COMPLETE REHABILITATION OF THE UNDERPRIVILEGED - A CASE STUDY OF WAGHOLI EDUCATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTRE OF BJS IN PUNE, INDIA
Keywords:Case study, Complete Rehabilitation, Disaster hit areas, Holistic development, Non Government Organization,Underprivileged.
Our Indian society today aspires to ensure better living standards to its citizens by progressing towards becoming a developed nation. Education is the only tool to bring about social change and contribute towards a bright future of its citizens. Till the time education does not reach the marginalized section of the society, the progress of our nation will remain a distant dream. This paper elaborates on the contribution of BJS an NGO towards complete rehabilitation of the children from disaster hit areas as a long term project. BJS has taken the responsibility of giving complete shelter and educational assistance of the children for their bright future. It is a qualitative case study where themes emerged through coding of the data through a grounded theory approach. The objective of this paper is to investigate the establishment of Wagholi Educational Rehabilitation Centre (WERC) for the purpose of complete rehabilitation of children and to explore the activities for complete rehabilitation .The Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana focusedon holistic development of the underprivileged children primarily on their psychosocial development as they have faced trauma in life and needs to adjust to the new environment at this tender age. After that the focus is on education and personality enhancement to make them confident and self reliant and prepare them for a bright future.