Student Stories

 

Voice of student beneficiaries 

 

Thirunavukarasi

Thirunavukrasi, a student of Nethrodaya who was referred by an Orphanage.  Due to sudden loss of her vision, she is unable to continue her higher education,  the orphanage authorities brought her to Nethrodaya for admission in our Institution. After joining our institution she started showing a lot of interest in preparing for competitive exams which enabled her to update her knowledge in current affairs. Presently she is also pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Tamil. Her passion is to educate computer skills to the visually impaired students in Nethrodaya.

Lavanya

Lavanya, a student of Nethrodaya from Ambur in Vellore district of TamilNadu. She is visually impaired. Both her elder sisters and father are visually impaired. Due to lack of special educators and non-availability of braille text books, she is unable to continue her education in her village. Her parents came to know about Nethrodaya by reading the service activities in a reputed News Magazine. She was brought to Nethrodaya by her parents. Presently, she is studying 11th std in our special school. She wishes to become a Tamil teacher and wanted to teach poor children in her village

Gayathri

Gayathri, a student of Nethrodaya. She is visually impaired by birth. Her passion is to learn music and she has also obtained diploma in Violin. Presently she is staying in Nethrodaya. Due to lack of family support, she is unable to pursue her music journey. Currently, she is undergoing music training in our institution. Her goal in her life is to become a music teacher and would like to devote her life to music.

Narmatha

 

Narmatha was  born at Paramathi velur in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. She is visually impaired. Her father is a daily labourer. Due to non-availability of special schools in her village, she is unable to continue her education. They came to know about Nethrodaya through one of the educational institution in their village. Her parents approached Nethrodaya for admission. Presently, she is studying 10th std in our special school. She is good at reading and writing in Braille. After completing her education, she will become a role model in teaching sector and wants to look after her parents throughout their life.

Selvi

 

Selvi, a student of Nethrodaya from Salavanpet in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. She is visually impaired. Due to non-availability of special B.Ed college , she was unable to pursue her Bachelor’s in special education. She was referred by National institute of visual and handicap.  She was admitted in our institution in 2018 for B.Ed, two year course.  Presently she is doing her 2nd year in special B.Ed degree in our institution. Her commitment towards family made her to concentrate more in studies and she remains a role model in her village for female education. Her dream is to educate the disabled girl children in her village.

Rajesh

 

Rajesh was born at Madhuranthagam in Kanchipuram District of TamilNadu. His father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife.  Due to poverty, Rajesh was admitted in a Government Elementary school. Rajesh started losing his eyesight when he was 11 years old and as a result, he could not continue his education in his village. He remained at home for few years. Though Rajesh was having a burning desire   to pursue high school education, his loving parents could not find a way to fulfill his dreams. His family came to know about the educational welfare activities of Nethrodaya for the visually impaired students through some of their well-wishers in Chennai .Rajesh was admitted in 8th STD in our Special School. Rajesh utilized the opportunity and he performed well in all examinations. He has expressed his happiness for the comfortable stay and nutritious food provided by our institution. We are happy to share that he has secured Distinction in 12th Board Examination. He is undergoing Bachelor's Degree and wants to become a reputed Lawyer

Janaki

 

Janaki, a student of Nethrodaya from Chengalpattu in Kanchipuram district of TamilNadu. Her father is working in a security agency and her mother is a housewife. She is a physically challenged girl; both her legs are completely paralyzed. Due to poverty and lack of residential special schools, her parents are unable to provide special education in their village. One of the volunteer of Nethrodaya has referred her for admission after seeing her pathetic condition.  Presently she is studying 11th STD. The visually impaired girls assist her in all her daily activities which make her cheerful. She is able to enjoy her life without much difficulty. After completing her education, she wants to dedicate her rest of the life towards serving the differently abled.

