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THE CRADLE: Redefining Disability

Founded in 2006 and registered as Public Charitable Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882, The Cradle (The Centre for Rehabilitation and Advancement of Disables) is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation), and endeavours to bring awareness, empowerment, dignity and sense of inclusion among persons with disabilities and elders. While working with the truism “nothing empowers more than employment”, the organization focuses primarily on  their skill development and capacity building, and assist them in gaining employment, in addition to other services in the field of education and social rehabilitation. The organisation also strives for mass awareness for health, nutrition and sanitation among elders and persons with disabilities in particular and in the community at large.

Aimed to achieve national goals in the field of disability, ageing, health, nutrition and sanitation, the trust endeavours for the welfare of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and Elders. As an advocacy group, we impress to bring the policies of Government into action in the field of ageing, disabilities, health, nutrition and sanitation, and strive for improving their accessibility to the institutions,  services, programmes and schemes launched by the Government and Corporate sector.  We also provide support and services to other NGOs and civil societies as an endeavour to help them achieve their avowed humanitarian commitments.

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WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2006 and registered as Public Charitable Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882, The Cradle (The Centre for Rehabilitation and Advancement of Disables) is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation), and endeavours to bring awareness, empowerment, dignity and sense of inclusion among persons with disabilities and elders. While working with the truism “nothing empowers more than employment”, the organization focuses primarily on  their skill development and capacity building, and assist them in gaining employment, in addition to other services in the field of education and social rehabilitation. The organisation also strives for mass awareness for health, nutrition and sanitation among elders and persons with disabilities in particular and in the community at large.

Aimed to achieve national goals in the field of disability, ageing, health, nutrition and sanitation, the trust endeavours for the welfare of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and Elders. As an advocacy group, we impress to bring the policies of Government into action in the field of ageing, disabilities, health, nutrition and sanitation, and strive for improving their accessibility to the institutions,  services, programmes and schemes launched by the Government and Corporate sector.  We also provide support and services to other NGOs and civil societies as an endeavour to help them achieve their avowed humanitarian commitments.

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CREDENTIALS

The Cradle is a registered NGO and is affiliated to various national and international institutions for its laudable activities. For benefits of all, here are the credentials of the organisation:

  • Short Name: The Cradle
  • Full Name: The Centre for Rehabilitation and Advancement of Disables
  • Registered as: Public Charitable Trust, under Indian Trust Act 1882
  • Regn No.5122 dated 29.05.2006 read with 1105/dt 29.11.2013 and 834/dt 23.01.2015, Sub-Registrar-V, New Delhi
  • PAN No. AABTT5278N
  • Registered U/S 12AA, r/w12A of Income Tax Act 1961, vide No. CIT (E) I 2014-15 DEL TR24228-12022015 / 4326, Commissioner of  Income Tax (E), Delhi.
  • Registered U/S 80G (5)(vi) of Income Tax Act, 1961, vide No. CIT (E) I 2014-15 DEL TE25846-12022015 / 6034, Commissioner of  Income Tax (E), Delhi.
  • Registered under FCRA (Foreign Contribution Registration Act, 2010), vide Regn No. 231661614, Min of Home Affairs, GOI.
  • Certified ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality Management System), vide Certificate No. 21502081520 / dt 8th Feb 2015 .
  • Life Member of GCNI(Global Compact Network India), vide letter dt 25.02.2015
  • Our Patrons

United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan

World Health Organisation, South East Asia Regional office

International Labour Organisation

Anantraj Group

Dabur India

OSI System

BSES Rajdhani

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CORE ACTIVITIES

The Cradle (The Centre for Rehabilitation and Advancement of Disables) endeavours to bring awareness, empowerment, dignity and sense of inclusion among persons with disabilities and elders. As an advocacy group, we impress to bring the policies of Government into action in the field of ageing, disabilities, health, nutrition and sanitation. We also provide support and services to other NGOs and civil societies as an endeavour to help them achieve their avowed humanitarian commitments.

Aimed to achieve national goals in the field of disability, ageing, health, nutrition and sanitation, the trust strive for  the welfare of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and Elders, such as-

  • Improving their plight by prevention, early detection, intervention, basic education, vocational training and skill development for their capacity building and employability, and social integration.
  • Creating barrier-free and enabling environment that provides them equal opportunities and full participation in society.
  • Ensuring their social respect, dignity and legal rights of people with disabilities, and protecting them from them from mischief, abuses and exploitations.
  • Improving health, hygiene and nutritional status of community, and prevention, treatment and relief from sickness of people by medical awareness programmes, social counseling, and establishing institutions for treatment, health services and medical research and teaching.
  • Advocacy with the policy makers for better policy formulation and implementation. 

