Vision-Aid is the beneficiary of the largess of some local artists. They have donated three beautiful paintings to Vision-Aid. The proceeds from the sale of these paintings will be used by Vision-Aid to provide low cost, technology based solutions for people with visual impairment.
Summer of 2017 will go down in Vision-Aid history as the time when great partnerships were created.
Vision-Aid has formed a partnership with the Indian vision research giant Sankara Nethralaya.
This is a high impact partnership with big reach, which will benefit many, in the poorest segment of patients.
Vision-Aid's partnership with Nethra Vidyalaya/ Jeyer Educational Trust (JET) blind schools is already proving a giant leap in the right direction.
Vision-Aid is currently running a workshop with Nethra Vidyalaya in Hyderabad.
Two members of Vision-Aid staff from Vizag, are at Nethra Vidyalaya. The workshop is being conducted by Vision-Aid members in collaboration with staff from Nethra Vidyalaya.
While many in the Vision-Aid team are focused on the upcoming annual event, some of our team members, are off forging new alliances to increase our outreach.
Vision-Aid is pleased to announce the partnerhip with Boston based NGO Our Space, Our place , to support a coding camp for the visually impaired in July 2016, in Cambridge, MA.
Our Space Our Place (OSOP) is a non-profit organization, offering a respectful, accessible and fun environment for elementary and high school students who are legally blind to participate in team sports, the arts, community service and mentoring. They offer programs for students who live in Boston and its surrounding communities.
Vision-Aid is collaborating with 'Our Space, Our Place' for a Coding Camp to be held in the Microsoft NERD center in Cambridge, MA, during the week of July 10-14, 2017.
Nethra Vidyalaya, a non-profit organization, provides education for blind in India and is a part of the Jeeyar Educational Trust (JET). Nethra Vidyalaya provides educational programs from primary level to high school, junior & senior college, where hundreds of blind students are being trained every year. Nethra Vidyalaya is unique in terms of their hi-tech approaches. One example is students are trained to write their Intermediate Board exams and Degree exams on laptops without the help of scribes (helpers) – currently the only such program in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, with such arrangements. With its mission, to empower the visually challenged with the latest technology, it is now a growing NGO with over 1860 students. JET provides FREE boarding, lodging, and food, and study material, education for the blind in its facilities in both Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam (Vizag).