Sewa UK charity builds a rehabilitation centre for children with cerebral Palsy

Location:   Latur, Maharashtra.  India

Date:  28th January 2017


28th January 2017, the inauguration of the new building for “Sanvedana Cerebral Palsy centre” took place in the presence of the following dignitaries:

  • Gunvantsingh Kothari – Leading social worker
  • Gangadharrao Pawar – Advocate
  • Veljibhai Rabadiya – Executive Member Sewa UK
  • Ravindra Satalkar – Executive member & trustee Sanvedana

 The function started with the welcome and felicitation of all dignitaries, followed by the inauguration of the new building

Suresh Patil (secretary of Sanvedana) spoke about the progress of the project and its current status. He briefed the audience about the new facility which was more spacious and provided much needed space for the children and to accommodate more children with disabilities.  The new centre consists:

  • 10 classrooms (1 class for each 8 students)
  • specially designed washrooms & bathrooms between two classrooms,
  • a spacious dining hall & kitchen,
  • swimming pool,
  • function hall with a capacity to accommodate 500 people,
  • open space for other activities.

All facilities are provided in an area that of 1 acre. Special emphasis is given on having ramps & railings at all places for ease in moving around the centre by the children and parents. The new building has a modern infrastructure & equipment for the provision of various therapies, medical treatment & vocational training. 

Advocate Gangadharrao Pawar said in his speech that

“Service to man is service to God” and this is the moto of Sanvedana.


The chief guest Mr Gunvant Singh addressed the audience and spoke about the various difficulties faced by persons with multiple disabilities and the need for societal help. 

Veljibhai Rabadiya of sewa UK gave a speech in which he said –

“education is the fundamental aspect of life and us necessary for societal change”. 


A Souvenir was also released which showcased the journey of Sanvedana, its ethos, achievements, affiliations and the many recognitions in the field of persons with multiple disabilities achieved over the years.

The function was graced by many dignitaries, people with disabilities, the children attending the centre at present, their parents, prospective students, various specialists from the field of medicine, special educators, social reformers from abroad and from all parts of India. 

The function was not just an inauguration of a new building but it was an inauguration and churning of new thoughts for a societal change. 

Sewa UK contribution

“The new infrastructure of Sanvedana CP Vikasan Kendra was possible only because of the financial support given by Sewa UK and with this help we assure that we will be able to work more efficiently for the rehabilitation of children with multiple disabilities”.  – Suresh Patil

sewa UK would like to thank all the donors who made it possible  to support the building of this new facility for Sanvedana and the children who attend the centre.

We look forward for your continuous support for the well-being of children with disabilities and hope you will support our next project.




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Sewa International inaugurated its first school in a remote village, Chhinka, in district Chamoli (Uttarakhand) on December 5, 2015. It is a co-ed school with 148 students receiving education till 8th class. The old school was badly damaged during Uttarakhand floods in 2013 and needed to be re-built. After inspection of the damaged site in 2013-2014, its new construction was sponsored by the benevolent donors of Sewa International UK .



Second Sewa UK School opened in Jammu & Kashmir

The second Sewa UK School in Jammu & Kashmir is currently under construction at Salana, District Kishtwar. The existing school at Salana ( currently run by Bhartiya Shiksha Samiti, J&K), has suffered extensive damages over the last few years as a result of  earthquakes and the heavy floods of 2014.

It has around 125 students till 8th class and is presently run from a dilapidated rented location.
Sewa UK, under its brand of Divya School, has undertaken the responsibility to provide for the new building with new facilities for students.

See Pictures below:



A major earthquake struck Nepal on April 25 resulting in more than 8600 deaths and 18,000 injuries. 

The earthquake seriously affected more than 12 districts and 8 million people.

See the Year End report on the rehabilitation effort.

Further information:

 Read about our previous relief project, the 2001 Gujarat Earthquake

Cycle 4 Sewa 2013

So the sponsorship forms are in… cheques have been banked…..the final sum raised for CYCLE 4 SEWA 2013 is a phenomenal:


The top fundraiser prize, Kindle Fire HD goes to Vidhee Jagatia who attends Newham Bharatee Shakha. She raised an eye popping £862.50 single handedly. Well done and keep up the good work!

Well done to all the cyclists who took part and collected sponsorship money….you were AMAZING!! You braved the wind and rain and this event would not have occurred without you guys (…thank you parents for bringing them!)

We would like to thank our sponsors, National Security Systems and Elite Visions for their support and also all the volunteers who helped out on the day.

Next years event has been booked for 31 August 2014. Please pencil into your diaries! Due to public demand will also include adults (so better start training

Cycle 4 Sewa

Just an update, the total amount of money raised for Cycle 4 Sewa 2012 was an amazing £6126.20 before gift aid.

The top fundraiser prize was received by Vidhee Jagatia, who raised a whopping £704.20 individually. Well done to her and everyone that took part.

Thank you all for attending and we will see you all again next year!!!
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