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Empowering Youth: Highlights of Summer Camp 2024
From March 21st to March 30th, 2024, the NFBM Jagriti School Skill Development Center hosted a dynamic summer camp, sponsored by Vision-Aid India Ltd., aimed at nurturing diverse skills among young participants. 
Pratik’s journey overcoming obstacles to IT achievement.
Meet Pratik Ghag, a Mumbai marvel who's mastered the art of overcoming obstacles with unmatched determination. Born with 80 percent sight, Pratik's journey took an unexpected turn when he was diagnosed with vision issues in the fifth grade due to Optic Disc Pallor and Macular Dystrophy. Despite this, he powered through his education in a regular school, relying on classmates for assistance and positioning himself strategically in the front row to see the Black board. Remarkably, he tackled exams single-handedly, proving his resilience from an early age.
Sumit Garg’s journey is a testament to his resilience, determination, and commitment to excellence.
Meet Sumit Garg, a remarkable individual from Delhi with an inspiring journey . At the age of 12, despite being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition first affected his night vision and gradually led to the loss of his peripheral vision, he never gave up on his dreams. He completed his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya  and earned a degree in Computer Science from Rajasthan Technical University.  
Anuradha and Prashanth Palakurthi to highlight Impactful Initiatives for Visually Impaired Children at Vision-Aid’s 2024 Spring Fundraiser
Vision-Aid is preparing for another remarkable, sold-out event in Lexington titled "Thoda Rang Thodi Masti" – a dynamic Bollywood musical extravaganza by the widely acclaimed Din Check Band. This event is dedicated to raising funds for children afflicted with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), which is the foremost cause of childhood blindness worldwide. This year, Vision-Aid is celebrating twenty years of enabling, educating and empowering over 100,000 visually impaired in India since its inception in 2004.
Syam Babu: A Journey of Strength
Syam Babu's journey from a rural village to success is a testament to resilience and determination. Hailing from Ambapuram in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, Syam's life changed when he visited the L V Prasad Eye Institute in Vijayawada for an eye check-up.
Report on Visit to Vision-Aid Resource Center, Pune on March 2nd, 2024 
The recent visit to Dr. R.S.Ayyar Vision-Aid Center in Pune yielded valuable insights into the advancements and initiatives supporting visually impaired individuals. Dr. Supriya and Ms. Apoorva, upon arrival in Pune, convened with Ms. Devi Udayakumar and Dr. Deepak Bagga, subsequently touring the Vision-Aid resource center situated on Bhandarkar Road, Lane no.10, Oppo. Raviraj hotel, Trupti Apartments, 5th Floor Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra-411004. 
Celebrating Low Vision Awareness Month at Vision-Aid 
Low Vision is a condition characterized by significant vision loss that persists even with corrective measures like glasses or surgery. It poses challenges in daily activities, impacting independence and quality of life. 
Shaik Suhana: Overcoming Challenges with Vision 
Meet Shaik Suhana, a remarkable individual who has faced challenges with low vision since childhood. Despite her obstacles, she has triumphed over adversity, thanks to the support and resources provided by organizations like Vision-aid. 
Fostering Inclusive Growth: Vision-Aid’s Collaborative Approach To Vision Rehabilitation at Aravind Eye Care, Madurai
At Vision-Aid, we recognize the power of community in fostering growth and learning. Our dedicated team at the Vision-Aid Resource Centre for Vision Rehabilitation, located within the renowned Aravind Eye Care in Madurai, has identified an approach that enhances therapy for children with cerebral visual impairment (CVI) and multiple disabilities with visual impairment (MDVI). 
Smart Vision Glasses featured on “Indian Idol”
We were thrilled to see our AI-powered Smart Vision Glasses being featured on the popular "Indian Idol" Sony TV show in India.  
Laptop Distribution at NFBM Jagriti Skill Development Center/Vision-Aid Resource Center, Pune
On the 13th of January 2024, a heartwarming event unfolded at the Vision-Aid Resource Center/NFBM Jagriti Skill Development Center in Pune as 12 students were given laptops, marking a significant milestone in their educational journey. 
Vision-Aid’s Journey of Empowerment at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
At the heart of Chennai's bustling metropolis, one of the sanctuaries of hope and support for the visually impaired, is Vision-Aid's Resource Center at Sankara Nethralaya (SN), where the visually impaired are served by a very capable multi-disciplinary team to undertake a journey towards empowerment and independence. This is one of two resource centers in Chennai Eye Hospitals (the other one being at VHS Hospital). SN 2023 Award.
Launch of a New Vision-Aid Resource Center at Narayana Nethralaya Hospital in Bangalore 
Narayana Nethralaya, a leading eye hospital in Bangalore, has continually demonstrated a commitment to excellence in eye care. This commitment takes a significant leap forward as Narayana Nethralaya proudly joins the Vision-Aid eye hospital network, marking a groundbreaking collaboration for comprehensive vision care and rehabilitation. 
New CVI Resource Center opened in Visakhapatnam, in collaboration with the L.V.Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)
On Thursday, January 4th, 2024, the Vision-Aid team was honored to participate in the inauguration of the Vasantha-Krupa Palakurthi Vision-Aid CVI Resource center. This center has been established by the L.V.Prasad Eye Institute in collaboration with Vision Aid, USA, and has been generously supported by the Palakurthi foundation in honor of the late Dr. Krupasagar Palakurthi. He was a renowned ophthalmologist from Hyderabad who dedicated his life to serving the underprivileged.  
Touching , Learning and Shining!
An exciting update from our "Touch Learn And Shine" program which brings tactile braille books to children in blind schools in several locations in India, helping them to "visualize" the world by adding rich content in the form of tactile images, diagrams , graphs and charts into the study materials used by the schools.  These books help the students to study STEM subjects more effectively. 
The power of resilience and determination
This is the inspiring tale of Gautam Gulati, a young man hailing from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. His life’s journey stands as a testament to the unwavering power of resilience and determination. In this narrative, we will delve deep into Gautam’s remarkable journey, highlighting the pivotal role played by Vision-Aid India in his extraordinary story.
Congratulations to Students of our 6th batch of Digital Accessibility Testing (DAT) training program!
In a joyous celebration of achievement, Vision-Aid proudly acknowledges the accomplishment of 17 students who successfully completed our sixth batch of the Digital Accessibility Testing (DAT) training program. Spanning from March to July 2023, this intensive training has equipped these dedicated individuals with invaluable skills required to pursue a career in Digital Accessibility.
Highlights of Vision-Aid Programs across India (July – September 2023) 
On this time of Thanksgiving, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our supporters as well as the dedicated teams at our Vision-Aid centres across India. These centers stand as beacons of hope for the visually impaired in many parts of India and are constantly striving to make a significant positive impact in the lives of numerous visually impaired individuals. 
Lighting up Diwali with the news of five of our students who are visually impaired securing jobs
On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, we are happy to share the heartwarming news of five of our talented students with visual impairment, have successfully secured jobs and embarked on a new journey towards independence and self-sufficiency! Just like the glowing lamps that brighten up every corner during Diwali, your support has illuminated the paths of these young individuals, enabling them to overcome challenges and achieve their dreams.
Just over 3 months ago, at our annual event in July, many of you came forward generously to support the gift of AI-powered Smart Vision Glasses (SVG) to blind and visually impaired students to empower them with the gift of Computer Vision technology, which can enable them to gain more independence. (If you are interested in understanding how this amazing technology helps the visually impaired, please watch this short video.) . Smart Vision Glasses are manufactured by SHG Technologies in Bangalore India which recently won top spot in the Infosys Foundation Social Impact Awards ceremony for this unique innovation.

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