Bangalore, Mitra Jyoti, Visually Impaired

How it began at Mitra Jyoti

Mitra Jyoti has been set up by Madhu Singhal. Herself visually-impaired, Madhu faced a lot of hurdles as a young girl. This became the primary motivation behind setting up Mitra Jyoti. Infact, most of the services offered by the organisation find their roots in her personal struggles. Born blind, Madhu was brought up in Rohtak,…

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Bangalore, Mitra Jyoti, Visually Impaired

A talking book library, job-placement cell and independent living skills – all aimed at enabling the visually-impaired

At Mitra Jyoti’s computer education centre, I was first asked to look at a young man named Mukesh’s computer screen. As I watched keenly, he typed out the words “Welcome to Mitra Jyoti.” I smiled at the gesture as his instructor gave him a pat on his shoulder accompanied by a “Good job!” Quite a…

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Ahmedabad, Blind People's Association, Visually Impaired

Focusing on the abilities, rather than the disabilities, of the disabled/blind

The BPA began in 1954 in Ahmedabad as the Blind Men’s Association (BMA), a recreation club for the blind started with the efforts of a few blind persons. Over the past five decades, it has emerged as an internationally renowned voluntary organization for the blind and people with other disabilities. The organization works to rehabilitate…

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