With a little help from friends

The supporting touch: A volunteer taking lessons.  

Fifteen students of Delhi University (DU) have come to the aid of underprivileged blind students by helping them with their assignments and recording their study material into audio format.

The project started in January, 2013 when the National Association for the Blind (NAB) required tutors to provide individual assistance for its students.

Classes for the students are held after 2 p.m. in the NAB hostel. “It was really useful to have tutors from Save the Quest who helped me to prepare for my Class XII board examinations,” says Ankit Garg, a visually impaired student who is now a student of Ramjas College, DU.

The idea of the project was to involve blind students through debates, discussions and clear their concepts which can provide a strong foundation to understand difficult subjects, says Shaurya Patel, one of the volunteers.

Save the Quest, which runs Project Blind School is the brainchild of Saif Ahmad Khan.

The organisation also holds extra-curricular events like clay modeling and drawing competitions for blind students and is planning events like Metro Walk where visually impaired students would be trained to use Metro train services.

“Many youngsters are now coming forward to support our initiative after they got to know about us through our website and our Facebook page,” says Mr. Khan.

Save the Quest is now planning to increase the number of volunteers so as to assist other students with disabilities to overcome the challenges they face in their day-to-day lives.

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