Sponsor the monthly living expenses of a visually challenged resident of our campus, INR 2000


Nestled in the village of Sundararajanpatty in the outer fringes of Madurai in Tamilnadu, the Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) promises the visually challenged a life of confidence and opportunities. Established in 1985, IAB has been the pioneer in empowering the visually challenged towards self-reliance through various initiatives. Realising the importance of education in empowering the visually challenged, the Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) provides free education to students from low socio-economic groups.

How It Works

• The students at IAB have proved the fact that they have skills and capabilities that are at par with sighted students.
• This donation will be used to sponsor the education of a visually-challenged student for a year at IAB s Residential Higher Secondary School.


• 22 – Number of students who had enrolled in IAB’s Residential Higher Secondary School in 1992
• 100 % - Percentage of students who had passed in the class X and XII Board Exams
• 128 – Number of students who are pursuing their education at present

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Medical Expenses (In-house doctor and nurse) 300.00
Maintenance Staff Salary (Warden, Caretaker and office staff) 1700.00
Unit Price 2000
Total 2000
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Story of Thangapandi
T.Thangapandi was born in a small village near Virdhunagar. He was visually challenged by birth. He is studying Bachelor of English in Madurai Melur College. Though there is hostel facilities in the college itself, due to the regulations and other factors he cannot stay there. Besides, the high cost of boarding and lodging can never be borne by him.
A Sound Mind in a Sound Body is the basic principle for all. He was searching for a good place to stay and access his college education. So, he was admitted in our Hostel and provided with a comfortable stay and food. Another main aspect of the hostel facilities is they are provided with Part-time readers in the evenings helping them to study their lessons, record writing and recording lessons.
Thangapandi was much happier to be at our hostel. The assistance by readers helped him a lot to study his lessons. He felt it as a better place to be there than his home and his thought was to study and earn to make his parents live in a good condition.

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