Fields of Activities

We undertake programmes and services in following areas of activities:

  • Disability
  • Ageing
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Sanitation

DISABILITY

  1. Prevention And Detection Of Disability
    1. Undertake surveys, investigations, and researches concerning the causes and occurrence of disability;
    1. Promote various methods of preventing disabilities;
    2. Provide facilities for training to the volunteers and willing members of society in field of prevention of such disabilities;
    3. Sponsor awareness campaign and disseminate information for cause and effects of the disability, and programmes and policies of Govt.
  1. Education among Children with special needs:The Trust endeavors
  2. To develop the potential of children with disabilities through integrated education, cultural and sports activities;
  3. To promote the integration of students with disabilities in the normal schools through ‘inclusive education’;
  4. To promote setting up of special schools for disables in the field of basic and fundamental education, vocational skills and occupational training;
  5. To identify the learning disabilities among the school going children with disability;
  6. To develop the specially designed curriculum and modules for various kinds of disabilities with a view to reduce the stress among such learners, and to improve their learning capacity;
  7. To arrange to provide economic/financial help to students through scholarship or grants;
  8. To organise Remedial free coaching after school hours by specialized and trained professionals to make children up-to-date with other school children;
  9. To promote literary, cultural and other social activities by Awareness Programmes, Adult Education Classes, Lectures, Essay Competitions, Symposiums, Cultural Programmes, Press Conferences and Seminars;
  10. To develop vocational skills for capacity building to generate higher income earning capabilities;
  11. To develop skills for manufacturing products having marketing opportunities;
  12. To organize and establish display centers, to organize discussions, meetings symposia and exhibitions or film, T.V., radios or videotapes, cinema slide shows and conferences, conventions or seminars in order to and/or for spreading of useful knowledge by issuing literature, pamphlets, journals and other media for the benefit of mankind in general and PWDs in particular.
  1. Institutional Services: The Trust strives for
  2. Dissemination of information through media, press and other methods regarding the government schemes and concessions provided for disabled persons;
  3. Helping the disables in gaining employments as per their bonafide;
  4. Providing legal support in ensuring their legal and human rights; and social prestige and privileges;
  5. Preventing and counteracting  any kind of abuse and exploitation of disables in social-cultural or economic field;
  6. Undertaking research for improving the earning skills of the disables;
  7. Facilitating the trade of the product and services generated by the disables;
  8. Economic rehabilitation for dignified social life of the disables.
  1. Social & Cultural Services. The Trust also strive for
  2. Removing undue stigma attached to the people with disabilites because of social ignorance and taboos;
  3. Establishing responsibility on the society to make adjustments for disables to overcome various physical, psychological and social barriers created by their disability;
  4. Ensuring equal opportunities without discrimination to all disabled people in employment and protection of rights and full participation of disabled people in mainstream activities of the society;
  5. Creating barrier-free environment for disables and for removing  any discrimination against them which prevents them from sharing the benefits of development;
  6. Organising collective efforts must be made by the entire society through to integrate disabled with society for social contacts and participation in leisure and recreational activities;
  7. Running social contact programmes among the disables such as clubs, marriage bureaus etc.;
  8. Developing tailor-made recreational materials, toys, games and theatrical programmes especially for the disables with a consideration of uniqueness of their concept of pleasure and recreation, and ability of enjoyment.
  1. Health Care among PWDs. The Trust undertakes
  2. Establishment of Child Guidance Centers, to develop community understanding and support for children;
  3. Establishment of hospitals and dispensary for disabled persons;.
  4. Supply of free aids and appliances after appropriate medical check-up;
  5. Diagnostic and therapeutic services to children with developmental, socio-emotional, behavioral, learning, hearing, speech and language problems;
  6. Early intervention for minor impairments for prevention of these impairments turning into chronic impairment cases later;
  7. Developing therapeutic yoga or spiritual modules for overcoming the negative feeling amongst the disables;
  1. Assistive Devices for PWDs and Elders: To mitigate the day-to-day misery of the PWDs and elders, the Trust also strive for
  2. Indigenous conceptualization, designing, manufacturing and trading of various kinds of medical and physical aids and appliances such as visual, hearing, locomotor etc.;
  3. Pursuing research in the field of rehabilitation and provision of barrier free/enabling environment to the PWDs and elders;
  4. Physical and socio-cultural rehabilitation of AIDS(Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) victim/ leprotic or leprosy cured persons;

