[edit] Vibha Speaker Event

Vibha and South Asia Institute present

Rehabilitating Underprivileged Children with Special Needs (Stories from the Ground)

A discussion led by two eminent social workers from India: Jatinder Arora and Zankhana Patel.

[edit] Event Details

Date: June 4, 2007
Place: RLM 4.102, UT Campus (corner of Speedway and Dean Keaton St.)
Time: 7:00 PM

The speakers will draw from their extensive experience of working with child development organizations in India and talk about the issues, challenges, and solutions for rehabilitating mentally challenged, underprivileged children.

[edit] Contact Information



Phone: (512) 826-6887

[edit] About the Speakers

Jatinder Arora is the executive director and founder of Prayas in Jaipur, India. Prayas provides special education and vocational training to children of ages 3-15 with mental disabilities and children from socially deprived backgrounds. For her services, Ms. Arora was recognized as a recipient of the Acharya Vinobha Bhave National Volunteers Awards 2002 from the National Foundation of India. Prior to founding Prayas in 1994, Ms. Arora worked as a journalist for the Rajasthan Patrika and Times of India. Visit Prayas at

Zankhana Patel is a program manager for project monitoring at Vibha. Ms. Patel has a vast experience of working with various non-governmental organizations in the areas of emergency and disaster relief and rehabilitation, children with disabilities, and women with special needs. Ms. Patel has a Masters degree in social work and currently monitors and evaluates the projects supported by Vibha in India.

[edit] About Vibha

Vibha Austin is a UT student organization and the Austin chapter of Vibha, a US-based non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization with a mission to educate, empower and enable every individual who wishes to make a positive difference in the life of the underprivileged child. Please visit Vibha at

[edit] About South Asia Institute

The South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin was established as part of a university initiative to promote South Asian programs, especially those pertaining to contemporary issues, across the entire university and in the larger community. As a National Resource Center for South Asia funded by A Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the institute sponsors major conferences, scholarly symposia and a weekly South Asia Seminar. The institute also provides Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships to students pursuing graduate degrees relating to South Asia in any department or school of the University.

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