Sponsor partial monthly expenses in running a hostel for visually challenged students, INR 2250
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Overview

Snehadeep Trust for the Disabled was established in 1999 to help people with disabilities experience the life opportunities for which they had to fight so hard to obtain. Snehadeep runs a free residential Computer Training course designed specifically for disabled individuals.

How It Works

• Training begins in July and ends in March in the following year.
• The course covers basic computer training followed by intermediate and advanced training.
• Beneficiaries are identified through various awareness camps, word-of-mouth and media/newspapers.
• The organisation manages the programme through funds from individual donors and a few regular donors who donate food materials.
• Snehadeep students stay in their respective hostels, where they are provided free food and accommodation.
• There are separate hostels for boys and girls.
• There are a few students who stay in the hostel and are attending colleges in the city regularly.
• They are provided all the meals in a day, along with tea, snacks and refreshments on a daily basis.
• These children are from economically backward classes from the city and rural areas of Bangalore.

Statistics

• 3 – Number of meals provided to the students everyday
• 9 months – Duration of the course
• 30 – Number of students who stay at the hostel and attend city colleges regularly
• 50 – Number of students who are provided free food and accommodation

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Cook 1’s part salary 250.00
Part Hostel rent 2000.00
Unit Price 2250
Quantity
Total 2250
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Vasudev Sharma
Vasudev is a visually challenged boy who hails from a poor family in Darjeeling, West Bengal. He was born visually challenged. His family managed to provide him with education until his 6th standard. After that he had to leave Darjeeling due to financial and familial problems. Later he was living in an orphanage where they could not take care of him any longer. He then decided to go to Maharashtra with some of his friends, in Mumbai where he started working in a hotel, cleaning vessels. He also had to stitch shoes to earn money to sustain in the big city.
Vasudev reached a stage where due to his disability, his jobs were snatched away and he started begging on the streets of Mumbai. In 2008, a friend of his who saw him begging, brought him to Bangalore where he was given admission in a visually challenged school, where he completed SSLC. He was told to leave as he was not able to pay the fees. He started working again in a factory, and paid his college fees with that money. In 2012, Vasudev was brought to Snehadeep Trust by a friend. After joining Snehadeep, Vasudev was admitted into college, where he has shown that he is a brilliant student, always eager to learn new things. He finished his 2nd PUC here, and also pursuing his passion of playing the keyboard.
Vasudev is now studying his First year Arts Degree, and also is a good keyboard player.

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