Sweet Souls ABT Centre (IND-92)

Type: Education, Disabled, Children, Art/Culture - Country: India

Brief description and main aims

Pankh to Desire Charitable Trust is registered under the Senior Sub-registrar of Vijayapura (Bijapur), Karnataka, India on May 22, 2015. Pankh to Desire Charitable Trust is a private, not for profit organization who helps those in need.

The founder of the Trust, Mrs.Pallavi Adiga, (Psychologist, ABT practitioner) created the trust with the vision of promoting wholistic welfare of human being, focusing mainly on women, children and disabled people irrespective of caste, creed, religion and place. It focuses on educational, cultural, ecological, social, physical and mental wellbeing.

We refer to the the individuals we work with that have disabilities as Sweet Souls. Sweet Souls are intellectually disabled children, children who are on the autisim spectrum, individuals who have cerebral palsy, individuals who have an attention deficiency and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), people with down syndrom, children with speech delay , stuttering and stammering, and individuals with pervasive development disorders.

Main Activities

Out- reach community programmes:

  • Pincha: Annual Inclusion Gathering
  • Light Blue: Autism Awareness Program
  • Pratham Abhiyan: Early detection and early Intervention of Special child
  • Fun Funda: Integrated Summer Camp
  • Professional Student Training ( MSW, Msc –Psychology)
  • Jagruthi : Awareness and training programmes for teachers and parents
  • Say No to Child Abuse: Awareness programmes, counselling , self defence training
  • Warm Hugs: Providing cloths, educational materials, nutritional foods for poor rural children.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer has an amazing opportunity to learn about the Indian culture. As they will be working with special children, they will learn patience, discipline, positive thinking, helping unreached, creative learning and  problem solving.

Ther volunteer can become a voice for special children, can learn the importance of art as healing process and be exposed to Indian Art forms.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Caring and loving - we ultimately believe that caring and love is the source of quality to work with special children. Young Volunteers need to be ready to learn and spread unconditional love towards special children.


Vijayapura (Bijapur) District is in the Karnataka, India. Vijayapura is bounded by Gulbarga, Raichur, Bagalkot, Belgam, Sangli and Sholapur. It is 524Kms away from Bangalore and 497Kms from Mumbai.

Vijayapura city has mild to moderated showers during mansoon. Winter in Vijayapur is pleasant. Usualy summer in Vijayapura are quite hot and humid in the month of April and May.

Vijayapura was called as Bijapur, which is a one famous Heritage city in Karnataka state and also one of the industrially developing locations in the state. Famous Historical tourist place.

Places to visit: Golgumbaz, Ibrahim Rauza, Malik-e-Maidan, Juma Masjid, Upli buruj, Gagan Mahal, Bara Kaman, Shiv Giri temple etc.

Nearby tourist destination: Gokak falls, Godchinmalki Falls, Badami Caves, pattadakal and Aihole.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

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