Lokesh

Lokesh, a student of Nethrodaya from Cudaloore district of Tamil Nadu. When he was a child, he has lost his parents. He is visually impaired by birth. His grandmother brought Lokesh to Nethrodaya for admitting him in 6th STD.  For the past four years, he has gained computer knowledge to a large extent. His knowledge in MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and accessing Internet is commendable. Presently he is studying in 9th STD. He is able to access e-books with the support of screen reading software. He is a role model for the visually impaired students in Nethrodaya. His ambition is to become a scientist in Robotics field.

Mayuri

 

Mayuri, a student of Nethrodaya who was referred by an orphanage. She is a person with short stature (dwarf), she is unable to continue her education in general schools which has made her to discontinue in 9th std, so the orphanage authorities brought her to Nethrodaya for admission in our special school. She has joined Nethrodaya in 2016. Presently she is studying 12th Std in our special school. She started showing a lot of interest towards helping the visually impaired by reading text books and guiding them in their day today activities. She wants to do her nursing course to provide quality medical service to the needy.

Venkatesh

 

Venkatesh, a student of Nethrodaya from Periyapalayam in Thiruvallur district of TamilNadu. He is visually impaired.  His father is a daily labourer. Due to non-availability of special school, he was unable to study in his village. They came to know about Nethrodaya through one of their relative and his family approached our institution for admitting him in our special school. Presently, he is studying 12th std in our special school. He wants to become an academician and wishes to dedicate his life for the empowerment of disabled children.

Annie Keerthana

 

Annie Keerthana, a student of Nethrodaya who was referred by an orphanage in Dhindivanam, vilupuram district of Tamil Nadu. She is visually impaired. Due to gradual deterioration in her eye sight, she is unable to pursue her higher education; the Sisters of the orphanage brought her to Nethrodaya.  Presently she is doing her Bachelor’s degree in English. She is also preparing for Government recruitment exams with an aspiration to work in a government sector. Her future plan is to become an English Teacher and she would like to marry and wants to lead a dignified life.

Dharani Raj

 

Dharani Raj, a student of Nethrodaya from Gudiyatham in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. Due to his visual impairment, he is unable to perform in his basic education. His family was undergoing poverty due to lack of employment and he was referred to our institution. After joining Nethrodaya, he is able to complete his bachelor’s degree in history. Presently he is pursuing Master’s degree in history. After completing his studies, he wants to become a role model in social work and would like to devote his life for the upliftment of the disabled.

Ferroz Khan

 

Ferroz Khan was born at Perungalur in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu. He is visually impaired and also has partial hearing impairment. Due to his multiple disabilities he was unable to continue his higher education. His father is a daily labourer. His family approached Nethrodaya for his higher education. Presently he is pursuing special B.Ed Degree in our institution. He wants to become a teacher to educate the special children and wants to improve their standard of living in their day today life.

Nightingale

 

Nightingale, a student of Nethrodaya who was referred by an Orphanage. Due to her visual impairment, she is unable to continue her school education; the orphanage authorities approached Nethrodaya for admission in our special school. After joining, she started showing a lot of interest in special education, which enabled her to score high marks in board examinations. Presently, she is studying 12th STD and wishes to become a social worker to serve the disabled in future.

Divesh

 

Divesh, a student of Nethrodaya from Vellore district of TamilNadu. He is visually challenged and also a person with short stature (dwarf). His father was an auto rickshaw driver. His father couldn’t admit his son in any general schools due to his multiple disabilities and the acceptance level in general schools are very low. After joining Nethrodaya special school, he started to lead a dignified life. Presently, he is studying 10th STD. His passion for chess has made him to participate in the National level chess competition for the blind. He is given an expert training in chess. He is confident that he will become a world champion in future.

Saranya

Saranya, a student of Nethrodaya from Kaaraikudi district of Tamil Nadu.  His parents are daily laborers. Due to her visual impairment, she was admitted in a special school and she is able to complete her school education successfully. Her interest towards higher education, especially on historic studies, made her to complete Bachelor’s degree.  Presently, she is studying Bachelor’s in Education (B. Ed) in Nethrodaya College of special education. After completing B. Ed, she wants to work in a government school as a teacher and like to support her parents who are residing in their native village.

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