Sponsor the expenses of an underprivileged visually impaired girl by Drishti

Sponsor the expenses of an underprivileged visually impaired girl


Reena is overcoming her disability and is on her way to becoming a musician

Reena Pal was visually impaired from birth. She lived with her family in the village of Barha of Kasara Tehsil of Satna district, Madhya Pradesh.

Her family belonged to an impoverished community. She had five siblings, four sisters, and one brother. Her family earned a very meager income and found it very hard to make ends meet.

They were not aware of Reena's unique needs. They didn't know about braille education, and because of the lack of awareness, she wasn't going to school.

A well-wisher counseled her parents about Drishti. They were convinced that this was the best option for Reena. So, they enrolled her in the Drishti Netraheen Balika Vidyalay.

The teachers in the Drishti Netraheen Balika Vidyalay discovered Reena's talent in singing. She had a god-gifted voice. The teachers worked with her to train her professionally. She also showed aptitude in mastering musical instruments.

She is just in class 5 but is extremely talented in both singing and playing the Tabla. She looks forward to learning western musical instruments as well. She practices her music every day under the guidance of her music teacher.

She aspires to grow as a musician. She has won many medals and praise on Louis Braille Jayanti, which is an all India competition held by Drishti since from 2009.

**Without the guidance of Drishti's teachers Reena's life would have been spent without education and a future. The care and training she is receiving will help Reena achieve her dreams.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Drishti Netraheen Balika Vidyalay is a residential school for visually impaired girls. The school aims to provide them with a holistic education so they can be trained in many skills to help them be independent.

One unit of donation to this program will cover the cost of food, music trainers, and teaching staff for one visually impaired student for a month.

Drishti was established in 1995 for educating visually challenged girls in the town of Karwi at the district of Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh. Chitrakoot district is an economically backward area in Uttar Pradesh.

There were no schools for visually challenged girls in the town of Karwi till Drishti started operating this program.

Drishti provides education with residential facilities for visually impaired underprivileged children up till Class XII free of cost. Presently, Drishti Netraheen Balika Vidyalay delivers education to 72 visually challenged girls.


12 full-time teachers impart the best possible education. The students use Braille books, Braille slates, and kit for reading and writing. The girls are also trained in music which helps in recognizing their talent in singing.

Exposure visits and workshops are conducted for the development of the visually challenged girls.

In addition to the regular school program, an 'Entrepreneurship Training Program,' and a 'Home Management Skills Training Program' are conducted at the training center.

All the residential students are provided with food free of cost. Healthy, nutritious, and hygienic food is cooked in Drishti's kitchen.

When you donate to the program, you will help in the holistic education of a poor blind girl whose journey you can follow.

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About The NGO

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The number of visually impaired people in Chitrakoot district is very high. And a majority of these people do not receive any help or assistance in terms of education or livelihood. Drishti was therefore started for supporting visually impaired people for education and advocacy.

Shankar Lal Gupta is the head and founder of the organisation. He himself is a visually impaired person, and has very good experience in the social sector. He has inspired many with his determination and perseverance in starting and running an organisation.

No. of blind girls being provided with higher education: 25

No. of blind students being provided with Computer Traininig: 58

No. of blind students provided with Home Management : 6

No. of blind girls being provided with Primary education: 79

No. of blind students being provided with vocational training: 58

The mission of the organisation is to make visually impaired girls self-reliant by providing awareness, education, training and skill development.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Shankar Lal Gupta

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Area of Operation
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education | differently abled

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Location of Work
Location of Work

Uttar Pradesh

Drishti has

provided quality education to 79 visually impared girl children

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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