Muncherjee Nowrojee Banajee Industrial Home for the Blind, The (MNB)
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Vocational Training - Blind
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 65 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Ms. Manorama S., Chairperson Emeritus Mr. Yazdi B. Tantra, Chairman
Mr. K. Ramkrishna, Co-Chairman Ms. Najoo D. Mehta, Hon. Secretary
Mr. Shrikant G. Bapat, Jt. Secretary Mr. Pranav G. Muzumdar, Treasurer
Mr. B. D. Thanawala, Trustee Ms. Dolly B. Malloo, Trustee
Mr. Dilip M. Desai, Trustee Mr. Pravin C. Dandia, Trustee
Mr. Yagnesh N. Pandya, Trustee Mr. Burjor E. Banaji, Trustee
Mr. Kersi J. Treasurywala, Trustee
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Muncherjee Nowrojee Banajee Industrial Home for the Blind, The (MNB) is a residential industrial and vocational training centre for visually challenged men. In the past five decades (until March 2012), 1,334 trainees have completed their training from the home and are gainfully employed or conducting their own business in many parts of India.

The complex is truly a home away from home for visually challenged men between the ages of 18 to 45 years. The MNB Home caters to the physical, mental and moral upliftment of its inmates. The institutions aim has always been to provide multifarious services for visually challenged individuals and to enable and encourage them to be self-reliant.

Initiatives taken for attaining the objectives:

  • Free facilities and services: The Home provides free hostel accommodation with boarding, lodging, industrial and vocational training, welfare services, health care and recreation.
  • Extra-curricular activities: The inmates are encouraged to organize and participate in recreational, spiritual & cultural activities, music and elocution competitions. Inmates celebrate and actively participate in various festivals throughout the year and go for outings to various places outside Mumbai.
  • Training Activities: The Home imparts training in computers, cane work of chairs, handloom weaving, light engineering, simple tailoring; candle, disinfectant (Phenyl) and paper plate making. It is a four year training course and the various sections are equipped with relevant machinery and equipment and manned by trained and experienced staff.
  • Tanya Computer Centre:  It offers courses in basic computers and MS-CIT certificates. 226 students have successfully completed the course until March 2012. The Centre is associat
  • ed with ETH (Education to Home) Pune and plans to start Hardware and Tally (accounting software) courses in near future.
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS): The Home has collaborated with TCS to start a one month advanced computer training program, manned by experts from TCS and other faculties. Till the year 2012, 86 students have completed the course and 62 of them have been employed.

Two the Trustees, Mr. Burjor E. Banaji and Mr. Kersi J. Treasurywala are representatives of the C. M. Banajee Trust.

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Source : Audit Report 2013