About Wednesday Foundation
Wednesday Foundation is a charitable trust a registered under the Mumbai Trust Act 1860. Wednesday Foundation is formed with the purpose of assisting those who are physically handicapped, blind, deaf, dumb etc (i.e. Differently Abled Persons) or those who are weak financially or otherwise and extending them support in general so that they can lead respectable lives.
About the Founder
Ajinkya Potdar is a Chartered Accountant & holds the Bachelor of Legal Science (B.L.S) & Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degrees from the Government Law College, Mumbai, affiliated with the Mumbai University.
He spent over a year teaching English to visually impaired students of standard 7 & 8 and developed his own methods of teaching English to suit the needs of the students. This sparked his interest to work in the field of education sometime in the future. He went on to form the Wednesday Foundation – A Charitable trust for the visually impaired & physically challenged.
He is also author of “You Can Be A Successful Chartered Accountant” & “The Summer I Learnt to See”
Professionally, Joining Ernst & Young (EY), he soon made a mark in their M&A and Tax & Restructuring team, before widening his exposure with EY’s reputed Business Consulting team for Financial Services. His portfolio included projects where he applied an innovative bent of mind bed-rocked on sound financial acumen. He helped in bringing about corporate transformation, implemented a greenfield architecture solution to tackle market risk and drew up business plans for micro lending and e-wallet solutions.
In 2016, he co-founded Maxplore Centre for Entrepreneurship and created a self study project on “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” implemented across 10+ schools across Maharashtra.
In 2017, Ajinkya realised that his true vocation lay in education, and specifically in helping the youth discover the entrepreneur within themselves. He quit his job with EY, to work full time with the Maxplore Centre for Entrepreneurship – an Institute to promote entrepreneurship in schools.
In a fast changing world with shifting job paradigms, he sees entrepreneurship education the key enabler to truly empower the next generation.
He works with National Association of the Blind at Mumbai & Nasik, and consults for local NGOs such as Sankalp Shikshan Sanstha for the Hearing Impaired on raising entrepreneurship awareness amongst the differently-abled.