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Sightsavers India launches its new endeavour: India Fellowship Program 2019

Sightsavers unveiled its India Fellowship Program today. The India Fellowship Program is a first of its kind initiative that will identify up to 10 promising young ophthalmologists from all over the country.

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Debki's story

28-year-old Debki hails from the Dumka District of Jharkhand. Debki has orthopedic disability and stays with her parents and three siblings in the Dumka district of Jharkhand.

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Accessible Elections

Sightsavers India is playing a pivotal role in this initiative to ensure people with disability are not left behind to exercise their voting rights.

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Shobha's story

65-year-old Shobha is a daily wage labourer and lives with her son in Alipurduar, West Bengal.

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Rajesh’s story

32-year-old Rajesh from Majhuli district in Jabalpur faced a similar problem as he had low vision. With a wife and two daughters, Rajesh was finding it difficult to fulfill the basic requirements of the family.

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Aliya’s story

With the help of Low Vision Devices six year old Aliya was finally able to read and regularly attend school in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.

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Kuldeep’s story

The Singh family’s youngest son, Kuldeep, had been blind from birth. Luckily he was able to receive a cataract operation to restore his sight.

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Health and hygiene among the girl child

A School based Study on Hygiene, Sanitation and Health among Girls in Howrah: Knowledge and Practices.

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Charting the road to accessible elections

On National Voters Day, let us revisit how the largest democracy in the world is moving towards making elections inclusive.

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Children with Disabilities get a Resource Centre to Learn

A Model Resource Centre for Children with Disabilities provided seven children with disabilities with a laptop and a mobile phone each.

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