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.
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).
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.