By Lalitha M Shetty – Senior Director – Human Resources
As per a report from WHO, about 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Census data indicates India being home to the world’s largest visually impaired population.
Building on the premise that education is a fundamental human right but access to quality education is relatively low for the vision impaired, Omega Healthcare has collaborated with Vision Empower – a not-for-profit enterprise, which aims to make STEM education accessible for visually impaired students.
Through an initiative launched under its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Omega Healthcare employees started working at Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind, to engage in the “Ananda” program to deliver inclusive education to children.
As part of the programme, employees at Omega Healthcare received special training to teach these students, before visiting the school every weekend. During the special training program at Vividha Education Centre, volunteers learnt tactile methods of teaching along with other exercises/activities to understand the life of a visually impaired child, and also worked on behavioural patterns that would help them mentor these children.Read More