Education  India Project #55418

Help blind students by donating braille books

by Mitra Jyothi
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Help blind students by donating braille books
Help blind students by donating braille books
Help blind students by donating braille books
Help blind students by donating braille books
Help blind students by donating braille books
Help blind students by donating braille books
Help blind students by donating braille books
Help blind students by donating braille books
Help blind students by donating braille books
Help blind students by donating braille books
Help blind students by donating braille books

Summary

Mitra Jyothi has now taken up the ambitious project of supplying Braille Books for visually impaired children from rural Karnataka. This shall be a select collection of 100 educational reference material for children and aims towards promoting education in the visually impaired community with more focus towards the rural poor. This is possible only with the availability of accessible reading material!

$10,000
total goal
$9,875
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

There are an estimated 45 million people in the world with visual disability and one in three of them are in India. India has an estimated population of 15 million people who are blind. The only means of basic education to these people is through Braille. Availability of Braille books in local languages is extremely limited and is nonexistent for the rural poor. Apart from school text books blind children are completely deprived of reading material.

Solution

Mitra Jyothi shall produce 100 different educational books/reference materials especially in Kannada suitable for students education. These books will be printed in Braille and distributed to the blind schools/colleges/individuals in Karnataka - there are 40+ blind schools in Karnataka that are actively serving children from rural communities.

Long-Term Impact

Cultivate the habit of reading in visually impaired community from early stage. Helps visually impaired people to be equally competent with others and get higher education, better employment opportunities and live independent life without discrimination.

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization Information

Mitra Jyothi

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @mitrajyothi
Project Leader:
Sathiya B
Bangalore, KARNATAKA India
$125 raised of $10,000 goal
 
3 donations
$9,875 to go
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