Campaign Ended! The campaign ended on January, 11 2016
Charity Physically Challenged
Hi, I’m Harish Kumar from Ahmedabad, India. I wish to introduce myself as a differently abled person with a passion for driving. In 2012 I became the first physically challenged person in the country to successfully complete an All India Driving Expedition thereby creating a new National Records in Limca Book of Records. As on date I have on my name 2 National Records in Limca Book of Records. I did my schooling from a reputed school in Dehradun & went on to do my Masters in Science from IIT Roorkee in 1993 & Masters in Technology from IIT Delhi in 1995.
After working in Telecom Sector for ~ 20 years I quit the corporate world last year & decided to work on providing mobility services & solutions to the specially abled people of the country. For this purpose I’ve floated an NGO Ability on Wheels Charitable Trust (www.abilityonwheels.org).
ABILITY ON WHEELS is an effort to encourage the specially abled people to take a big leap towards leading a normal life by encouraging them to drive on their own.
As a first step towards this direction Ability on Wheels has launched a first of its kind in the country driving school exclusively for the differently abled using customized cars in Ahmedabad.
Today the physically challenged people have to first buy a car, get it modified & only then they are provided with a learner’s license. This deprives them of the right to first learn & then buy a car. Also since there is no such driving school they have to learn on their own. Due to this big stumbling block many physically challenged people hesitate in buying a car & hence are deprived of the freedom & independence.
The biggest benefit of this driving school will be that now people can get a learner’s license based on the customized vehicles of the driving school so that they can first learn driving & then go in to buy a car.
We are making focused efforts in clearing the roadblocks between Disability, Driving & Employment.
This initiative is a SKILL DEVELOPMENT program which can also act as a catalyst in employment generation for the economically weaker sections of differently abled people. We plan to impart driving training to such people & get them recruited as cab drivers or even cab owners thereby opening a whole new world of employment opportunities for them.
Vision of Ability on Wheels
Inclusion of 'specially abled' in the community stream by empowering, facilitating and training them to drive vehicles.
To impart driving training to 100 people by end 2015, to 1,000 people in 2016 & to 5,000 people by 2017.
To open 4 additional driving schools in 2016 & total 20 by end 2017
Funds & Appeal
We have initiated this campaign to open one more driving school in Hyderabad.
Your contributions / donations irrespective of the amount are too valuable and we ensure to provide you all the aspects of the sources, where your contribution may get leveraged for the cause.
Join our hands to make differently abled people more independent with the help of driving ability, and nurture the skill development within.
Note: All donations are exempt from income tax under section 80G(5)
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Visit our web site www.abilityonwheels.org
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