 AGEING & ELDERS

We strive for improving the overall wellbeing of elders in general and the medical, social, financial and legal status of senior citizens in particular, and work as help and support for restoring their respect, dignity, safety and security, and therefore undertake the following activities:

  1. Institutional Services to Elders:
  1. Elder’s Guidance Centers for promoting concept of ‘Healthy Ageing’ , and to develop community understanding and support for elders;
  2. Mass awareness about the government schemes and concessions provided for the older persons, helping them to avail the services;
  3. Providing legal support in ensuring their legal and human rights; and social prestige and privileges;
  4. Preventing and counteracting  any kind of abuse and exploitation of elders in social-cultural or economic field.
  1. Health Care for elders
  1. Helping them to avail medical services run by govt, and to get them free medicines, aids and appliances;
  2. Establishment of ambulance services, hospitals and dispensaries;
  3. Developing therapeutic yoga or spiritual modules for overcoming the negative feeling amongst the elders;
  4. Surveys and research concerning the status of health, infirmity and disability;
  5. Awareness campaign for improving their health and reducing cause and effects of the disability.
  1. Social and Cultural Services to Elders
  1. Raising social awareness for social contacts and participation in leisure and recreational activities of the community;
  2. Creating barrier-free environment for elders, equal opportunities and protection of rights;
  3. Running social contact programmes among the elders such as clubs, group tourism, marriage bureaus etc.;
  4. Developing recreational materials, games and theatrical programmes as per uniqueness of their concept of pleasure and recreation, and ability of enjoyment.

HEALTH

The Trust undertakes the activities for advancement of health, hygiene and nutrition of community, and prevention, treatment and relief from sickness of people through awareness programmes, social counselling, and establishing institutions for treatment, health services and medical research and teaching.

  • Collect, organize, update, disseminate and publish information about health and diseases, and undertake programme, demonstration and training for generating mass awareness in the field of health, hygiene and nutrition;
  • Foster, initiate, undertake, provide, and assist an institution or community or individual in arranging medical survey, research, training, guidance, counselling, consultation and evaluation of community health and nutritional status;
  • Print, publish, and exhibit any book, pamphlets or posters useful for the public to know about the importance of health and care of oneself to avoid ill health, sickness, and disability etc;
  • Conduct seminars, symposia, conferences by inviting well known doctors and scientists from national and international organization in India and abroad;
  • Save community from medical malpractices, misguiding advertisements and arbitrary pricing of medicines, medical services, or equipments and the matters related to.
  • Establish, maintain, assist and encourage to run the institutions/ or camps/ or hospitals, as and when deemed proper and expedient, for the purpose of medical relief and treatment;
  • Make provision for education and training of medical students and nurses and manage suitable educational institution(s) for the purpose to conduct research, health promotion experiments and develop learning techniques in any/all branches of medical education through establishment of training centres;
  • Provide, establish, endow & furnish with instruments and other equipments, and appoint/ hire the services of the personnel to run, maintain and manage hospital(s) for the treatment of patients;
  • Procure the services of doctors, surgeons or medical practitioners including Vaidyas Hakims, Nurses, Assistants, Lay-workers, attendants and servants either for remuneration, gratuitously or in honorary capacity;
  • Provide accommodation for the treatment and care of all such patients and to provide facilities for medical or surgical attendance, nursing, food, medicine and all other things and appliance of medical, surgical dietetic and sanitary character.
  • Manufacture, market or trade the products and services related to health and nutrition such as medicine, disposables, nutritional supplements, herbal products, beauty & well being products, medical and surgical equipments, awareness products, yoga practices and physiotherapy, and any other product and services related to.

