Social inclusion

Archana’s story

A social inclusion programme in her district motivated Archana to learn about her rights and entitlements to become the kind of leader we all need.

We’ve won an award for our work on disability data disaggregation in India!

About 600 delegates from all the key organisation and Hospitals engaged in Eye Care were present during the Conference. More than 10 papers were presented.

June 2016
Neeta’s Story

Neeta's Story

19 year old Neeta is irreversibly blind and was totally dependent on her family members until enrolling in a Sightsavers rehabilitation project.

Hope floats in Kerala

Somarajan's story

46 year old Somarajan Pillai, who lives with his wife and two children in Allapuzha district of Kerala, went blind gradually.

Blindness

Mohinder's story

Mohinder hails from Ooty and suffers from blindness

'I am independent and can take care of myself'

Hari's story

Hari was totally dependent on his mother and brother for everything, but after being taught daily living skills he was able to open a shop.

'Now I am very happy with my life.'

Anam's story

It was very difficult living with blindness but Anam didn’t lose hope and continued with his studies at the blind school until he graduated in 1991.

'I’m now confident in getting around'

Ganesha's story

39-year-old Ganesha Ram, who failed to get a job after losing his eye sight, found money to be so scarce that his son had to be pulled from school.

Policies and Schemes of Central and State Governments for People with Disabilities

This document is an outcome of a study commissioned by Sightsavers India and has been developed to provide information on the various policies and schemes of the central and state governments in India.

Voicing concerns

Children with disabilities are less likely to be in school, disabled adults are more likely to be unemployed, and families with a disabled member are often worse off than average.

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