19 year old Neeta is irreversibly blind and lives in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. She lost her vision to an accident when she was 10 years old and in the fifth standard. She dropped out of school and became totally dependent on her family members, with very little social interaction with the outside world.
She was identified and enrolled for a Sightsavers rehabilitation project. Here she learned daily living skills, and was able to improve her orientation and mobility skills. This not only helped restore her lost confidence but also motivated her to receive training in managing the family grocery store and become even more independent.
I look forward to playing football with my friends!
Neeta’s enthusiasm and eagerness to learn was nurtured and this helped her to develop her leadership skills. She took active interest and became part of a Disabled People’s Organisation, of which she is now the Vice-President.
The story of Neeta’s transformation from an introverted, homebound blind young girl to a spokesperson for people with disabilities is truly inspirational.
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