AMC - The Association for the Mentally Challenged
Intellectually Challenged children, adolescents and their families in Bangalore.
Work and Achievements
AMC is the oldest registered organisation of its kind in Bangalore, India with comprehensive help to the intellectually disabled. It was set up in 1962 to provide support and services for the intellectually disabled children and adolescents from all sections of the society. Today it shelters and supports about 200 children, adolescents and adults from exconomically weaker section of the society. At Akruti, Special School children are undergoing special education. Pragati is multi-category vocational training centre where men and women are trained in various vocations like weaving, candle-making, carpentry and pottery, etc. Sanskriti is the sheltered workshop where the intellectually disabled, who have acquired vocational skills at Pragati are employed. AMC's Day Care centreserves the severely challenged individuals. Our endeavour is to make life for the intellectually disabled more meaningful. The child guidance clinic and self help groups of parents are useful for parents in taking care of their intellectually disabled children. Samruddhi is a program covering families with intellectually challenged child/adult. The objective is to improve families taking care of these special individuals.
Fund Utilisation Statement
To make Intellectually Challenged Adults self sufficient by developing Vocational Skills at AMC's Vocational Training Centre. About 80 young people are undergoing training in Weaving, Candle making, Carpentry, Paper products, Handicraft, Tailoring etc. Funds will be raised for this purpose.