CHETANA INSTITUTE FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY, BHUBANESWAR, INDIA
Established by JEWELS INTERNATIONAL
“Jewels International” is a Charitable Organization registered under the Society Registration Act of 1860, Govt. of India, and is located at Bhubaneswar, Capital of Odisha. It is committed to providing Special Education, Vocational Training, and Rehabilitation Services to Persons with Disability with a focus on the Persons with Intellectual Disability. The Organization is working sincerely for the last three decades to improve the quality of life of Persons with Disabilities and their Families in the State of Odisha. It has planned to extend services to the ‘Treated Mentally Ill’ through Halfway Homes and Rehabilitation Centres in the near future.
Jewels International has established “Chetana Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disability” with a Mission to establish and support new Special Schools, Vocational Training Centers, and Sheltered Workshops for the Persons with Intellectually Disability in the State of Odisha, India. The Organization is also providing services to the Persons with Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment, Learning Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Disability, and Autism through Community Based Rehabilitation Programme with a focus on Rural, Tribal and Slum Population. Promotion of Self-Help Groups of Persons with Disability and their Families and Micro-financing is also part of the Vocational Rehabilitation Programme.
Professional Education in the field of disability is one of the priority areas of focus. The Organization has established ‘Jewels International Chetana College of Special Education’ to provide professional education to the Teachers of Intellectual Disability. It conducts Degree and Diploma Level Courses in the field of Intellectual Disability. It also runs an M.A. in Applied Psychology Programme to train Psychologists to deal with the Clinical and Counseling needs of the society. It is running a number of distant mode courses in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), such as B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, Social Work, etc. It conducts Orientation and Training Programme on Disability for the Parents, Family Members, Community Level Volunteers, Medical Officers, and Government Functionaries. It plans to educate as many people as possible with a view to spreading Professional Knowledge in the field of disability.