Vision

Project Brief: This Project intends to support the highly effective education facilities for the blind students at Lakshmipuram by providing more accommodation for female blind students and a new technology Braille printer.
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: girls (description)

Secondary Focus: children with disabilities

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Toledo
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Srikanth Pilla
Project Partner(s): Padmavathi Peri
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Helen Keller Memorial Association for the Blind,Lakshmipuram,,
ANDHRA PRADESH 
Tel: 91-891-2550174
Stewarding Chapter: Toledo

Asha Stars, if any:

Srikanth Pilla

Mar 2005ToledoUSD 1700
Dec 2005CornellUSD 1000
Dec 2005CincinnatiUSD 1000
Dec 2004ToledoUSD 5500

Total = $9200

This Project intends to support the highly effective education facilities for the blind students at Lakshmipuram by providing more accommodation for female blind students.

The main purpose of the construction of 1st floor is to accommodate more female blind students whose ratio compared to blind boys is about 1:5. The blind students attending this school are usually from Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. They come from very poor families which don't even have the resources to feed one meal per day. This blind school provides free food and education.
Helen Keller Memorial Association for the Blind aims to provide special education for the blind people in and around Visakhapatnam and trains them to earn a living. The organization was started on 20th June 1986 by Mr. D. Hemantha Kumar who himself is visually challenged. The school identifies visually challenged children in the region of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts and provides boarding, food, and clothing in addition to special education. They also provide vocational training like Music, Type Writing, Braille Shorthand, Caning work, Phenol making, Candle making among others.

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http://www.ashanet.org/toledo/Vision.htm

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http://www.ashanet.org/toledo/resources.htm

For Photographs related to the project click on the following link:
http://www.ashanet.org/toledo/Blind_School_Photos.htm