Mitra Jyothi
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Blind - Comprehensive
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 32 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Karnataka
Issues Addressed:
Enable people with visual disability to live their lives as equals to sighted people through education support; Provide safe and secure accommodation facility addressing the special needs of persons with disabilities; etc.
Supported by:
Sapient; The Hans Foundation; Paypal; Give India; Mentor Graphics; Cisco; Accenture; Informatica; etc.
Key Trustees:
Mr. G. P. Goyal, President Ms. Madhu Singhal, Managing Trustee
Mr. Piyush Khaitan, Trustee Mr. Ramana Polavarppu, Trustee
Dr. Sharan Srinivasan, Trustee Shoma Bakre, Trustee Member
Geetha Ramakrishnan, Trustee Member
Recognition: Founder of Mitra Jyothi received the National Award for Extra-Ordrinary work; Daisy Forum of India 'Quality Certification' received for Talking Library Books provided by Mitra Jyothi.
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Sponsor one month Residential Computer training to a blind child/adult: ₹5,000/-
  • Sponsor lunch/ dinner for 50 blind students: ₹2,500/-
  • Sponsor 5 audio/ braille books to a blind student: ₹4,000/-
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To inspire and enable the Visually Impaired
  • Mitra Jyothi addresses challenges faced by people who are visually impaired. Their mission since inception is to empower the visually impaired to lead independent lives and to integrate them into societies at large.
  • Programs: 1)Education Resource Center: which provides numerous study material like audiobooks and braille magazines. 2)Educational Support: providing food and accommodation, books and mentorship for education. 3) Training Centers: Providing computer literacy and independent living skills like competitive exam preparation guidance, and self-defense techniques 4) Placement cells: Providing employment opportunities to deserving students. 5)Awareness Programs: Conducting various awareness programs to sensitize masses on the issues faced by the visually impaired.
  • 7849 Audio and Braille books distributed in 2018. 360 beneficiaries trained at Mitra Jyothi's Computer Resource Center. There was a 48% increase in the number of placements in 2018 since April 2017.
2 cr
89 lac
Source : Audit Report 2021
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