Sponsor mid day meals for visually impaired students by Mitra Jyothi

Sponsor mid day meals for visually impaired students


Being blind doesn't stop Annemma from working on her dreams to serve the country

Annemma hails from a small village in Gulbarga, and has been visually impaired since birth. She has minimal vision which enables her to see only the outline of objects. She began her education in a regular school in her village. However, as she could not cope with her vision problems, she dropped out after the 4th grade.

She was identified by a field worker of Smt. Ambubai Residential School during one of their visits to the village. Her parents were counselled about the importance of education and she was enrolled in the girls school in Gulbarga.

After assessing her vision, the school decided that she had to restart her education from Class 1 in Braille. She continued her education till class 10 in the same school and went on to secure 87% in her S.S.L.C (class 10) examination.

After her class 10 exams, Annemma enrolled in the 'Basic Computer Training and Mobility Skills for the visually impaired' at Mitra Jyothi.

Mitra Jyothi offers a residential three month training course at extremely affordable rates. They train visually impaired students training in basic computer skill which increases their chances of higher education and employment. They also train them to travel independently so they don't need anyone's support.

Along with stay, Annemma was also provided with nutritious meals on all days. Without this, she couldn't have finished her training as she couldn't afford her stay in Bangalore.

Annemma's mobility has now greatly improved with the training. She travels independently with the use of a white cane to support her as needed.

The trainers at Mitra Jyothi have identified her potential and decided to support her college education. They have enrolled her into Government Pre-University College in H.S.R Layout, Bangalore. She is now pursuing her education majoring in History, Economics, Political Science and Sociology along with Kannada and English.

Annemma's wish is to become an IAS officer and serve our country.

Your monthly donation will help more visually impaired students like Annemma get access to nutritious meals during their training at Mitra Jyothi. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED. Give now and help the visually impaired learn to be independent.**


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About The Program

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Program Description

The Mitra Jyothi computer training program imparts basic and advanced computer usability skills to persons with all kinds of visual disability from people with low vision to people who have absolutely no vision. This training is provided through the use of Non Visual Desktop Access or NVDA which is a free screen reading software that enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerized voice. Mitra Jyothi offers three types of computer training to visually challenged students 3 month fast track courses for degree holders 6 month retail course 2 month summer course for PU students Students are taught basics such as: Introduction to computers Keyboard orientation Basic usage such as folder and file management MS office Internet usage Reading and sending mails. The 6 month long retail course introduces the students to e-commerce applications, and online registrations. Apart from computer training, students are also introduced to Accessibility testing, Soft skills, legal literature, Spoken english, Mobility, Cooking etc based on interest and necessity. All trainees are also given a library membership where they have access to audio and Braille books. When you donate to this program you will help visually impaired students get access to nutritious meals while undergoing training that helps them gain employment skills.

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About The NGO

Mitra Jyothi
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Mitra Jyothi

Mitra Jyothi is a registered trust (under Indian Trust Act) which was started in 1990.

For the last 26 years they have been they have working for the welfare of people with disability with a focus on the visually impaired.

Mitra Jyothi's Mission is to help visually impaired individuals lead independent and dignified lives through education, training, counseling, communication, and technology. They provide computer training, accessible educational material, Independent Living skills, Braille transcription and library access to students. They also have a placement cell for their trainees. In addition to this they also have a residential ‘Center for Empowerment of Women with Disabilities' (CEWD).

Over the years, it has conducted a variety of training courses and support programmes to assist people with disability to become independent and instil in them the confidence to achieve their goals.

The organization is run under the able guidance of Ms. Madhu Singhal, a National Awardee who has accomplished many milestones not only in India but also abroad despite her own disability. The organization and its founder have received many awards and accolades over the years for the exemplary service they have been providing.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Madhu Singhal

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Vocational Training | differently abled

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2015: Nikkei Asia Prize

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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