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Shishu Sarothi

Guwahati, India
Joined November 2017

Promoting inclusion and active participation

Presence in: India
Focus: Access to Information, Education, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Health, Other, Women's Rights

Shishu Sarothi, Centre for Rehabilitation and Training for Multiple Disability, a non-profit organization in the Northeast region of India since 1987, works in the area of education, training and manpower development, early intervention and rehabilitation, livelihood and protection of rights of persons with disabilities. To materialize its vision of empowerment of persons with disabilities in the Northeast of India, the organization endeavors to gain justice, equality, and dignity of all stakeholders in the region. Through its work it strives to enable persons with disabilities to attain and maintain maximum independence and full inclusion and participation in all aspects of life.

In recognition of its achievements, Shishu Sarothi received the National Award for Best Institution (Additional) from the then President of India in 2004, and also the State Award for Best Community Service from the Chief Minister of Assam in 2007.


To uphold and advocate for rights of persons with disabilities, ensure equal opportunities and promote their inclusion and participation in a barrier-free environment.


An inclusive society where children and persons with disabilities will have equal opportunities and be empowered to participate freely and fully and live with dignity and respect

People Associated With This Organization

Arman Ali

Shishu Sarothi
Joined November 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Education, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Health, Other, Women's Rights
Arman Ali, the Executive Director of Shishu Sarothi, a premier Centre for Rehabilitation and Training for Multiple Disability working in the North East region of India, since 1987 for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), has been working to create a better understanding of the issues of disabilities in the society and to bring about changes at the policy level.
A bachelor in Information Technology, Mr. Ali joined Infosys as a Human Resource Specialist in 2007 and played a pivotal role in recruiting almost 100 persons with disabilities, thereby enhancing the number of employees with disabilities by 75 percent within a record period of six months at Infosys BPO, Bangalore. However, the limitations of corporate life in dealing with issues of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) prompted him to leave his job and return to activism. Thus he joined Shishu Sarothi in 2010.
Arman Ali is the network champion (main point of contact) for Shishu Sarothi.

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