“We don’t believe in the words cannot and impossible.”
Each ABBF vertical in its work area bears testimony to the fact that it is not disability that is a problem, but the social stereotypes and lack of accessibility that PwDs have to face at every step that are the major barriers. In keeping with this, the verticals have been arranged as follows:
For the Individual – Facilitating inclusion by having individuals – PwDs as well as able bodied – participate in sport events organized by ABBF. These events are made even more powerful in the way they draw out stories of achievement, celebrate small wins and treat every participant like family. They facilities and logistics in the events are particularly sensitive to needs of the PwDs.
For the Corporate – Playing out the diversity and inclusion agenda entirely by bringing together corporate staff across levels and people with diverse disabilities at outdoor sport events. These can range from simple one day treks to marathons to overnight camps. With ABBF at the helm, these events no longer are about just doing the activity, but also about shattering misconceptions, revelations and accepting disability.
Research - Adventure activities as catalysts – It is well known that sport binds people to one another like nothing can. It is a fantastic medium therefore, to use in the disability space. While we organize our sport activities, we also want to measure the impact, design new activities modify existing ones for better impact and also set goal of what we want to achieve for better inclusion. This vertical focuses in data gathering, data analysis, white papers, conferences, presenting papers and studies, surveys and academic research.
Skill Building – Skill building is the most tangible way of ensuring our work is helping our target beneficiaries. This vertical builds on the sports activities where individuals, corporates and PwDs participate. Bringing PwDs into the mainstream and facilitating interaction through ice breakers, games, multi-player activity and so on, enables them to be articulate, share stories assertively and does wonders to their confidence levels. Besides these, we nurture talent that we spot among PwDs by allowing those individuals to demonstrate their skills to corporates.