Ashish Foundation for the Differently Abled
We at AFDA work toward the day when every single member of society is accepted for the unique ways in which he or she can contribute. No, not every person is able to contribute in the same manner, but everyone, no matter his or her ability, is able to contribute in some manner. I see this truth at work in my own body. My right eye is much smaller than my right leg, however, though it’s small, I would miss my eye terribly if I didn’t have it. In the same way, each of us has a unique part to play in this great nation of ours. We at AFDA labour for the day when each and every child is accepted as a fellow contributor and valued member of our society.
Geeta Mondol, Founder/Director AFDA
Ashish Foundation, also known as the Ashish Foundation for the Differently Abled (AFDA) Charitable Trust, is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to serve children with autism and other mental and physical disabilities. Often, these children are pushed to the margins of society, sometimes even in their own families. AFDA exists to reach out to these children who are often the most shunned in society due to the various issues with which they struggle.
We envision transformed communities of people who view and value each differently abled person as created in God’s image, and inherently able to attain his or her God-given potential to lead a fulfilling life.
1. To provide holistic education and support to children with disabilities and their families so that these children can achieve their God-given potential.
2. To create awareness in the community for constructive response and engagement on autism and other disabilities.