About Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences
A small seed was sown in 1977 with a great mission & vision to serve Mentally Challenged. With a long experience of 41 years serving the disabled, we are prompted to extend our services to all types of disabled, of all age groups under one roof. It is a non-profit, non-commercial voluntary organization rendering services to the Mentally Handicapped, Physically Disabled, Deaf, Aged, Drug Addicts, Widows and Destitutes. It could become a model in the country as Multi Speciality Rehabilitation Centre. Sweekaar is the only Voluntary Organization in the Country, which could reach the unreached, care the uncared rural population. So far we could render our services to 59 lakhs beneficiaries.
We could touch only tip of the ice berg, couldn’t go forward because of the great deficiency of trained manpower in the field, which prompted us to start Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences ( SARS ) in 1996. It is the only academy in the Country developing human resource through various training programmes.
SARS conducting 19 training programs ranging from Diploma, Degree, P.G, Post P.G, Psy.D & Ph.D courses recognized by State, Central Govt. and Universities. So far over 4565 rehabilitation professionals (care givers to the disabled) were contributed to the society, 100% of them are employed Locally & Globally.
SARS has Three Institutions: i) Institute of Special Education, ii) Institute of Speech and Audiology iii) Institute of Mental Health and iv) Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
SARS has three campuses: i) Secunderabad H.Q, ii) Kadapa ( Only centre in entire Rayalaseema ) and iii) Guntur ( Only centre in entire Coastal Andhra )
CREDIBILITY OF SWEEKAAR:
Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India leased 1 acre land to Sweekaar in the heart of Secunderabad over which present structures are developed.
Donors to Sweekaar are exempted from Income Tax under Section 80G.
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment supporting 3 projects Hyderabad Special School for Mentally Challenged, Special School & Junior college for Deaf & Training Institute for teachers of Deaf.
Sweekaar enjoys customs duty exemption for all imports
Govt. of India by recognizing the services of Sweekaar granted permission to receive contributions from Abroad under FCRA.
Sweekaar is recognized as a SIRO (Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation) by Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
Sweekaar was assessed and accredited as an Institution of Excellence by the Rehabilitation Council of India in the country in the Rehabilitation field and graded as “A” Grade Institute in the Country for Outstanding Performance by High Power Committee of Rehabilitation Council of India (GOI) – 2009.
Sweekaar is certified an ISO 9001 – 2008 Institution.
The yeoman services rendered by the Founder & Chairman of Sweekaar in his individual capacity are included in the book of “Institution Builders in the Rehabilitation Sector in the Country”, published by Rehabilitation Council of India.
Sweekaar has the proud privilege of rendering services to the disabled coming from not only all parts of the country from many countries outside India like USA, Gulf countries etc.
Sweekaar has hosted National and International professional conferences for pediatricians and rehabilitation professionals.
24th Indian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IAPMR) Annual National Conference 04 th to 07 th January 1996
36th Indian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IAPMR) Annual National Conference 18ti to 20 th January 2008
2nd National Conference Childhood Disability Group (CDG), Indian Academy of Pediatrics 28 th & 29 th May 2005
35th National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (IACP) 16 th to 18 th January 2009.
A.P. State Council for Higher Education, Rehabilitation Council of India, Osmania University recognized a number of training courses conducted by Sweekaar.
Sweekaar is recognized by five Universities (O.U., Y.V.U., A.N.U., A.O.U., I.G.N.O.U) and colleges all over the country and selected for placement of their students for field work.
GOI and Govt. of A. P. have sanctioned State Information Centre for Disabled which is the apex centre for the state of Andhra Pradesh to give any information about disabled and the services.
Mentally Challenged and Hearing Impaired Children received 32 National and International Awards.
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