Tamahar also works towards creating awareness in the community and advocacy for the cause of pediatric disability. Bringing together the various stakeholders of the community, we plan lecture programs, activities and get-togethers 4-5 times per year. WHO has set aside certain days of the year that focus on particular conditions/ diagnosis.
We conduct programs of some of these days to spread awareness in the community and also advocate change. Some of these days are: April 2nd – World Autism Awareness Day, Dec 3rd – International Day of People with Disability etc
We have been wanting to increase our reach to more children for the past few years, but it is just not feasible, or sustainable, to go on opening new branches. Iinstead, we have started to spread our knowledge and expertise to other similar organizations through our Train the Trainer program to reach more children indirectly.
In 2017, Tamahar was appointed as the knowledge partner for Disability NGOs Alliance’s rural Early Intervention project, wherein we disseminated our methodology among 3 other pediatric disability organizations in rural north Karnataka. We also had a TTT partner in urban Bangalore in 2018.