NUTRITION

Good nutrition, adequate physical activity, and a healthy body weight are fundamental to health and for the prevention of disease and disability. However, for lack of proper information we ignore locally available food items, waste essential nutrients in peeling and cooking, take pride in junk foods. Resultantly, a large proportion of population, particularly children and women, are malnourished and underweight. The Trust undertakes:

  • Mass awareness campaigns, seminar and conferences to educate community for disseminating scientific and factual information about nutrition;
  • Conduct research, workshops and Assist Govt and International organisations in their research to propagate facets of good nutrition to community, children & women in particular, to develop cheaper mode of nutritional material, to find locally available plant, animal or sea products, and to find herbal products which are suitable for any particular ailment;
  • Manufacture, market or trade any such nutritional products and supplements: herbal, organic, sea, animal or any other discovered later on;
  • Undertake Govt programme and policies, and international agencies’ projects, meant for ensuring proper nutrition to community

SANITATION

The trust endeavours to bring personal hygiene and cleanliness as a habit of people and and community, and to impress them as essential step for healthy living. Equally important is to live in and keep our surrounding and locality free from dirt, filth, garbage and debris, and the process of achieving and maintaining the environment clean and non-polluting.  As indicated by the aphorism “cleanliness is next to godliness”, cleanliness is endowed with a moral/social quality, which is a contributing ideals for health and wellbeing. On a more practical level, cleanliness is thus related to prevention of disease and disability.

While pursuing its other services to community, the trust shall also take on agenda the mass-awareness and community participation for making the locality clean, hygienic and free of dirt and filth. The trust therefore shall undertake activities for:

  • Mass awareness to bring about a behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices and its linkages with public health and national prestige;
  • Generating awareness/tool to adopt living practices to keep community and locality clean and filth-free
  • Elimination of open defecation;
  • Developing technology for the cheap and durable toilets and Conversion of insanitary toilets to pour flush toilets;
  • Eradication of manual scavenging;
  • Collection and scientific processing/disposal reuse/recycle of household and Municipal Solid Waste;
  • Strengthening of  urban local bodies to design, execute and operate systems for waste management;
  • Reduction and prevention of environmental pollution: air, water and soil pollution, and making water bodies and water ways clean, improving air quality; and
  • Making the urban or rural landscape garbage free.

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OUR HISTORY & JOURNEY

The origin of cradle lies in the aftermath of Lathur (India) Earthquake, 1993 where thousands of lives perished and many more became disabled forever. As concerned citizen, a group of volunteers visited the place to assist the victims and NGOs working for the mitigation of the effect of disaster.  During the endeavour, it was felt that programmes and policies of government did not reach to the victims. The disabled lingered to get assistance for rehabilitation for months and years. It was also felt that there is no dearth of benevolent programmes and policies on part of government, but there are numerous lacunas in their implementation and execution due to authorities’ apathy, misgivings and inaccessibility.  On part of victims and community, lack of information, awareness, and accessibility to the government’s programmes, policies and officials is also a serious handicap in getting the desired results. As committed social worker, the efforts continued at individual level to bring the remedial measures of government to the door-steps of victims.

This social initiative got further impetus during Tsunami 2004 at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which devastated inhabitations living thousands dead and seriously insured. Majority of injured got permanent disability. While working in official capacity as nodal officer disaster management, the founder of cradle had  come across a situation where the rehabilitation measures of govt and corporates did take good care of injured, but disabled lot were left behind at their own fate, their problem of accessibility and employment was left un-addressed.

And thus the concept of forming The Cradle came into existence. We got the group registered as a Public Charitable Trust in 2006, with a motive to be a bridge between policy makers and the victim community. Since then the group has been constantly working for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, to which added later on the welfare of elders who are equally neglected community.

The Journey

From individual effort to being incorporated as Non-Governmental Organisation, the Cradle has served the humankind, particularly the persons with disabilities and elders. With philanthropic support of its members and institutions including UN agencies, The Cradle has been able perform notable activities, such as-

  1. Award of Merit Scholarship (500 beneficiaries on regular basis @ Rs 500/month) since 2009
  2. Celebrated ‘UN International Day of Old Persons 2014, with technical and financial support of WHO-SEARO.
  3. Celebrated ‘UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2014, with technical and financial support of WHO-SEARO.
  4. Piloted ‘Age-Friendly City Indicator Guide’ in 2015, a global initiative by WHO Kobe Centre, Japan, for fixing the guidelines for making cities of developing countries age-friendly.
  5. Participated in ‘Pilot Site Meeting of Age-Friendly City Indicators Guide’ 2015, at WHO HQ, Geneva, organised by WHO Kobe Centre Japan. Two of its recommendations- emergency response mechanism and involvement of media for highlighting the ageing issues -were incorporated in the Guide Framework.
  6. Organised ‘ Miracles on Wheels’ 2015, a globally acclaimed and Guinness record holder dance performances on wheelchairs and crutches by physically challenged youth, as a showcase of their spirit and abilities before the UN agencies and diplomats of various countries as a part of UN’s Young@70 Programme. The programme was supported by United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan and ICUNR (Indian Council for UN Relations).
  7. Pioneered and Participated in ‘WHO Regional Workshop for National Managers for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities’ 2015, at Paro, Bhutan, organised by WHO SEARO.
  8. Participated ‘WHO Consultation on Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health’ 2015 at WHO HQ, Geneva, organised by WHO.
  9. Celebrated ‘UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2015, with technical and financial support of WHO-SEARO, UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan and International Labour Organisation.
  10. Participated on invitation in ‘WHO-GATE Global Survey to Identify the Top 50 Priority Assistive Products’ 2016, organised by WHO.

