So I visited a Girl’s blind school in Ahmedabad. It is the one of the most renowned blind school in India. It offers lodging and boarding and in-house facilities along with Braille education up to Class VII. For further studies up to Board level and for Bachelor and Masters degrees, girls attend local schools and colleges meant for sighted students.They also get the girls married whenever they find a suitable match and arrange for the marriage. The girls love singing and Sociology as a subject. These girls are fun loving, warm and chirpy.
The place also has an eye donation setup. The organization gets chikkis (Indian sweet made of peanuts and jaggery) along with jewellery made from the girls to help them earn money for their upbringing.
It is a true testament of kindness and how a sincere wish can be brought to life by combined effort and persistence. For more info visit their site: http://www.akpgschool.org/aboutus.html
Photos by Charu Bakshi
Venue: Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh Trust Sanchalit.