Braille books for visually challenged students

By Snehadeep trust

1. Summary of the Project

This project focusses on providing Braille Sheets to the Blind Students at the Computer Training Centres run by Snehadeep Trust for the disabled in Bangalore and Ranibennur, Karnataka.

2. Challenge

Snehadeep Trust for the disabled runs Computer and Soft Skill Training Centres for the poor blind (visually impaired) students hailing from rural Karnataka. There are two residential facilities wherein students stay and study. Text books are printed using a Braille Embosser Machine. There are 140 students studying currently and all of them require Books made with Braille Sheets. Braille Sheets are quite expensive. The organization depends on donations from the well-wishers and philanthropists for even for day to day expenses. In the residential facilities students are provided with hot meals, uniforms, accommodation and computers. The facilities in Bangalore and Ranibennur run on rented premises wherein monthly rentals have risen steeply in the recent past. Hence, it becomes financially difficult for the organization to buy Braille Sheets on a regular basis.

3. Solution

Regular supply of Braille sheets will help the students to print Text Books, Lecture Notes, Practical Work Books etc. As the students have examinations frequently, it becomes important that they have all the study materials & text books ready all time. Regular supply of Braille Sheets will be possible only when the donors donate for purchase of Braille Sheets as and when required. The requirement is huge as they need 400 bundles of sheets every year @ Rs 2100 per bundle (1000 sheets) so, the organization depends the on the kind-hearted donors to help them buy Braille Sheets.

4. Long term Impact

Snehadeep Trust for the Disabled has successfully helped around 1500 Blind persons have jobs in Banking, Software Technology, Call Centers, State and Central Govt. organizations in the past 21 years of its services to the society. By donating Braille sheets, you will be making a big difference in the lives of those poor blind students. Your timely support and donations will help those 140 students have secured and permanent employments.

What we have achieved

Employment to the visually impairedisually Impaired
We helped over 500 visually impairedisually Impaired youth to get employment in govt. and private sectors
Computer Education & job skills
We trained over 3000 Visually impaired students in Computer
Support Equipment
We helped over 2000 disabled persons with walking canes, Wheel Chairs etc