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National Association for the Blind, Goa Chapter


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  • 1. Goa State Branch
  • 2. NAB, Goa History• Goa State Branch estd on 10th Feb 1983• Objective: to cater to the needs of the Blind, so that they live in self respect and dignity• In Goa there are >2,000 visually impaired• 50% are cataract affected persons
  • 3. NAB - Sphere of Activities• Locate & identify the visually handicapped• Provide ID Cards and medical certificates• Assist in School admissions• Provide educational support.• Facilitate self employment• Assist in Bank loans, subsidies, schemes etc.
  • 4. What we do for the Blind!• Education (Integrated Education Programme)• Vocational Training• Multihandicapped Project• Sports• Theatre• Rehabilitation• Employment• Marriage• Computer Training
  • 5. A depiction of Activitiesconducted by NAB, Goa
  • 6. Education• Integrated Education Pattern (IEP)• Students attend regular schools• Provided with specialised training & support at home• Specialised teachers
  • 7. Braille• Textbooks in Braille• Special Typewriter in Braille• Magnification Aids and textbooks with enlarged font sizes for low vision children
  • 8. Braille
  • 9. Aids for the blind
  • 10. Aids for the blind
  • 11. Aids for the blind
  • 12. Aids for the blind
  • 13. Aids for the blind
  • 14. Aids for the blind
  • 15. Aids for the blind
  • 16. Partially Blind with Enlarged Books
  • 17. Doing Homework
  • 18. Mobility by White Cane
  • 19. Learning Computers
  • 20. Learning to Cook
  • 21. Learning Currency Notes
  • 22. Income Generation• Vocational training and assistance• Loans to visually impaired to be self reliant
  • 23. Candle Making
  • 24. Caning Chairs
  • 25. Making plastic Wire Bags
  • 26. Learning making Shawls
  • 27. Making paper bags
  • 28. Study Camps• 8-10 days camps at NAB Resource Centre• Coach students for school exams
  • 29. Entrepreneurship• Own business of visually impaired• Financial assistance from banks & Govt self employment schemes like PMRY, SGSY etc. PCO & Photocopy Unit by a Blind!
  • 30. Satisfaction• NAB brings a smile to the visually impaired• Gives them confidence through life skills & vocational training
  • 31. Celebrations
  • 32. Playing Chess
  • 33. Having Fun with Music
  • 34. The team at the NAB, Goa Branch
  • 35. The Staff - doing a wonderful job
  • 36. The Warden taking care of all
  • 37. They don’t need yoursympathy…all they needis your encouragement!
  • 38. How can you help?
  • 39. Financial Assistance Corporates: • Become a corporate sponsor for our facilities Individuals: All donations to NAB • Consider following options: are exempt from Income – pension to an elderly blind Tax under Sec 80 (G) – adopt a blind elderly person at the Home of IT Act 1962 of the Aged Blind – Sponsor an eye operation with IOL – Set of talking books for a blind student – Set of linen for a child for one year – Sponsor a middle and secondary level student – Sponsor primary level student’s education – Sponsor a blind college going student – Sponsor of meals for students in the hostel
  • 40. Become a VolunteerDedicated volunteers are the backbone ofNAB. As a volunteer you can:• Help raise awareness and funds• Give your voice for recording talking books• Read books directly to students• Become writers for students appearing in exams• Help children with their homework and tutorials• Participate in projects and programs like raised maps creation• Help in editing books for Braille printing on computers
  • 41. Thank You Goa State Branch Regd. No. 12/GOA/83. (UnderSocieties Registration Act, 1860) Near Vrundavan Hospital, 2ndBairo, St. Cruz, Tiswadi – Goa – 403 005 India Tel: 0832-2448316