Educate 50 Blind Children in Karnataka

$15,913 $4,087
Raised Remaining


This project creates an opportunity for the visually challenged children to be self-sustainable in their life through education, vocational training, and other basic life skills.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

There are more than 1000 blind children in the villages of Bidar & surrounding district under the age group of 5 to 16. It is estimated that, every one in three villages has one blind child without proper care, Rehabilitation, Education & other life skill. Although, the Govt of India has setup special schools in select district, but that is not serving the purpose due to ineffective implementation system and high corruption and also, these schools are located far from the native districts.

How will this project solve this problem?

It is a residential school and provides Food, Clothing, Health Care and Shelter to the rehabilitated visually challenged children.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project started in 2003 with 3 blind children in a three room rented building, JPES, through (ADSFB) is able to rehabilitated more than 40 visually challenged children to date.Further, it plans to rehabilitates & educate 100 Blinds by 2011.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $15,913

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $15,913 .  The original project funding goal was $20,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Sanju Kumar

Bidar, Karnataka India

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