Empower people with bodily disabilities to live a life of complete Participation and Contribution.
Work and Achievements
Astha is a Non-Profit Organization based in Bangalore.
Prime Focus Areas:
- PARA SPORTS – Indian Wheelchair Tennis Tour (IWTT), a division of Astha focuses on developing the sport by conducting AITA ranked tournaments, camps, & development at the grassroots. IWTT is the only body in India that conducts AITA ranked wheelchair tennis tournaments. Since 2016 six tournaments have been conducted, 3 in Bengaluru, 2 in Chennai and 1 in Hyderabad Our aim is to enable players to win Medal at the next Asian Games and Paralympics. Currently IWTT is conducting training and coaching program in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Chandigarh. Similar training and coaching programs are being planned in 5 different cities across India.
- EDUCATION- Astha encourages differently abled people to pursue professional courses like Chartered Accountancy, Engineering, Medicine and not limit themselves to skill-based education. We provide scholarships and mentoring programs for candidates from the lower income group.
- DEMOCRACY – Astha enables differently-abled people to participate in the democratic process by voting.
Jugalbandi Events - Astha’s unique approach is in creating & providing opportunities for interaction between the `able’ and the `differently able’ worlds through its innovative idea of Jugalbandi Art, Music, Dance & Sports. This unique approach enables the participation of both these worlds thereby giving a platform to understand and empower each other.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Funds raised through TCS World10K will be used to procure sports wheelchairs, conducting training and coaching programs for kids with disabilities and creating awareness about benefits of sports among people with disabilities.