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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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Fashion & Disability - Walking with a Difference

Suparna belongs to the Amta village, in West Bengal.

January 2023
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Eye Screening Camp launched by cricket legend, Krishnamachari Srikkanth in Chennai

To understand the prevalence of refractive error and other common eye problems among the fishing community in East Coast Road – Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

January 2023
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Launch of 2nd Tanya Computer Centre supported by Madison Resource Foundation in Narmadapuram, Madhya Pradesh

Under the Social Inclusion Programme, Sightsavers with support from Madison Resource Foundation launched the Tanya Computer Centre (TCC).

January 2023