AFA partnered with a group of wonderful people to start Project Delhi to support the most marginalised people with disabilities. With support from members and friends of AFA we reached out with dry rations and medicines impacting 3100 people who were locked in their homes without resources. In another initiative AFA provided cooked meals to migrant labourers with support of amazing friends, supporters and volunteers.
The lockdown provided us the opportunity of putting into action our long-cherished plans for online trainings. We are delighted to share that we are successfully running multiple web trainings for participants across India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and the Maldives. The professional training programs (Diploma and Bachelor degrees) are also running online. Multiple AFA team members have served as invited speakers and panellists for other disability and rights organisations.
Within days of the lockdown, realising that we were in it for the long period, the team put their creativity and energy into setting up and running our services virtually: Open Door Special School, Aadhaar Vocational Centre, Parent Child Training Program, Occupational, Sensory, Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Intervention, as well as Counselling.