Social inclusion

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

Sightsavers set to promote crucial role of data at world-first forum

Properly understood, reliable data is central to delivering equitable development. This is core to the way Sightsavers tries to carry out its mission to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with disabilities to be fully included within their communities and to equally benefit from their country’s national development process.

January 2017
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