ARISE Impact

Empowering people with disabilities to become self-sustaining and employable

Our vision is to enable sustainable employment outcomes/ journeys for students with disabilities

At ARISE Impact, we believe that every person deserves a chance to grow, learn, and especially to make their dreams of a better life a reality. We provide free life and job skills training to college students with disabilities in vulnerable conditions, especially women. We empower them to develop more confidence and help them start their professional journey or pursue a higher degree.

Even with Covid-19, we have undertaken steps to -

  1. Provide online access of the courses to our students

  2. Promote active fitness - both mentally and physically

  3. Provide remote work opportunities to students with disabilities



Students Impacted


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*From Sep 2021-March 2022

About Us

  • Act to Rise for Innovation in Special Education (ARISE) Impact is a non-profit organization, working towards enabling self-learning with employability outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

  • We were founded in 2010 by Abhishek Syal, who invented a multi-patent pending map and diagram reader for the visually challenged children in India. While working on his research from 2006- 2010, he realized that his work was enabling self-learning for the visually challenged children. This motivated him and the founding team to launch a non-profit platform to create, develop and disseminate self-educational resources for these children. Thus began the development of Special Education Modules (SEMs) for the visually challenged.

  • Our specialty is development of self-learning, experiential content. Our bilingual modules provide a life-long learning experience through development of self-learning as a skill set. This in turn help amplify their voice, supplement their education, and brighten their future.

Our Timeline - Registered in 2011. Till 2015, Impacted 1000+ students with disabilities in high school education. Pivoted in 2017 to define a new MVP to increase employability of people with disabilities. Beta tested and implemented MVP in 2018 and had pilot runs in Delhi and J&K, India. Started Resume review service online to learn best practices. Soft launch in 2019 for serving colleges and training events

What We Do?

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"My experience at ARISE Impact was full of learning and grooming. I got a new task daily which opened a door to think on a broader scale and not just to mug up the syllabus. The relationship between the trainers and students is very cordial. I like the trainers as they were always keen to solve the queries I had." - Uma (Student with visual disability)"The courses I opted for have uplifted my various skills. I have gained a wider perspective through interaction with spirited trainers. I urge you all to support Arise Impact so that more students like me can achieve their dreams." - Naseema (Intern with Visual disability)"I have learnt two courses at ARISE Impact. Our trainers taught us well. Earlier I was hesitant about disclosing my disability as it may be bad for my job prospects but now I learnt how to highlight my strengths and clearly disclose my disability. There has been improvement in my English and I have also tried on my part to understand the language well. I'm grateful that the course I opted for at ARISE Impact has enhanced my skills." - Afreen (student at ARISE ImpactEnthusiastic trainers, made learning fun. Considering the challenges virtual learning has, trainers really excelled at keeping engaged and making things clear." - Anjali (Intern with visual disability)

You can be a part of our Journey!


Every INR 5,000 helps to support a year of training for 1 student with a disability.

Your contributions will go towards supporting training over phone calls, part-time staffing needs and online teaching solutions. Help an underprivileged student get closer to self-sufficiency and come out of the cycle of poverty and make our society stronger!


Join our team and help us in realising our mission.

Our mission is to empower people with disabilities to become self-sustaining and employable. At ARISE Impact, our volunteers come across the globe and you too, can contribute to the various areas of our work. Gain global exposure and grow your ideas to life with a highly motivated cross-cultural team

Board of Directors

Abhishek Syal

CEO and Co-founder, ARISE Impact
MBA, MIT Sloan, B.Tech BITS Pilani

Sudarshan Puri

Former Dy. Secretary, Government of Haryana

Deepak Syal

Ex Director, CEDTI Calicut, Ex Add. Director, CDAC Mohali
B. Tech , EE, BHU-IT (IIT Varanasi) , M. E. PEC, Chandigarh

Rohit Lall
General Manager, Chairman's Office, GMR Group
PGDBM, Marketing [Infinity Business School, New Delhi], BBA (Hons.), Marketing [Skyline Business School, New Delhi / University of Lincoln, UK]

Our Team

Srikanth Raviprasad
Lead - Product and Services

Bhavika Kohli
Lead- Services

Nandini Vempala
Lead - Strategy and Ops

Nitesh Garg
Lead - Products

Stacy Vincent
Lead - HR

Avanish Ojha
Lead - Marketing


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Contact Us -

Phone : +1 (218) 460-2215 (Whatsapp Enquiries)