Assisting the Blind from Less Privilege Families

by Poverty Alleviation Network & Self Dependence Initiative
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Assisting the Blind  from Less Privilege Families
Assisting the Blind  from Less Privilege Families
Assisting the Blind  from Less Privilege Families
Assisting the Blind  from Less Privilege Families
Assisting the Blind  from Less Privilege Families

Summary

This project will assist 50 blind persons from poor homes and remote villages to go to school and another 50 of them to engage in vocational training.

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Challenge

Blindness and visual impairment is a serious problem affecting large populations in Nigeria. Statistics show whopping 4.5 million Nigerians are blind or visually impaired. The causes of about 80 percent of blindness are avoidable. Poverty being both a cause and effect of blindness, a cycle is created that can be hard for communities to break out of. However, we do believe that by educating them or through vocational training they will have opportunities as everyone else to excel in life,

Solution

This project will assist blind children of school going age out of the street, those from very poor family and in remote villages. They will be enrolled into school for the blind while some will be enrolled in vocational training, then after business will be set-up for them. The project is tailored towards BREAKING THE BARRIERS OF BLINDNESS, assisting the blind towards the use of assistive technology to enable them get educated and productive the will foster independent living.

Long-Term Impact

We saw the need to lend a 'helping hand' to the blind and visually impaired from very poor families and in remote villages in Nigeria with our support 100 blind and visually impaired persons, especially children will be able to live independently and participate equally in the society as a result of the education or vocational training which they will acquire through our assistance, The project will equally allow them to rise out of poverty, as they will be emancipated and productive.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Poverty Alleviation Network & Self Dependence Initiative

Location: Abuja - Nigeria
Website:
Twitter: @pacnigeria
Poverty Alleviation Network & Self Dependence Initiative
Chuks Ossai
Project Leader:
Chuks Ossai
Abuja, Nigeria

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