This article was originally written for MSN India by George Abraham CEO, Score Foundation. It is the fourth in a series of 13 articles based on the themes in our TV Series, Nazar Ya Nazariya, airing on Doordarshan National, Saturdays, at 9:30 am.
This Blogpost is written by Ms. Shabina Bano, Reasearch Officer at Score Foundation. The views expressed here in are her own.
The need for marriage or a relationship is one of the basic and most important needs of people with and without disability. People with disability may also have a desire to have companionship and want to raise a family.
We at Score Foundation are on the verge of launching Eyeway, the single stop knowledge resource on life with blindness in the State of Orissa.
Towards this end, we have conducted 4 two day workshops at Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Chandbani and Sambalpur. An average of 20 blind boys and girls attended these workshops where in we were focusing on goal setting, communication skills and the legal provisions.
These workshops were major eye openers for us. We were amazed at the extreme low levels of knowledge amongst the participants.