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Mitra Jyothi

Vocational training for Blind
assured_image Differently Abled Karnataka
Sponsor mid day meals for visually impaired students
Awards & Recognition
Nikkei Asia Prize
Last audited December 2018
Mitra Jyothi is a registered trust (under Indian Trust Act) which was started in 1990. For the last 26 years they have been they have working for the welfare of people with disability with a focus on the visually impaired. Mitra Jyothi's Mission is to help visually impaired individuals lead independent and dignified lives through education, training, counseling, communication, and technology. They provide computer training, accessible educational material, Independent Living skills, Braille transcription and library access to students. They also have a placement cell for their trainees. In addition to this they also have a residential ‘Center for Empowerment of Women with Disabilities' (CEWD). Over the years, it has conducted a variety of training courses and support programmes to assist people with disability to become independent and instil in them the confidence to achieve their goals. The organization is run under the able guidance of Ms. Madhu Singhal, a National Awardee who has accomplished many milestones not only in India but also abroad despite her own disability. The organization and its founder have received many awards and accolades over the years for the exemplary service they have been providing.
Leadership Madhu Singhal
Regular access to healthy and nutritious food
The Mitra Jyothi computer training program imparts basic and advanced computer usability skills to persons with all kinds of visual disability from people with low vision to people who have absolutely no vision. This training is provided through the use of Non Visual Desktop Access or NVDA which is a free screen reading software that enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerized voice. Mitra Jyothi offers three types of computer training to visually challenged students 3 month fast track courses for degree holders 6 month retail course 2 month summer course for PU students Students are taught basics such as: Introduction to computers Keyboard orientation Basic usage such as folder and file management MS office Internet usage Reading and sending mails. The 6 month long retail course introduces the students to e-commerce applications, and online registrations. Apart from computer training, students are also introduced to Accessibility testing, Soft skills, legal literature, Spoken english, Mobility, Cooking etc based on interest and necessity. All trainees are also given a library membership where they have access to audio and Braille books. When you donate to this program you will help visually impaired students get access to nutritious meals while undergoing training that helps them gain employment skills.

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