Drawing parallels with a quote from ‘Illusions’ by Richard Bach : “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly” …
Anandini aspires to be this change and the butterfly in the logo signifies the emergence of this change…
‘Anandini’ means ‘Joy’
Started with the primary objective of working in the field of disability, Anandini aspires to spread joy & happiness as it unfolds its wings.
Anandini aims to reach out and touch the lives of people with disabilities, their families and professionals associated with the field of disability.
Children with disabilities have a special place within Anandini’s mandate.
Sectors like education and health that have a direct impact and bearing on disability also fall within the scope of Anandini’s work.
Disability in India is still deeply mired in myths… and people with disabilities and their families face an absolute lack of information about disability, about where to go and what to do. There are many who go through a long wait, exploring various avenues before realizing that there are special facilities, services and opportunities that they can access… Anandini aims to fill this gap and ensure that information permeates to the levels where it is most needed and when it is needed.
Anandini works across the spectrum – from the grassroots level to the level of advocacy. Through this work it attempts to create awareness, sensitize people -dissipate myths and bring about a change in how disability is perceived.
Anandini’s philosophy and belief is steeped in the rights perspective – laying emphasis on the rights of persons with disabilities and it ensures that this is reflected in all its programmes and projects.
Persons with disabilities have a right to lead a life of dignity and independence and to get the necessary opportunities, information, support and services in order to maximize their potential.
By ensuring that society recognizes their abilities, respects diversity and supports them to live a life of dignity –Anandini supports and enables persons with disabilities to optimize their potential and to realize their right to live life on an equal basis with their non-disabled peers.