‘Raphael’, Ryder-Cheshire Centre, India

RAPHAEL was founded in 1959 in Dehradun (Uttarakhand) jointly by Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder.

RAPHAEL’s mission is to assist in the:

  • Rehabilitation of children with intellectual and associated disabilities;
  • Control of Tuberculosis;
  • Life-long care of persons with acute disabilities rejected by society.

It caters to the needs of the economically weaker sections of society in the State of Uttarakhand and the neighbouring district of North Western Uttar Pradesh.

All its facilities and services are provided free to its beneficiaries. And, it is entirely dependent on its benefactors for financial support.

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