Our mission is to empower spinal cord injured persons throughout India to become peer-mentors and engage their local communities as active and self-supporting global citizens. By providing the means for paraplegics and quadriplegics to learn from their independent peers via in-person and online mentoring and to pursue their athletic, academic, and vocational, social and other personal interests, ESCIP strives to be a leading peer mentoring community among the 1.5 million persons with a spinal cord injury (SCI) in India.
Raman, a certified social worker and translator, helped sustain wheelchair rugby after it was introduced to Delhi in 2008, by driving our quadriplegic friends to practices and spending countless hours counseling them and their families.
Subhash came to the ESCIP House in 2013 as an attendant to his older brother, who was a resident. Ever since, he has started his own Yoga practice and has also helped manage the local wheelchair rugby team.
Nurudin was a ESCIP House resident in 2015 and has since remained as a resident peer mentor.
Jyoti is a freelance rehabilitation consultant with a degree in commerce and masters degree in computer sciences. She is a passionate disability advocate with experience across several NGO’s in India and was a Rehabilitation Counselling Heinz Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh (2005-2006).
A community advocate and fundraiser for SCI patients, Vinee has worked as a Tax Consultant for individuals and organizations in the Delhi area for over 15 years.
An award-winning filmmaker, Jonathan is a 2013 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he studied Dramatic Writing and Literature. Alongside his wife Jessica, he is also co-founder and co-CEO of More Than Walking Incorporated in New Haven, CT.
An international advocate for SCIs and their families, Vicky is a retired ESL teacher and former member of the Development Committee of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation. She currently serves as vice president for the New Haven, CT chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).