I, Udhaya and Raghu.P.V visited KWAB, Vijayapura (15 Km from the new International Airport, Devanahalli) on Saturday the 4th Oct’08.
Purpose of visit: Mr.Murthy (Secretary of KWAB, Sheshadripuram) had requested us to visit this place to help them find a solution and bring stability to their financial situation. Currently the school is fully supported by either the NGOs or the main office (KWAB Sheshadripuram). The Vijayapura unit would like to go self sufficient in this regard by setting up a small scale industry and employing the inmates. Therefore, we need to invest time/money and help them set up a small scale industry, which will be a sustainable source of income for the Association.
About the Association:
No.of inmates: 20-24 – All visually challenged.
Run by: 3 care takers, Rudresh (admin) & Ramappa (Music teacher). Two people from Bangalore (Praveen & his sister) who are also visually challenged help the students in their academics during weekends. Praveen is proficient with all Speech related softwares and help students with some basic Computer course work.
After the primary education, the KWAB helps the students pursue their interests by providing them the necessary guidance/help. Some of them pursue Teaching as their career, while some get trained through TTI and find employement in Govt. organization. The total expenditure incurred by KWAB, Vijayapura is ~Rs.22,000 pm.