Ashish Foundation for the Differently Abled Charitable Trust
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. 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 & Managing Trustee, 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 and adults with autism and other developmental 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 and adults as well as their families. Building awareness within the community about autism is also one of our goals, so that the community not only accepts them but also includes them as part of the society.
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.