Malini Chib

Malini Chib has a double Masters’ from the University of London. One in Women’s Studies from the Institute of Education and in Information Management and Technology, from the Metropolitan College. She has used this knowledge to expand the library at ADAPT into a Library and media resource Centre and moved the organisation’s service delivery from Charity model to a Rights Approach, forming a unique, inclusive group called the ADAPT Rights Group, bringing together people with and without disability to battle for their rights. She is a member of the Research Action Committee ...and a Trustee of ADAPT. An author, researcher and activist, Malini’s debut autobiographical work, a book called ‘One Little Finger’ and she was awarded with the National Award by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for being a role model in spreading awareness about persons with disability.

Malini who today works as a diversity officer at Tatasons, Mumbai and Tata Consultancy Services, London, has been one of the disabled pioneers who has paved the way for others who followed.

Vipasha Mehta

Vipasha Mehta was a unique student who we experimented with and she covered the syllabi of three grades in two years. One of ADAPT’s first students. She had earlier been taught in her mother tongue Gujarati and her communication was poor but within a year she was writing poems in English! She scored very high in her examinations and is the only person with Cerebral palsy who has done her Ph.D. Her thesis was on Foucault and Derrida and was titled ‘Self: A Study through Concepts of Idealistic and Marxist Philosophy’. She lives independently in Berkeley, California and continues to write.

Toshaan Chatterjee

Toshaan Chatterjee is a member of the ADAPT  family since he was just 18 months old, he graduated with a first division from St. Xavier’s College

Presently employed with Reliance Metro. Recently received ‘The Bhamla Foundation Award’ for his achievements.

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