Asha for Education Logo National Association for the Blind - Valsad
Nanakvada, Valsad District
Photo of Children
completed - sustainable
Project Steward
Siddharth Bhavsar
sbhavsar AT gmail DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Rambhai Patel
nab_valsad AT yahoo DOT co DOT in
Additional Contact
Niyati Kadakia
niyati_nab AT yahoo DOT com
Project Address
Civil Hospital Road
Nanakvada, Valsad District
GUJARAT  396001
Tel: 011-91-2632-2-48378
Funds Disbursed
???2006Silicon ValleyINR 12.00
Sep2005Silicon Valley$27,551.00
Jan2005Silicon Valley$7,110.00
???1997San Francisco$2,000.00

Total = $47,261.26

TOTAL: $47,261.26
Funding Details
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Chapter Contact
Silicon Valley

Project Description

Meet Vijay from the NAB Project

Vijay lives in Valsad, a coastal city nested in the southern region of Gujarat. He is 11 years old. His father works as a farmer and his mother as a laborer.

He enjoys going to school and is currently studying in standard 2. His favorite subject is Gujarati and he loves to play Cricket.

This project has concluded in 2007.
We thank our donors for their support

The National Association for the Blind, Valsad, works with the visually impaired. Asha supports assistance to the students and procurement of special educational material for the blind.

Currently there are 140 boys and 40 girls. Some of the adult children goto the Adult training center for the Blind where they can vocational training. The rest of the children goto public school and study with sighted children.

The NAB project is one of the Sillicon Valley "Support A Child", SAC projects.

Purpose / Goals

To help the running of the school, procurement of special educational material/technology for the blind and integration of visually impaired children into their community.

Organization Description

The National Association for the Blind, Valsad, works with children and young-adults who are visually impaired, ranging from totally blind to partially blind. There are some children who are deaf and dumb and others who have other physical disabilities also.

  • NAB provides education to the children. This includes reading, writing, arithmetic, science, geography, and other subjects. They provide accommodation to those who are disabled and cannot afford to live on their own or live too far away to use the facilities. NAB has buit a girls hostel, which enables girls from neighbouring villages to come to stay and study at NAB or ATCB (Adult Training center for the Blind)

  • They provide vocational training in telephone operation, typing, computers, carpentry, weaving etc. They also provide assistance to/from and cover costs for doctor visits, initial assessments, visual care and checkups, and medicines, which are of much need for the children.

  • Apart from providing education and vocational training to children, NAB focuses on integration of children into the community. They assist children in getting the visually impaired jobs in the community. They send the students to normal schools to integrate them with the rest of the students in the community. Other activities are also conducted to help the NAB children to overcome the fear of working or interacting with sighted people and ultimately, overcoming the obstacles of their disability.

    Some Accomplishments

  • NAB cricket team selected to play in International Cricket championship in Sharjah in Feb 2005.

  • NAB children qualify for state level chess.

  • NAB graduate gives BAR exam and will soon practice law in Gujarat.

  • NAB graduates return to become teachers after finishing BA arts.

  • Girls at NAB bring State level Gold for folk dance and singing compitition.

  • FCRA: 2000082 issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.

    Project Type: Disabilities (description)

    Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

    Secondary Focus: girls

    Other Focus: children of dalits/tribals

    Area: Urban

    Number of Children: 157

    Boy/Girl Ratio: 3 : 1

    Student/Teacher Ratio: 17 : 1

    Additional Information

    Previously known as Path of Light Project
    Photo of Children
    Jul 2007Students' Annual Results for 2006
    Apr 20072006 Audit Report - page 1
    Apr 20072006 Audit Report - page 2
    Apr 20072006 Audit Report - page 3
    Apr 20072006 Audit Report - page 4
    Mar 20072006 Annual Report
    Feb 2007Expense Report for major projects
    Jan 2007NAB sports and Cultual Activities Report
    Dec 20066 Month Progress Report
    Dec 2006Site visit report December 2006
    May 2006Interim projects' status
    Nov 2005NAB mid-cycle Update
    Jul 2005Appoved Budget for 2005
    Jun 2005NAB featured in ASHA-SV marathon program
    Jun 20052005-06 Budget Proposal(Draft Form)
    May 2005Technology Upgrade Cost Estimate
    Apr 20052004 Audit Page1
    Apr 20052004 Audit Page2
    Apr 20052004 Audit Page3
    Apr 20052004 Audit Page4
    Mar 2005Annual Result 2004
    Mar 2005New Female Students_Profiles
    Mar 2005New Male Student Profiles
    Feb 2005NAB, Valsad featured in India-West Magazine
    Dec 2004End of the Year Writeup-Summary of 2004 at NAB
    Sep 200410th Std Results of NAB students
    Sep 2004Semi-Annual Acedemic Update for NAB children
    Sep 20042004 Workbook for NAB children
    Aug 2004Visit to NAB facility
    Jul 2004Pictures from NAB
    Jun 2004NAB Budget 2004
    May 2004Health Profile of NAB students in 2004
    May 2004Student Profiles for 2004
    Feb 2004Site visit by Shriram
    Feb 2004MOU for NAB (2004-05)
    Jan 2004Site Visit by Keyur
    May 2003Materials Est. for Girls Hostel
    Apr 2003Girls Hostel Floor Plan
    Mar 2003Phone Call, Financials, Hostel
    Mar 2003WAH Proposal
    Dec 2002Photos
    Dec 2002Site visit by Shachi
    Feb 2001Letter
    May 2000Teacher, Escort, Writer, Reader Lists
    May 2000Progress Report
    Mar 2000Progress Report
    Mar 2000 Audit_Page2
    Jan 1999Site Visit
    Jan 1999Building Girls Hostel
    ??? 1999Renewal
    Dec 1995Initial Site Visit
    Dec 1995Initial Proposal
    Mar 1994 Audit_Page1
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