Ahmedabad, Saath

Lives changed by Saath

Here are a few stories of lives changed by Saath. The state of Gujarat has over 80,000 women working in the construction sector. Women have to shoulder much greater responsibilities than their male counterparts. They struggle to strike a balance between motherhood, housework and their role in supplementing the income of the family. Shantaben Amruthbhai…

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Ahmedabad, Blind People's Association, Visually Impaired

Focusing on the abilities, rather than the disabilities, of the disabled/blind

The BPA began in 1954 in Ahmedabad as the Blind Men’s Association (BMA), a recreation club for the blind started with the efforts of a few blind persons. Over the past five decades, it has emerged as an internationally renowned voluntary organization for the blind and people with other disabilities. The organization works to rehabilitate…

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Ahmedabad, Recognition Received, The Akshaya Patra Foundation

Recognition received by The Akshaya Patra Foundation

Gold Award in PRCI Corporate Collateral Awards, 2013  The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’s Gold Shield Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting, FY2011-12, FY2010-2011, FY2009-2010, FY2008-2009 Innovation for India Award by Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF), 2012 The best ‘Bhagidari’ [Partnership effort] Award for Social Development by the Government of Delhi The Certificate of Merit…

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Ahmedabad, India, Recognition Received

Recognition received by Blind People’s Association, India

National Award for Outstanding Performance in the field of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2008 Godfrey Philips Silver Bravery Award, 2007 Rotary Ahmedabad Award, 2007 Barrier Free Environment, 2005 National Award for Outstanding Performance in the field of Handicapped Welfare, 1995 International Golden Award for Community Development Services Overseas from the Help the Aged International,…

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