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Swabalambi Building CBR as a Brand


1.Title of the Project : Empowerment and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Through CBR Programme in Dimoria Block , Kamrup District (Metro) Chayani Block of Kamrup District (Rural) in Assam

Description of the Organization

Swabalambi is a Community Based Organization working for Inclusion and Mainstreaming of Persons with Disabilities in the rural areas of Dimoria Block, Kamrup District (Metro), Assam. Since its inception in 1997 Swabalambi has been working closely with rural community which includes ST, SC,and OBC population, 80% of which are BPL families..


To build a society whose priority is to focus on gender and disability, a society where persons with disability enjoy equal Human Right, become decision makers and contributors to community welfare.


Working with the families belonging to SC, ST, OBC and BPL to facilitate sharing in bringing about a change which will be mutually beneficial to families with disabled members and others and sustain the Inclusive Development process at the community.

Swabalambi has won  the DM-India Award  World Bank 2014 . World Bank is funding  the Capacity  Building  of the Organization  to gain professionalism to  scale  up the CBR Model . The project is for training of 14 Swabalambi Team members and  staff for 02 years. Under this project  the Disabled Peoples Organizations (DPOs)  at the village , Panchayat  and Block level are  trained  the conduct the Socio-Economic  survey  of Dimoria  Block  with survey and reporting  in the Mobile  Phones and  feeding into  computers on Daily  basis. The  World Bank Consultant  M’ForeSolutions Private Limited, Finland has capacitated 20 DPO Members  and empowered them with  the  technical skill  in the rural areas for the first time in Assam . This data base  will facilitate  Swabalambi to apply  for Inclusive  Project in  future . The  Persons  with Disabilities are now able  to  do Situational Analysis and conduct Focus Group Discussion  and  Interviews at the community/grass root .

Swabalambi is a pioneer CBR Practitioner in Assam since 2005 and has touched  the  lives  of  more than 1500 Persons with Disabilities(PWDs)  in  the rural areas  of the two districts. Inclusion  of PWDs  in  the CBR Matrix of Health, Education, Livelihood, Social, and Empowerment  with the Rights Based approach is  the  mission  of Swabalambi.02  Project of CBR is funded  by Collective  Action  for  Basic  Rights Foundation (CBRF) / Light for the World , Austria.

The Motto of Persons with Disabilities :
Nothing  about Us without US

Training of PWDs and stakeholders for sustenance CBR. Outcome is skill development  in  Inclusive Education , Health , Livelihood and Social Inclusion in Sports/Special Olympics . The DPO leaders have
become  Resource on Disability  and Health at the rural community  which is now dependent on PWD Leaders.

Swabalambi has established Partnership with  the Government  for Livelihood and Inclusive Health Projects.
Since 2002 Swabalambi has  availed Projects from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment , Ministry of Textile , Ministry of Science and Technology , Ministry of Labor, National Health Mission and  Department of Social Welfare  and Department of Health Services, Government of Assam for Livelihood and Inclusive  Health Programs . Indian Oil Corporation  ( Guwahati Refinery ) and Numaligarh  Refinery  Ltd. and ASTEC  (Assam Science and Technology ) has supported Swabalambi in reasonable  accommodation  for PWDs in  Kamrup  District, Assam .
Swabalambi is the Nodal Agency  of the Government of Assam for  issue of Disability Certificate  to the Persons with  Disability in the Kamrup  District , both Metro and Rural in partnership  with the Department of Health Service  and Department of Social Welfare. Assam. It has facilitated Disability Certificates  to more than 2000 PWDs since2013.


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Staffing and management

Staffing and management

Outcome : Capable Human Resources and system in place for participatory Planning, Implementation,Monitoring and Evaluation (PIME) 1. Selection of Staff The staff selected are 50% from the new area and...



Outcome : Reduced incidence of Disability in the area. 100% PWDs have improved their functional abilities and experience qualitative change in their lives. 3.1 Meetings with the stake holders regarding...



1. Home Based education to Children with Disabilities for admission to Primary schools in the villages.2. Training of Primary, Middle and Higher School teachers on Disability and its issues for...



The most important area to be reinforced for emancipation of Rural Life is development of Livelihood skills of the Persons with Disabilities and the non disabled population in the villages....



Formation of Disabled Persons Organizations at Village, GP and Block level for influencing Government and Policy makers. Also for Sustainability of the CBR Rights based approach to rehabilitation of persons...

Financial Assistance Received

Year Source of Funds Amount of Fund (Rs) Name of the Project Objectives & Key Strategies Geographical Area & Beneficiary 2000-2001 MPLAD 2,00,000 Development of Govt. Alloted Land To Build...



The monitoring and evaluation process will be with involvement of the CBR team, DPO members, other stakeholders like parents, family members and interested community members .• Weekly meeting of CBR...



CBR team will work to develop the skills of parents and DPO members , involve the other community members during the project period to develop the sense of ownership of...

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Swabalambi, Society for Rehabilitation & Training of Persons With Multiple Disabilities

Near Forest Range Office, Vill.Mohmara Road, Sonapur-780402, Dimoria Block, Kamrup (M) District, Assam

9864306192/94351 90397

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