Agape Bhavan – A Rehabilitation Center for the Differently Abled
At Agape Bhavan, in Cherpunkal, Kottayam district, our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities by providing them with equal opportunities and comprehensive training. As the regional center of the esteemed Kottayam Social Service Society (KSSS), we are committed to fostering self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and a sense of belonging in our participants.
Our primary aim is to offer vocational training, support group meetings, and income generation programs for individuals with disabilities in Cherpunkal and nearby villages. Many of the children and youths who come to Agape Bhavan have experienced neglect and marginalization from their families, society, and peers. We aim to create a nurturing and inclusive environment where they can receive education, care, and love before returning to their homes in the evening.
Our dedicated team of specialized field workers in community-based rehabilitation (CBR) works tirelessly to enhance the health, skills, and self-esteem of our participants. We believe in focusing on their strengths and fostering their individual potential, which helps their families appreciate and cherish them with affection and understanding.
The purpose of Agape Bhavan revolves around several essential goals:
Equal Opportunities: We strive to provide equal opportunities and maximum engagement to all members of the Self-Help Groups (SHG) of KSSS, especially those with disabilities.
Comprehensive Development: Through awareness and training initiatives, we aim to promote the comprehensive development of the rural population.
Self-Reliance: Our focus is on encouraging self-reliance in individuals with disabilities by imparting various life skills.
Preventive Care: We also actively work to raise awareness among parents about preventive care and remedial measures to avoid disabilities.
Vocational Training: Agape Bhavan functions as a vocational training institute, equipping individuals with disabilities with skills to enhance their economic stability.