Stories

Simpi’s story

Visually impaired since birth, Simpi could never imagine that she could go to school until a Sightsavers Inclusive Education Programme identified her.

Andhreyes’ story

Andhreyes’ journey to education was not an easy one, but with teachers trained in providing inclusive education she has been able to pursue her dreams.

Mukundu's story

Due to deteriorating eyesight Mukundu was unable to work properly, pushing him into depression, until he found out a simple surgery could help.

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.

Blindness

Mohinder's story

Mohinder hails from Ooty and suffers from blindness

'Top of the class'

Mahesh's story

Mahesh hails from Bhiyasar, a remote desert village in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan

'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.

'Brihaspati overcomes low vision'

Brihaspati's story

Brihaspati's problem with vision became evident in class two when he started struggling with reading and writing, and his performance dropped.

Best decision he ever made!

Beru's story

When Beru heard about the availability of cataract surgery in his area his friends tried to dissuade him despite the fact that he was almost blind.

'I can see again!'

Anisha's story

Anisha’s family realised she had a sight problem when she was a baby, but ten years later she was identified and diagnosed with bilateral cataract.

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