Friday, September 12, 2014
Visit to The Institution For The Blind
I am Alisha coordinator of Esha .Today I visited a blind school “The Institution for the Blind” which is an oldest Institution of the country was established in 1939 at Lahore and later migrated to Delhi in 1947 at Punchkuin Road.
I saw there the Institution nurtures an idea to integrate the visually impaired into the mainstream of social life. It involves parents/professionals and persons with missionary spirit to contribute their best to help them in their rehabilitation. All at the helm of affairs make earnest endeavor to provide these children the opportunities needed for self-reliance and all-round development of their personality. The Institute also aims to inspire and inculcate in them the zeal and zest for comparable quality of life through their full participation and ensuring equal opportunities.
I went there to spread awareness about the audio library that Esha had started. They were all impressed by the audio library and also suggested the new ways to improve our audio library
The Institution is running two schools for the blind children, in Delhi .The admission in these schools are open only for the visually handicapped boys in the age group of 5 to 15 irrespective of caste, color or creed. All modern amenities are available in both the schools. The education up to 8th standard as per the syllabus prescribed by the Directorate of Education Department of Delhi Government is given to the student. They are providing free education with special subject of Braille along with Vocational & Computer training. These students can get admission in any Government school for higher education. The performance of the students in these schools is quite satisfactory. There many co-curricular activities of the students..
It was really good and motivational experience.