Fellows by Category

Javed Abidi is working to make legislative rights and economic opportunities a reality for the disabled in India. He is organizing disability groups across thematic, geographic, and language barriers to set up an informed national lobby. Simultaneously, he is establishing partnerships with business and the government to create equitable employment of the disabled.

Organization: SCORE Foundation

George Abraham is helping the visually impaired reach their full potentials. His Vision Enhancement Center provides blind and seeing impaired patients with the counseling, support, and training they need to function as independently as possible.

Organization: Action for Autism

Merry Barua is creating a comprehensive set of services on the Indian subcontinent that improve the quality of life for autistic children and the people in their lives, while making known the need for public and governmental recognition of this communication disorder.

Organization: Ujjwal

Already an educational toy designer and manufacturer, Anjana Batra wants to develop and propagate the use of a range of toys/aids which address the specific learning needs of children with mental, hearing, learning, vision and speech disabilities.

Organization: REACH

Purobie Bose is providing care to disabled children in India through a new, inter-disciplinary training program that enables special educators and parents to integrate support for a wide range of disabilities.

Organization: SANCHAR

Tulika Das works to improve the lives of people with disabilities in rural India. Through a unique integrative approach, she works to include disabled people in mainstream Indian life and to integrate the needs and skills of the disabled into India’s development agenda.

Bhargavi Davar aims to restore the dignity and autonomy of persons with mental illness by reforming outdated laws and failed institutions, and by establishing centers that prove the healing power of self-reliance and community support.

Minal Doshi is reversing the tragic national practice of neglecting children's disability to the point when it is too late for optimizing treatment and rehabilitation. She is opening new opportunities for disabled children and their families through multidimensional education on early diagnosis, prevention, and rehabilitation. Minal is addressing her pattern-changing education to all related...

Organization: V-Care Foundation

Learning from her personal experience as a cancer patient, Vandana Gupta has built a series of coping mechanisms to help people survive cancer in India, a society where few systems exist that offer support for cancer patients and their families.

Organization: BarrierBreak

Shilpi Kapoor is eliminating information discrimination by empowering differently-abled people to demand accessibility by transforming e-space, bringing innovative technologies for inclusion to the Indian market, building public awareness through world-class accessibility conferences, and lobbying the government. 

Organization: Kilikili

Kavitha Krishnamoorthy is creating India’s first “barrier-free” public play spaces that are inclusive to children with physical and developmental disabilities. Building on the strength of an empowered network of local communities taking ownership of these public play spaces, Kavitha is now advocating for a national policy to shift the paradigm of creating inclusive play spaces within existing...

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