Vision-Aid students making waves

Months and months of hard work by Vision-Aid’s students and their dedicated mentors are paying off. 

  1. Four of Vision-Aid’s visually impaired students have successfully cleared the Indian Banking Exam Prelims with flying colors. Two of these students are part of the Palakurthi Center at LVPEI. The other two are from the Maskati Scholarship program.
  2. Two students from the Vision-Aid Corporate Skills Development Program have secured jobs in leading private sector companies with competitive salaries.

Success at India Banking Exam Prelims 

After completing a 6-month intense Vision-Aid Job Coaching Program prepares students for banking exams, four students cleared the prelims. The Preliminary exams consists of 2 subjects, reasoning and numerical ability. The total score is 80 and the cut-off this year was at 43.5 for people with visual impairment. They are now eligible to take up the main exams and are in the path of securing a job in one of the public sector banks. Here is a brief profile of the successful students. 

Sai Lakshmi – Sai is doing her final year M.A (Economics). She suffers from complete visual impairment and comes from an low  economic background. Her father passed away and her mother is a cook and she is the only earning member of the family. Sai Lakshmi is part of Vision-Aidscurrent batch of IBPS Training program. She is part of our joint training program with LVPEI under the Palakurthi Foundation grant.

Monika – Monika has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a MBA in Human Resources. She has been working as a teacher for the past 4 years . She has low vision and comes from economically weak background. Her father works as a cab driver and her mother is a homemaker. Monika is part of Vision-Aids current batch of IBPS Training program. She scored 63.75 out of 80. She is part of the joint training program with LVPEI under the Palakurthi Foundation grant.

Ananth Kumar – Ananth completed his B.com and currently looking for a job. He suffers from total visual impairment and has struggled financially. His parents are farmers. Ananth attended the second batch of Vision-Aids IBPS training program and was part of a refresher course that was conducted recently. He is part of the joint training program with LVPEI under the Maskati scholarship grant.

Chiranjeevi – He has a Bachelor’s degree in History, Economics and Politics. His father is a farmer and mother a homemaker. He is suffer from complete vision losst. Chiranjeevi attended Vision-Aid’s second batch of IBPS training program and was part of a refresher course conducted recently. He scored 75.25 out of 80. He participated in the joint training program with LVPEI under the Maskati scholarship grant.

Vision-Aid is already working on a a special crash course for these 4 students and help them clear the main exams.

CSDP students shining

Two more success stories from Vision-Aids Corporate Skill Development Program (CSDP). They are from the second batch of the program. These students have secured job offers from top companies in India. Here is a brief summary about them:

Muskan: Muskan, who has acute low vision, is currently doing her final year B.Tech at an VNIT (previously known as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering). She has secured a job with Citi bank, Pune as a Technology Analyst. Her father is a Business man and mother is a home maker.  

Muskan has been attending different training programs with Vision-Aid since Dec 2019. She is in the current batch of Corporate Skill Development Program. Earlier she underwent Python training with us under the guidance of Vision-Aid’s dedicated volunteers in the Python team.

Aditya: Aditya recently joined as a Digital Marketing Trainer at Institute of Digital Marketing(IDM), Pune. He graduated with a B.Tech from K J Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai. His visual impairment level is 90%. His father works as a senior manager in Deloitte, USA and mother is a homemaker. Aditya is part of the current batch of Corporate Skill Development Program. He joined this program to develop soft skills to secure a job.

Vision-Aid is thankful for its many volunteers and team members who made this possible. 

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significant visual impairment challenges since birth, Nibin pursued education with unwavering determination. Losing sight in one eye due to a cricket ball stroke in 6th grade and later losing vision in the other eye to glaucoma didn’t deter him. He completed his Bachelor’s in English and even secured a job with Indian Railways. Yet, his thirst for knowledge led him to pursue computer programming, which he found through Vision-Aid. With their specialized training, he mastered coding and digital accessibility testing. With their financial support, he pursued a Master’s degree. Now, as the Accessibility Lead at Bosch Global Software Technologies, he’s excelling professionally. But Nibin’s achievements don’t stop there; he’s also an international tennis champion and a skilled violinist. He attributes much of his success to Vision-Aid, acknowledging their pivotal role in his journey. His story is not just one of personal triumph but also a testament to the impact of support systems in overcoming challenges and inspiring others.

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Gautam’s life commenced with the diagnosis of Retinist Pigmentosa. Despite experiencing a 40% loss of sight, he persevered through attending a regular school, successfully completing his education and earning a B Com degree. His world took an unexpected turn after graduation, when, he had the major sight loss. Faced with the challenges of navigating everyday activities like driving, reading, writing print, and mobility etc. Yet, rather than allowing these obstacles to define him, he chose a path of resilience and determination. Undeterred by his circumstances, Gautam turned to technology, becoming dependent on tools designed for visually impaired individuals, including screen readers. His quest for independence led him to explore new technologies with the support of various NGOs. Through his social networks, Gautam discovered Vision-Aid India, an organization dedicated to empowering the visually impaired. Recognizing the potential for growth, he enrolled in Vision-Aid’s IBPS banking crash course, specifically tailored for visually impaired individuals, in April 2022.

Determined to enhance his skills further, Gautam pursued an additional course in mobile technology. This commitment to personal and professional growth showcased his unwavering spirit and determination.

Armed with newfound knowledge, Gautam faced the Bank of India Credit Officer exam after completing the IBPS crash course. His hard work, coupled with the right guidance from Vision-Aid, resulted in success. In 2023, Gautam proudly joined Bank of India as a Credit Officer, marking a significant milestone in his journey.

Gautam attributes his success and newfound independence to Vision-Aid India. With deep gratitude, he acknowledges the organization’s role in providing IBPS coaching and shaping his path towards independence.

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“All of this was made possible through the invaluable support and guidance provided by Vision-Aid India” She Says.

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