Amar Ujala Foundation has been continuously empowering acid victims by help in treatment, legal help as well as livelihood generation. Amar Ujala Foundation also started a special Acid Victim Empowerment Fund with initial help of Rs.5,00,000 in October 2014. The reach of AUF is not limited to only a few, but actually AUF has extended helps to victims even outside the circulation area of Amar Ujala.
Amar Ujala Foundation started a special Acid Victim Empowerment Fund with initial help of Rs.5, 00,000. AUF has been continuously empowering and rehabilitating Acid Attack Survivors and enabling them to live life with grace and dignity. AUF provides assistance to Acid Victims’ in Treatment, Legal matters as well as livelihood generation.
The reach of AUF is not limited to only a few, but actually AUF has extended helps to victims even outside the circulation area of Amar Ujala. So far in more than four years, AUF has been able to influence lives of more than 40 Acid Survivors in best possible way and count is going up by the day.
On legal front, AUF has helped in fast pacing of ongoing investigations of Acid Survivors, Filing of fresh cases under section 326A/B and getting compensations from government. In a recent move, with Amar Ujala Foundation’s help and initiation, all Acid Survivors of Uttar Pradesh got their cases registered under section 326A/B, and received accreditation by Uttar Pradesh Laxmi Bai Mahila Samman Kosh.
On medical front, AUF provides direct assistance to Acid Survivors by funding their surgeries, travel cost for treatment and providing them specialized burn medicines. They are being given free treatment at SGPGI, Lucknow under HOD Plastic and Burns Dr. Rajiv Agarwal. In addition, AUF has also been continuously supporting high-end eye surgeries at Sankar Netralaya Chennai. Till now, 3 patients have visited Sankar Netralaya, out of which one survivor named Deepmala, who had lost her eyes in acid attack, has now regained her vision.
More than 150 acid survivors are now in direct contact with the Foundation, and foundation strives to provide possible help and support to them.