Nov 28, 2016

EduVision - Educating Visually Challenged Students

Computer Training Class
Computer Training Class

A Message from founder:

With the Vision of 'let everyone see', we have taken up several programs to promote sight and better life for the visually challenged people.

As one year is completed, we look up to your continued support for another year. Let us help the visually challenged reach their goal of self reliance and self sustenance through their studies. We are just so privilege to come along side of all of them at whatever stage they are in their life. We can be there, because you make it possible. Thank you!

EduVision Program

The Project Vision, an initiative of the Hope Society, has several programs to reach out to the visually challenged people – promotion of eye donation, treatment and various programs of rehabilitation to enable them to live a meaningful life.

Our Vision is “Let Everyone See” and the Mission is “To provide opportunity for every visually challenged to gain sight and for the permanently visually challenged to live a full life”.

Computer Training Centre

We successfully completed training our FIRST batch of visually challenged students. We started our first batch on July 15th and concluded by end of august. We are continuing our second batch from September 2016. We held classes in 2 batches with 4 students each.  The training program was conducted by Suresh - who himself is a visually challenged person.

New students

Since our first batch of students got trained to use basic computers, there was an excellent word of mouth about our training program. Our new set of students have joined who have joined are : Kaveri from Chanrayapatna who has completed her Pre University; Latha from arasikere who has completed her 10th standard; Mahadevi from Mysore who has completed her Pre University and Shankar from Gulbarga who has completed his Pre University  . Please have a look at the attached photos.

A WORD OF GRATITUDE

We are highly encouraged to work on this mission with the funds that you've donated. Thanks for your generosity.

The Project Vision Team

Shankar on his PC
Shankar on his PC
First Batch Student: Manjunath from Mysore
First Batch Student: Manjunath from Mysore
Second Batch Student: Mahadevi from Mysore
Second Batch Student: Mahadevi from Mysore

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Aug 31, 2016

EduVision Program Update - Educate 200 Visually Challenged College Students

Computer Training Centre
Computer Training Centre

EduVision Program

The Project Vision, an initiative of the Hope Society, has several programs to reach out to the visually challenged people – promotion of eye donation, treatment and various programs of rehabilitation to enable them to live a meaningful life.

Our Vision is “Let Everyone See” and the Mission is “To provide opportunity for every visually challenged to gain sight and for the permanently visually challenged to live a full life”.

EduVision is our program of education for the visually challenged. With a focus on higher education, we support the college going students. To realize this mission Project Vision is focusing on the higher education of the visually challenged through the present initiative. We at The Project Vision further supported students in Bangalore and Chennai for paying their educational expenses. With your support the amount we raised we could provide college fees, educational aid(Braille equipment, Books, Pen drives) and accommodation to the  students.

Recently, we provided educational aid and hostel accommodation for Lakshmi, who had lost her family and was isolated down to the streets. Our co-ordinator identified and brought her into rehabilitation. Later, we found she had a  dream to continue her studies. We gave her hostel facility and admitted her into a college; and provided her the necessary basic needs, so she could fulfill her dream.

Computer Training Centre

We had a vision to run  a computer centre for visually challenged. In today's world, computer education has become a basic criteria in our social and work environments. We are providing a course on ' "Basics of Computer Application" for students who have completed their 10th standard. This will enable them to be in par with technology and serve as a tool to excel in their higher education.

We inaugurated the centre on the 1st of July in our office at Malleswaram. The facility has four computers and two teachers with two batches of students everyday as a three month program. Each batch has 4 students getting trained in "Basics of Computer Application". The course also provides keyboard typing as part of the curriculum. Additionally, to broaden their horizon in communication skills, we conduct 'Spoken English ' classes.
Some of the students in this course were also provided with stipend for their hostel accommodation.


Visually challenged Suresh and Kaveri get married

Suresh and Kaveri were two visually challenged students, who were provided educational aids and assistance. Later we recruited them to part of our 'The project Vision' family. This couple decided to get married, we stood by them to assist in conducting their wedding and set up their first home together.
The wedding of Suresh and  Kaveri was the first marriage organised by The Project Vision organisation to rehabilitate the visually challenged persons in the society. The marriage was conducted at Sumanahalli Society on Magadi road at 11 30 am, 29th May 2016; in the presence of both their families as well as friends and well wishers from Project Vision.
 

Suresh who was born completely blind 28 year ago for Timmanaika and Nigamma hailing from H D Kohte from the background of Agriculture. Out of the  six Childrens only four survived. His elder Sister Rajamma  and his younger sister Mahadevi  are also blind. Only his 23 year old Sister Manjula has sight. All of them are now settled and have normal children.

