5 staff in housed to provide rehabilitation services.
Spinal cord injury is an irreversible injury person affected with injury will suffer for life long and become bedridden and dependent on his family members without having knowledge what to do after spinal injury. Loss of income, medical bills, rehabilitation, and the costs of daily care leave many spinal cord injury survivors in dire financial straits.
Sevadhama is the 4th unique centre in Karnataka working towards rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury which can accommodates 10 persons at a time and we are able to extend our service to about 40 persons per year. We have identified about 333 persons with spinal cord injury (PWSCI)), most of them are farm workers and presently bedridden and looking for rehabilitation from charity organizations and we have already rehabilitated more than 85 PWSCI. SCI rehabilitation is a long process that requires patience and motivation of the patient and family members. Sevadhama Extends three months rehabilitation services free of cost except food charges, empower them with life skills and enable to lead a life with dignity and self-help. Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries are rehabilitated by providing counselling, physiotherapy, paramedical support, training in independent living skills, aids and appliances, environmental adaptations and aid in accessing social security benefits through a structured approach among others.
This is an intensive minimum 12 weeks residential training by providing Morning Breakfast, Lunch, Evening snakes and Dinner. Where PWSCI learn to wash their cloths, cook food, take care of their daily routine transfer from wheelchair to bed, etc. This helps them rebuild their social skills. We also provide them mobility accessories like wheel chairs, calipers for free of cost, work place accessibility, home accessibility and toilet facility etc at subsidized rate to lead a better and self-reliant life.
As a private, non-profit rehabilitation service provider, Sevadhama relies on donations to maintain its excellence in helping Spinal Cord Injured to achieve the best possible outcomes. Charitable gifts are directed to rehabilitation activities or other specific needs at a donor’s directions. The donations to Trust are eligible for tax concessions under Sec 80 G. Your generous donation will enable us to serve patients regardless of their financial situation and provide service to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it.