The Indian-based Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF) was honoured with the All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB) Millennium Outstanding Service Award in the year 2, in recognition of its sterling contribution to the cause of India’s blind.
Some other facts about the AOF –
Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), is a Registered non-profit organization. It is the social responsibility arm of AIE & is committed to social causes.
Vision: Enable the less privileged child to lead a better life
Mission: To be the front-runner in providing opportunities for child education and health to attain economic independence, with special focus on the blind child.
- AOF has funded a state-of-the-art, fully equipped Mobile Dental Clinic for the Rotary Club, Delhi. The Clinic caters to the oral healthcare needs of underprivileged sections of society, in and around Delhi, free of charge.
- AOF has partnered with NGOs like AICB and NAB (National Association for the Blind) in printing and distributing Braille textbooks to all school-going visually challenged children in 15 states which includes – Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharastra and Tamilnadu. Seven more states are on the anvil. AOF has also set up a computer centre at the Ram Krishna Mission Blind Boys Academy, Narendrapur(West Bengal) A total of 8, visually impaired children have benefited from this Project.
- AOF received a citation and award from the World Blind Union (WBU) in 23 for the ‘sterling contribution to improve and elevate the quality of life of visually impaired children in India’. It is the first Indian NGO to get this distinction. WBU is an apex body of the visually challenged and enjoys consultative status with the UN.
- Support to CRY: AOF had sent ‘Child Relief and You’ (CRY), a sum of Rs. 3 lacs to be used in the Jan 21 earthquake-affected areas in Gujarat. This money was used to run Activity centers that CRY and its partners had set up at the worst affected villages in Gujarat.
- Over the past five years, AOF has helped celebrate the White Cane Day where over 1, visually challenged persons, have been given white canes. It has also been making made Children’s Day, a special one for over 1,5 underprivileged children. AOF made possible cataract operation camps at Surat, Erode, Coimbatore and Delhi. Over 2, persons (majority which were children) have been screened at these camps.
- AOF has also organised over 12 blood donation camps in collaboration with Red Cross Society, in as many cities where over 13 AOF volunteers, comprising of Amway distributors and staff, have donated blood. In the past 12 months, AOF has received four awards for these camps.
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