UN Sustainable Development Goal: Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Age: 30 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: ✔
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.
Sapient; The Hans Foundation; Paypal; Give India; Mentor Graphics; Cisco; Accenture; Informatica; etc.
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
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.
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/-
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.
Mitra Jyothi currently runs 6 main programs: 1) Education Resource Centers (ERC) provides 'Accessible Reading Material' such as Audio books and Braille books in the form of eText, DAISY, etc. 2) The Independent Living Program (ILS) trains visually impaired people through confidence building and self-relying exercises. 3) Computer Training Center (CTC) supports people with visual impairment to learn basic and advanced functions of a computer within a duration of 2-3 months. 4) Based on one's qualification Mitra Jyothi's Placement Cell helps people with disabilities in general get trained and groomed for employment opportunities. 5) The NGO's Center for Women with Disabilities provides a safe shelter for women studying/working at a subsidized cost. The Center's aim is to empower the women residing there by enabling them to the right exposure. 6) Throughout the year Mitra Jyothi conducts 'Building Awareness' workshops at corporates, schools and colleges to sensitize our society towards physical disabilities and their equal rights and inclusivity.
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.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs1 cr
Source : Audit Report 2019
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