IDFC FIRST Bank, in partnership with Bubbles Centre for Autism, awards scholarships to young adults on the autism spectrum to complete their special education at Bubbles Centre for Autism.
Apart from awarding autism scholarships in Bangalore, we launched a rural community-based program -‘Aadhar’ in FY 2019-20. The program consists of a first-level intervention program for 9 students with Global Delay Development (GDD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disabilities(ID) in the Hospet district of Karnataka. In partnership with Bubbles Center for Autism and Akansha School for Special Children, we have supported 9 children with intellectual disabilities through our autism scholarship program.
The program is currently being scaled to include 5 more NGOs in need of urgent support. It will be directed towards the improvement, management and growth of their programs for children with intellectual disabilities. In the near future, we aim to support 30 children with disabilities, and 20 children as part of our scholarship and life skills program.
Students Awareded Scholarships
NGOs Supported Across India
So far, the autism scholarship program has supported 104 young adults at Bubbles Centre for Autism, and 20 students at Akansha School in rural Karnataka. This initiative aims to build awareness amongst the masses and normalize acceptance of these individuals as a part of society. It is designed to especially support those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds through early intervention, by covering the cost of special education.
We have also produced short films to educate the masses about the challenges, and the potential of a person with autism. We screen these films on ground, and stream them online to raise awareness about the importance of creating employment opportunities for young adults with autism. .
At IDFC FIRST Bank, we aim to empower our customers to make a difference in the world. With this in mind, we bring you various initiatives in partnership with our partners that give you the opportunity to shoulder a cause of your choice.
Till date, we have 24+ programs that have impacted more than 50574 lives. Come, let’s together, put others FIRST.