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
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.
What we do for the Blind!• Education (Integrated Education Programme)• Vocational Training• Multihandicapped Project• Sports• Theatre• Rehabilitation• Employment• Marriage• Computer Training
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
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
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