Vision and mission
The strategy guides all work of Abilis Foundation. The strategy is revised on a regular basis and the present strategy is from 2016 to 2021. According to the strategy, the vision of Abilis is a world where people with disabilities
The mission of Abilis Foundation is to promote the human rights, equal opportunities, independent living, and activities planned by persons with disabilities in developing countries and in Eastern Europe:
Key elements in this work are:
Abilis Foundation emphasizes the real inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in all actions and importance of cooperating with other actors of the disability sector.
In all its proceedings, the Foundation is guided by the principles of participation and mutual solidarity of persons with disabilities, transparency, equality and reliability. Abilis Foundation promotes the global implementation of these values in society and abides by them in all its actions.
The work of Abilis Foundation is based on the constitution that has been approved by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the basis of the Abilis work. Ratification and implementation of the Convention ensures that the dignity and human rights of people with disabilities can be recognized.
The Board of Abilis consists of 6 full members and 2 deputy members. The Board meets 6 times a year and has 2-year terms.
The Board 2018–2019
Mrs. Sari Loijas, Chair
Mrs. Amu Urhonen, Vice Chair
Mrs. Eija-Riitta Kinnunen, Board member (Helsinki Deaconess Institute Foundation)
Mr. Ari Suutarla, Board member
Mr. Pekka Tuominen, Board member
Mrs. Eeva Tupi, Board member
Mrs. Anca Enache, Deputy member (Helsinki Deaconess Institute Foundation)
Mr. Ismo Helen, Deputy member