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Daniel and Avitha Victor

Agape Rehabilitation Centre in Chennai, India

photo of Daniel and Avitha VictorAgape was founded and is managed by Daniel and Avitha Victor, a married couple, who have spent their entire lives serving disabled teens and adults – a community of people who are often discarded in the Indian culture. They compassionately develop a professional skill set for every person with special needs, buoyed by support systems that promote personal confidence so those in their care become independent and succeed in their environment. Many of those Agape serves have learned computer skills, completed a one-year diploma course, and are employed as software engineers in Chennai’s IT corridor. Others have started their own small businesses. The NGO is governed by an 8- member board of directors. Daniel and Avitha hope to eventually construct their own facility and expand the number of people to whom they minister.

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Opus Prize