Current Style: Standard

Current Size: 100%

Our Impact Stories

  • Dr V Vijaylakshmi was born with Retinitis Pigmentosa that left her visually impaired at an early age. This, however, did not stop her from realizing her dreams. Born to a lower-middle-class family in Bangalore, Vijaylakshmi braved through the disabling attitudes of peers and teachers at her school, becoming the first distinction holder in the State Board examinations. Her determination and...

  •  

    28-year-old Suraj Dubey was born blind in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. When he came to pursue his graduation in Delhi, Suraj faced several difficulties. An ardent follower of Eyeway’s radio programmes, he called the Helpdesk for support.

    The Eyeway...

  • Mabusabu was born into a poor family in Nandhigrama village of Bellary which lacked awareness on how to raise a blind child. This had left Mabusabu confined to his home, isolating him from the outside world and denying him access to mainstream education.

    ...
  • Born blind in Pune, Maharashtra, Shruti Gujjar suffered at the hands of her family’s ignorance. Abandoned by her biological mother when she was only one, her stepmother considered the little girl a worthless burden. Family’s neglect led to delayed...

  • In 2011, a timid young girl called the Eyeway Helpdesk from Kashmir. She asked several questions pertaining to vision impairment but was wary of giving out any personal details. Only several calls later did we figure that Qurat...

  •  

    Blind by birth, 33-year-old Deepak Daware is the sole breadwinner of his family in Nanded district of Maharashtra.

    Deepak dropped out of college, ignorant of how to continue his education with his vision impairment. He then took...

  • Naseer Rashid lost his eye sight in an accident when he was three. A resident of the conflict ridden state of Jammu and Kashmir, where sighted students struggle to access mainstream education, Naseer’s family was unaware of ways to raise their blind child...

  •  

    34-year-old Praveen Shankhdhar had a steady career in advertising before he experienced sudden sight loss. He lost his job as an Art Director, given the inability to work using visual media. Too shocked to respond, he reached out to his family.

    ...

  • The Eyeway Helpdesk receives 1500 to 2000 calls a month from visually impaired people across India. Most callers ask for opportunities of education and employment, government provisions and guidelines, aids and appliances, anything that...

  • 21-year-old Sandeep Kumar was born blind in Samastipur, Bihar. He struggled against all odds to study till Class 8. Schools in his district denied him admission and teachers didn’t want to waste their time on a blind boy. He was fourteen when he enrolled...

Facebook comments