George Abraham, CEO of Score Foundation is a post graduate in Operations Research and graduate in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. George started his career in advertising in 1981 and was involved with two leading advertising agencies till 1989. After which he began working with the blind. In 1990 he launched national cricket programmes for the blind and established the World Blind Cricket Council in 1996. Later he launched a mobile training program in personality development in 1997 as well as co-authored a book on Inclusive Education in 2004. In 2002 George founded Score Foundation and launched its flagship Project Eyeway in 2003, which is a single stop Knowledge Resource for blind and visually impaired people with the object of changing lives through the power of Knowledge. In the past George has been conferred with awards such as, the Sanskriti Award, the Rotary Vocational Award, The Limca Book of Record’s “People of the Year” Award and was elected as an Ashoka fellow in 2001. In 1996, he also had the privilege of running with the Olympic Torch at Atlanta. Having spent over two decades working in the domain of Life with blindness, George has diverse experience as a trainer/motivational speaker, a promoter of cricket for the blind and a disability Activist/Communicator.
Anshuman Singh is the Project Manager for Eyeway at Score Foundation. With an extensive experience in the domains of Education and Development Training , he has worked as a Corporate Trainer prior to joining Score Foundation. His journey at Score Foundation began with a short-term project which was aimed at sensitizing eye care professionals towards possibilities in life despite vision impairment. During this engagement, there was an alignment of conviction in approach, wherein the intervention was not from a perspective of charity but of empowerment. Having worked extensively with persons in the mainstream, Anshuman decided to commit with the same rigor to people with vision impairment. Apart from being an outdoor enthusiast with an ardent call to be on the road albeit pedaling heavy with just 1/2 Horsepower on his bicycle to call on or 100 plus bhp in a car, Anshuman also has a keen eclectic choice in music, movies, and books.
Binni Kumari is a 28 year old female with congenital blindness. She is a graduate in Political Science from Delhi University’s Indraprastha (IP) College. In 2010, after completing her 1 year diploma in Computer Applications from All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB), Binni joined Score Foundation as a Helpdesk Executive. Now she works as the Helpdesk Operations Manager which includes supervising and training a team of counselors. She wants to work towards the betterment of living life with blindness and low vision. In her job, she feels a sense of accomplishment. She sees herself grow alongside the organization’s growth.
Shruti Pushkarna is a multimedia professional with over eleven years of experience in journalism. She has a Bachelors degree in English (Literature) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University and a post graduation in Content Creation and Management, with a specialization in New Media. She has worked as a news and programming producer in television as well as online media with reputed media groups. She has also worked as an Events Producer, conceptualizing and executing events on various themes in the domain of media. With two grandparents who dedicated their entire lives to social work, Shruti has been closely associated with community service since childhood. She is the Chief Functionary in a 30 year old home-run trust, KHEL Charities which provides equal opportunity education, support and employment to the underprivileged. At Score, she is the Communications Manager, responsible for developing an overall communication strategy for the network.
Anoushka Mathews is a media professional from Delhi buy levitra online with prescription. She is trained in video production from the Xavier Institute of communications, Mumbai and screenplay writing from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. In the past, she worked on a documentary film that explores the lives of Africans students in India and tries to situate racism in an Indian context. She also had the opportunity of engaging with oral history documentation, audio-visual archives and ethnographic research at the Centre for Community Knowledge, Ambedkar University Delhi. She was responsible for building an audio visual repository of Institutional Memory at the University. Additionally, she engaged in research and oral history documentation around Kashmere Gate and Shahjahanbad areas. She also organized many audio-visual workshops and training sessions for student volunteers at the Center. In her free time she enjoys writing, reading, dancing and attempting to learn to play the piano. At Score, Anoushka works as a Research and Communications Officer.
Geeta S Nair has been working with Score since 2009. She joined as a Talking Book Editor and also helped in updating the website with the latest information. Geeta now works as a Research and Communication Officer. She is responsible for uploading content on the Eyeway website as well as managing the Whatsapp messaging group. Her passion and dedication helped her grow in the organization to reach her present level. She continues to learn and grow at Score.
Devashish Bhargav started to lose his vision when he was in his final year of B.Tech. He stayed home for three years after his graduation, unaware of possibilities in life for a visually impaired person. He got in touch with Score Foundation after hearing their radio programme. Devashish joined a Skills Development programme conducted by Score in 2014 where he gained positive insights into living life with blindness. He now works for Score as a Helpdesk Counselor dissemination information on life with blindness. He has addressed over a 1000 issues in the past one year. He believes that right information and guidance at the right time helped him look beyond despair leading to swift action.
Dominic Roy is a Helpdesk Counselor at Score. He is 24 years old and totally blind. He completed his BA Honors in English from Delhi University. Prior to joining Score Foundation, Dominic underwent a computer diploma course at EnAble India in Bangalore. At the help desk, his work mainly includes counseling clients and researching for information. He tries to inculcate positivity in his callers so they too can lead meaningful happy lives. Dominic believes that with access to the right information, anyone can achieve their goals. Dominic is a voracious reader and likes to discuss Indian politics and cricket. He also holds a keen interest in assistive technology. He aspires to become an IAS officer and motivate visually impaired youth towards achieving their goals.
Poonam Baisla joined Score as a Helpdesk counselor in May 2016. She has a BA degree from Delhi University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Welfare in IGNOU. Coming from a conservative Gujjar community, it wasn’t an easy journey for her to step out of her home to work. As part of the Helpdesk team she counsels clients as the need arises and researches for information as well. This is her first job and she sees it as an opportunity to learn something new every day. She is fond of reading books motivational books and also books on spirituality.
John van Prooijen is HR Manager at Score Foundation. He has a Bachelors degree in Social Work and an MBA degree in Human Resource Management and Service Delivery. John held various management positions for 35 years in several healthcare organizations in the Netherlands. He also volunteered for a nursing home and for an organization that worked for prevention of cruelty towards children. He came to India in October 2008 as a VSO volunteer to work for Score in the capacity of Organizational Development Advisor. He has continued to work for Score as an independent volunteer. His main responsibilities include HR management and supporting the Board of Trustees. John likes to listen to music, read books and he also likes gardening. He likes to keep up to date with Indian politics and Indian culture. He explores new books on the subject and even likes to take heritage walks in the city.