Charity, volunteer for better life and our smiles.
Ms. Sabita Upreti is the founder as well as Executive Chairperson for Special School of Disabled and Rehabilitation Center (SSDRC). With her vision to alleviate the pain and sufferings of person with Disability (PWDs), especially those related to autism, she established this organization in October 2010. Since then, she is paying her full dedication and effort to reach the objectives.
Ms. Sabita Upreti holds Masters in Sociology and Anthropology thus having been possessed with strong knowledge in human behavior and social structure. Her prior education includes the fields in Management. She is well-read and well-spoken with remarkable background in journalism. From being a host in Buddha Channel Television media to reporter in several newspaper. She has served as Sub-Editor in Educational news national monthly magazine.
She exudes professional skills in teaching and managing educational environment. She has spent about seven years of time as a teacher in Saraswati Secondary School, Jorpati (Besigoun)-Kathmandu, Nepal from 2000, till 2007. Her early inspiration to choose the field of social work comes from National Disabled Fund (NDF) – a Nepal Government-Social welfare Council. Where she has spent two years as a Centre Management Officer (CMO). During the same period, she also encountered the worst case scenarios of autistic children being burden to their guardians, locked in rooms and sometimes even left alone with their feces and urine. There she determined to dedicate her life for the betterment of autistic ones.
She has, as yet attained more than a dozen of trainings, both as a trainee and trainer and has visited about five countries. Her repository of awards and honors includes innumerable lists including that from Upreti Samaj Sewa Samiti (2012),Nijamati Karmachari Sangathan-Krishi Bibhag (2013) Wife association of Nepal Police (2014), Children with Autism Support Campaign (South Korea)-2015, Women for Women-South Korea (2015), SONSIK –South Korea (2015), NRNA-South Korea (2015),Overseas Nepalese Forum (ONF)-Victoria, Australia (2016), ICT award (2016), Nepali Patriotic youth society(2017) and many more.
Along with this Special School at Old Sinamangal, so far we are spreading Autism Awareness campaign all over Nepal. Our aim is to extend our network throughout the nation so as to touch the life of those in need. Still in every step there are formidable challenges and problems to be dealt with.
Financial shortage, insufficient dedication from skilled personal in this field, societal biases are common. It is from good support of various donors and philanthropists that we are able to provide free of cost services to the children with marginalized economic family background. Those parents with strong economic background contribute a certain amount for doctors and therapies as per their wish. Thanks to all Nepali brothers and sisters who are inside and outside the nation for their kind donation for helping us to continue. However, we greatly are behind the funds to extend our programs, number of children and required spaces to incorporate them.
It is my appeal to all the helpful hands to contribute to us via either volunteering, providing funds and required tools and equipment or any other kinds of resources that will help us to manage sufficient spaces and infrastructures so that our services reaches more children and parents. We are running fundraising for the expansion of space and building where you can make immediate contribution. We also aim, soon, to facilitate training as well as research center for autism disability. With your help, I confidently hope to attain the minimum required goals of this organization. You can either donate to our Akshya Kosh for; or building fund for space extension; or for any other helps.