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Our Vision

The Cradle envisions a world free from injustice, inequality, insecurity, ill health, infirmity, unemployment, and ill-will. People should rejoice as human being, should live in peace and harmony, and should feel the world is beautiful and worth living.

Our Mission

Keeping the welfare of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and elders high on agenda, The Cradle is committed to raise awareness of community and policy makers about their right and responsibilities. We also intend to bring the programmes and policies of government and international agencies to the door-step of real beneficiaries. We do endeavour to create an environment of mutual cooperation between policy makers and policy targets where people can influence decisions which affect their lives, and help them enjoy their rights and assume their responsibilities with dignity and pride.

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Our Belief

We believe and practice that

  1. All forms of life and beings have right to life and dignity, and it should be protected and respected;
  2. All human beings are equal, rational, just and capable;
  3. All human beings bear the attitude of benevolence and positivity, and expect a life based on values and dignity, and have respect and space for others;
  4. Everyone has a right to livelihood, justice and dignity; and to achieve these goals, he has a right to realize his potentials;
  5. The policy makers are also human beings and working for the betterment of the community to the best of their ability; and any constraints on their part should also be respected by community and organisations.
  6. Governments and its institutions should be accountable to their people for the protection and promotion of rights of life, livelihood and dignity; similarly the organisations and groups should be accountable for the impact of their actions on people and their economic, social, and cultural rights.

Ways & Means

  1. To bring a positive changes in perception of community and policy makers, the CRADLE undertakes:
  1. Mass awareness programmes for communities and sensitisation programmes for policy makers for a better understanding of situation;
  2. Campaign, public speaking, event management and media briefings for drawing the attention of policy makers;
    1. To create a world where individuals and communities are free from poverty and inequality, we
  • Impart training for development of attitude, knowledge and skills;
  1. Facilitate them for getting microfinance, assistive material and equipment;
  2. Conduct research and assist in developing the infra-structures which benefits the people living in poverty;
  3. Advocate for strengthening and empowering local communities and organisations through public education and campaign, database management.
    1. We observe and respect essentials of human dignity, equality, gender justice, transparency, accountability, good governance, financial constraints of policy makers and environmental protection.
    2. We strongly denounce and desist from casting personal aspersions or enmity in a conflict or normal situation;
    3. The CRADLE subscribes to all national and international covenants on human rights, special privileges and reservations for weaker sections, general programmes and policies, livelihood and environmental restrictions.

Cooperation for Better World

We believe that world is beautiful but there is scope for making it more beautiful and liveable by collective efforts. We strongly believe cooperation and participation can bring healthier understanding, institutional changes and environment for betterment of people and communities.  Hence, we sincerely pursue for:

  1. Collecting and exchanging knowledge, information and database;
  2. Bringing together the stakeholders to common issues;
  3. Supporting organizations and institutions for capacity strengthening;
  4. Promoting innovations and alternative solutions;
  5. Enlarging the role of social organisations in policy making.

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OUR ENDEAVOURS

Working for the millions of individuals, community,  philanthropists, social activists and Non-Governmental Organisations, and policy makers, we endeavour to bring about:

  1. Awareness:

As a situation, awareness is a kind of state in which community becomes aware of opportunities, constraints and consequences. We undertake to make the society, social activists and NGOs aware about the policies, programmes, projects, and schemes etc of governments and international agencies, and sensitise the policy makers about the grass-root problems and issues of the society for better mutual cooperation and results among stakeholders.

  1. Empowerment:

As a tool, knowledge itself brings power. With rapid advancement of information technology, this dictum has become truer than ever. In order to empower community, NGOs and other stakeholders, we disseminate genuine information about policies, programmes, projects, and schemes etc of governments and international agencies for better understanding and results.

