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Blind Welfare Services in Mangalore

The department of family and health welfare services is responsible for implementing various National programs which are dedicated towards serving the blind community at both the local and National level. The word ‘Welfare’ itself denotes public assistance and well being in any respect to those who require it. The blind community can be enlisted amongst the underprivileged and helpless class of society who require and deserve aid in all forms both financial and physical.

The Government recognizes them as being disabled and has taken the initiative to build several blind welfare services in Mangalore besides helping the private institutions which have also being established for their well being so as to assist them and help in giving them a better life. These welfare services also create an awareness among the public to respect and help visually challenged people and treat them as a part of the society they live in.

blind welfare services in Mangalore
Visually impaired kids of Roman Catherine School for the Blind attend a prayer session

Some of the blind welfare services in Mangalore

Blind Mobility Center (Under the Patronage of Rotary Club, Mangalore)
NG Road
Contact No – +(824)-2416017

This Blind Mobility Center was set up by a group of friends including an Entrepreneur, Sunil Jalan in order to change the visually challenged into confident individuals. They are provided with free training on mobility along with vocational training. Mobility simply means teaching them to walk on roads, travel by bus, count coins and notes, telephone when necessary etc independently. While the vocational training teaches them skills that can help them to get employed in small industries like making paper bags, making chalk, preparing phenoil, and knitting etc. The center is looking for more prospects for growth and development in order to initiate more movements in different areas of Mangalore in order to reach out to visually challenged people who have been oppressed and neglected by society and help them to become strong individuals.

St. Agnes Special School
Mangalore- 75002
Contact No- +(824)-2443376, 2443580
Fax- 0824- 5268458

P. Chokkarao
Development and Welfare Association of the Blind

Balamurti Vyayama Mandala
V.T. Road

Roman Catherine School for the Blind
3rd  Cross Kotekani Road
Mangalore- 575002
Contact No-+(824)- 2458552
Mobile No-(+91)- 9845047785

A registered Trust which works with the visually impaired is the Seva Bharati which supports them in becoming independent and self reliant. A proper school for children was established and it was tied up with Blindness of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and the district that surrounds it. The duties of this blind school is to locate children who are suffering from blindness from the surrounding areas and organizing a proper service for them. This included helping them to get education, providing them with the basic necessities of food and clothing and nurturing them in order to help them gain self confidence and esteem in a society where they felt neglected and left out. Donations are accepted from all individuals who have a charitable disposition and a temperament of sharing in order to help this Trust to carry on their good work.

Pratibha Eye Hospital
Kadri Road
Opposite Syndicate Bank
In order to combat blindness and offer services to the visually impaired, Mangalore has a list of hospitals and the above mentioned hospital is one of these, which have been built exclusively for those who are genetically blind or have been struck by the disease of blindness because of some medical problems like Diabetes and Glucoma.

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