National Association for the Blind, Visnagar

Project Brief: NAB-Visnagar is a school for blind children in Visnagar, Gujarat. The children receive both traditional and vocational training. Asha funded this project funded towards new equipment.
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Yale
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Hitten Zaveri
Project Partner(s):
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Project Address: , NAB - Mehsana-Patan Dist.,South Commercial Centre, Near Three Gate,,
GUJARAT  384315
Stewarding Chapter: Yale
Dec 2000YaleUSD 1000

Total = $1000

NAB-Visnagar provides visually handicapped children with reader services, vision aids, braille books, clothing, canes, cassette players and access to a braille and audio cassette library. The programs developed by NAB-Visnagar have been quite successful and NAB-Visnagar has been approached by governmental agencies to expand their services to physically and mentally handicapped children. NAB-Visnagar has both one-time and ongoing needs. Their one-time needs include assistance for replacing 18-20 year old vocational training equipment and building a girls hostel. Their ongoing needs are for adjunct support for blind children. The funds were employed towards the purchase of a file preparing machine, sewing machine, and musical instruments for use by girls and women.

The children also get vocational training here. They set and print their own newsletter. Asha funded this project for new vocational training equipment and printing equipment. The vocational training equipment being replaced was over 18 years old.
National Association for the Blind (NAB), Visnagar, Gujarat. NAB-Visnagar was founded in the early 1980's to aid blind and low-vision children from the lowest socio-economic strata of Mehsana district in Northern Gujarat.