Education
 India
Project #16577

Educate and Empower the blind through Technology

by SNEHADEEP TRUST FOR THE DISABLED
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Summary

Snehadeep Trust for the disabled is a non profit organisation whose goals are to empower India's disabled community, by training them in using Computers, English speaking and communication skills, soft skills,Career guidance, and then finding them suitable jobs in both Government and private sectors. Ebenezer a 3rdstd student of Bishop cotton's School, I losing his vision gradually, We are giving him training in computers (with the help of JAWS) &Braille,Our Student Ms.Farahan got job at Cisco.
$30,000
total goal
$9,519
remaining
142
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Employment is a major concern for persons with disabilities. Most people with disabilities are either unemployed or under-employed in the country.There are approximately 15-20,000 youths with disability in rural Karnataka, who are unemployed. It is not that they are out of jobs only because of their disability comes in the way of their functioning, and both employment and income outcomes appear to worsen with the severity of the disability

Solution

Knowledge of IT provides the visually impaired an opportunity to integrate into society. This is possible, due to the capability of access technology based on IT to provide voice and tactile output. Thus, IT is able to substitute the visual signals of traditional ways of doing things, into forms of output more convenient for the visually impaired. The idea is to enable them to use JAWS (screen reading software) and Kurzweil (an OCR), as tools for their studies to gather information.

Long-Term Impact

Snehadeep envisages training these youths in the areas of computers and enabling them to be gainfully employed.We plan to establish similar centers in Mysore and in Chennai to facilitate the special children and youths to come out of their isolation and be self-reliant. It is our ambition to set up a Call Centre to provide Job opportunities to our trained candidates with the support of Corporates. The long term impacts are that our disabled community will be economically independent.

Resources

http:/​/​www.snehadeep.org.in/​

Organization Information

SNEHADEEP TRUST FOR THE DISABLED

Location: BANGALORE, KARNATAKA - India
Website: http:/​/​www.snehadeep.org
Project Leader:
PAUL MUDDHA
BANGALORE, KARNATAKA India
$20,481 raised of $30,000 goal
 
 
164 donations
$9,519 to go
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