Education  India Project #30243

Eyeway- Support the Blind

by Score Foundation
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Eyeway- Support the Blind
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Eyeway- Support the Blind
Eyeway- Support the Blind
Eyeway- Support the Blind
Eyeway- Support the Blind
Eyeway- Support the Blind
Eyeway- Support the Blind
Eyeway- Support the Blind

Summary

20% of world's blind population lives in India. Majority of visually impaired persons live on the margins because of widespread ignorance and insensitivity meted out to them by society. Misconceived notions and cultural biases prevent them from integrating into the mainstream. We empower blind citizens through knowledge and resource sharing so they become contributing members of the economy. We also sensitize civil society at large, in order to make the ecosystem accessible and inclusive.

$40,000
total goal
$19,698
remaining
122
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Blind citizens suffer from widespread ignorance and social prejudice. There are limited resources and facilities for them. Families, friends, policy makers and service providers have little or no expectations from blind people, which seriously compromises their possibilities & potential. What the world conceives of disability is more disabling than disability itself. Our efforts will benefit blind people, their associates and civil society which will bear an impact on their successful inclusion.

Solution

Eyeway is a one stop shop on the domain of blindness. We disseminate information, share resources, counsel and advocate for the rights of visually impaired citizens. Eyeway operates through multiple channels of communication like website, radio, whatsapp, social media and most importantly, a national toll free helpline. Visually impaired counselors attend to queries on the Helpdesk from blind people across India. Our aim is to offer local solutions to our beneficiaries in their native language.

Long-Term Impact

We aim to help as many blind people integrate into the mainstream resulting in a long term positive impact on how they are perceived by society. This may result in policy changes to become more inclusive. In the past, a software engineer who lost his job because of sight loss managed to regain his professional ground with a leading multinational with our help. A blind student with no idea of the possibilities of education, secured an MBA degree and a Bank Probationary Officer's job.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.scorefoundation.org.in
Technology comes to Aid- Impact story 1
Showing the right way forward - Impact Story 2
Seeking help to pursue education- Impact Story 3
From a victim to crusader- Impact story 4

Organization Information

Score Foundation

Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @friendsofeyeway
Project Leader:
Shruti Pushkarna
New Delhi, Delhi India
$20,302 raised of $40,000 goal
 
183 donations
$19,698 to go
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