Mission 1000 focuses on Inclusive Employment mandated in the GOI Initiative “Inclusive India”. This campaign aims to provide 1000 opportunities to persons with developmental, severe and multiple disability and their families in 1000 days. Opportunities can be open wage employment, pre-vocational, vocational, outsourcing job works, inclusive procurement or supporting entrepreneurs. Mission 1000 also aims to impact 1000 lives within the company, their leaders, customers, vendors, service providers and the larger community. The impact can be achieved by providing awareness and/or engaging the community in volunteering activities to impact intellectual and developmental disability.


ANZ, DELL EMC, Summit, Sun ITES, Vindhya, Vinyas, Rappers and Packers



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Upcoming and Past events

Training at Coffee Day Schaefer Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore | 11th July 2018, Wednesday

The second batch of trainees (3 candidates) from 2 NGOs are undergoing training at the machine assembling unit of Coffee Day Global Limited - Coffee Day Schaerer Technologies Pvt Ltd

Training at Hatti Kaapi, Koramangala | 25th June 2018, Monday

One trainee is undergoing training at Hatti Kaapi as a pilot initiative of the organization. The trainee is being coached at F&B and Housekeeping related tasks.

Exposure Visit at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore | 16th July 2018 and 25th July 2018

13 trainees (total) from 6 NGOs participated in the Exposure Visit organized at The Lalit Ashok hotel, on two days. The trainees were given exposure in the Laundry and Kitchen section with hands-on experience, by the staff.

Mission 1000 Corporate Round table Meet, Bangalore | 13 June | ANZ Bank, Manyata Tech Park

Mission 1000 Corporate Round Table brought together 35 corporate leaders and the Mission 1000 Working Committee to share impact stories, best practices and gather take-away on what next.

ToT in Hospitality and F&B Sector for Trainers of Persons with Autism | 21 Apr | The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore

11 NGOs and 1 Social Entreprenuer (Founder, Mitti Café) participated in the third of a series of workshops conducted by IIHM, Bangalore at the Lalit Ashok. There was 'show-around' for the trainers in departments like kitchen, cafeteria, laundry and banquet which gave exposure to the tasks in action.

Samartha Jagruthi Mission 1000, Mysore Chapter | 22 - 24 March 2018 | Venue: JSS PDA, Mysore

50+ Rotarians and Employers, 35+ Parents of Persons with Severe, Developmental and Multiple Disabilities, 25+ NGO Leaders and Special Educators and Office of Disability Commissioner, Govt. of Karnataka attended the launch of Samartha Jagruthi Mission 1000, Mysore Chapter. This was co-hosted by Enable India, Rotary Mysore Midtown Chapter, JSS PDA, Vinyas Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Disability NGOs Alliance (DNA) .

3rd ToT in Hospitality and F&B Sector for Trainers of Persons with Autism |10 March 2018

10 NGOs participated in the third of a series of workshops conducted by IIHM, Bangalore. The trainers were given hands-on exposure on tasks in F&B service sector by trainers at IIHM.

Mitti Café launched at ANZ Bank |8 March 2018

Mitti Café, a snacks and meal café, run by people with disabilities was launched at ANZ Bank, Manyata Tech Park on International Women's Day, March 8.

Project Committee Meeting | 9 February 2018

The 5 Project Committees met individually to discuss their targets and report-out action items for the Mission1000 Phase 3 workshop.

Stalls by NGOs at ANZ Bank | 9 February 2018

4 NGOs - Crafitzen, Bubbles Centre, Akshadhaa Foundation, Nav Prabhuti Trust along with Lokesh, a potter with hearing impairment displayed and sold products handcrafted by persons with disabilities.

ToT in Hospitaity and F&B Sector for Trainers of persons with Autism | 20th Jan 2018

12 NGOs participated in the first of a series of workshops conducted by IIHM, Bangalore. The trainers were given an introduction to Hospitality and F&B, with demonstrations on a few F&B tasks by trainers at IIHM.

Mission1000 kick off meeting at ANZ Bank | 17th Jan 2018

Mission1000 team from Enable India along with DNA met heads and persons incharge of CSR, Vounteering, Procurement, Recruitment, Facilities and Operations ANZ Bank to discuss projects of interest to be executed over the next few months under Mission1000.

ToT in Hospitality and F&B Sector | 6 Jan 2018

9 NGOs participated in a workshop conducted by International Institute of Hotel Management, Bangalore to chalk out training plan for Training of Teachers of candidates in the Autism Spectrum in the Hospitaity and F&B Sector. The training calendar to commence with a 1 Day traning on Jan 20, 2018.

Mission1000 Workshop Chapter 2 | December 18 & 19

Enable India with DNA conducted #MISSION1000 Phase 2 Workshop on Dec 18-19 along with Leaders and SPOCS from 40+ NGOs and 25 Companies.

