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the creation of satellite centres for easy access to services for the Disabled.

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training, the use of different form of media like puppets, games, music and dance, painting and clay work and active participation of family.

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the disabled and economically disadvantaged child.

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Inclusion. Bringing Persons with Disability into the mainstream and steering them towards a productive and fulfilling life.

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The idea of Jan Madhyam was born on the lawns of JamiaMiliaIslamia University, New Delhi. The year was 1982. Jolly Rohatagi, artist and RanjanaPandey, puppeteer, were collaborating on a multi-media programme for pre-schoolers. Puppets, games, music, dance and crafts were woven together to fire a child's creative imagination. The theme was 'Learning is Fun'.

The variety of tasks and stimuli highlighted each child's needs and capacities, highlighting areas where the child performed well or poorly. It was but a natural progression to think of applying the same technique to children with special needs. Using media was one way of drawing out children who appeared dull and unresponsive, more - it emerged - because of isolation and poor communication skills, than because of their disability.

It was the first of many programmes developed in response to a felt need. Over the next few years, Jolly and Ranjana, now joined by Gayatri, a dancer, developed a series of programmes for children with special needs.

On the way, new issues came to the fore - the lack of services, negative attitudes in the community, the limited resources of poor and rural communities and the changing needs of the growing girl child.

Today, nearly three decades later, Jan Madhyam continues to be a pioneer, addressing the needs of disabled and disadvantaged young persons in creative and innovative ways.

Jan Madhyam reaches out to the disabled girl-child from marginalized sections of society - the most disadvantaged in terms of rights and opportunities. We believe in INCLUSION -equal opportunity to all, irrespective of degrees of functionality, efficiency, ability and/or disability. Jan Madhyam's programme focuses on the creation of an inclusive environment that allows the able and the disabled to work and play together.

Jan Madhyam strives to bring people with disability into the mainstream, using different forms of media - puppets, games, music, dance, painting and clay work - as effective tools for mental development and building social relationships.

We strive not to protect, but to prepare Persons with Disability for the real world by developing self-sufficiency in living skills and economic activity. We promote self-advocacy, mainstream employment, self-employment through training.

We promote awareness and participation in the community, showcasing abilities and steering persons with special needs towards productive, fulfilling and independent lives.

Jan Madhyam 1987-2015 Highlights
Many Firsts – Dynamic Leaders in the field.

1982-1987 For the first time ever our innovative media based education modules are taken to 6 Special Schools by Jan Madhyam.

1987 The first NGO to adopt `Inclusion’ (as our vision and mission.)of challenged persons. We start the first mini, Inclusive centre. Economically disadvantaged girls join their disabled peers to learn living skills in Jan Madhyam’s ZamrudpurCenter, New Delhi.

1989 The first foray into community awareness about Disability for teacher trainees, anganwadi (crèche) workers and slum dwellers is designed and executed by Jan Madhyam. The Department of Education, Government of India gives financial support.

1989 Acknowledged leaders,Jan Madhyam is one of two partners in the first all-India campaign to create awareness about Disability. All India Networking begins.

1989 Acknowledged leaders,Jan Madhyam is one of two partners in the first all-India campaign to create awareness about Disability. All India Networking begins.

• The First Ever Directory of Services(for challenged persons) for Delhi and NCR , is published by Jan Madhyam after a comprehensive survey.

1990 A Directory of Services in Rajasthan for (challenged persons) is published by Jan Madhyam – once again a First.

1991 Jan Madhyam is the First to focus on the needs of the adolescent girl child who is intellectually challenged. A series of path breaking projects emerge. Amongst them, a Friends Club and Sex Education workshops.

1991-93 Rights of persons with Intellectually Challenged- Legal Literacy sessions for parents, community workers and NGO’s. This path breaking work fed the ground work for future legislation -the Equal Opportunities Act.

1993 For the first time ever a Lab to study the curriculum and practices for Inclusion is set up in Aya Nagar.

1995 EORTTEC is born -our flagship project for Inclusion is established. It is the First Inclusive training center of Delhi! The Equal Opportunity Technical Training Centre (EORTTC) opens in the urban village of Ayanagar on the outskirts of Delhi.

2000 Project Srijan is launched:Awareness generation about the ability of challenged persons takes a new turn-JM starts media and craft work with mainstream schools to change the attitude of young children through project Srijan.

2000 Our first Spring Fair at the Australian High Commissioners’ Residence is a great success and becomes our annual fund raiser and 14 yrs later is still an annual success..

2002 Another first – most NGO’s in Delhi have an institutional approach, Jan Madhyam adopts a decentralized approach.

2006-2010 Working with other NGOs helps them include challenged children and understand their special needs.JM spreads its philosophy of Inclusion all over Delhi. We launch the Scholarship project.

