Margadarshi, The Association for Physically Challenged

Margadarshi was started in 1988 by like minded people, who themselves were polio victims. Margadarshi means showing the way. Our main purpose is to help and support the most vulnerable groups of challenged persons towards their physical, social, psychological and economic well-being. We work in Bangalore, in 41 Gram Panchayat of Kollegal Block, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka. We have 3 offices, 2 in Bangalore and one in Kollegal, Early Intervention / Physiotherapy Unit at Hanur and a Day Care and Rehabilitation Centre for people with mental illness at Chamrajnagar. We reach 5,000 people with disability (direct and indirect) in a year through a range of services from Early Intervention, Health & Medical Rehabilitation, Residential Support for women with disability, Educational Support, Livelihood Training, Counseling & Guidance.

Our main Programmes are Early Intervention, Residential Support, Education Support, Livelihood Training and Social Rehabilitation. Medical rehabilitation is an integral part of all these activities.

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Endorsers that Margadarshi, The Association for Physically Challenged partner with

United States

Myriad USA

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Myriad USA

Myriad USA provides donors with a simple and efficient platform to support nonprofit initiatives overseas, anywhere across the globe. Myriad USA brings together the expertise and networks of the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) and Give2Asia, and builds on their shared history, their shared belief that local knowledge counts, and their shared objective of improving the lives of people around the world.

Myriad USA offers several services to U.S. donors and foreign nonprofit organizations, including: Donor advised funds, Legacy funds, Disaster response funds, Corporate Plus Advisory Services, Myriad ART for gifts of artworks, and American friends funds for foreign nonprofits seeking to raise funds in the United States. Myriad USA is also an experienced ‘philanthropy architect’ – we adopt a flexible approach and develop tailor-made solutions when needed.

Myriad USA is a U.S. public charity within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors are eligible for a U.S. income tax deduction for their contributions, to the extent permitted by U.S. tax law.

On-going/Past projects

Education Support for Children with Disabilities

By Margadarshi, The Association for Physically Challenged

Offers financial support for children with disabilities and impoverished family backgrounds in Karnataka, India, to reduce drop-out rates from school.


Residential Care for Women with Disabilities

By Margadarshi, The Association for Physically Challenged

Equips neglected women and girls with disabilities in India with the skills to live and work autonomously through a one-year support programme.