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Simpi’s story

Visually impaired since birth, Simpi and her parents could never imagine that she could get an education. Until the age of 10, the Dumka, Jharkhand resident never went to school. Sightsavers along with its partner NGO, Chetna Vikas identified Shimpi and counselled her parents Manoj and Shila Devi to send her to school. With Sightsavers intervention under its Inclusive Education Programme, Simpi received Braille and other large print material to study. A student who enrolled in class five directly, she never gave up and was extremely persistent in her studies. She continued to receive support in studies from Sightsavers and got a telescope and a Tablet to help in learning lessons. In class X boards, Simpi scored 71 percent making not just her parents but also the entire village proud. The teenager is determined to continue on the path of literacy—a world of light.

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Manisha's story

Manisha from Jabalpur has orthopaedic disability and is supported by Sightsavers under the Social Inclusion Programme.

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Srinu’s story

“To protect people from the pandemic, I, along with my SHG members decided to tailor masks and distribute in the community, and educate people about wearing masks, practice social distancing and handwashing,” says Srinu.

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Preeti's story

Preeti* from Chittaurgarh is 20 years old and has orthopaedic disability. At five years of age, Preeti met with an accident in which she lost one of her legs.