COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION (CRB) PROGRAM  
 
SPARC India commenced its flagship program in 1997 in the urban slums of Lucknow region. After its successful execution of the CBR program in urban slums, SPARC India has expanded upon the scope of the project by pursuing its rehabilitation projects in the rural areas of the Barabanki district. In the past, the program has been supported by international organizations such as Action Aid and CORDAID. Gradually SPARC India continued its Urban CBR program with the support of Child Rights and You (CRY).  
   
Following are the main activities of the program:  
  • Medical Intervention - Training midwives on conducting safe deliveries, training mentally challenged and visually impaired children to    perform their daily chores and providing tricycle, crutches, wheel chairs, toilet chairs, hearing aids and callipers to the needy        
  • Awareness Program - Through wall writings, puppet shows, awareness talks and street play
  • Federation Building - Formation of DPOs, Sahyog Vikas Manch for the PWDs, focusing on their rights, formation of Uday Viklang Manch, formation of Bal Panchayats  
  • Establishment of Resource Centre - Providing therapeutic intervention on CP, MR and multiple disabilities  
  • Screening camps for needs assessment of PWDs in different categories  
  • PWDs linked with government schemes for starting economic activities  
  • Financial management training/ Entrepreneurship Development Programs  
   
URBAN CBR  

Presently SPARC India is executing its Urban Community Based Rehabilitation Program (UCBR) in the seven slum areas of Madiaon ward of district Lucknow. Child Rights and You (CRY) supports this program since 2010. SPARC India is serving 30 CWDs (Multiple disability, Cerebral Palsy & Mentally Challenged) with and 80 PWDs (Multiple disability, Cerebral Palsy & Mentally Challenged) to provide them better education, health facilities, adequate livelihood and other entitlements. Earlier slum areas of Khadra and Bansmandi in Lucknow district were covered under this program.
 
RURAL CBR  

In the initial phase of rural CBR program, SPARC India covered Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and Children with Disabilities (CWDs) in 200 villages of Deva Block of District Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. In its endeavour to organize and educate PWDs about their rights and raise their issues with several government functionaries and public representatives viz. ANMs, Panchayat's members, teachers, block level and district level administrative officers, SPARC India started another Community Based rehabilitation program in association with CORDAID in rural areas (63 villages) of another adjoining block Nindura of the district Barabanki in the year 2009-10. Since its inception, SPARC India has received tremendous support for its urban and rural CBR programs and has considerably scaled up the operations of these programs to reach out to more and more disabled persons to enable them to lead better lives.