The second batch of eight successful visually challenged trainees in basic computer course of Capacity Building Center for Blind Youth, (CBCBY) of DARE, Disability Advocacy, Research and Education foundation, Nagpur was awarded certificates along with Personal Computers to the deserving students at the hands of Dr. Ram Hablani associate professor department of computer science engineering at Ramdeobaba college of engineering and management, RCOEMin a recently held function.
Two successful students of the project who have secured jobs in banking were also felicitated by presenting them with DARE Techno-friend, a useful compilation of about 20,000 files including software to make any computer a talking PC and disability resources.
DARE continued its tradition of presenting computers to the successful students at the completion of computer course. This was done to make them functional and productive in sync with digital 21st century.
The programme was presided over by Dr. Vinod Asudani associate professor in the department of humanities at RCOEM. He exhorted all to strive for representation of persons with disabilities on all the statutory bodies accessibility and proper implementation of reservation for persons with disabilities as the principal of“Nothing for us without us” is the pivotal foundation of democracy.
Rajesh Asudani, the president of the NGO explained that The project trains the visually challenged trainees in Basic and advanced computing skills jointly with Technical Training Institute, TTI Pune which certifies the successful trainees;Spoken English and other soft skills required in 21st century; and Competitive aptitude with primers on relevant topics coupled with interactive questionnaires.
DARE has appealed the blind college students to take advantage of the centrally located project in large numbers. Prominent among those present on the occasion included Dashrath Dhole, Radha Nandanwar and many more. Akshay Bondarkar, Puja Sahare and others worked hard to make the programme a success.