Association for Blindness & Leprosy Eradication (ABLE Charities) provides health and education to vulnerable sections of society such as orphan children and widows below the poverty line. They work with other Civil Society Organizations to contribute to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.
Their areas of work include:
Medicine and Health: This initiative is supported by a 100 bed charitable, multispecialty hospital. They support and provide medical services to 400 widows, 850 children & 120 orphans currently. ABLE also has a Mobile Hospital that serves the people in rural areas & slums of Faridabad & Palwal, Haryana.
The Hospital has served over 300,000 patients since its inception. It carries out 700 major operations annually and on average treats 25,000 poor patients a year. Mothers and poor children who need major operation for cleft lips, congenital heart diseases, eye problems are being treated free by the hospital in partnership with other super-specialty hospitals and doctors and NGOs. ABLE Charities also providing medical cover to poor widows and their children on payment of Rs250 per annum.
Education: ABLE supports the education of nearly 1,100 children of poor widows and poor orphans who live with their guardians at Palwal, Haryana. Through this programme, children who are engaged in labour are prepared for formal schooling and then enrolled in schools to help ensure better child hood and better life opportunities. ABLE also backs six non formal free education centres with over 600 children in the slums of Faridabad, Haryana.
They organise a 'Marathon Run' every year to build awareness on Female Infanticide. They have successfully completed the program with over 6,000 school children & other partners.
Other Valuable Work: ABLE also distributes clothes, offers free lunches in its area of operation (once every two months) and free tuition classes to the poor in the villages & slums where it operates.