Borderless World Foundation

Borderless World Foundation (BWF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization under the India’s Societies Registration Act, 1860 . Working in Jammu and Kashmir , along the conflict-riven border region India , Pakistan & China , BWF has rescued hundreds of girls [1]orphaned in the conflict along the India-Pakistan border. BWF strives toward a vision of “One Great Human Family” through a variety of activities, including disaster relief and emergency medical assistance for the community and survivors of conflict and providing love, support, health care and education help them grow into a generation of peacemakers. [2] [3]

History and Mission

BWF was founded in 2002 by Adhik Kadam and Bharati Mamani in Pune, India. The Mission of BWF is to Provide ‘Human Touch’ to the people of border areas Who Lost Their loved ones in violence and armed conflict in the Kashmir conflict . BWF is on a mission to make peace and spreading love through their various programs. Founders of BWF started working in Kashmir in the year 1997.

Programs

BWF works in education , health care , emergency medicine , and women’s empowerment . [4] The organization runs four homes for girls Who-have lost Their relatives in the armed conflict in Kashmir Valley , During Kargil War and 2005 Kashmir earthquake . BWF support girls’ education, vocational training and mentoring for the purposeful life. [5]

  • Basera E Tabassum (BeT) : A home for orphan girls started [6] in District Kupwara , Srinagar , Anantnag , Budgam and Jammu [7] with the help of the Silicon Valley chapter ofAsha for Education . [8] [9]
  • Kashmir Life Line (KLL): First critical care Emergency Medical Services started by BWF in Kashmir [10] in partnership with National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), [11]DP World [12] and Jammu & Kashmir Health Department. [13] [14] Through this program, BWF provided the first four ambulances for the public to the region. [15]
  • Rah-e-Niswan: Rah-e-Niswan helps the girls growing up in the BWF homes learn entrepreneurial skills and financial management. Established as the first ‘ladies-only’ business in the area and run by the young women of the BWF, it provides a safe and secure service for women and men. [16]
  • Surgeries of Pellet Victims: Following an upsurge of violence in 2016 , BWF Organized Surgeries for those at risk of losing their eyesight because of pellet gun injuries. BWF partnered with Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital , [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] Sankara Eye Foundation [22] in this effort. Conducted by leading surgeons from India, these operations saved the sight [23] of hundreds of victims.
  • Disaster relief: The BWF team has been a first responder in the wake of many natural disasters, including the floods in 2014. [24] BWF was able to recruit doctors and donations of medical supplies, including fully equipped ambulances, from across India to help people in Kashmir.

Awards and recognition

In 2010, BWF was presented with the Harmony Foundation’s ” Mother Teresa Award ” in the field of Social Justice and Peace by His Holiness the Dalai Lama . [25] Adhik Kadam and BWF were recognized in 2016 for their work by Indians for Collective Action . [26]

External links

  • Borderless World Foundation, official website

References

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