National Association for the Blind, Karnataka

Project Brief: Rehabilitation of adults with multiple disabilities (primarily deafness and blindness)
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: vocational training (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Megha
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , C.A Site no 4,Jeevan Bima Nagar, HAL 3rd Stage,Bangalore,
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Sep 2007SeattleUSD 4800
Apr 2007SeattleUSD 6
Apr 2007SeattleUSD 5994
Dec 2000SeattleUSD 1520
Dec 1999SeattleUSD 1020

Total = $13340

Project 1 - Adults with multiple sensory disabilities are not accepted into mainstream society and are denied the opportunity to lead normal lives. This project is tailored on NAB's successful rehabilitation program for adults with visual impairment. Starting with mobility training this program will impart confidence to the adult in dealing with daily life situations. They will be taught to communicate and provided vocational training so that they can support themselves financially. The course is for one year where all of the above amenities including boarding and food will be provided free of cost. Asha For Education will support teachers salary and room/food for them. 10 adults are expected to join this fledgling program.

Project 2 - Teachers who are part of the integrated education program (they integrate blind students into govt schools) will receive supplemental salary by Asha for Education so that they are paid equal to their contemporaries.
Project 1 - Integration of adults with multiple disabilities into mainstream society.
Project 2 - Help teacher's who integrate children with visual disabilities into regular schools.
Initially set up to help children and adults with visual disabilities, NAB is now diversifying by providing similar services to persons with multiple disabilities from low income families.