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
Mar 1, 2016

EduVision - Educating Visually Challenged Students - Quarterly Activities Report

IDENTIFYING THE STUDENTS
IDENTIFYING THE STUDENTS

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.
EduVision is our program of education for the visually challenged. With a focus on higher education, we support the college going students. They are have struggle to fight all odds of life to complete their schooling to reach college level. We aid them at this stage with materials, study aids, college fees and help in studying and writing exams, and so on.
With the amount raised through the Global giving, we have already started our work. We have identified students who need help both in Bangalore and Chennai. A strategy has been worked out. Formats have been developed. Assistance in term so financial support has been extended to some students already. Some of the special programs are given below.

SMILING FACES – LOUIS BRAILLE DAY

Commemorating the birth of Louis Braille, our celebration on January 4th, reached out to help 25 visually challenged students by distributing Louis Braille equipments. The Braille writing pad would be of great help for the students in their regular work. The program was conducted at the Project Vision office. Many of the students narrated their challenges of studying and requested for further help in their pursuit of study. Fr James, Claretian Provincial was the Chief Guest. Dr Jayanth Kumar, who is visually challenged encouraged the students to perform well despite their blindness, as he shared his life story with them.


IDENTIFYING THE STUDENTS


We have set an Action Plan to fulfill the dream of 50 visually challenged students to continue their higher education. The first stage was to identify to students who need and deserve our support. We sent out the information through our contacts and several students have approached us with the required information. Mr Siby George is seen with the students whose information has been collected.
We have successfully aided in funding 32 students from Bangalore, and we are in the process of finalizing applications received from Chennai.


EYE SCREENING CAMP


An eye screening camp was conducted on 20th of February at Akshara Public School on Magadi. Most of the students there are from economically weaker sections. The purpose was to identify students who might have a visual defect and correct them at a very early age. Their parents were also provided the facility of eye screening. Team from Modi hospital were the technical support team for this process. A total of 470 people underwent the camp. Twelve persons were identified as needing cataract operations. They were provided free operations at Modi hospital on the 24th. 80 people, most of them students require spectacles and they will be provided with free spectacles on the 10th of March.
Apart from this, we made them aware about eye donation and being socially conscious young citizens .

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

EYE SCREENING CAMP
EYE SCREENING CAMP
SMILING FACES - LOUIS BRAILLE DAY
SMILING FACES - LOUIS BRAILLE DAY
SMILING FACES - LOUIS BRAILLE DAY
SMILING FACES - LOUIS BRAILLE DAY
LOUIS BRAILLE DAY
LOUIS BRAILLE DAY
Beneficiaries of EduVision Program
Beneficiaries of EduVision Program

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