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We are a non-for-profit organization, founded in 2006 by Gina Badenoch. We are internationally renowned for our self-sustainability and innovative model, whose mission is to transform paradigms on visual disability, focusing on the ability of the disability.

 

We’ve built a model to train and develop the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their inclusion in the work force and generate employment opportunities.

 

By teaching sensory photography & human development, creating sensory experiences, organizing dinners in the dark, awareness workshops for groups and companies and selling gifts with a cause we have changed paradigms on disability, promoting an inclusive society and cultural change.

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Mission

Impulsar el desarrollo integral de personas con y sin discapacidad visual, creando un puente de comunicación e integración a través de actividades innovadoras y vivenciales.

Vision

Cambiar percepciones en la sociedad sobre la discapacidad visual; enfocándonos en las fortalezas de este grupo, logrando una inclusión exitosa en los ámbitos social, laboral ,educativo y cultural.

Achievements

Creation of+ 2000employment opportunities for + 60 PDCV
We are the pioneers of the Dinners in the Dark in Mexico.
We have made+ 160 dinners in public and private international environments.
+ 120Business workshops nation wide.
Personal and professional training to+ de 300people with visual impairment.
+ 10Exhibitions and showcases of sensory photography in national and international spaces.

Awards

FELLOW ASHOKA 2008

The largest network of social entrepreneurship recognizes entrepreneurs with projects that have the capacity to generate systematic change, whose solutions anticipate future challenges while at the same time solving ongoing problems.

British Empire Medal 2014

Recognition awarded by the British Crown for a civil or military service performed in an exceptional manner to demonstrate significant achievements that benefit humanity.

YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER WEF 2012

The recognition granted by the World Economic Forum(WEF) aims to highlight the proven track record of young outstanding entrepreneurs, as well as their leadership experience, their resilience and commitment to society.

CEMEFI award "COMMITMENT WITH OTHERS 2014 "

Distinction awarded to individuals or institutions that, in virtue of their trajectory, commitment, talent and imagination have created exemplary, inspiring and replicable models of service to others, whose impact has significantly contributed to strengthening and developing philanthropy in our country.

Our team

  • Gina Badenoch
    Founder
  • Sandra Hernández
  • José Manuel Pacheco
  • Teresa Barrenechea
  • Yhalí Oropeza
  • Gabriela Zamacona
  • Jocelyn Sevilla
  • Alicia Velázquez
  • Sergio Soto
  • Lucía Coronado

Board of Trustees

  • Juan Alberto González
  • Diana Mogollón González
  • Laura Caraza
  • Ricardo Velázquez
  • Fabrice Salamanca
  • Irene Álvarez
  • Jerónimo Legorreta
  • Alfonso de Robina