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Sarita's story

19-year-old Sarita is visually impaired and belongs to Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. In 2014, Sarita was given Braille and ICT Based training under Sightsavers’ Inclusive Education Programme. She later participated in a Self- Defence Instructor Training organised by Sightsavers which would eventually transform her life.

In 2018, Sarita participated at the 6th National Blind and Deaf Judo Championship and she returned with the Bronze Medal. A year later, she won Silver Medal at the 7th National Blind Judo Championship.

Playing for India was a dream for Sarita since she started to learn Judo. This dream turned into reality when Sarita made everyone proud by winning Bronze Medal at the 2019 Commonwealth Judo Championship for Visually Impaired in Walsall West Midlands, England.

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Sightsavers and social inclusion

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Collaboration, capacity building & information exchange are the key elements to strengthen policy development on Disability Inclusion

The European Disability Forum along with Sightsavers India organized a webinar on ‘Strengthening EU-India partnership on Disability Inclusion in the Attainment of SDGs

July 2021
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Leaving No One Behind

On 1st July 2021, Sightsavers’ Judo Champion, Priya from Hoshangabad was invited to be the key speaker during a webinar on Advocacy for the vaccination of the vulnerable communities in India.

July 2021
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Knowledge product building partnership project supported by the European Union

Knowledge product building partnership project supported by the European Union