+Impact 50 Autistic Children/Families, South India

 
$8,650
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Oct 7, 2010

AutismForHelpVillageProject SouthIndia 50 children

Reuel on horseback; equestrian therapy
Reuel on horseback; equestrian therapy

The Autism for Help Village project was born as a seed concept during the World Bank/Urgent Evoke season 1. Since that inception, these are the steps taken for this project to become a full fledged reality. 1. Achievement: AfhVP was chosen as one of the winning evokations by none other than the World Bank Institute, and called "exemplary" and "outstanding." 2. Achievement: The Project Leader was certified as a legendary hero in social innovation and entrepreneurship, in addition to becoming a founding member of WBI's Urgent Evoke. 3. The AfhVProject has been chosen to be featured in this Evoke Participation Global Giving fund raising challenge. 4. The AfhVProject has garnered support and volunteers from all over India, Lebanon, the Netherlands, and USA, to name only a few countries, and has attracted active collaboration and participation from members of other UrgentEvoke Social Innovation projects and UrgentEvoke's members. 5. AfhVProject has started a facebook group which has gathered 126 members (climbing steadily), and is becoming a lively space for raising awareness on autism besides discusing its own future. 6. Autism for help Village Project also has a presence on twitter, blogspot and google buzz. 7. The project has developed a logo, sent out emails to prospective donors, and answered comments, and questions from the overwhelmingly positive community response to AfhVP. 8. The AfhVProject has approached potential donors and participants among friends, family, relatives, colleagues, student communities, et als, of core team members, and many have agreed to support the AfhVP, through direct involvement, volunteering, as well as money donations to the extent that they are able, by those who are able. 9. Autism for help Village Project has made enquiries regarding registration as a full fledged 501c3 Non Profit Organization (NPO). 10. To form the NPO, the AfhVProject is first gathering the supporters who will be at the core of the AfhVP movement, and considering the formation of the Board, and selection of the main office Staff. 11. The Board will consist of representatives who will work as leading consultants or actively in the field, either in India, or from abroad. 12. Autism for help Village Project has accomplished this in one month, July 2010, without funding. Help support our effort to make the AfhVP a reality, to serve, as a beginning, 50 autistic people in South India.

Their smiles help us more than we help them.
Their smiles help us more than we help them.

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  • danica811
    danica811 I donated to the project because we need something like this in India, especially the south. I've been saving up money for no apparent reason and I realised that this is a good cause that I can put money towards. It is a step towards a better world and a better place for those with the autism syndrome. I don't think... Read more »
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  • norabelehcim
    norabelehcim the differently-abled and autistic population of India, and specifically south India, have needed outreach, acceptance, awareness, services and security for a long time.This project can help with that-- I will keep following, and send my best wishes, with donation, for support of a great outcome!
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  • avygravy
    avygravy This is an amazing project if it can become reality it will make an amazing difference to autistic children (some of them at least) in a country that least bothers about them.
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  • Brian
    Brian A great, sustainable concept which could truly change the perception, and acceptance of autism in the region.
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  • Koshy A.V.
    Koshy A.V. thanks anonymous, danie, michele, tracy, chachan, abhijit and brian for the cash and the comments and everyone who likes my projecthope it works out....
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  • Paul
    Paul You have a great website and I only hope you the best in keeping things going!
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  • Margaret
    Margaret Koshy your passion for this project can be felt just by reading about this site. The photo of the boy on the horse is beautiful.
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  • Aseel
    Aseel This is a great opportunity to help Autistic not only to become socially included, but rather to build a sustainable self-sufficient community to enhance their quality of life and sense of belonging. As a humanitarian architect, I feel challenged by Koshy's project to propose adequate design to fit and serve this... Read more »
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  • Gilda
    Gilda Great Job Koshy!!!
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  • Chris Delamer
    Chris Delamer Keep going as this project is going to get there ! Good Luck :)
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  • David
    David Koshy, you most certainly are a legendary hero. Keep up the amazing work.
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  • Gina
    Gina It is so important that we give these children a chance- A chance to suceed and grow into adults with as much independence and joy in their lives as possible. AfhVP is an integral part in raising awareness for the autistic children in other parts of the world- India in particular. Awesome job Koshy. Keep up the great... Read more »
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  • ISRAEL SANCHEZ
    ISRAEL SANCHEZ OUR Farm supports this project because our goals are similar. Thank you VERY much Koshy for taking the risk and try to make this world more equitable for us all, T
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  • jorobins
    jorobins It is a joy to be part of this effort since I've known Koshy forever. To help in whichever way I can to enable others to have a life that I've enjoyed is just natural.
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  • Tracy Blanchard
    Tracy Blanchard I feel really good supporting this project and look forward to the day when it's up and running. Koshy is a passionate and dedicated leader and will do great things for the kids involved in his project.
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  • Tracy Blanchard
    Tracy Blanchard I feel really good supporting this project and look forward to the day when it's up and running. Koshy is a passionate and dedicated leader who will do great things for the children involved in his project.
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  • Joanna Sarah
    Joanna Sarah Great work on this site! We really need something like this in India because there's really not any awareness about it here.
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  • anna gabriel
    anna gabriel This is a great project and I am happy to support it.It will certainly make a difference to the autism community in India who need all the help they can get.
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  • Anitha Johns Varghese
    Anitha Johns Varghese I just want to support this project, because it is an absolute need for children with autism and the need is greater as they grow older too. Thanks for this initiative.
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  • Radhika Darbari
    Radhika Darbari Autism can be very difficult to deal with and support is needed to assist every family with a child in this situation to help better the life of the child and improve the condition. I am very impressed with the amount of work and achievements this initiative has already achieved in such short amount of time. Great credit to... Read more »
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  • femi
    femi Autism is still very less understood and underdiagnosed in India. I think this project is great and would love to support it
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  • NAK
    NAK Its a wonderful project....and a great initiative...:)
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  • AbigailMary
    AbigailMary Great project it will help many people keep working on it.
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  • Natnat
    Natnat Ganbatte!!
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  • Nicholas Nagao
    Nicholas Nagao Great job Koshy! I will do my best to help get the word out. I posted on Facebook and Twitter, and added a link to your project to www.respectedopinions.com
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  • Koshy A.V.
    Koshy A.V. thanks a lot nick :)
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  • Hoda
    Hoda very nice work. inspiring!
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  • James Otejiri
    James Otejiri Nice job Koshy. It's going to be a great relief on the people when this project eventually takes off. I wish you heavenly luck.
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  • a good cause
    a good cause A remarkable idea. Good luck!
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  • gerdacasier
    gerdacasier Great job. Once had a severly autistic student and think both of us (teacher and student) could have benefited tremendously from a project like this.
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  • sararielle
    sararielle keep on moving :)
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  • sgovin
    sgovin This kind of project will greatly help all autistic kids in India.
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  • swe
    swe This is a great project..its a blessing for all the autistic kids out there..
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  • gerdacasier
    gerdacasier A wonderful project, both for the children and the educators involved.
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Koshy Varghese

Bangalore, Karnataka India

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