ASTHA, is an NGO founded in 1993 as a registered
charitable trust. It is one of the few cross-disability organizations working with
children and persons with disabilities irrespective of the type and severity of
To work towards a society where children and people with disabilities are
respected and valued
To work in partnership with children and persons with disabilities and their
To uphold rights and work with all stakeholders to build an inclusive society.
Each and every person in society however severely disabled has the right to
equal opportunity in every institution of society and has the right to develop
their full potential.
Working with person/children with special needs is not an act of charity but a profession where people learn to care for each other.
Each person disabled or non-disabled, has his or her own unique contribution to make and this contribution must be recognized by society.
Children with disabling conditions should not be isolated from other children and that BOTH sets of children benefit a great deal from interacting with each other.
Community Based rehabilitation programmes
Disability Information Resource Centre
Resource centre for children with disabilities for school readiness
ABILINE: National Disability Helpline
Life Skill training programme for young adults with disabilities
Habilitation and Rehabilitation
Information and Knowledge Exchange
Participation of Persons with Disabilities
Research and critiquing of policies
Raising awareness of the value of persons with disabilities to society and the economy
Board of Trustees
Ms. Radhika Alkazi - Founder & Managing Trustee - ASTHA.
Ms. Sudha Vohra - Executive Director-ASTHA Basic developmental therapist
Mr. Feisal Alkazi Trained social worker and counselor, Author and theatre director and trained counselor
Mr. Vivek Dhir - Managing Director -World Phone Pvt. Ltd
Dr. Gopi Devdutt Tripathy - Lecturer in sociology at the University of Delhi
Ms. Krishna Das - Head - Pallavanjali Institute of Actualization, Gurgaon, trained counsellor