Provide computer training for a student either blind or with another disability for one month, INR 1120
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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

• Blind Welfare Council - Dahod has a classroom some computers where disabled people, either blind or with other disabilities, are given computer training with the help of JAWS (Job Access With Speech) software and Braille reading and writing.

Statistics

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

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Teachers salary 433.00
3 meals a day 252.00
Attendant salary 120.00
Admin expense 70.00
Unit Price 875
Quantity
Total 875
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A new beginning for Mariya
Mariya Kapadiya aged 32 years is a lady who suffers from visual impairment. She completed her school studies long back in the year 1990 and then tried for a job but could’nt get one in Dahod which is her home town. After that she did a short term course on telephone operating and kept on searching for a job. She used to do all the house work and help her family members.
BWC was in touch with her and we informed her about the Computer operator course specially for people with visual impairment and loco motor disablities that had started in the year 2008. This course is recognised by Government of Gujarat ( Gujarat council for vocational training – GCVT) We enrolled her in this course in the same year for the first batch itself.
With the help of the JAWS ( Job access with speech) software she was able to learn the computer operation easily, with the help of Braille she could learn theory and Practical with Jaws and CD she successfully completed this course with 81 % marks. For the next batch in the year 2009 she was appointed as Computer Instructor in the same training programme and is doing her job successfully. Being a person with visual impairment she can teach the students with visual impairment in a better way.

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