VOSAP’s mission to achieve inclusivity and vision to make places accessible cannot be achieved by a small number of people. It requires a mass movement and engagement of citizens to bring change. There are more than 10,000 registered volunteers in VOSAP so far who have joined us in strengthening the initiatives and became an integral part of our success story.
VOSAP has a variety of opportunities for the volunteers to be involved and contribute. There are hundreds of leaders who have joined us in this work. Along with the UN, the organization has been collaborating with local and state authorities, NGOs, corporations, and companies to take this initiative forward. Our volunteers get a chance to interact and serve on a local, national, and global level. And they are even eligible to receive President’s volunteer service award
With the goal of creating a global mass movement, Voice of Specially Abled People, strongly believes that “we”, all individuals have a ISR (Individual Social Responsibility) to advocate and help empower persons with disabilities. Hence, the support we receive from across the globe, be it the US, UK, Japan, or India, is crucial for the success of our cause.
The recent success of the initiative VOSAP Art from Heart would not have been possible without our dedicated volunteers – right from reaching out to people from different geographies to ensure participation from 45+ countries possible, including 40+ entries from the UK or a few entries even from a technology hub such as San Jose in the US.
Despite the global crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VOSAP Volunteers were quick to step up and work towards our vision and mission with even more enthusiasm and commitment. The VOSAP Volunteers even helped in Relief Efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, with them reaching out to others for donation as well as donating themselves to raise money and provide Grocery as well as PPE Kits to nearly more than 6,000 SAPs in India.
The Research Internship Program to uncover findings and take appropriate action- be it Accessibility, Prevention of Disabilities, DII (Disability Inclusion Index) score of Corporations and Educational Institutions, or Socio-economic Impact of COVID19 – is also volunteer-driven.
VOSAP Ignite is High School Internship program. VOSAP and Nirma University (Institute of Science) started working together since 2018, hundreds of Young Volunteers have taken pledge to volunteer, help specially abled people, and do the rating of public places for accessibility.
VOSAP extended help to GTU (Gujarat Technology University) who represents 450 colleges of Gujarat in coming up with suitable courses in this area to create career opportunities in the field related to disability sector. MoU was signed between GTU, LD Engineering college and VOSAP to create capacity, supply of skilled manpower in the AT area.
VOSAP mobile app is very handy and user-friendly. It has empowered our changemakers, VOSAPians to perform various volunteering tasks. Anyone and everyone can download the VOSAP Mobile App and take the “Pledge of Action”.
With this Volunteer driven and fueled mission, VOSAP aims to create change that is “visible” and “experienced” because “actions speak louder than words,” – Pranav Desai Founder, Voice of SAP.
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