  1. Inclusion:

As a process, inclusion reduces the sense of alienation. By promoting inclusion, We endeavour to bring assimilation of diverse interests and to create grounds for common understanding and approach in the developmental processes. We persuade the decision makers for creation of equal opportunities for the disadvantaged in the society.

  1. Optimisation:

As an objective, optimisation identifies and encourages the potentials of individual, community and environment, and creates optimum opportunity for its realisation for growth and development. We bring forth the optimisation by development of attitude, knowledge and skill among the community members, social activists and NGOs.

  1. Universalisation

As a goal of social work, universalization is an intervention used to encourage and restore confidence among unprivileged in society. The feeling of “being alone” or “no one understands us” prevails among them. We place their situational thoughts, experiences and challenges in to a comparative analysis with the others, and endeavour to help them grasp their feelings and experiences are common in particular circumstances. We recognise the co-existence of values, norms and traits of local culture vis-a-vis dominant culture; and dominant culture should not sway away the existence of local culture. Therefore, we facilitate the stark  peculiarity of local culture as indigenous one. The Cradle endeavours to achieve the goal of universalisation by creating awareness, by bringing empowerment, by promoting inclusion and by facilitating optimisation.

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OUR METHODS

  1. Campaign

By raising public awareness of the causes and consequences of poverty, injustice, ill-health, malnutrition, disability etc, we motivate community and social activists to take action for a mitigation of their plight. We encourage peoples’ understanding of policies, programmes and schemes of government and international agencies for fetching optimum benefits of the opportunities.

  1. Advocacy

By putting the true perspective of circumstances, we influence the government policies and resource allocation decisions within social systems and institutions. The CRADLE undertakes research and analysis of issues of community interest; and projects the suggestions through media campaigns, public speaking, polls, amicus brief, lobbying with legislators and bureaucrats.

  1. Sensitisation

By running sensitisation programme, the policy makers and government functionaries are made aware of their role and responsibilities in growth and development of community and nation. We undertake to bring sensitivity, accountability and transparency in dispensation of their duties, and to facilitate their understanding of ground realities.

  1. Training

To improve the capability, capacity, and performance of community members and social activists, we impart training for acquisition of  vocational or practical knowledge and skills and change of attitude. The CRADLE runs courses for skill development, self-employment and poverty alleviation. We also train manpower for social activities through courses, seminars, group discussions and conferences. We also undertake training programmes of donor agencies for skill development for poverty alleviation and combat injustice.

  1. Documentation

The procedure for obtaining information and data about programmes and policies from the government agencies is often complex and circuitous. Nevertheless, it is available however, it remains scattered beyond accessibility and comprehension of common people. We obtain and provide such information and data to the user community and NGO functionaries. We also facilitate them in documentation.

  1. Policy Research

In underdeveloped or developing world, people’s aspirations and opinions are ignored while formulation of policies and programmes for want of logical projection. Policy makers depend on the versions of people’s representatives which are many a times driven by electoral motives. After a thorough research and analysis grass-root situation, community expectation and financial feasibility, we bring the matter to the notice of authorities and suggest them the logical solution.

  1. Resource Mobilisation

NGOs need to mobilize resources in the form of financial donations, materials, and volunteers in order to sustain their projects and programs.  This is a complex process, and requires a meticulous planning and rapport. On the other hand, funds remain unutilised  with donor agencies and philanthropists for want of suitable NGOs. We cater to the fund raising activities of NGOs by facilitating them in donors’ identification, proper documentation, approach and connectivity.  We also persuade people to donate their time, skill, money and material for specific cause.

  1. Networking

There is no dearth of benevolent intentions for growth, development and social change. Still NGOs and VOs suffer for want of proper sharing of field experiences and skill sharing. We provide a forum where people of diverse group meet for exchanges of ideas, skills, experiences, and data & information, and get benefitted by each other.

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OUR PURPOSE

The Cradle considers that major impediments in restoring justice and respect for human rights are poverty, unawareness and lack of will power on part of policy makers. With the help of NGOs and social groups, we facilitate people and community to come out of morasses of poverty and injustice, and prepare them to assert their due rights.

We believe that everyone should have the right to:

  1. Information

People should know what has been planned for them by the policy makers. A well informed society is more productive than an ignorant one.

