Handycap Supplies and Training





History Logs

Project Description

Region: South-East Asia

Country: India

Location: Ottapalam, Kerala State

Total Budget: $35,813

Area of Focus: Economic and community development

Rotary club of Ottapalam in Kerala State, India has identified a potential community immediate need to help and support to 24 paraplegic patients in and around city. These students with more than 80% disability have an immediate need for their mobility and cannot afford to buy themselves. A list of selected students was prepared in consultation with the local state government medical/health authorities. This proposed Global Grant will supply the needed equipment to enable them to be self sufficient and also train them in different trades so that they have a gainful employment and support themselves and their families. To provide the needed mobility to these students and also to train them in selected trades, it is proposed to purchase the following equipment.

1. Automated wheel chair, 2. 23 three-wheel motorized scooters. 3. 4 Invalid Transfer Boards, 4. 7 Motorized Sewing Machines.

The project will take under two years to complete and The beneficiary will be privately held Ottapalam Welfare Trust who will maintain the equipment and train and recruit new students and assure to provide continued sustenance after the rotary project is complete.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3201

Rotary Club of: Ottapalam

Primary Contact: Ambalakat Ram Mohan

Email: rtnmonettan@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Del Mar-Solana Beach

Primary Contact: Venky Venkatesh

Email: venkat@gat.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means the funds have been received and the project is being implemented.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1861779.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Ottapalam (3201)





Del Mar-Solana Beach (5340)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Venky Venkatesh

Global Grant in India initiated and fully pledged.


by Venky Venkatesh

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Venky Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $5,947 with $5,945 DDF by Venky Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.


by Venky Venkatesh

GG1861779 was initiated in the TRF website


by Venky Venkatesh

A copy of signed MOU for the Ottapalam Welfare Trust and the Host Rotary is uploaded in the document section.


by Venky Venkatesh

Per instructions from the District 5340, a copy of the signed Club qualification MOU signed by President and President Elect of the Del Mar Solana Beach club was uploaded.


by Venky Venkatesh

TRF comprehensive questions have been answered and is currently under their review.


by Venky Venkatesh

Happy to report that TRF approved the Global Grant and we are in the process of remitting funds.


by Venky Venkatesh

TRF finally remitted funds to the Ottapalum Host Rotary account in India in May 2018. The Host Rotary is actively talking to supplies to purchase Handicap Supplies and also organize training for the selected patients.


by Venky Venkatesh

The Host Rotary is in the process of purchasing the supplies and also getting organized for training of the patients.


by Venky Venkatesh

Per description of the project, it is a 2 year project and is now carried over to 2018-19. Current status is TRF funds received and Host Rotary busy organizing for training and discussing with vendors to make purchases of the Handicap supplies. It is not clear why the district website is sending notice about dropping by 9/1/18 even though two prior History Logs has provided the needed status.


by Venky Venkatesh

One motorized wheel chair and 23 three wheeled scooted were delivered to the patients and currently training of the 24 patients to use the equipment is progressing. Special training provided to one patient Ajay who is Quadriplegic with chin operated motorized wheel chair.


by Venky Venkatesh

The Global Grant is nearing completion and currently the training is in progress to use the equipment at a new secured training facility for the Handicap patients. Hopefully the project should be completed in about three months.


by Ambalakat Ram Mohan

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by Ambalakat Ram Mohan

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.


by Ambalakat Ram Mohan

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.

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