About Us

Core Group of Engage:

This group has the following positions and the individual names are only nominal and dependent on their roles in the partner organisations they represent:

Chairperson: Rev Asir Ebenezer, General Secretary (National Council of Churches in India – NCCI)

Vice Chairperson: Ms Jubin Varghese, Project Manager (Emmanuel Health Association)

Finance Facilitator:   …..

Convener: Prof Dr. Nathan Grills (CHGN)

Members of Core Group: Rev. Dr. Mathew Abraham C.Ss.R. Director General (Catholic Health Association of India – CHAI); Fr George Kannanthanam, Secretary (CHAI); Ms Krupa Paulson, Director (Provision Asia)/ Mr Selvanayagam, Director (Provision); Mr Elish Kanthi, Executive Director (Equip India)/ Ms. Shilpa Barrey, Executive Director (Equip India); Mr. George Abraham (Individual);  Dr Christopher Bhaskaran, Associate Director, Church Relations (World Vision India)/  / Mr Jacob Devabhakthula (World Vision India), Mr Doulalem Neihsial, Program Coordinator (NCCI – IDEA); Dr. Judy John/ Rev Pearson (CMC Vellore); Rev Benjamin Inbaraj, Director (CSI SEVA)

(Ex Officio): Engage Disability National Coordinator – Jessica Richard


While the Secretariat of Engage Disability is located at the CHAI Headquarters in Hyderabad, Telangana, the Secretariat is currently co-hosted by NCCI and CHAI

Advisory Group of Engage:

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Regional Hubs

Regional hubs provide a forum for individuals and organisations in a geographical area to learn, encourage and support each other in working towards the vision of including people with disabilities in faith communities. Each hub is a node for training, disseminating information, and advocating for change.

We currently have a national presence through the regional hubs that are located in 15 locations in India:

    1. Bangalore (Karnataka)
    2. Chennai (Tamil Nadu – North)
    3. Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh)
    4. Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
    5. Delhi
    6. Hyderabad (Telangana)
    7. Nagpur (Maharashtra)
    8. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
    9. Madurai (Tamil Nadu – South)
    10. Dimapur (Nagaland)
    11. Lamka (Churachandpur, Manipur)
    12. Bolangir (Odisha)
    13. Thiruvalla (Kerala)
    14. Mangalore (Karnataka)
    15. Vellore (Tamil Nadu)

Please email us at engagedisability@gmail.com for more information about these hubs. If you are interested in associating with any of these hubs we will connect you to the respective hub coordinators.

ED Partners Directory

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Founding Partners

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