Shaurya means courage. Shaurya epitomizes nobility. Shaurya symbolizes the heroic spirit that enables one to fight against odds with valour and bravery. Realizing the power and inner strength that comes with this name, Mr. Ravi Gupta and Mrs. Rani Gupta decided to call their child Shaurya.
Shaurya is a child with ‘special needs’ and bringing up a child with special needs requires a lot of courage, patience, learning and understanding. Given their personal experience with a ‘differently able’ child, Shaurya’s parents wanted to reach out to others, and use their own learnings to offer holistic treatment to more children with special needs, integrating them into the main-stream.
Children with special needs certainly require professional and medical care, but another thing that is equally important for them is the emotional and psychological connect which goes a long way in nurturing their abilities. Thus, with the commitment to provide all possible opportunities for exploration and growth to such children, The Shaurya Foundation Trust was set up in 2010 as a non-profit organization.
The organisation provides guidance to children with special needs, and facilitates therapeutic, educational and vocational needs. It partners with children, parents and professionals to develop a culturally sensitive understanding of the various conditions and therapeutic interventions to ensure a better quality of life for children with special needs and their families.
Shaurya also aims at prevention and screening the children who lack information and facilities because of poverty, impoverishment or lack of stimulation. It envisions spreading awareness and understanding about the facilities available for these differently able children so that as many people can come forward and avail these opportunities.
Renowned cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead had said, “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This statement has proven its relevance yet again, as a tender initiative started by the thoughtful parents of one child is undoubtedly healing the world of so many children!
- To promote and facilitate full implementation of the organisation’s vision and mission, through specific programmes and actions.
- To ‘demystify’ the conditions of the children so that they are better understood and managed by themselves as well as their families.
- To provide a unique but appropriate learning experience to the children which focuses on building functionality and improving the quality of life of the child and the family.
- To empower and facilitate the parents to provide appropriate care and support to their children.
- To facilitate a smooth flow of information between the organisation and the parents/families of the children.
- To develop into a centre for innovative explorative learning through various creative mediums like art, dance, theatre, music, movement, clay modelling, etc.
- To advocate and raise public awareness about the importance of taking care of the ‘special’ needs of ‘special’ children.
- To constantly draw up new policies and innovative strategies for the betterment of the organisation and its protégés.