2014 Reaching the unreached: In 3 short years Scholarships are given in different parts of the city to 187 challenged children. Ferreting out these children in bastiesamongst migrant, marginalised families is painstaking and arduous.

2015 Today we have multiplied our reach 10 fold and created 10 potential Jan Madhyam’s.

• EORTTC works with 200 challenged persons and upto July 2245 children

The Jan Madhyam Society, a registered body, has 18 members
(4 men, 16 women, of whom 2 parents and 2 persons with disability).

The Governing Board has 9 members, elected every 3 years.

Currently, members of the new executive committee
(April 2015 – March 2018) of Jan Madhyam is as follows:

  • President: Ms. Padma Sahdev
  • Secretary : Ms SeemaUppal
  • Treasurer : Ms Niti Jain

Our Programmes


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Service for challenged children and their families.


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Jan Madhyam has long experience in making different tools such as Films, Games, Learning kits, Booklets, Posters, Puppet Plays, Songs etc. We have a library of these which we use in our training and share with our partners. We also have a Directory of Services for challenged persons for the National Capital Region.

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Unlike other scholarship schemes, which help the able to get further, Jan Madhyam offersfinancial support in the form of scholarships to disabled students, especially girls who come from poor families and thus enable them to get life skills and school education

We focus on economically deprived children with any of the following problems

  • Dyslexia and Learning difficulties
  • Slow learners
  • Hearing impaired
  • Physically disabled.
  • Behavioural disorders
  • Emotional problems.
  • Visually challenged
  • Multiply Challenged
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dwarfism
Scholarships are given to children identified with any of the above special needs.This will help them to get supportive aids and appliances, therapies, special education, admission into mainstream school education or any training which leads them towards Inclusion.

Besides the financial support, the other supportive activities are:

• Sensitizing the school teachers and training them in management of children with special needs

• Support children with special need for remedial education and medical intervention

• Counselling and guidance to their parents, families and community at large.

• Disability Pension guidance and training

All these interventions will help the special child to cope with mainstream education and improve his general development. The poor parents will be able to send this child to school and finally give him a special place at home also.

Partners & Supporters 2013 -2015

  • Tech Mahindra Foundation
  • Vibha Help Them Grow
  • Sud Chemie India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Wing of Support
  • Big Chill Café Pvt. Ltd.
  • Raghu Trading & Investment Co. Pvt. Ltd.
  • Avalokitteshvar Valinv Ltd.
  • Jaleh Namazai
  • A2Z filtration Specialities Pvt. Ltd.
  • Charities Aid foundation India
  • United Hotels Limited
  • United Hotels Limited
  • Veena Anand
  • Ms. Sadhna Rai
  • Ms. Bunty Chand
  • The Neemrana Group
  • Mr. Ms. Neeraj Sharma
  • Hotel Bela Rosa
  • Amber Travels
  • The Leela Palace
  • The Oberoi Group
  • Veda Restaurant
  • Taj Palace Hotel
  • The Lalit
  • TV Beltek
  • The Park Hotel
  • Hotel TajMansigh
  • Greek to Me -Restaurant
  • Vivanta Ambassador Hotel
  • The Ashok
  • The Big Chill Café Pvt. Ltd.
  • Toshiba
  • Style Studio Beauty Salon
  • Herbline- Beauty products
  • Mantra Vedic Spa
  • AARYA24 Kt
  • CreamBell
  • R2S Events
  • The Neemrana Group
  • India Tourism Development Corporation
  • Radio Mirchi
  • Ahuja Sons
  • Raisons
  • Hero Honda

Join Us

You can also help us raise money in your school, college or office.

There are hundreds of tasks that need to be done.

  • Accompanying children to hospitals / doctors
  • Accompanying our sales team
  • Arranging seasonal outing
  • Teaching English, yoga, self defence, dance etc.
  • Help in organizing fund raising events
  • Be our photographer
  • Be our advocate
  • Link us to individual donors- Rotary clubs, etc.

If you like to give us your time for Jan Madhyam

mail us at infojanmadhyam@gmail.com




You can order their products through us.
Contact AMITA SAXENA on 9899199937 for prices and details

Our Wishlist

Thank you donors!

Four of our hearing impaired children have

received BTE hearing aids. Three more are waiting...

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We always need

  • Cotton rugs, floor mats and low stools
  • Stationery
  • Fabric lengths
  • Paint(water colours, acrylic & fabric paint)
  • Embroidery (thread)

Are you a parent of a child with disability?

Contact us at info@janmadhyam.org for more information.

Do visit us.

Call Jan Madhyam,

Jamrudpur, 091-9968427340

or Aya Nagar on 9899199937

between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm.

Registered Office

Jan Madhyam,


New delhi - 110020


Jan Madhyam,

147, Aya Nagar , Phase V

New Delhi -110047