Mobile Blind School

Tiffany Brar
Posted October 12, 2019 from India

For centuries girls are trying hard and fight for their basic education. There was once a scenario where in India girls were not left out of their home. Later due to many women activists this situation changed and girls were sent out to learn, atleast to get their basic education. At present this situation completely changed and women are imprinting their footsteps in every field.

If this is the situation of the girls for years and years in terms of education, think of those girls who are disabled. How hard they should have tried for getting their basic education. Due to awareness and technological improvement in this century blind girls are able to get the basic education and thus they are getting an opportunity to explore the outside world.

One of my vision is to give basic education to blind girls who are confined within the four walls of their home right from their birth. It is difficult for the parents to allow their blind daughters to stay in a residential setup and to get basic training. When I approached the parents, they hesitated due to poverty, lack of awareness, poor transport facilities, long distance and personal reasons. But I was strong enough in my goal. The one and only lingering question that was in mind was “How can I educate the blind girls like me those who are  in remote areas and how they can be free and independent”?

Finally I got the solution saying Let the school reach the blind girls at their doorsteps” because I was again very sure of the fact that the blind women those who are afraid to come out, and who are ashamed to raise their voice due to their gender and disability should be identified and trained  in all spheres.

Keeping this in focus, in 2012 I started a MOBILE BLIND SCHOOL with the support of my well wishers. I used to have educational kits, Braille devices, Android phones, Laptops with speech software, mobility aids and other audio aids in my mobile van. I used to travel each day from morning to night reaching atleast five blind girls home in a day and train them in all aspects.

Slowly the project started to expand and i started to travel all villages in my states. Stayed in villages and started to train blind girls with the help of mobile blind school. I could see many blind girls got enough training and they themselves tried to come out of their shackles and tried to fight for their basic  rights.

At present through this mobile school atleast we have covered nearly 100 blind girls in and around our state and now those girls are prepared for social inclusion, increase in level of confidence and independency. Further some blind girls got placed in good jobs and self-sustained.

It is not a single day victory. It is a 7 years of hard work and achievement. Today I want to thank all my well wishers and supporters who were with me in this journey  to bring  a revolutionary change in the life of blind girls.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisbeth
Oct 12
Oct 12

Dear Tiffany,
It was also true also here in most west Africa countries Ghana inclusive. My mother's Dad had same mentality. So all his daughters never attended school.
He only send the boys but they turn to also drop out from school haha. Draw draw!
It was be so vulnerable for the disabled kid I understand. My mother was advice keenly not to waste her money sending me to school. Today I imagine how my mother stubbornness helped me. Thanks for sharing dear and have a great weekend.

Tiffany Brar
Oct 22
Oct 22

hi lisbeth
i understand how hard you should have struggled to come out of those situations and established yourself in this society. you are the biggest role model for the girls who are struggling hard for education and their rights.
god bless

Lisbeth
Oct 23
Oct 23

Amen! :-)

Anita Shrestha
Oct 12
Oct 12

Dear
Nice sharing

Tiffany Brar
Oct 22
Oct 22

Thanks Anita for the comments,
have a wonderful days ahead

Hannah B
Oct 13
Oct 13

Dear Tiffany,
Thank you for sharing, and for reminding us that "it is not a single day victory". Many of us have passions and ideas and are easily disappointed if they don't succeed right away, and your story is proof that it can take awhile to build your dream work!
Best of luck,
Hannah

Tiffany Brar
Oct 22
Oct 22

Hi Hannah
There are a lot of obstacles that I practically faced in the initial days when I started the mobile blind school , but as days passed I walked with more confidence and support from my team members.
Thanks for you positive comments.

Jill Langhus
Oct 13
Oct 13

Hello Lovely Tiffany,

How are you doing, dear? What an inspiring and lovely background post! I love your tenacity, drive and passion. You are making such a difference in those girls lives. May you be able to reach out to many, many more:-) I'm behind you 150%!!! :-) Keep up the excellent work, dear!

XX

Tiffany Brar
Oct 22
Oct 22

Hi Jil
I am doing great and hope you too.
Thanks a lot from the bottom of my heart and your comments are really a big blessing.
Will definitely reach that 150% too.
Have a great week ahead.

Jill Langhus
Oct 23
Oct 23

Hello lovely:-)

Aw. You're welcome, honey! Oh, great! I'm glad to hear it! Thanks for letting me know:-)

Yes, you will!!

You, too, dear!!

XX

maeann
Oct 13
Oct 13

Hi Tiffany,

Thank you for sharing. This is a great initiative. Keep it up!

Here in our community, we have blind men and women trained to massage. I usually go and have my back massage.

Tiffany Brar
Oct 22
Oct 22

Hi Maeann
Thanks for the comments.
That's great to hear that blind people are employed to lead a independent live in your society.
Thanks for sharing .
Have a great days ahead

Hello, Tiffany,

Thank you for sharing your impressive movement, a mobile blind school with almost 100 students! Congratulations on this great initiative and for the impact you continue to create in changing lives and narratives.

I’m so proud of you. Thank you for sharing this inspiring journey with us!

Tiffany Brar
Oct 22
Oct 22

Hi Karen
Thanks for the reply

Tiffany Brar
Oct 22
Oct 22

yet to reach ..
there are still lot of miles to go and cover the entire country.
always your comments and suggestions is a big boost for me.

You're welcome, dear Tiffany. What you are doing now will create ripples of change in the future. Keep it up! You're never know how much impact you've done along the way.

Wow, thank you. That's encouraging to know. :)

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 17
Oct 17

Dear Tiffany,
What tremendous work. By your writing here about what you have been doing, the reality is clear, how much time, effort and commitment is necessary to create real change in people's lives, and especially in the lives of women with a disability who are all too often forgotten or pushed aside. "...now those girls are prepared for social inclusion, increase in level of confidence and independency". Your work is phenomenal, congratulations. We are not finished until all women and girls are part of the change.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Tiffany Brar
Oct 22
Oct 22

Hi Tam
Yes. you are 100% right .I do agree with you that women and girls should be a part of the change.
Instead of running our for help why dont we support ourselves?
This question is the basis for me to start the mobile blind school and it is the reason behind the success also.
Thanks Tam for your valuable comments.

Rosylyne Nabaala
Oct 18
Oct 18

Thank you for sharing on behalf of the girls I'm happy to hear from you.

Tiffany Brar
Oct 22
Oct 22

thanks rosylyne for your kind reply
have a wonderful days ahead.

Jensine Larsen
Oct 22
Oct 22

Oh this is simply incredible. YOU are incredible. You are so determined. Please share with the community more what more you might need as you feel comfortable, and hopefully we can nominate you for awards that may be a match.