Google’s philanthropic arm Google.org on Friday announced grant funding of $8,00,000 to three Indian non-profit organisations to encourage and create more access and opportunity to people living with disabilities.
The three recipients are Ratnanhidi Charitable Trust, Leprosy Mission Trust India and Public Health Foundation India.
“Innovative technologies are already helping to improve everyday life for people living with disabilities. Through these grants, we want to empower organisations to build impactful solutions,” said Google India and Southeast Asia MD Rajan Anandan in a statement.
The grant funding is a result of global Google Impact Challenge for disabilities which aims to invest $20 million in non-profit organisations which deploy emerging technologies to enhance the independence of disabled people.
The funding will help Ratnanidhi Charitable Trust to provide a well-fitting artificial leg using 3D scanning and printing technologies and Leprosy Mission Trust India to make high quality protective footwear using 3D technology.
Public Health Foundation India will develop a mobile app for village healthcare workers to scrutinise eligibility to government disability benefits, the statement added.