Nilachal Seva Pratisthan’s school for visually impaired children - Puri, Orissa


Nilachal Seva Pratisthan is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Puri, Odisha that works in a broad range of activities for improving the lives of underprivileged people in five impoverished districts of Odisha. It was established in the year 1980 and in three decades, it has worked for the upliftment of the disadvantaged people in form of orphanages, drug addiction treatment centres, and vocational training for the disabled, old age homes etc to name a few activities of theirs.

NSP runs a school for visually impaired children where the children in the age group of 5-17 years are imparted formal education from class I to X. There are 51 children (29 boys and 22 girls) in the school who come from economically and socially disadvantaged sections of the society. They had a plan to modernize the school by purchasing modern learning equipment, renovating the school building, developing a class with a variety of musical instruments, sending the teachers to an institutional training workshop and other such infrastructure development and human resource training initiatives. The budget totaled 9,55,000 ( CHF 21,500 ) out of which Asha Zurich provided a one time grant of 2,30,000 ( CHF 5,225 ) to the school for the purchase of a Braille computer with two automatic Braille embossers. The weltmarkts of June and July 2010 were dedicated to NSP.

Project Status: Completed
Amount Transferred To Date: 5,225.00 CHF
Project contact: Bharath Sethuraman - zurich(AT)ashanet(DOT)org
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