About Us

Yes! We Can Trust is a registered non-government entity operating on the
national level under the Indian Trust Act of 1882 Govt. of NCT Delhi since 2013
(IN-DL99693529699521L). Our founding members (Meenu Mani and Samuel Mani)
were inspired by their own disabilities to form this operational organization. We
have observed that despite a number of welfare programmes being carried out for
differently-abled persons, the desired impact on the lives of these persons is not
being felt especially by themselves, at the ground level. Therefore, being an
operational NGO, we like to implement those empowering projects which really
impacts their daily lives. Their constant feedback is our driving force behind the
selection of these projects. However, implementing such projects requires a great
deal of planning and communication at all levels.
 
Our mission and vision:
 
Our motto: ‘See the label, not the label.’ ‘It is not important how much we doubt it is
important that we should do it wholeheartedly and passionately.’
Our vision: our endeavor is to empower various differently-abled persons such that
they become part of an inclusive society where they are not looked down upon as a
burden but actively participate in every social activity by seeking understanding,
cooperation, love, and respect from everyone and they can also celebrate and enjoy their lives.
 
However, certain social perceptions and their attitudes towards such
persons have to be changed, besides working on accessible infrastructure, to fulfill this
vision. As a small initiative in this direction, we have started holding events and get-to-
gethers for differently-abled persons. We also sensitize society through other online and
offline modes. Our intention is also to motivate and instill confidence in these persons
by effectively bringing them out in the society despite their respective limitations. We
feel such exercise will also provide real feedback on the effectiveness of various
ongoing empowering facilities and measures.
  • Our endevor is to prompt independent living in differently-abled persons
    By creating –
     
    1. Visibility : This is not easy considering the wide range of problems and
    limitations faced by various such persons, particularly for those who are unable
    to move independently. Those who are dependent, often have to either
    convenience their families or ensure their own security before moving out with
    helpers. Arrangement of helpers requires finances, which may not be adequate
    for all. Further, an accessible transport have to be arranged for them as per their
    individual requirements. Making both these provisions require finances, which
    may not be met regularly by these persons considering most of them are
    unemployed. Therefore, we try to address all these issues to ensure bringing out
    such persons in the society through various social events.
     
    2. Employment : This issue is linked to the dignity and identity of such persons.
    They also want to ensure financial security. Despite their limitations, they are
    talented and desirous of excelling in their lives. Unfortunately, in most cases,
    employment remains a distant dream for them due to their own limitations and
    inaccessible infrastructure. Therefore, we intend to focus not only on job seeking
    but also on job creation by promoting entrepreneurial skills and linking them to
    non- governmental and governmental schemes.we also intended to create
    unconvenal earning options for these persons, online and offline, which are not
    being vastly explored in the formal disability sector as we feel that promotion of
    employment among such persons also needs some out-of-the-box thinking and
    innovation. Our programme, ‘Yes bakers,’ is a humble initiative in this direction.
     
    3. Accessibility : Normally, the general facilities extended to society are accessible
    to every able-bodied person. But all differently-abled persons cannot use them
    independently due to their various limitations. Hence, these cannot prove very
    effective in their desired empowerment. For example, computers are the most
    effective and convenient tool of general empowerment. However unfortunately,
    not all differently-abled persons are in a position to use/operate them, rendering
    them ineffective for their empowerment. Therefore, these facilities need further
    adjustments as per their limitations, to make their use effective for them
    To ensure active participation of these persons in daily living as well as
    promoting Independent living of differently-abled persons, we try to create a
    comfortable and accessible working environment for them as per their individual
    needs. For this, we also do advocacy. Further, overall social inaccessible
    infrastructure acts as a barrier in the movement of these persons and therefore
    needs to be addressed at all levels.

    4. Sensitization : We feel that society has not properly understood the problems of
    various differently-abled persons. Hence, we are conducting sensitizing
    workshops by differently-abled persons for governmental, non- governmental,
    media, health and educational institutions and try to bring them to the notice for
    making more effective empowerment of such persons. We also feel that for
    doing sensitization or advocacy, one does not necessarily have to join an
    institution/NGO. One can simply share relevant facts and information with the
    concerned through online/offline modes. One can even express strong opinions
    in their favor or spread their advocacy and messages.
     
    5. Empowering them through other means like providing aids and appliances:
    This will improve social integration of various differently-abled persons and
    improve their quality of life.