Amrit Foundation of India
C 20, Hauz Khas, First Floor,
110016 New Delhi
Ansprechpartner: Pranavi Sethi
- Freiwillige Helfer sind willkommen.
Amrit Foundation of India, established in 2012, is an initiative to make the world a more inclusive place especially for children with intellectual challenges. Amrit Foundation of India aims at the development and well being of all Indians, irrespective of their religion, race, caste, creed or sex, so that they may individually and collectively reach their full potential through the goals of equity and inclusion.
Our team works hard to find ways to create a level playing field for children with intellectual and developmental challenges, so that they too, can play a meaningful role in building tomorrow’s India. We have:
• Created a large database of service providers working with children with challenges, making it easier for caregivers to find the help their children need
• Carried out research to create new evidence about what the experience of caring for a child with intellectual challenges in India
• Hosted events for children with challenges, allowing them to participate in mainstream activities such as Raahgiri
• Sensitised hundreds of young people across Delhi to the experiences of persons with challenges
The Little Peepul Tree is Amrit´s flagship project. Our work has three strands:
• Services Bank: We are building an online platform with key information on intellectual challenges and an extensive directory of service providers.
• Knowledge Creation: We create and disseminate knowledge on intellectual and developmental challenges.
• Inclusion Advocacy: We seek to change the public and policy discourse around children with challenges.
We specifically focus on four intellectual and developmental challenges: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability. We use the term ´challenges´ to reflect our belief that no-one should be defined by their disability and, with the right support, these challenges can be conquered!
• #weallfitin campaign: The campaign has two aims: 1. Students and their teachers learn about children with special needs and become sensitive to the importance of inclusion. 2. Student volunteers help us empanel, i.e. enlist within our Services Bank, service providers working in the field of intellectual and developmental challenges.
• Patang Survey: The Patang Study aims to fill the urgent need for better ground-level data on what could be done to improve availability, access and utilization of services by children with challenges.
• Our voice: E-Newsletters: Our quarterly e-newsletter includes updates on our work, highlights recent news and events from around the world and includes thought-provoking facts; Fast Facts: Published quarterly, our Fast Facts bring together key facts and thought-provoking commentary on a particular topic; Reports: Our reports summarize the discussions and key findings.
Pranavi Sethi is the Executive Director of Amrit Foundation of India.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.