New Delhi, December 21, 2022: UniFarm in collaboration with Dapps announced a purpose-driven humanitarian alliance with Deepalaya, a Delhi-based NGO, to support slum children with special abilities. Through this partnership, UniFarm will provide materials like stationary, lunch boxes, winter clothes, etc to children from Deepalaya’s Sambhav centre that offers care and development facilities to differentially abled children from across 27 urban slum communities in Delhi.
In the first chapter of the association, the UniFarm team distributed 120 lunch boxes and stationery items to special children from Sambhav centre in Delhi. UniFarm will also ensure that the educational needs of these special children are fulfilled promptly. UniFarm plans to organize a series of socially responsible events across India to raise awareness around autism.
Commenting on the development, Tarusha Mittal, COO, and Cofounder of UniFarm and Dapps said “UniFarm is a socially responsible brand and our initiative to support children with special needs is extremely close to my heart. I strongly believe that new-age start-ups and their founders need to do their bit for the communities we serve. This is just a small beginning of a larger initiative to give back to society”.
Commenting on the development Dr. George John, Secretary & Chief Executive, Deepalaya, said “Children with differential abilities are special and have all the right for equal accessibility and opportunity. Strong emphasis and efforts are needed for their social inclusion and mainstreaming. Besides the Civil Society bodies, it’s the society at large that plays a vital role in creating a social change towards this cause. We urge all individuals to be socially sensitive and cautious towards all diversities.”
Autism is the world’s 3rd most common developmental disability which manifests at the age of three. Early detection of the illness enables the parents to start therapy sessions which are highly beneficial for the child’s recovery. As per a recent study, every 1 in 100 children below 10 years has autism in India, which means we need to prepare at a war level.