Rehabilitation Centre for Blind Women

Project Brief: The institution aims at providing rehabilitation andvocational training to poor and adult blind women. Asha is funding the educational aspect by providing money for buying braille material,fees for examinations and for self sustenance.
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Cincinnati
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Prasoon Diwakar
Project Partner(s): Priya Theodore
Other Contacts: Vijaya Swaminathan
Project Address: , 8/11,,Mannarpuram,
TAMIL NADU  620020
Tel: 0431 - 2422121
Stewarding Chapter: Cincinnati
Mar 2011Work an HourUSD 4000
Jan 2010AtlantaUSD 250
Jan 2010CincinnatiUSD 2450
Dec 2007CincinnatiUSD 1200
Aug 2007AtlantaUSD 1200
Dec 2006AtlantaUSD 2400
Dec 2005AtlantaUSD 2400
Oct 2004AtlantaUSD 3000
Nov 2003AtlantaUSD 2020
Dec 2003CentralNJUSD 2000

Total = $20920

The institution aims at providing Rehabilitation, vocational training and placement services to adult blind women below the poverty line and from the remote villages. Asha is funding the educational aspect by providing money for buying braille material and for self sustenance.

Asha is supporting

1. Education:

Financial assistance is needed to help the blind women to take up VIII, X & XII standard examination. The students require Braille materials like Braille slates, stylus and brialle papers. They also need tape-record and cassettes to record their lessons and pay the fees for the reader.

2.Self Sustenance - Fast food unit

As a part self sustenance the organization has plans to start a fast food unit, as the institution is situated next to the Regional Transport Office and the proceeds can be utilized for the benefit of the inmates.
1.To buy braille reading material etc.
2.For VIII and X class examination fees for the 15 enrolled students this year
3.To set up a fast food center for self sustenance of your institute
The institution is the first of its kind in south India, which aims at providing Rehabilitation, vocational training and placement services to adult blind women particularly for the women who are completely blind, deprived blind, below the poverty line and from the remote villages. It is a charitable trust organization founded in the year 1975 by Late. Dr.Joseph Gnanadickam a renowned eye surgeon, commemorating his 75th birth anniversary. At the time of starting this centre he entrusted his daughter Mr.priya Theodore and his in law Mr. Theodore to become the torchbearers in providing succor to the poor women. Unfortunately Mr. Theodore passed away in the year 1999. Since then Mrs.Priya Theodore is carrying the mantle unmindful of the woes in the loss of her husband. The Society is managed by a team of 11 dedicated women under the leadership of Mrs.Priya Theodore. The center is being run with the help of donations from philanthropists.