Feed a visually challenged resident by Indian Association for the Blind

Feed a visually challenged resident

Impact

Kabilan lost his eyesight but not his will to thrive!

Kabilan was born with bad eyesight. He is from a poor family and his parents did not have the knowledge or resources to get him treatment.

For a large part of his childhood, his parents tried a variety of treatments they heard of. They even tried phototherapy without the supervision of a qualified doctor. This caused him severe nerve damage in both eyes. Several such ill-advised solutions made his condition worse and Kabilan’s family was feeling guilty and hopeless.

When he joined Indian Association for the Blind in class 4, his life changed. They taught him how to function without his eyesight. He learnt Braille and several life skills that improved his quality of life. He began to enjoy learning with his new tools. He was even able to pick up activities such as yoga and karate.

The positive impact IAB had on him made him believe that he could do whatever he wanted to. He has a special interest in computer classes and anything related to technology. He aims to be a Computer Science teacher when he grows up.

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Nestled in the village of Sundararajanpatty in the outer fringes of Madurai in Tamilnadu, the Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) promises the visually challenged a life of confidence and opportunities.

Established in 1985, IAB has been the pioneer in empowering the visually challenged towards self-reliance through various initiatives. Realising the importance of education in empowering the visually challenged, the Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) provides free food, education, and accommodation to students from low-income groups.The program helps children who are visually challenged with an opportunity to have an education. This helps grow up to become self-reliant and independent adults.

Donations made to this program support the cost of groceries, fuel expenses, and the salary of the cook at the school. When you donate to the program, you will help in educating a poor blind child whose journey you can follow.

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About The NGO

Indian Association for the Blind
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Indian Association for the Blind

The Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) is popularly known as the temple for rehabilitation, that affirms its commitment to empower visually challenged people to practice self-reliance by providing comprehensive rehabilitation, education and employment opportunities to them.

Based at Madurai, their special focus on economically disadvantaged visually challenged children and adults has fostered education and rehabilitation to more than 11,000 visually challenged people.

With over 24 projects that enhance the quality and quantity of educational and employment opportunities, their activities have benefited 20% of the visually challenged population of Tamil Nadu.

The long list of awards that this association has been honored with includes the Millennium Award by All India Confederation for the Blind, New Delhi, CSR Award, IBN7 Super Idol Award and the National Award by the President of India. Providing assistance in education, career, and residence, the members of IAB are committed to raise the living standard of visually impaired people and help them travel the road to independence and self-reliance.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Roshan Fathima.M

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Visually impaired | differently abled

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Tamil Nadu

Indian Association for the Blind has

trained 250 underprivileged blind students in computer skills

awards
Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2013: Vocational Excellence Award

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

Program Updates

22 July, 2019

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Program Update

IAB provides three times meals for the visually challenged students and employees those who are from socio-economic background. This program offers healthy and nutritious meals to the students. Healthy and timely food helps them the students to be active and focus on their studies. Last year, we have renovated our dining hall and kitchen area with all necessary amenities for VI. Healthy snacks like sprouts, Chikki’s are provided to students instead of junk foods. Morning & Evening tea and biscuits are also offered which makes them more refreshing. Students health level is monitored periodically and based on the report additional care for the needed kids.

Story from the field

Veerasanjay was born as visually impaired in a very poor family in the small town of Thirumangalam. His parents are construction labors with very poor wages. As they had to report at the working site at very early hours, Sanjay was not taken care of. Even one meal a day is a distant dream for him. With their poverty, education became not as important for them. Since he was deprived of good food and health care, he was an undernourished child. He would be too tired and weak to focus on anything by evening and would fall asleep after dinner. He was sent to a nearby school which had no facilities for CWSN. But he has an irresistible desire to learn. Their parents came to know of IAB institution which is being run exclusively for VI. After he was enrolled in IAB, he was given nutritious food and his health improved remarkably. After regular intake of the nutritious and tasty mid-day meal with proteins, he started to gain strength. At least one good meal is essential for a child’s well being and development. As a result, he developed a significant interested in education and extracurricular activities like football, cricket, etc.
One healthy meal can make a big difference in a child's future.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?150
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date140
Village/City/State where project is locatedMadurai
Total Budget for the project for FY18-192140000
Total Expenses for the project YTD1867291

30 October, 2018

Indian Association for the Blind's Update

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Program Update

Students are provided with highly nutritious and healthy food. Reserve Osmosis is installed for the drinking water to ensure the student's health. Monthly monitoring on food items is done.

Story from the field

PETER IMMANVEL belongs to a very poor background. During his admission to our organization he was very weak and nutrition less. Due to his weaker health, he cannot able to focus on his studies. Day by Day he was fed with healthy and timely food. Now he feels better and medicine intake level has reduced. Now he feels healthier and much focused on studies.

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19120
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year115

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