  1. Voice

Development is more sustainable when the channel of communication is open between the stakeholders (i.e. beneficiaries and the policy makers). With the help of social groups, the communities’ aspirations are brought to the knowledge of decision makers and vice versa. It is our utmost effort to help the voice of even the weakest of communities be heard by the policy makers.

  1. Employment & Livelihood

Gainful employment and a decent living is the first right of all human beings. The government and international agencies must derive ways and means to create opportunities for everyone’s livelihood and humane working conditions. The nations should create avenues for weak and infirm too.

  1. Basic Services

In addition to a decent livelihood, nations primary duty is provision of services like health, education, transport, communication and judicial remedies to everyone. Governments are to ensure not only the creation of services but their accessibility to everyone irrespective of individual’s caste, creed, religion or financial status.

  1. Justice and equality

The greatest failure of a nation is its inability to ensure equality and justice for its citizens. At international level, the restrictive trade practices and monopolistic approaches are greatest impediment to the international peace and harmony.  We undertake fight against any form of discrimination and work with social groups to ensure peoples’ right o to enjoy equal access to opportunities, employment and essential services.

  1. Peace and Harmony

Millions of population of world are living under the fear and suffering of communal violence, war and natural disaster.  The governments and international agencies have a basic responsibility to maintain and ensure peace and harmony in the society. We identify such situation and bring to the notice of governments and international agencies for their prevention and for taking remedial measures. We also educate people through community members and NGOs for keeping peace and patience in crisis situation.  For restoration of their lives, we run rescue and rehabilitation camps and help them to rebuild their confidence and return to normalcy.

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www.trustcradle.com : A Cyber Forum For NGOs

All over the globe, the contribution of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) in social development has been phenomenal. For their proximity to and first-hand understanding of communities’ needs, the role of NGOs even in the process of development of nations, particularly in under-developed and developing nations, is being considered instrumental by the policy makers. UN has also accepted that involvement of NGOs in making decisions on sustainable development brings legitimacy and transparency to intergovernmental deliberations.

In India, service to community, benevolence and charity has been a tradition since time immemorial. The developmental process of nation, however, calls for communities and NGOs to organise, shape, orient and utilise their potential for larger good. Mahatma Gandhi, father of nation, had also suggested his followers and volunteers to orient their energy and resources to social development. The Planning Commission of India has recently envisioned a meaningful contribution of voluntary organisations in making the communities self reliant. The Planning Commission of India document states, ” A nationwide network of NGOs will be created. In order to facilitate the working of this network, schemes relating to creation, replication, multiplication and consultancy development have been worked out by the planning commission.”

Out of estimated 4.27 millions of NGOs working globally, 3.3 millions are registered in India and endeavouring to bring social changes and making the communities free from poverty, illiteracy, ill-health, inequality and injustice. In spite of their benevolent intentions and firm commitments however, the potentials of communities and NGOs remain un/underutilised for lack of proper informations on programmes, policies, procedures, data, resources and methodologies.

Almost all Nations and International Agencies, big corporations and associations have formulated adequate programmes and policies, and have created resources and mechanisms to engage NGOs for outreaching people and communities. But, as these informations are scattered and are often not accessible, there is a large gap between the programmes and policies available, and working potential of the communities and NGOs.

The CRADLE has been conceived to bridge the gap between policy makers and NGOs and bring a new dawn in the life of people and communities through the hands of NGOs. It undertakes and specialises into capacity building, empowering and strengthening of communities and NGOs in :

  1. Getting the information, programmes, policies and resources of Government and International Agencies;
  2. Establishing suitable relationship between policy makers, communities and development processes for making a functional framework;
  3. Identifying the needs and problems of communities for policy making and deriving a practical approach for resource utilisation;
  4. Ensuring active participation of the communities and intended beneficiaries;
  5. Working with and strengthening local institutions;
  6. Being more meaningful, responsive, accountable and transparent to their activities;
  7. Achieving their goals within available resources.

The portal ‘www.trustcradle.com’ is an endeavour to create and provide a dedicated platform in cyber-space to find and utilise informations, data, statistics, research and studies, publications, debates etc related to the communities and NGOs. The informations and materials has been organised and made easily accessible in a ‘single-window system’ to cater all the sectors of NGO activities.

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WWW.TRUSTCRADLE.COM : Partnering Social Changes

The portal ‘www.trustcradle.com’ is an outcome of the field-felt need and endeavour to create a dedicated platform in cyber-space to find and utilise information, data, statistics, research and studies, publications, debates etc related to the communities and NGOs. The information and materials are authentic, updated and has been organised and made accessible in a ‘single-window system’ to cater all sectors of NGO activities. They are free but priceless!

