“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…
- SRVC puts together the First Ever Indian National Blind Football team with IBSA New Delhi, to participate at the South East Asian Thailand B1 (5 a side) tournament in Bangkok between 19th and 23rd Aug ' 13
- Melody in Darkness Visually Challenged orchestra & Dancers perform at JT PAC, Kochi on world disability day 3rd Dec 2012
- Workshop on employability of the visually challenged and Valedictory Day at Taj Malabar on 11th Jan '13
STATISTICS (as of 2001)
Rotary Club Global - SRVC (www.rcg-srvc.in) have completed 9 batches ( approx 10 students each batch) from the Resource Centre for the visually challenged at the Infopark premises, Kakkanad Kochi. This was started in Sept 08 and been providing hostel and computer training facilities to the community free of cost. 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 from each batch. The 8 month course imparts orientation and use of computers ( MS office/ internet etc) and have been looking at making the canidates job-ready for any desk based jobs at call centres, tele-marketing posts etc. 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.