Request for Proposal

Implementation of Early Childhood Intervention Care and Education Program (ECICE)

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About GiftAbled Foundation

GiftAbled Foundation was formed in 2013 as a Public Charitable Trust working in areas of Health, Education, Health and Livelihood for People with Disability.

It is a thought that we all can live with dignity and earn our respectable livelihood. People with Disability may not fit into typical societal norms or silos due to their physical limitation. However, that should not be considered a reason to portray them fit only for charity. They can and will contribute towards building a just, sensitive, and healthy society. To start looking at their Abilities – They are GiftAbled!!!

Facts on disability in India

1. From 21.9 million in 2001, the percentage of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in India has gone up to 26.8 million in 10 years — from 2.13% to 2.21% of the total population

2. There are 14.9 million men with disabilities as compared to 11.8 million women in the country. The percentage of men with disabilities is 2.41 as against 2.01 in women.

3. The Census 2011 showed that, in India, 20.42 lakhs children aged 0-6 years are disabled. Thus, 1 in every 100 children in the age group 0-6 years suffered from some type of disability

4. 23% of the disabled children (0-6 years) are having disability in hearing, 30% in seeing and 10% in movement. 7% of the disabled children have multiple disabilities.

5. There are over 18 million PWDs in the rural areas and 8.1 million enumerated in urban settings.

6. The proportion of women suffering from seeing, hearing and multiple disabilities is higher than men.

Facts & Figures as per recent survey conducted by NCPEDP

1. Only 0.56 percent of students with disabilities were in higher education in India despite the mandated 3 per cent quota

2. Less than 1% Persons with Disabilities are meaningfully employed across sectors Only 0.3 per cent of the mandated 3 per cent quota in government jobs being filled

GiftAbled is committed to working with NGO partners, Resource Groups, State Governments, and other institutions to address the issues of People with Disability through Education, Skilling – self-employment and Svastya - Health.

Proposed on Implementation on Early Childhood Intervention Care and Education Program (ECICE)

Every year 1.5 million children die in India before reaching the age of 6 because of lack of care and protection. Those who survive do not reach their full potential. They do not receive adequate nutrition, care, and opportunities to learn. It is proven by neuroscience research that 90% of the child’s brain growth occurs by the time a child is 5 years of age. Families benefit from early intervention by being able to better meet their children’s needs from an early age and throughout their lives. While all children grow and develop in unique ways, some children experience delays in their development.

Early intervention is intended for infants and toddlers who have developmental delay or disability. Eligibility is determined by evaluating the child from birth through the six (and sometimes beyond) (with parents’ consent) to see if the little one does, in fact, have a delay in development or a disability. Sometimes it is known from the moment a child is born that early intervention services will be essential in helping the child grow and develop. Often this is so for children who are diagnosed at birth with a specific condition or who experience significant prematurity, exceptionally low birth weight, illness, or surgery soon after being born. While, some children have a relatively routine entry into the world, but may develop more slowly than others, experience setbacks, or develop in ways that seem vastly different from other children.

In association with NGO partners, GiftAbled’s effort is to provide Early Intervention care and education for infants and children with development delays and disabilities through a strategic and structured program from 0-6 years.

With an aim

● To Providing Rehabilitation, care & Education to Children with Developmental Delay.

● To strengthen the existing ecosystem.

● Capacity building of NGOs.

● Parents Empowerment.

●School Readiness.

Steps to apply for funding for the project

Step 1: A detailed need assessment study of children with ECICE along with their communities.

Step 2: Based on the need assessment, create a detailed program strategy implementation plan for this project. Key elements of this plan would include:

1. Children with developmental delays/ Disability from rural most communities at the block or district level.

2. Details of screening of children at the PHC/ Anganwadi or door to door survey.

3. Number of children screened in a year and numbers who will be part of the program for ECICE.

4. Therapeutic interventions at home level, center level and Sub center or the community level.

5. Along with therapies such as Physio, Occupational, speech, special education the other needs of child are addressed such as adaptive devices, nutrition, accessible environment and inclusion to school.

6. Strengthen the eco system by building capacities of parents and educate them about the importance of early intervention and education, sensitization of community frontline worker as ASHA, Anganwadi, PHC doctor, RBSK team, ANM, Village Rehabilitation worker and Multi Rehabilitation Worker.

7. Awareness programs in the villages, gram panchayat, block, and district level.

8. Detailed implementation roadmap with timelines and key project milestones.

9. Resources and the support required from the Anganwadi/ ASHA workers, PHC, government, or other resources in identifying affected children and convincing the caregivers / parents as well as the community to be a part of the project.

10. Outline the broad plan & curriculum for each segment along with timelines

11. Create a monitoring and evaluation system for GiftAbled to evaluate progress against plan as well as the quality of implementation

12. Individual Education / Rehabilitation plan and progress will be monitored through Goonjan software.

13. Plan to include children in the mainstream schooling system

This implementation plan would be reviewed by GiftAbled and finalized before the actual on ground implementation

Step 3: On ground implementation of the project engaging the target beneficiaries and the relevant Stakeholder as and when required. Submission of Monthly Progress Report to GiftAbled and other project details as and when required.

Step 4: After1 year of the completion of the program, an Impact assessment will be conducted to review the impact of this program on the lives of the children and their families and its efficacy in mitigating disability in the implementation area. This report is to be submitted to the GiftAbled official as per timelines.

Timeline of the Project

The project shall be implemented for duration of 06 months (Oct 21 to March-22) from the date of signing the agreement.

Guidelines for submission of the proposal

These guidelines shall ensure uniformity of proposals submitted by all applicants and transparency of the evaluation process.

Applicants fulfilling the following criteria can apply:

I. Registered with PWDs Act, National Trust Act, FCRA (optional) and must have 5 years of working experience in Community Based Rehabilitation and a minimum of 3 yrs experience in ECICE (optional) program

II. Should have Child Protection and Vishaka Policy along with HR Policy.

III. Must have qualified human resource to implement the program as RCI holder or rehab professionals.

IV. Strong network with the community and state govt stakeholders.

V. The implementing partner should have a prominent presence and work experience in the areas of operation.

VI. Submit two reports of successfully completed work in last 3 year as an implementer .

VII. Have adequate infrastructure (therapy & classrooms), equipment’s and Proper accessibility.

VIII. Have good communication infrastructure in place (internet, email).

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X. Click here for project budget format

Application & Assessment Details

1. Questions to the RFP to be sent by email to with the subject line RFP  ECICE – State.

2. Proposals shall consist of a detailed implementation plan along with budget and should be sent by email with a copy of all the relevant documents as stated above.

3. Last date of proposal submission is 31st August 2021 up to 5 Pm. The shortlisted applicants will be informed for further action.

4. Application is invited from NGOs/ Likeminded organization working in North East, Maharashtra & Kerala.