About UsPune (Maharashtra, India), seeks to help students with Learning Disorders (LDs) by offering remedial educational assistance and by training teachers to work with such students. Since its inception, we have assisted more than 3500 students.
HistoryThe Bridging Over Learning Differences (BOLD) program of the Morris Family Fund was started by Dr. Anjali Morris in 2003, with the Vision to provide academic assistance and support to students who face extraordinary challenges in the classrooms because of learning difficulties. The Dr. Anjali Morris Education and Health Foundation (AMF), was founded by Dr. Anjali Morris and Late Mr. Umakant Joshi in 2008, to expand and further develop the BOLD Program and to provide an Assessment, Resource and Training Centre. The Foundation offers several programs to help students with learning disorders.
VisionTo make available to students, in India, with Learning Disabilities (LDs), specialized support and interventions so they become effective learners and productive members of society.
MissionTo enable academic success in students with Learning Disabilities (LDs) by teaching them strategies and skills using evidence-based instruction in individual and group settings; educating and supporting parents of children with LDs; training teachers to identify students with LDs and provide evidence-based interventions; supporting efforts of schools and other organizations to replicate our program.
Our ProgramsFor Students
- Bridging Over Learning Disorders (BOLD) program
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Clinic
Founder and Patron
Our Founder and Patron, Dr. Morris, brought broad domestic and international experience of over 30 years in pediatrics and business management to the Morris Foundation. Her committed advocacy and funding continues to enable several Pune area organizations to improve children’s educational opportunities, health, and welfare.
Board of Directors
Professionals from the fields of medicine, education, accounting, and business serve on our Board of Directors. Their expertise strengthens the Morris Foundation’s strategic planning and operations.
An academic in the fields of education and social services, Mrs. Tarapore is the founder and former Dean of the faculty of Home Science, SNDT Women’s University, Pune. Mrs. Tarapore is on the advisory boards of several universities, professional bodies, and educational and health organizations in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Secretary of the Kannada Sangha’s Kaveri Group of Institutes for over 20 years, Mrs. Kalmadi initiated training programs in education and mental health to help children and adolescents. She has served in organisations such as 2morrow 2gether, Connecting, and Indian Federation of University Women’s Association that work for the benefit of women and youth.
A chartered accountant with over 24 years’ experience in audit and taxation and 4 years of direct experience in information system audits, Mrs. Brahme executes internal audits of several foreign companies’ Indian operations. She has served as a visiting faculty in Accountancy and Statistics at the SNDT college of Arts and Commerce and has served on the boards of Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha and Maharashtra Girls Education society.
Mrs Mansukhani is a founding member of SOFOSH (Society of Friends of Sassoon Hospital), an organization placing children for adoption. A former General Administrator of KEM Hospital, Pune, she founded their Department of Medical Social Work in 1978. Mrs. Mansukhani has expertise in Human Resources, Finance, Hospital Information Systems, and Facility and Materials Management.
Anita spent her formative years in Poona and now resides in Toronto, Canada. Her social work skills, teaching experience, and leadership on parent-teacher associations and on boards of non-profit agencies contribute to the success of the Morris Foundation.
Mrs. Currawalla is the Founder President of Maharashtra Dyslexia Association. She has worked as a free-lance journalist and short filmmaker. She has been a regular contributor to the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and Doordarshan. Mrs. Currawalla is a Fellow of the Ashoka Innovators for the Public, a Washington D.C. based foundation that promotes innovative entrepreneurship in the voluntary sector worldwide. In 2008, Mrs. Currawalla was felicitated as Woman Achiever of the Year by the Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha.
Sonali has studied, lived and worked for 22 years in the United States before moving back to her hometown, Pune, a few years ago. Sonali works on several social causes including Traffic, Waste Management and Sustainability. She organized the first large scale TEDx Event in Pune in 2013. She is the founder of “Pune Inspire”, an organization which selects civic issues and hosts an annual event where eminent speakers address those issues and present ideas which are implemented subsequently at a grass-roots level in Pune. She brings to the table strong networking and marketing skills.
Jyotsna after graduating from Delhi University has travelled across India as an Army Wife. As a former member of AWWA(Army Wives Welfare Association) she has contributed immensely to the welfare of the families of the troops. She has a varied experience in the field of education and IT. Jyotsna has been closely associated with Spectrum, for the last 25 years. Spectrum is a forum that enriches and enhances the lives of its members by organising learning prgs and also reaches out to the weaker section of the society through welfare programs.She is on the board of another company for the last 10 years.
The Morris Foundation has a skilled team of staff members and consultants with expertise in Learning Disorders.
Chief Executive Officer
Manager (Training & Collaborations)