He completed his PU studies and also diploma in computers. Suresh is also a singer and musician. Project Vision provided him first stage of rehabilitation by employing him to coordinate its activities among the visually challenged persons.
 
Kaveri,  who is also born blind. She is now 25 years and has completed PUC this year. Her Sister Rukmani aged 36 years is partially blind. Her mother Jayamma is 80 yrs old and her Father passed away 15yrs back. Two of her brothers Shivarama Gowda and Vasu Gowda are also Blind. Kaveri is also a singer.

It was music that brought Suresh and Kaveri together. They shared stages at the common programs for the visually challenged and got to know each other. Now they have decided to share their life too.

Project Vision, started in 2013 to promote eye donations and to help the permanently visually challenged persons to have a better life, has taken the responsibility to organize the wedding. About 400 persons have been, mostly friends and relatives of Suresh and Kaveri have been invited to the wedding. From invitations, to food and things needed to settle down as family in a house are being provided to them.
 

A WORD OF GRATITUDE

All these activities are made possible due to the generosity of various people who contributed through the Global Giving platform. Thanks for  your generosity. We have stepped in to work on fostering ' inclusive education ' for the visually challenged students. We are highly encouraged to work on this mission with the funds that you've donated. Together we can ‘LET EVERYONE SEE’

The Project Vision Team

Computer Training Centre
Computer Training Centre
Computer Training Centre
Computer Training Centre
Computer Training Centre
Computer Training Centre
Visually challenged Suresh and Kaveri get married
Visually challenged Suresh and Kaveri get married
Visually challenged Suresh and Kaveri get married
Visually challenged Suresh and Kaveri get married
Jun 2, 2016

EduVision - Educating Visually Challenged Students- Quarterly Activities Report

Monetary aid was provided to Youth Wing
Monetary aid was provided to Youth Wing

EDUCATIONAL AID PROVIDED

 Bangalore, Karnataka

 Our Vision is “Let Everyone See” and the Mission is “To provide opportunity for every visually challenged to gain sight and for the permanently visually challenged to live a full life”.

 To realise this mission Project Vision is focusing on the higher education of the visually challenged through the present initiative. It is important to make them economically viable for the visually challenged students since 80% of these students come from economically weaker backgrounds. We are trying to create a model to bridge this big gap in the education system through this project.

 We at The Project Vision further supported students in Bangalore, for paying their educational expenses. With your support the amount we raised we could provide the following to these students:

 

  •  College Fees
  •  Education Aids like: Braille equipment, Books, Pen drives
  •  Hostel Fees

 

 ARRANGED SCRIBES FOR EXAMS

 In the words of Helen Keller, “I have walked with people whose eyes are full of light, but who see nothing in the sea or the sky, nothing in the city streets and nothing in the books. It was far better to sail for ever in the night of blindness with sense and feeling and mind, than to be content with the mere act of seeing. The only lightless dark is the night of darkness in ignorance and insensibility.

 The Project Vision understands the anxiety students go through during examinations and were able to provide scribes to teach blind students and take up their respective examinations for this academic year 2015-2016 which concluded in May.

 However, while catching hold of a scribe is one thing, securing a reliable associate is quite another. Visually impaired students say that scribes with empathy, who appreciate how much the examination means to the visually impaired student and always give of their best, are indeed rare to come by.

 Giving them equal opportunity to perform to the best of their capability is what is needed. There is no denying that every person has the capability to perform like any other.

 Chennai, Tamilnadu

 Our Chennai co coordinator Mr.Soy Joseph had worked on identifying deserving students from Chennai. We organised an event to distribute aids to the visually challenged students.  Mr. Sibu George representingThe Project Vision, Bangalore was the chief guest gracing the event.

 Monetary aid was provided to the blind students at the inauguration of the Youth Wing of National Federation of the Blind (NFB, Tamilnadu Branch), on Sunday, 17th April 2016 at Manayarkarasi Narpani Mandram, Adyar, Chennai.

 Educational aids like mini digital speaker, pen drives and history text books were also distributed. Your support will enable a visually challenged student to become employable and thus become independent.

 A WORD OF GRATITUDE

We are highly encouraged to work on this mission with the funds that you've donated. Thanks for your generosity.


Together we can

‘LET EVERYONE SEE’
The Project Vision Team

Mr. Soy giving education aid to students
Mr. Soy giving education aid to students
Mr. Sibu George, Chief Guest at the Event
Mr. Sibu George, Chief Guest at the Event
Scribes at work!
Scribes at work!
Education aid given in Bangalore, Karnataka
Education aid given in Bangalore, Karnataka
 
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