Sightsavers stories

Mohith's story

June 2014
Conquering disability

Thanks to technology, people who are blind can today function as effectively as their sighted colleagues in diverse professions such as management, law, accountancy, teaching, paramedical professions, and a range of vocations.

Studying in a mainstream school became very difficult!

Around the age of four, Mohith was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a disease which does not have a cure. He gradually began to lose his eyesight, and was 80% blind by the age of 13. Studying in a mainstream school became very difficult.

After he completed his tenth standard, he came in contact with Enable India, a Sightsavers partner in Bangalore. Here he was exposed to technology like computers and screen reading software. He also received life skills training (supported by Sightsavers). This enabled him to find a job with one of the world’s leading IT companies, WIPRO Technologies.

Read more about our work

What we do
Sightsavers stories

Gayatri's story

13-year-old Gayatri from Madhya Pradesh would often complain about having blurry eyesight to her parents.

July 2019
Sightsavers stories

Debki's story

28-year-old Debki hails from the Dumka District of Jharkhand. Debki has orthopedic disability and stays with her parents and three siblings in the Dumka district of Jharkhand.

May 2019
famous ngo in india
Sightsavers stories

Shobha's story

65-year-old Shobha is a daily wage labourer and lives with her son in Alipurduar, West Bengal.

April 2019