Social inclusion

People stand in front of a sign that says: European Day of Persons with Disabilities.

DPO Members supported by Sightsavers India take part in ‘European Disability and Development Week’ in Brussels

The visit was a part of the project ‘Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals- Empowering Disabled People’s Organisations'.

December 2018

Sightsavers India takes a step forward in making elections inclusive with participation of people with disabilities

The just concluded assembly elections in Chhattisgarh witnessed close to 74% voter turnout. What we witnessed was also a wave of ‘accessible elections’.

December 2018

Sightsavers signs an MoU with SSEPD, Government of Odisha

Department of Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD), Government of Odisha has signed an MoU with Sightsavers to promote socio-economic development of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and inclusive eye health services for the economically weaker sections in 13 districts of Odisha.

July 2018

Pushpalata’s story

Hailing from Rajapur, 20-year-old Pushpalata received skill development training from the Rural Self Employment Training Institute.

Bajrang’s story

Blind since birth, 20-year-old Bajrang was unable to build confidence until he started receiving training on daily living skills.

A group of men celebrating.

India has come a long way in enabling opportunities for the visually impaired

It was in 1981, International Year of the Disabled People, that India celebrated and acknowledged globally developing a roadmap for the disabled.

RN Mohanty, July 2018

Ramlal’s story

30-year-old Ram Lal suffered from locomotive disorder since birth, but Sightsavers provided him with the opportunity to train as an organic farmer.

How Do You Perceive the Life of a Person with Disability?

I don’t believe that there exist ‘disabled people’ on earth

Shashwat Seth, January 2018

India has come a long way in enabling opportunities for the visually impaired

It was in 1981, International Year of the Disabled People ‘IYDP’, that India celebrated and acknowledged globally developing a roadmap for the disabled.

RN Mohanty, July 2017

Meet Janki, Who Did India Proud By Winning a Bronze at Blind Judo Championship in Tashkent

Janki Goud, a resident of Kurre, Pipariya in Jabalpur District, Madhya Pradesh could have never imagined giving flight to her dreams and stepping out of her village, let alone the country...

June 2017
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