• Recognitions

    Pramila  was invited by the Asia Regional Forum of Inclusion International , a world body advocating for the intellectuallyt disabled for their Council meeting in Nepal end November. Here is what Steve Eidelman , Professor of Education in Delaware University who was the Chair at this resentation ,says  

    Day two of Regional Forum - Kathmandu

    There were four presentation groups on the panel after my presentation, from Japan, India, Vietnam and Myanmar. All had good things to say but perhaps the highlight of this trip for me was the presentation by Pramila Balasundaram from India. She has developed  a grass roots empowerment strategy for very poor families who have children with disabilities. Working with families and neighbors, she combines micro-enterprise development with support for families. It is a strength based approach, and this quiet dignified woman laid out an approach that has, I think, great potential in the developing world. I encouraged her to write it up and Inclusion International could disseminate it. .

  • The Founder Director has received an Award of Recognition from the Inclusion International, the world body advocating for persons with intellectual disabilities, in recognition of her work with low socio economic communities in 1998 during their World Conference at the Hague
  • Award for Innovation, organized by The Development Marketplace on behalf of The World Bank in 2001 for successfully linking disability, women's empowerment and poverty in all the activities of Samadhan
  • In 2005, Samadhan was selected as an example of “Good Practice” in the competition organized by the Dubai International Awards for Best Practices to Improve the Livinga Environment (DIABP) and organized by the Dubai Municipality and the UN Human Settlement program.

  • Founder-Director is honoured & awarded with HIND PRABHA -2011 by "Uttar pradeshya Mahila Manch" for her active involvement and participation in humanitarian services,social upliftment and womens empowerment in national welfare on 25th June,2011.

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