All over the globe, the contribution of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) in social development has been phenomenal.  For their proximity to and first-hand understanding of communities’ needs, the role of NGOs even in the process of development of nations, particularly in under-developed and developing nations, is being considered instrumental by the policy makers. UN has also accepted that involvement of NGOs in making decisions on sustainable development brings legitimacy and transparency to intergovernmental deliberations.

The Cradle started as a voice for India’s 180 million persons with disabilities and the NGOs working for them. We felt, however, that the authentic information and data are scattered and not-easily- accessible.

International Agencies, National and State Governments, PSUs, Business Houses and

Associations and Big Corporates have formulated adequate programmes and policies, and have created resources and mechanisms to engage NGOs for outreaching people and communities. Our field experiences led us to understand the extent and scale of difficulties in getting information and data, not only in the field of disability but in all spheres of NGO activities. As the information are scattered and are often not accessible, there is a large gap between the programmes and policies available, and working potential of the communities and NGOs.

Conceived as bridge to fill the gap between policy makers and NGOs and bring a new dawn in the life of people and communities through the hands of NGOs, The Cradle undertakes and specializes into capacity building, empowering and strengthening of communities and NGOs in:

  1. Getting the information, programmes, policies and resources of Government and International Agencies;
  2. Establishing suitable relationship between policy makers, communities and development processes for making a functional framework;
  3. Identifying the needs and problems of communities for policy making and deriving a practical approach for resource utilisation;
  4. Ensuring active participation of the communities and intended beneficiaries;
  5. Working with and strengthening local institutions;
  6. Being more meaningful, responsive, accountable and transparent to their activities;
  7. Achieving their goals within available resources.

The endeavour to provide information and database in logical manner necessitated the advent of portal ‘’www.trustcradle.com’’, where the communities, social activists and organisations can access the desired information. We cater the need of NGOs for their formation, administration and operations. We facilitate them in documentation, fund-raising, human resource development, database management, networking, policy research and legal support.

In India, service to community, benevolence and charity has been a tradition since time immemorial. The developmental process of nation, however, calls for communities and NGOs to organise, shape, orient and utilise their potential for larger good.  Mahatma Gandhi, father of nation, had also suggested his followers and volunteers to orient their energy and resources to social development.  The Planning Commission of India has recently envisioned a meaningful contribution of voluntary organisations in making the communities self-reliant. The Planning Commission of India document states, “ A nationwide network of NGOs will be created”. In order to facilitate the working of this network, schemes relating to creation, replication, multiplication and consultancy development have been worked out by the planning commission.

Out of estimated 4.27 millions of NGOs working globally, 3.3 millions are registered in India and endeavouring to bring social changes and making the communities free from poverty, illiteracy, ill-health, inequality and injustice. In spite of their benevolent intentions and firm commitments however, the potentials of communities and NGOs remain un/under-utilized for lack of proper information on programmes, policies, procedures, data, resources and methodologies.

This portal “www.trustcradle.com‘’ is managed by the persons with disabilities. Nevertheless, the information and data resources are universally applicable to all realms of NGO activities.

Disclaimer: Any views, opinions, information or data presented on this website are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represents those of the Cradle. In regard to the legal contents, law of the nation will apply.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

  1. Documentation for NGO formation
  2. Documentation for NGO administration
  3. Annual reports
  4. Audit reports
  5. Concept notes
  6. Project writing
  7. Licenses for Tax Exemption
  8. Fund Raising
  9. Information on Funding Agencies
  10. Information on projects, programmes and policies
  11. Documentation for fund-raising: project writing and concept notes etc
  12. Liaison with funding agencies
  13. Event Management
  14. Human Resource Development
  15. Manpower training
  16. On-line training material
  17. Orientation programmes
  18. Skill Development for NGO activities
  19. Capacity building for communities and organisations
  20. Writing, Designing & Printing
  21. Brochure and Booklets
  22. Advertisement material
  23. Audio-Visuals
  24. Films: short films & documentaries
  25. Power Point Presentations
  26. E-books
  27. NGO profiles
  28. Website: Designing, Hosting and Management
  29. Database Management
  30. Information and Networking
  31. Policy Research
  32. Collection of data, sample survey and target identification
  33. Promoting Sales of product and services of NGOs
  34. Legal Support
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