“BLINDNESS” - AN EYE OPENER
'Light' is the most essential thing next to 'air', ' water', 'food' and 'shelter'. 'Eyesight' is the power to experience it, which is a 'blessing' and not an 'achievement'. Eyesight is "granted" and not "acquired". How is a person born blind responsible for being so? It could have happened to you or your dearest. Even a sighted could turn blind out of an accident or an illness. If you realize this truth, reaching out to the Visually Challenged is not an act of 'charity'.
It is our moral obligation
It is our social responsibility
It is our duty
Don’t turn a BLIND EYE to this reality…
STATISTICS (as of 2001)
Rotary Club Global - SRVC (www.rcg-srvc.in) has launched the Resource Centre for the visually challenged at the Infopark premises, Kakkanad Kochi in Sept 08, with hostel and library facilities. The goal is to train and empower the community by exposing them to the world of computers and prepare them towards job in various stages. About 65% of students have been successfully employed. While the first few batches would deal with basic orientation of computers, the batches that follow will be taken to the next level of being made job-ready. Modules covered:
- Mobility Training skills.
- IT Training - keyboard handling, Basic computer knowledge, Internet browsing.
- English communication, spoken English classes.
- Personality Development, confidence building skills.
HEART to HEARTORCHESTRA BY THE VISUALLY CHALLNGED
When it comes to Music, the state of not being able to see gets converted into an ability. Using listening skills the visually challenged are able to grasp better than others. As they are unable to read music notes, they memorise and through practice, they perfect their music. SRVC has brought together talented musicians from across the state and thus formed "Heart2Heart", an orchestra exclusively by the visually challenged.