From the Director's Desk...

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are inspired by the resilience and determination of the communities we serve. Despite various challenges, life in the villages has its vibrancy, and people have embraced opportunities for growth and development.

Our commitment to the well-being of all villagers, particularly those with disabilities, remains steadfast. We continue to work tirelessly to ensure inclusive development that leaves no one behind. In the previous year, SADHANA achieved significant milestones. Thanks to the support of the High Commission of Malta, our Mobility Workshop saw remarkable growth. This initiative plays a crucial role in empowering individuals with disabilities, especially economically disadvantaged rural and tribal children, by enhancing their physical and social rehabilitation.

Additionally, we ventured into a new project, addressing critical issues related to malnutrition, early childhood education, and mental health in previously untouched areas. This expansion exemplifies our organization’s commitment to reaching underserved communities.

Our journey has been made possible by the active concern and generous support of our funding partners, including Madre Teresa di Calcutta (Vicenza, Italy), John & Kay Buttigieg (Malta), Deaf Child Worldwide (UK), RJC Operations (Malta), Instituto Secular (Italy), High Commission of Malta and American India Foundation (AIF), USA and countless friends in Italy, Malta, and India. Your contributions have added depth and purpose to our work.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the villagers, families, and Panchayati Raj Institutes across the 17 Gram Panchayats we serve. We also appreciate the collaboration of local authorities and government departments, which has allowed us to make a significant impact. Our sincere thanks go out to friend NGOs, alliance partners, and networks that have supported our cause. Your cooperation and support have been instrumental in our endeavours. Together, we have achieved remarkable results and created lasting change.

On behalf of persons with disabilities, their families, and the entire SADHANA team, I express our deepest appreciation to our friends and well-wishers. Together, we look forward to continuing this journey of positive change.

With warm regards,


Ranjit Kumar Mahapatra


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