Asha Deepa School for the Blind
managed by S. Kumar
Asha Deepa School for the Blind (ADSFB) is a residential school for the Visually Challenged Children run by Jeevan Prakash Education Society.
In an effort to extend the ambit of its expertise and help, ADSFB holds regular community based rehabilitation program in the rural areas. As a part of this program, the institute, represented by a counselor and social worker identifies children with visually challenged. At the first instance, they will be subjected to the medical check up to know the possibility of the treatment to restore the vision. In case of curable blindness, they will be referred for further treatment. Non curable blind children will be retained in the school to provide various skills along with education.
So far, ADSFB has rehabilitated 50 blind children in the age group of 5-15 years. These children are generally from illiterate, poor families born in villages. The children at Residential school are provided with food, clothing & health care. ADSFB not only provides education but also other life skills such as washing, grooming, cleaning etc. Apart from this, the children trained in Music, Drama, Singing & other recreational activities.