Enable India is considered the pioneer in the space of disability livelihoods. The last three years has been about scaling the pioneering initiatives. We are very excited with the developments of the last year – it has been a landmark year for Enable India and we are emerging as a thought leader nationally and on the global stage.
We say this with a huge sense of responsibility and being fully cognizant that every work we do has been achieved due to the power of a collective. Our work is built on the foundation provided by many wonderful organizations and individuals who are doing great service in the disability and livelihoods. And their work has made us what we are today.
So what has happened in this one year that has been so path breaking?
We have scaled our work on the ground to many states and districts and have seen the universality of the tools, solutions and methodologies that we have been using so far. We have also come up with newer livelihood and training models which take into account the ground level realities of human resources available for the disability sector and hence can be scaled despite the enormity of the task.
We believe in the power of communities, diverse local teams with the right passion and heart. We believe that real scale with depth and quality is possible only through collective impact of every person putting their mind to it. Hence, we have started harnessing the power of collectives to create movements and missions. Leaders can move mountains! The collective is primarily of company leaders and NGO leaders, peer alumni leaders with disability across India. This has shown us the way to move forward with respect to scaling that is sustainable, long term and result oriented.
Most importantly, we have started a movement for the collective of rural disabled across states with our disruptive social network platform which uses a simple mobile phone. This has helped us reach the unreached and under-served.
We have re organized ourselves into honeycomb cells to achieve the above and have created career paths (bands) for our staff. Our achievements are thanks to an extremely diverse staff including persons with disability and women in leadership and in all band levels.
We thank our funders and well-wishers and each one of you for your support and urge each one of you to join the movement.