Borderless World Foundation

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Borderless World Foundation (BWF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered under India's Societies Registration Act, 1860. Working in Jammu and Kashmir, along the conflict-riven border region in between 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 support for the community and rescuing hundreds of children left orphaned by the ongoing conflict and providing love, support, health care and education to 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 making 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 parents 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 of Asha 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 women in the larger community a safe and hesitation-free environment to shop for their requirements such as sanitary napkins.[16]
  • Surgeries of Pellet Victims: Following an upsurge of violence in 2016, BWF organized free 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 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 the people in Kashmir.

Awards and recognition

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

References

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  2. "The Travelling Chinar Grove". Outlookindia.com. 2004-03-22. http://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/the-travelling-chinar-grove/223334. 
  3. "'˜Mission Kashmir' – Mumbai Mirror". Mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com. 2008-10-17. http://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/communities/Mission-Kashmir/articleshow/15861794.cms?prtpage=1. 
  4. http://innerspacetherapy.in/clinical-psychologist-sadia-raval/
  5. "How Green is My Valley – Indian Express". Archive.indianexpress.com. 2011-11-12. http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/how-green-is-my-valley/874078/. 
  6. Children (2009-04-09). "Children of the valley: Shoma Chatterji – 09 April 2009". India Together. http://indiatogether.org/jkorphan-children. 
  7. "Home for orphan girls celebrates foundation day – Early Times Newspaper Jammu Kashmir". Earlytimes.in. 2011-09-04. http://www.earlytimes.in/newsdet.aspx?q=79565. 
  8. "Project Details" (in en-US). http://new.ashanet.org/project/?pid=628. 
  9. Shoma Chatterji (2009-04-15). "An 'abode of smile' for Kashmir orphans — OWSA: OneWorld South Asia – Latest news on sustainable development, features, opinions, interviews with NGO leaders and multimedia from India and South Asia". Southasia.oneworld.net. http://southasia.oneworld.net/news/an-abode-of-smile-for-orphans-of-kashmir#.WE0ckvkrK00. 
  10. "CM launches cardiac, trauma care ambulances". Greaterkashmir.com. 2015-09-21. http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/life-style/story/197187.html. 
  11. http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/governance/mufti-launches-four-trauma-care-ambulances-in-state/136066.html
  12. "DP World contributes to the rehabilitation of the people of Jammu & Kashmir-Daily Shipping Times". http://www.dailyshippingtimes.com/news-upload/upload/fullnews.php?fn_id=8623. 
  13. PK Editor (2016-07-28). "#Day20: Attention Pellet Victims! Call Borderless World Foundation For Treatment". Pristine Kashmir. http://pristinekashmir.com/news/health/day20-attention-pellet-victims-call-borderless-world-foundation-for-treatment. 
  14. Your Name *. "Borderless World Foundation to Conduct Free Medical Camp at SDH Chanapora, DH Pulwama". Kashmir Life. http://www.kashmirlife.net/borderless-world-foundation-to-conduct-free-medical-camp-at-sdh-kupwara-chanapora-dh-pulwama-105306/. 
  15. "NGOs launch first critical care ambulance system in Jammu and Kashmir". http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/ngos-launch-first-critical-care-ambulance-system-in-jammu-and-kashmir/1/479154.html. 
  16. Inam Ul Haq (2016-05-02). "From orphanage to social entrepreneurship: LoC girls' mission 'Happy Choice'". Greaterkashmir.com. http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/opinion/from-orphanage-to-social-entrepreneurship-loc-girls-mission-happy-choice/216437.html. 
  17. "Mumbai’s leading eye doctor treats pellet gun victims in Kashmir". Hindustan Times. 2016-07-30. http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/mumbai-s-padma-shri-winning-eye-doctor-treats-pellet-gun-victims-in-kashmir/story-LehL0qlxlrUjyctZPijBQN.html. 
  18. "Dr Natarajan to perform retinal surgeries to patients with pellet injuries". KashmirWatch. http://kashmirwatch.com/35660-2/. 
  19. "Dr Natarajan to perform surgeries on pellet victims – Greater Kashmir | DailyHunt". M.dailyhunt.in. http://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/greater+kashmir-epaper-greaterkashmir/dr+natarajan+to+perform+surgeries+on+pellet+victims-newsid-56926995. 
  20. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/29/world/asia/pellet-guns-used-in-kashmir-protests-cause-dead-eyes-epidemic.html
  21. IBTimes. "24 surgeries in 24 hours: Mumbai ophthalmologist infuses hopes in Kashmir's pellet victims" (in en). International Business Times, India Edition. http://www.ibtimes.co.in/24-surgeries-24-hours-mumbai-ophthalmologist-infuses-hopes-kashmirs-pellet-victims-688170. 
  22. "B’luru eye expert sees the horror, doctors’ diligence in Kashmir – Bangalore Mirror". Bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com. 2016-08-12. http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/Bluru-eye-expert-sees-the-horror-doctors-diligence-in-Kashmir/articleshow/53659026.cms. 
  23. Barry, Ellen (2016-08-28). "An Epidemic of ‘Dead Eyes’ in Kashmir as India Uses Pellet Guns on Protesters". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/29/world/asia/pellet-guns-used-in-kashmir-protests-cause-dead-eyes-epidemic.html. 
  24. "Nashik NGO reaches out to Kashmir flood victims – The Times of India". http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/Nashik-NGO-reaches-out-to-Kashmir-flood-victims/articleshow/42627468.cms?from=mdr. 
  25. "Mother Teresa Memorial Awards". Motherteresaawards.org. 2016-11-20. http://www.motherteresaawards.org/awardees/mother-teresa-memorial-awards-2010/sumaira-abdulali/. 
  26. "Development Through Innovation – Development Through Innovation" (in en-US). http://icaonline.org/. 

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