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Mitra Jyothi

CA Site No P22, 31st Main, 18th Cross, Sector 1, HSR Layout, Behind (NIFT) National Institute of Fas
560102 Bangalore
India

Phone No.: +91 (0)80-22587624 /23 /25
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E-mail adress:admin.office@mitrajyothi.org
Internet:http://www.mitrajyothi.org/
Contact person: Major A P Singh

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Mitra Jyothi, a registered charitable trust formed in 1990 with the objective of integrating persons with disability into mainstream society. We believe that all persons with disability have the potential to become independent and self sufficient and given the right opportunities can achieve their goals and play a useful role in the community.

Initially, Mitra Jyothi was set up specifically for the empowerment of visually challenged persons, now our work extends to cover persons with other disabilities as well. Mitra Jyothi has designed a variety of training and support programmes that will assist persons with disability become independent and instill in them the confidence to achieve their goals.

Our Programs
• Talking Book Library: the talking book library was started to cater to general reading needs and educational needs of visually impaired students in schools and colleges. The library converts print books into Audio Cassettes and CD´s.
• Computer Training Centre: Mitra Jyothi´s Computer Training Centre has been providing computer training to the visually impaired and low vision students since 2005. All our training programs are in technical collaboration with Enable India.
• Independent Living Skills: This is training program for visually impaired women in the age group of 18 to 35 years. Visually impaired women are taught life skills like mobility, home management skills, cooking, hygiene etc. It is a residential training program aimed at making the trainees self reliant and independent.
• Braille Transcription Centre: The Braille Transcription centre was started in 1999 and converts books required by visually impaired students into Braille. Books are printed at the centre on request basis through the year. Majority of the books printed in Braille at Mitra Jyothi are textbooks for students. All visually impaired/low vision people can take advantage of the centre. These books are of great help to students especially at the primary level where remembering spellings is a problem and it improves their vocabulary. The Braille books help students to establish a sound foundation in their academics.
• Placement Cell: he placement cell was started in 1999, and is open to both the visually impaired, and people with other disabilities as well. We have placed more than 600 candidates with disabilities. Sensitization programs for both employers & employees are conducted through the year. The job placement cell helps find job opportunities according to their skills in various sectors. There is no age bar. It is open for both qualified and non-qualified disabled people.
• Centre for Empowerment of Women with Disabilities: Mitra Jyothi is going for a new venture to facilitate girls with visual impairment by providing training cum hostel facility especially for those who come to Bangalore for their higher education or in search of a job. It is difficult to get safe and decent accommodation in Bangalore, and girls coming from the rural areas cannot afford to pay high rent. This centre which is located near Hosa Road (Electronic city) will ensure full security and safety of its residents. The proposed building is going to be disabled friendly having all the required facilities.

Major A P Singh is the CEO of Mitra Jyothi.

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