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 Education  India Project #30243

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
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.

$20,000
total goal
$5,619
remaining
80
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year

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
Empowering oneself to help others- Impact story 1
Coping with late blindness- Impact Story 2
A teacher's fight for justice- Impact Story 3
A desperate father seeks out help- 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
$14,381 raised of $20,000 goal
 
98 donations
$5,619 to go
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$10
(USD)
One day salary to a blind counselor. At present we have 10 counselors, which will grow to at least 48 in the next two years.
$30
(USD)
Cost of 100 calls on our toll free number. Given the weak socio-economic status of most blind callers, they are unable to afford the minimum call charges and so we have to bear the cost.
$100
(USD)
One day training for 10 blind girl students to hone their communication skills. This will give them fresh perspective, open the barriers of their mind and help pursue their dreams.
$200
(USD)
Cost of a career guidance workshop for 20 blind students. We plan to organize multiple such workshops in different states to help orient blind students and prepare them for their future.
$500
(USD)
Towards one month's telephone charges on the Eyeway Helpdesk. Monthly cost of Knowlarity and Lead Mentor, telephony and CRM technology for the toll free amounts to 500-700$.
$1,000
(USD)
Towards airing of one episode of a radio programme pan India on empowerment of blind women. We are looking at airing a total of 20 episodes to reach out and engage with more blind women.
$2,500
(USD)
Cost of creating short sensitization videos to raise awareness among the general masses, media and policy makers so they become aware of the potential of blind people.
$3,000
(USD)
One month cost of promoting the Eyeway toll free number via different channels of communication, so more people get to know about the helpline service.
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