Program : Seva Dhama-
Spinal Cord Injured Rehabilitation Centre
Sevadhama is a rehabilitation centre for people with spinal cord injury started in the year 2018 located at Southadka Kokkada. This is an intensive minimum 12 weeks residential training 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. The physical rehabilitation makes them stronger and independent. They go back home with confidence and dignity. Their independence opens up opportunities for work as well.
Rehabilitation of spinal cord injured (SCI) would typically incur an expense of 2 to 3 lakhs but Sevabharathi as a non-profit organization provide rehabilitation Services at 30-40 thousand.
The SCI rehabilitation is unique at Sevabharathi we have expert physiotherapist, Field co-ordinators, dedicated & committed staff.
Extend rehabilitation service, empower them with life skills and enable to lead a life with dignity and self help
Prevention of secondary complications and maximization of physical functioning of PwSCI
Physical therapist focus on the overall health function and on difficulties with mobility.
Rehabilitation team are concerned with the issues of bowel and bladder dysfunction and the management of pressure ulcers.
Counselling and capacity building of PwSCI
Sport activities and Cultural Activities to PwSCI
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Seva Bharathi Kanyady extends its unconditional support to adults with intellectual disabilities, in terms of skill-based development models and opportunities. It seeks to equip them with all the necessary knowledge and tools, in developing their skills and getting open wage employment or engage them with meaningful livelihood opportunities.
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Avil Barbosa, who lives in Bantwala is a coolie known for tree climbing. He used to dehusk arecanut and was doing other agriculture work to meet the financial requirements of the family. He fell down from 30 feet height while climbing an areca tree. After the accident he was unable to do his day-to-day work independently. He underwent a surgery and was in bed rest for one and half year. After being rehabilitated for 3 months in Sevadhama now he is able to walk independently, without anyone’s assistance. He says he got good training and attained skill to handle the wheelchair. Now he is confident and dehusks arecanut as before and earns around Rs. 600-700/day by arecanut dehusking. He is thankful to Sevadhama rehabilitation centre for makig his life better.
Dhananjaya from Sullia works in timber yard and was quite happy with his life as he was able to meet his family expenses until he became a victim of spinal cord injury. One fate full day while he was working a huge timber hit his back. He had under gone surgery. Though his pain got reduced there was no improvement within himself and was completely dependent on his family for his daily activity. This made him disturbed and he wanted to do some of his work independently. At the same time he got to know about the Sevadhama rehabilitation centre. He joined Sevadhama and undergone 3 months of rehabilitation where he learnt to transfer himself to wheelchair, perform his daily activity. He got motivated there by seeing other spinal cord injured people doing their work without depending on anyone. Now he would walk using walker, transfer himself and manage his daily activity. He dehusks arecanut and looks after the agriculture work.
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P Madhava Gowda from Sullia is a daily wage worker. One awful day when he was cutting tree, a branch hit him and his spinal cord got injured. After the accident though he had undergone surgery, he was unable to do his daily routine without a caretaker. He says after the rehabilitation at Sevadhama Southadka for 3 months now he is able to do 70% of his daily work by himself without depending on anyone. He looks after the agriculture work now and is planning to establish a petty shop near his home. He is thankful to Sevadhama rehabilitation centre for providing him the good quality therapy, training on wheelchair skills. He says that he was motivated by Shri K Vinayaka Rao, founder of Sevabharathi by seeing him doing all the works and running the NGO effectively.
Harish Prasad was working as a manager in Narayanaguru sabhabhavana, Malpe. One day he climbed on a cement sheet to check whether the syntax tank was full. Unfortunately, the cement sheet got broken and he fell down from a height of 10 feet due to which his spinal cord got injured. He underwent surgery in KMC hospital, Manipal. After he came to know about the Sevadhama rehabilitation centre he joined the centre and was there for 3 months for rehabilitation. At Sevadhama he learnt balance skills, transfer skills, medical intervention support. And also, he got good therapy service. Soon after coming from rehabilitation centre he continues his work as a manager and does all the clerical work to meet his daily needs. He is very thankful to Sevadhama rehabilitation centre for making him to live a good life.
Our beneficiary, Shri Jaya Poojari was a 47 year old man from Malpe, Udupi. Our Sevadhama -Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injured helped him. Jaya Poojari was a skilled coconut tree climber. Eleven years back while he was harvesting coconuts, he fell down and injured his spinal cord. He was bed ridden for seven years. Sevabharathi suggested him and referred him to APD Bangalore for the therapy and he underwent training in the first batch in 2017.
There he learnt the skills of wheelchair and to walk using a walker. APD organization with the financial support of Sevabharathi provided him with a wheelchair, caliper and walker to lead his life somewhat independently. He was very much motivated and inspired to do some work after returning from Bangalore. With this desire he started to sell tender coconuts in OSTRICH solar vehicles provided by APD Bangalore.
He used to go to his workplace by wheelchair. He bought coconuts from local vendors at his place. Selco foundation is helping him when there is need for repair of the solar vehicle. He is earning around 500 to 1200 RS per day by selling tender coconut. Jaya Poojari says he was worried about his life when he was bedridden. But the training and support of organizations have built a hope in him. Now he is doing therapy for himself. He is very grateful to Sevabharathi and APD for raising a hope towards life and to live a better life. At present along with the Solar petty shop he is the member of the welfare committee for disabled Kodavuru.
Our beneficiary was Mr. Nishanth,a 26 year old man from Ajjavara, sullia. Our initiative of Sevadhama- rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries. Nishanth is a spinal cord injury victim who has been bedridden for three years. He became a member of Sevadhma and learned life skills. He was able to sit and shift, take a bath, and go about his daily routine after the training. He happily returned home and began to earn money through pencil art. He draws the face flawlessly and precisely. Sevadhama is overjoyed to see his success and wishes him continued success in drawing.