DIVYA JYOTHI CHARITABLE TRUST
Lets Lighten the darkness Together
Door No:151/f, 4th Cross, Gokulam; 3rd Stage
570 002 Mysore, Karnataka
Contact person: M A Shivaprakash
+91 (0)821 2510129; +91 9886409563
- Aid organization
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Educational policy/project
- Volunteers are welcome.
The Divya Jyothi Charitable Trust was established on December 01, 2008 by four likeminded individuals who today are the trustees of the organization. The organization is of blind people and for blind people.
Divya Jyothi Charitable trust for the Blind was set up to provide a helping hand to the blind. Our trust believes blindness is not a handicap but an opportunity in seeing the world, living in it differently and uniquely. Our goal is to provide high standard welfare, support the visually impaired through education, employment, scholarships and accommodation to promote their independence, dignity and quality of life.
• Impart education across fields of study
• Provide support, care, advice and social opportunities to preserve dignity and enhance independence and quality of life.
• Provide access to Braille aids and appliances
• Provide access to a library for the visually challenged
• Promote awareness and support, including advocacy measures to support policy making at the Governance level
• Support overseas research to advance in the field of vision health
• Provide financial assistance in case of need
• Provide affordable accommodation in case of need
• Co-operate with social bodies interested in helping and preventing blindness and/or assisting the visually impaired persons to give the best possible output
What we do
• Braille Library: The Trust maintains a Braille Library, one of its kind in Mysore. The library provides a reading room facility and is actively involved in the transcription of books into Braille formats. There are 5 Braille typewriters that are used by the team to convert books into Braille format.
• Braille Transcription Center: The Centre started in 2010 is engaged in transcription work of English and Kanada books into Braille for the benefit of visually impaired students. The center has the services of about 10 volunteers who function as readers of the books while 5 visually impaired students, specially trained in transcription, perform the task of drafting the text in Braille.
• Computer Training: The Computer Training Center provides tutorial-training services to visually impaired students. On completion of the training, students will be able to use common computer-processing applications and will be able to read electronic text on screen (with the use of special software), download information from the Internet for reading or printing, browse online newspapers, do online research and continuously upgrade their skills. The training is offered free of cost by the Trust
• Education: The purpose of these programs is to empower people with visual disabilities in order to give them a level playing field in the employment market. Our programs cover the following areas: Computer training; Language skills training; Profession related training
• Sports & Culture: The Divya Jyothi Charitable trust promotes sports for the visually and physically disabled to instill awareness and also stress the importance of physical fitness. Sports and culture encourage team spirit and enhance the confidence of students, thereby opening a window to advance themselves. Chess, sports and athletics such as table tennis, long jump, high jump, running, swimming, weight lifting etc.
• Hostel Facilities: The Trust runs a humble hostel facility that can house up to 10 people. The facility includes stay and all meals and is completely free of cost. We also run a free ´pick-up and drop´ service in an effort to make commuting an easy ordeal for the visually impaired.
M A Shivaprakash is the Founder/Managing Trustee of Divya Jyothi Charitable Trust.
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