St. Francis Trust is a non-profit and charitable organization dedicated to equipping India's person with disability with the physical, educational, emotional and socio-economic tools necessary for a life of independence and advancement. True to its slogan-the service of OEI has come a long way in impacting the lives of the physically challenged, not only in Dharwad District but also in communities throughout India. In the past decade, OEI has crossed various milestones; obeying the call, fulfilling the vision, holding onto the mission and executing the objectives to make it one-of-a-kind.
The OEI's mission is not yet complete. It accomplishments are just a drop in the bucket. There is so much to accomplish in our nation where 5% of the population have disability, Leprosy, though eradicated by the Government of India, still continues to carry a stigma and fear to reveal the disease at the earliest stage.
Operation Equip India has crossed another milestone of serving the people with disabilities for two decades, thus celebrating 20 years of Inspiration, Empowerment and Abundant Life.