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Kiran’s story

Visually impaired since birth, 10-year-old Kiran Kumari could have never imagined to step out of the periphery of her home and interact with anyone apart from her family members. Hailing from Dumka District of Jharkhand, Kiran enrolled in a local school which she never attended owing to her condition. Kiran’s school teachers did not pay any heed to her attendance in school. They even confessed to not being given any training to teach children with visual impairment.

When Sightsavers in association with Chetna Vikas intervened through the team members of Inclusive Education Programme, Kiran began to witness a 360 degree change in her life. Regular counselling was provided to Kiran’s parents and her teachers were also imparted skill development training programme where they would use Braille slate, Abacus, Taylor Frame and many more technology-based devices used in the process of teaching the blind.

Today, Kiran is the Cultural Minister of Bal Sansad Committee of her school and has mastered in accessing her TAB provided by Sightsavers. Kiran’s overall performance in school has ameliorated. Her dream is to contribute to the society by becoming a school teacher. Kiran and her parents extended their heartfelt gratitude to Chetna Vikas and Sightsavers for enabling Kiran to study and learn.

 

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