Foundation extends its helping hand to the visually impaired persons
through Blind Peoples Association [BPA], Gujarat. BPA, based
in Ahmedabad is largest blind welfare organization in the country.
The joint initiative will
start with upgrading the training centre. A concrete ramp is being
constructed scientifically for the benefit of the beneficiaries
at the building housing the training workshop in Ahemdabad, Gujarat.
About the Partner
The Blind Peoples Association,
Ahemdabad, Gujarat is the largest blind welfare organization in
the country. It aims to provide a variety of need based programmes
for the comprehensive development of the visually impaired persons
as well as persons with all other categories of disability, namely
hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment as well as mental retardation.
Peoples Association is associated with local organisations
in a number of states across India. These organizations are guided
and counseled to perform similar services in their areas for the
widespread development for disabled children. The organization
has developed a variety of services on promotion of education,
community based rehabilitation and provision of support services
to the disabled persons.
organization has received a number of national and international
awards like National Award from Ministry of Welfare, FICCI Award,
Padma Shri to the General Secretary, State Award for Best Services
to name a few.
About The Project
The project aimed at improvement
of the infrastructure and facilities starting with the construction
of concrete ramps at the training centre. The Project is intended
for the benefit of orthopedic impaired persons in particular.
The capacity building workshops are held at the first and second
floors of the Blind Peoples Association building. The ramp
is named Smile Foundation Barrier Free Access.