Help educate and train a blind child or youth attending a regular school for 1 year-Blind Welfare Council - Dahod
Help educate and train a blind child or youth attending a regular school for 1 year, INR 6900
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Overview

Blind Welfare Council - Dahod works in the most backward areas of Dahod-Panchmahal districts of Gujarat. The people here are poor, illiterate and belong to a tribal caste (Adivasis). The NGO supports people with different categories of disabilities - the visually impaired, hearing impaired, mentally retarded, loco-motor disabled etc.

The Basics

The disability rate is quiet high in this area because of a lack of nutritious food and a lack of awareness and illiteracy among the tribal people. There were no agencies working for the disabled until then. Blind Welfare Council was set up in August 2000. Majority of the organization’s trustees themselves are visually impaired. While they hold good Government jobs today, the trustees faced great difficulties in doing so. Their own difficulties motivated them to work for the disabled and help them overcome obstacles easily.

How It Works

• The organization has a list of students with visual impairment who are studying in the normal schools in the area.
• The organization’s teachers who are trained to teach these children go to their respective schools and train them in orientation & mobility and Braille reading and writing.
• The teachers also help them to get other benefits such as bus pass, rail pass, scholarship etc.

Statistics

• 11 – Number of trustees in the organization
• 8 – Number of trustees who are visually impaired

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Teachers Salaries 6200.00
Teachers travelling expenses 250.00
Educational books and teaching learning materials 550.00
Unit Price 7000
Quantity
Total 7000
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Bilwal's world is changing
Bilwal Sunny Mukeshbhai is a resident of Mirakhedi in Zalod district Dahod. He was visually impaired by birth. He was living like a vegetable in his house doing nothing. His parents did not know what to do with him. Can a blind child learn anything? was their question.
In our Survey of the persons with disability we identified him and helped him in getting medical certificate. We then convinced the parents to admit him in a normal school called Vasti primary school in Grade 1. Our special teacher Mr Bharat Panchal started taking care for his education and special needs like braille language and arithmetic.
Today Sunny is studying in Grade 8 of Rashtriya Uttar Buniyadi Vidhyalaya Mirakhedi. He moves around and comes from home and goes back all alone. He has good orientation and mobility and is successfully going ahead in his studies in Braille. He also takes part in almost all extracurricular activities of the school.Of course we do the training on regular basis during their study and at home also.

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