ABOUT FAME INDIA
FAME India is an organization that specializes in the domain of Neuro-Developmental Disabilities (NDD) in Karnataka. The organization caters to people with NDD starting from 6 months to 60 years through various interventions. FAME runs a special school for children to help them learn life skills; a respite care for severely disabled adults; a vocation centre for adults; an outreach program in about 5 villages around Bangalore and an Academy that trains special educators and parents on working with persons with NDD.
CONTEXT FOR THE PHICUS ENGAGEMENT
The organization had been in existence for 17 years, at the time Phicus was approached. The Board of Trustees were going through a transition phase at that time. The new managing trustee wanted to get a good understanding of the organization before re-crafting the vision and priorities for the various entities in the organization.
The organization wanted to look at all the 5 entities under it’s umbrella and do a detailed assessment of current strengths and development areas. Visits, 101 meetings and observation sessions were conducted to assess the organization.
To help the organization redefine its vision, values and strategic priorities, a series of brainstorming sessions and workshops were facilitated with key stakeholders in the organization.
Phase 1 was completed in 3.5 months of intensive work with the organization last year.
The assignment was delivered in four parts:
Secondary research to understand the NDD domain, other organizations working in this domain, their model, future landscape, government schemes and vocational opportunities to provide additional information to craft out strategic priorities
Organizational assessment to review the health of the 5 different entities across various parameters critical to build organizations
Worked with the board of trustees and the management team to help them craft out the vision, values, strategic priorities for the next 5 years
Supported in implementation of a few strategic priorities around new initiatives that the organization wanted to pursue