PROJECT PARIVARTHAN - 3
VI CONNECT

About

About 314 million people are visually impaired worldwide. 45 million of them are blind. About 87% of the world’s visually impaired live in developing countries. One out of every three blind people in the world – an estimated 15 million blind people, live in India. A needs assessment done of youth with Visual Impairment showed their aspirations were different from other disabilities. Many of them wanted to enroll in professional courses do their doctorate studies or try for Government jobs. Also the trainings for VI are technology driven. Hence this Learning Centre for Visual Impairment was set up, as a beginning in Delhi and Hyderabad. Our Delhi partner is Blind Relief Association, Delhi (B.R.A.D). 

Our Process

VI counselling
  • Help youth with visual impairment fulfill their aspirations for enrolling in higher education or professional courses by training them in English communication skills, daily life skills & basic computer with access to appropriate technologies

  • Sensitizing companies about the ability in this new talent pool.

  • Coaching them for Government jobs

  • Impart Interview skills

Generic skills taught are English communication, Jaws/NVDA, soft skills and life skills. Additionally, for Government/banking jobs coaching is given in specific subjects like Mathematics & reasoning, Banking etc.

At B.R.A.D under their Multi skill training program (MST) 400 students have been enrolled. Around 28 students have been successfully placed in various companies for backend jobs.

At the Y4J centre in Hyderabad, students are enrolled for State Board of Technical Education and Training (SBTET) program. They are trained on Digital Literacy and Communication skills. Classes are conducted both online and offline.

Two other programs with impact are Pehel, which helps school dropouts register for and clear 10th and 12th examination and Saarthi which is a mentorship program with HSBC. Under the Pehel program we enrolled around 60 students who were also given online classes for their chosen subjects by our registered volunteers. Saarthi, one of the Flagship programs of HSBC CSR in collaboration with Blind Relief Association Delhi (BRAD) and Youth4Jobs (Y4J) Foundation has come a long way since its inception in 2018. It’s mission is to provide support to visually impaired mentees through their mentorship program with a focus on: Coaching for future skills, Interview preparation, Education Guidance & Centralized sessions on Digitalization and life lessons

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Coaching for future skills

Interview preparation

Education guidance

Centralized sessions on Digitization and life lessons

VI Connect

Impact

So far 290 mentees have benefitted from this program which continues to run successfully year after year.

Under the Govt coaching program a total of 200 students have been enrolled under various exam categories. Classes are conducted online by our Y4J trainers for respective subjects. Around 5 students cleared these tough exams and are successfully working at various Govt positions and are financially independent.

Our team has been  the masseurs trained at B.R.A.D to find market places to offer their services, in companies, malls and special gatherings.

An entrepreneurial effort is a bakery course for visually impaired trainees which will give them another opportunity of financial independence through various avenues.

Our Partner

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YOUTH 4 JOBS FOUNDATION

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