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Blindness creates a cycle of illiteracy, poverty and social exclusion for India’s 2+ million blind children, making them one of the most vulnerable groups in the world. Only 5% of them receive any kind of education.

Learning and blindness

Sightsavers supports inclusive education to ensure that children who are blind or visually impaired are included in mainstream education. This is crucial to lifting people out of poverty. When children with disabilities participate in mainstream education on an equal basis with other children, they learn from an early age that they are equal and valued members of society. They remain in a normal social environment, are no longer isolated and participate more actively in general community activities throughout their lives.

Tools and technology

Today people who are blind can function as effectively as their sighted colleagues in diverse professions and vocations. We support children and adults who are visually impaired or blind with the right technology, physical aids (i.e. educational materials in Braille; white canes, etc.) and tools such as low vision devices that give them greater independence and allow them to perform tasks they may have previously found difficult or impossible to accomplish.

Working with teachers

For inclusive education in India to succeed, teachers are the key. We support the training of specialist teachers to:

  • Aid the inclusion process in the classroom by helping enroll more and more visually impaired and blind children to school
  • Visit schools in their local area and teach visually impaired and blind children skills such as Braille
  • Prepare visually impaired and blind students for the classroom
  • Provide one-on-one help to children in the classroom, such as by using Braille machines so that they can be more involved in the classroom

Global Campaign for Education

Sightsavers is a member of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) and works with local partners to strengthen the voice of civil society towards the development of national education in India, and make sure that all States act to deliver the right of everyone to a free and quality public education.

News

Inauguration of the Renovated Eye Hospital IN Kamakhyanagar

24 September 2018

ra on 20th September 2018. Sightsavers India East Director- Mr Sudipta Mohanty, Shri Akbar Mehfuz Alam- State Programme Manager at Sightsavers India,

Inauguration of the Renovated Eye Hospital IN Kamakhyanagar

24 September 2018

Kamakhyanagar, Dhenkanal, Odisha, 20/09/2018 – The renovated eye unit in Kamakhyanagar Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH), Dhenkanal, strengthened by Sightsavers was inaugurated by the Chief District Medical Officer Continue reading

Sightsavers launches its fourth Static Vision Centre under RAAHI in Ballabhgarh, Haryana.

17 September 2018

New Delhi, September 17, 2018: Sightsavers opened a new Vision Centre under the RAAHI- National Truckers’ Eye Health Programme in Transport Nagar Ballabhgarh, Haryana. RAAHI is designed to align with the Sightsavers global Uncor Continue reading

Sightsavers signs an MoU with Department of Health, Government of Bihar

04 September 2018

The State Health Society Bihar (SHSB) and Sightsavers India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI) in the State of Bihar. Continue reading

The five year long Sundarbans Eye Health project comes to an end

04 September 2018

On August 31st, 2018, Sightsavers India culminated its five yearlong Sundarbans Eye Health Project with Standard Chartered Bank. The report outlines 5 year progress of eye health project in the Sundarbans. The goal of the project Continue reading

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