Rising for Blind Children - Education4Blind

by Bridge to Turkiye Fund Vetted since 2011 Site Visit Verified


One of the hardest disabilities for children to overcome (or adjust to) is blindness. They explore & see the world with their hands, they need to learn braille system & access to braille books in young age in order to build core knowledge & literacy. If they don't go to school, or lack the adequate resources for enrichment, they fall behind socially, and get isolated from the society. This project is going to create a fund to support their education & enrichment.

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12% of the Turkish population is disabled including visually impaired/blind. There are 202,211 children in a total disabled population of 9,300,000. Only, 9 % of the disabled children is getting an education or currently schooled vs. 90% population norm. ==> This ratio is much severe for the blind, less than 5% is getting an opportunity to go/attend school


The project will provide the following to increase literacy and schooling: 1-Produce/sponsor production of a new Braille Book Set (story and fiction) for 16 specialty schools and 100 public schools where blind children attend. 2-Produce/sponsor the production of first ever English Language Learning set (foreign language learning improves their job/mobility opportunities) 3- Build a scholarship fund to support 5 blind students for 5 years (dedicated BTF fund).

Long-Term Impact

Increased literacy rate among K-12 Foreign Language skill set among blind children & youth (+adults) Blind students attaining higher-education and finding jobs based on choice.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).


Providing Education opportunities for Blind Kids
(Turkish) Geride biraktigimiz engelli cocuklar

Organization Information

Bridge to Turkiye Fund

Location: Cary, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.bridgetoturkiye.org
Project Leader:
Cary, NC United States

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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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