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Gift from GiftAbled

Dear Readers,

 

1)WHAT IS GIFTABLED?

Giftabled is a Social Enterprise which works closely with children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. 

 

2)HOW DID WE START? WHAT INSPIRED US?

Sometimes we don’t encounter problems; rather problems find some of us who have the vision and a resolve to make the world a better place. Something similar happened when Prateek and Prarthana were working on an event with visually impaired kids had to struggle in order to arrange apt gifts for them. This moment of realization and a vision to bridge this gap led to this initiative known as GiftAbled. 



3)THE FOLLOWING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION

1) Inclusion Matters

Experience being a Person with Disability through activity based learning and understand how a Person with disability is working efficiently with using technology 

 

2) Disability awareness training and workshops

Experience being a Person with Disability through activity based learning and understand how a Person with disability is working efficiently with using technology

 

3) Events and Workshops for People with Disability

We conduct Deaf Club Meets and Vision Club Meets specifically to aiming towards better communication between Hearing and Deaf and sighted and Visually Impaired.

 

 

4) Spaces of change - impacting 1000s of lives through our projects

As part of our Sensitization, Awareness and Inclusiveness workshops we have initiated “Intro to Braille and Sign Language workshop” which covers Basic understanding and learning A to Z in Braille and Sign Language along with awareness and insight to the challenges of people with disabilities! Through this workshop our aim is to communicate Appropriate Information on disability issues and Appropriate Visibility of persons with disabilities, to alter perspectives of the non disabled population on the strengths, problems and discrimination faced by persons with disability and help emphasize on abilities rather than disabilities.

 

5) An Inclusive GiftStore -  an e-commerce with products made by and for people with disability

GiftAbled Innoventures" a social enterprise and an ecommerce platform for B2B and B2C customers catering only to products made with support from Differently Abled across India

 

6) Evaluation of Infrastructure and Website Accessibility.

Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who experience disabilities. Evaluate corporate offices for their infrastructure and website accessibility and create a grading system, helping them know where they stand and charting the route for future solutions.

 

WHAT ARE OUR CHALLENGES AS AN ORGANIZATION?

1) We host a variety of handmade merchandise on our e-commerce store. We haven't compromised on the quality, but people always look at the cost aspect.

2) GiftAbled Foundation runs many projects in rural areas in India benefiting the woman with disability and children with developmental delay.We find it difficult to raise grants for such projects as the corporate company heads are based in Metros. We are running these projects in remote parts of the country, where the need is the most.

 

WORK RELATED ACHIEVEMENT WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE...

Our founder Prarthana got awarded 'Social Entrepreneur of year 2015' by Namma Bengaluru.

 

WHAT DO WE WANT TO TELL PARENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS / DISABLED CHILDREN/ADULTS?

As a special needs parent, it seems that people have a desire to comment on your children's disability. Don't listen to them. your child is perfectly fine, Just that he/she needs little more support than other children. Don't lose hope, Never give up. Just go on in this wonderfully memorable Journey and find solutions feel free to network and share with other parents who have just begun their journey.

To buy some lovely gifts visit https://www.giftabled.com/

 

Yours Sincerely,

Arunchandra C

Project Associate

Get in touch with us .. 09900927896

Posted in NGOs on May 18 at 10:57 AM

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