INTRODUCTION & NATURE OF ACTIVITIES, SERVICES PROVIDED
An alarming situation exists today with respect to the problem of the education & rehabilitation of the visually impaired in India today. There are nearly 13 million Blind/Partially Sighted peoples which means one out of 80 Indian is either Blind or partially Sighted. And other estimate puts the number of low vision cases at 28 million. In order to solve the critical problems faced by the Blind, The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) was set up in 1970 in India.
THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND MAHARASHTRA (NFBM)
The NFBM is one of the registered Social Organization, which is “of the Blind”, “For the Blind” & successfully run “By the Blind”. It is the single largest self-helping democratic Organization of the Blind, representing 7 to 8 Lac visually handicapped people of the Maharashtra State. It is struggling to strive for equality of opportunity for blind in their education, training & employment. It has several schemes & projects are in the offering by the Federation for the upliftment of our fellow blind brotheren; especially those who stay away in rural areas of the State through the branches, units & service centres situated at Mumbai (H.Q.), Pune, Nasik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Amravati, Nanded, Jalana, Jalgaon, Latur & Ahmednagar
There are various projects & schemes towards the welfare of the Blind such as Jagriti School for Blind Girls, Braille Transcription Unit, Braille Books Library, Placement Services Scheme for Blind, Students Aid, Vocational Training & Guidance Counseling Service at Nasik & Aurangabad, Self Employment Aid, Braille Jagriti & Charchoughi Magazine etc.
NFBM JAGRITI SCHOOL FOR BLIND GIRLS
Education, Training & Rehabilitation these are the three most necessary things to every blind individual for the betterment of their life. There are about 50 schools available in Maharashtra State for the education of Blind. Unfortunately not more than 2,500 blind Children are taking education in these schools. Considering the situation, NFBM started “Jagriti School for Blind Girls” on January 4, 1989.
This school is situated at Alandi Dev, Dist. Pune. At present 107 blind girls are housed in this school. Most of them are from the rural areas of Pune, Marathwada, Vidarbha & Khandesh. The school being residential in nature, students are provided to them free of cost. Regular academic coaching is given to children here alongwith provision for learning extra curricular skills like vocational training, craft, sports training & cultural skills. Home Science and Music Classes are specialities of the School. This school offers education upto the 7th standard in its own special school alongwith formal education. From 8th standard onwards the girl attend the normal school at the Sant Dnyaneshwar High School, At Alandi Dev, Dt. Pune under the Integrated Education Scheme. Their progress & enthusiasm is indeed commendable.
NFBM SMT. KAMALABEN MAFATLAL MEHTA ANDHA KANYA CHATRALAYA (Hostel)
The School’s Hostel Building of the Jagriti School for Blind Girls, Alandi was a dream project of NFBM, which was converted into reality by generous donation from the Diwaliben Mohanlal Mehta Charitable Trust & many other supporters. Currently this Building provides shelter to 150 girls. ...
BRAILLE PRODUCTION CENTRE (BPC)
The Federation established a Braille Press in Pune 2011 by generous donation from Kirloskar Cummins Foundation, Pune. Now it has about 10 staff working full time and beyond 1000 literary books transcribed in to Braille. .The General Books for Blind children ranging from 6 to 14 years are transcribed in ...
VOCATIONAL TRAINING & REHABILITATION CENTRE (VTRC)
We have Vocational Training & Rehabilitation Centres (VTRC) for the Blind. located at "Krishi Nagar, behind HPT College, Nasik" & at "At Walunj Mahanagar, Nagar Road, Behind A.S. Club, Waluj, Aurangabad". There are about 60 blind candidates every semester took vocational training like Telephone Operating, Typing, Computer Education, Stenography ...
BRAILLE BOOKS LIBRARY (BBL)
We have Library of Braille Books for the Blind. It is a circulating Library; hence all registered members of the Library are sent Braille Books by Post. There are numbers of books in Marathi, Hindi & English languages. ...
PLACEMENT SERVICES FOR BLIND (PSB)
To rehabilitate the Blind he/she has to be an employment he/she feed his/her family & himself/herself if he/she has an employment. We give priority for the placement. We approach to Govt. authorities an industrialist and make efforts to convene for creating job opportunities for deserving blind. ...
SELF EMPLOYMENT AID
Considering the limitation of the job opportunities we try to give Self Employment Aid to help the blind for their rehabilitation. We are giving financial aid to have stalls/telephone booths & for making Agarbatties, Candles, files, chalks etc. ...
STUDENTS AID (SCHOLARSHIP)
We have scheme of scholarship for the Students who take education in general schools & colleges. This particularly pertains to the higher education. At most 200 blind students from all over the state takes benefit every year under the above scheme. Apart from these AIMER (Computer Education Centre ...
CAREER ORIENTED EDUCATION CAMPUS FOR BLIND GIRLS (COECB)
In continuation of its mission to improve the quality of life of the visually handicapped girls NFBM had planned to set up a Model School Complex which fulfills all the education & recreation requirements of Visually Handicapped Girls. Presently Construction of two building i.e. School and Skill ...
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Cheque/D.D. may please be drawn in favour of “NFBM Jagriti School for the Blind Girls” or may donate online in our Bank S.B. Account No. 492104000016250 (IFSC Code- IBKL0000492 (IDBI Bank, Vile-Parle (East) Branch, Mumbai-400057) and SMS or email us such message with transaction ID & postal address enable us to send an official receipt.
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