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! Post Accelerator extending the project to get extended support to produce additional 100 books.
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.
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 30 blind schools in Karnataka that are actively serving children from rural communities.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).