#StepUp4Sarvodya – kicking off our maiden awareness campaign!

So here we are, nearly bedtime on July 31!

Tomorrow we kick off our maiden #StepUp4Sarvodya campaignexcitement’ at the moment!

Lots of folk have gotten added along the way – so here is a quick refresher on what we are up to here!

The Sarvodya Collective – TSC – what is that again?!

TSC is a collective of individuals working to build awareness and support channels for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

And what is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities?

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 defines it as ‘a condition characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior (which covers a range of every day social and practical skills)”

Don’t worry if you read those words and wondered what it meant – we will break this down and explain this in terms you and I understand, share some stories, shine a light on aspects of this issue that intersect with our lives too! Stay tuned over the next month..

So, what is this month about?

This coming month is about bringing to life the issue area of intellectual disabilities so we understand it better, and can play better friends, allies, citizens!

This month is our first ever campaign helping (1) raise awareness (2) raise funds

Why? Well, here is why..

Raising awareness, because 2-3% of India lives with intellectual disabilities – that is over 25mn Indians. If there are an average of 3-4 people closely associated with them – that is 10% of India at over ~125mn that is living with lack of access to information, support and guidance needed to deal with what is an above average challenging family situation.

We are looking to build awareness and support resources to help bridge this access gap. This needs folks like us all to step forwards – to play informed friends, allies and champions of this cause.

And that needs funds.

So, Sarvodya-2020 is about raising awareness and funds. ????

So, how do we do that then?

Pick an activity – walking, running, cycling

Choose your goal

Commit to meeting it for a minimum of 20 days in August

Everytime you meet it – share your win on social media by reposting content going up on our social channels @thesarvodyacollective

Talk to your family, friends and colleagues – ask them to spare their weekend beer budget towards this cause. They are stuck at home anyway!

Share this ketto fundraiser page far and wide https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/build-awareness-support-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities

All that is good… but how do we know if Pooja is indeed staying honest to her goal after stirring this whole thing up?

Join the Strava Club – https://www.strava.com/clubs/716521

Stay honest

Keep your buddies honest

Name and shame freely!

So, what are you waiting for?! Line up the trainers, pull out the helmet, and get set to #StepUp4Sarvodya!!