Svayam – Global Centre for Inclusive Environments is an initiative of the Sminu Jindal Charitable Trust (SJCT), based in New Delhi, India.
Sminu Jindal Charitable Trust (SJCT)
‘Sminu Jindal Charitable Trust’ (SJCT) was founded by Ms. Sminu Jindal on 12th August 1994 with larger objectives of social welfare. The Trust undertakes various welfare activities for empowering marginalised sections of society. The Trust realised that real empowerment and freedom comes with accessible infrastructure and transportation systems. Therefore in the year 2000, it started an initiative, ‘Svayam- Global Centre for Inclusive Environment’ which is now India’s leading accessibility rights organisation.
Svayam -Global Centre for Inclusive Environments
Svayam works to promote dignity for people with reduced mobility. It advocates an enabling, accessible & inclusive environment for all through sensitization, awareness raising, capacity building, architectural access audits of built environment including transportation systems and suggesting solutions to make a place or service barriers free for all. It assists public agencies in appropriate policy making to this effect.
Svayam has evolved into an international research & advocacy organisation promoting Accessibility & Universal Design in Public Infrastructure & Services to make this world more inclusive and liveable for all irrespective of age, gender or abilities.