Mass Awareness at Dell EMC and Shell | December 4th, 6th and 7th

Akshadhaa Foundation and Enable India conducted mass awareness evets and workshop to celebrate World Disability Day at Dell EMC and Shell

Transformational Leadership & Business Conference | November 25, 2017

Akshadhaa Foundation and Diya Foundation displayed their products at the Transformational Leadership & Business Conference.

Transformational Leadership & Business Conference | November 25, 2017

Ritheesh Shetty, Ditector - Summit and SUN-ITES spoke about Mission1000 at Transformational Leadership & Business Conference. He also facilitated Disability NGOs display their products to raise awareness.

Mission1000 Working Committee' Meet | November 16

The Mission1000 Working Committee discussed and reveiwed the activities undertaken post the launch of the campaign. Next steps and actions items for the campaign and the upcoming workshop were also identified.

Exposure Visit to Ability in Disability (AID) | 15th November to 17th November

Working Committee (Nithya Sadhana, Dr. Reddy's Foundation and Enable India) visited AID to identify opportunities for persons with severe, multiple and developmental disabilities. Suitable tasks were identified and candidates are being selected for first training batch.

Internship at Coffee Day Global Limited | November 14

The first batch of interns (2 candidates) successfully completed their internship at the Coffee Day Global Limited (parent company, CCD) as a part of Mission1000.

Job Opportunities Identification at Shell | 21st September, Thursday

6 job opportunities identified by enablers from Diya Foundation, Nithya Saadhana and Enable India.

Mission 1000 Event Coordinators' Meet | Enable India | 27th October 2017, Friday

NGO Coordinators met Enable Community to discuss shared responsibilities to support companies in achieving their target of touching 1000 lives.

Flea Market at SAP | Oct 4-5 2017 & Oct 11-12 2017

SAP Labs invited NGOs to showcase their handcrafted products as a part of Month of Service, a CSR Initiative. Akshadhaa Foundation, WARDS, Nav Prabhuti, Bubbles and FAME participated in this event.

Job Analysis at Shell, Varthur | 5th October, Thursday | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Members from Shell retail department along with the enablers from Seva In action and Enable India conducted detailed job analysis of the opporutunities identified so far.

Self-Advocacy Meeting at ASHA (Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism) | 9th September, Saturday

20+ Persons with Autism attended the Self-Advocacy Program - Rotary Youth Leadership Association(RYLA) organised by Rotary Club & ASHA.

Exposure Visit to Café Coffee Day(CCD) by Working Committee

Tamahar Trust & Diya Foundation along with Enable India visited CCD to discuss possible job opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. Much thanks to the leadership team at CCD for this opportunity. Team further shared their experiences and actionables from this visit with the rest of the working committee members.

Worskshop for Parents at Diya Foundation | 2nd September, Saturday

60+ parents and 3 NGOs i.e. Aruna chethana, Sandesha, Medico Pastrol Association were part of Parents Workshop conducted by Enable India at Diya Foundation. Impact: Parents initiated the “Parents Eco system Committee” to address their own needs

Exposure Visit to Pointec by Working Committee

Pointect CEO Mr Ranganatha visited Seva in Action to meet the candidates and dicsuss next steps for outsourced work. Training to begin in 4th Week of September.

Working Committee Meeting at DNA office | Aug 10 2017, Thursday

Mission 1000 Working Committee first meeting held at DNA Office. Enable India, DNA along with working committee had a brainstorming session to understand roles and responsibilities and also drew out an immediate implementation plan to take Mission 1000 forward.

Mission 1000 Launch | 4th August 2017, Friday

Enable India with DNA launched #MISSION1000 (1000 opportunities. 1000 lives. 1000 days.) for persons with developmental, severe, multiple disabilities on Aug 4 along with 25+ company leaders, 55+ NGO leaders and 23 leaders from various associations.

Orientation to Job Coaching | 16th Aug - 117th Aug 2018 | Seva-in-Action, Koramangala

48 participants including NGO Staff, Parents from 10 organizations across 4 locations (Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and Jabalpur), students pursuing MSW (Christ College and St. Joseph's College) attended an ‘Orientation to Job Coaching’   on August 16-17,  in a bid to build and strengthen the back-end value chain for persons with severe, developmental and multiple disabilities. The workshop was facilitated by Shanti, with content and session wise contribution by enablers from 5 NGOs and 3 leaders from a company.


Coffee Table Book

Includes case studies of persons with developmental, severe and multiple disabilities who are contributing to their families, companies and society at large.

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Change Agents

These videos show companies who have taken the step towards change, their journey, and experience by gainfully engaging persons with developmental, severe and multiple disabilities.


This kit contains videos of persons with developmental, severe and multiple disabilities employed in various sectors.


Disability Anthem presented by Shankar Mahadevan and Shankar Mahadevan Academy in support of mainstreaming and providing training for employment of persons with disability.

Persons With Intellectual Disability Engaging in Various Livelihoods

The focus of this video is on Persons with Intellectual Disability working in various sectors and the way they have got trained by NGOs and Employers to do the jobs they do.


Catalogues of products handcrafted by persons with developmental, severe and multiple disabilities.