Citi has over the years, supported a project entittled, ‘Multiple & Interdisciplinary Management of Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy’ for beneficiaries at Bandra and the Skills Development Centre at Chembur, through their payroll giving programme of their employees. The project is facilitated by United Way, Mumbai.
The project focuses on providing need based multiple and interdisciplinary therapy for children and adults with cerebral palsy since April 2019.
The project has also part supported education of 150 beneficiaries at the Colaba, Bandra and Chembur. These have covered sessions pertaining to Education, Functional Literacy, Remediation, Vocational Training, NIOS, Skills Development (Computer skills, Textile, Ceramics and Tailoring that were conducted online as well as in person. The activities include Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy both individual and group sessions as well as yoga.
Under this programme, Speech Therapy focuses on communication skills. Speech therapy techniques such as oro -motor strengthening exercises, extension, expansion, constant exaggeration, modelling, prompting, articulation and fluency therapy have been used.
Psychological counselling and well-being sessions as well as yoga, music and dance therapy are also carried out. Improvements in the functioning of beneficiaries has been reported across centres.