4 Odisha youth on a mission to help the blind
Four young men from Odisha are working towards changing things for the better for visually impaired students in their state.
Odisha is facing an acute shortage of Braille books, and the young men are on a mission to provide accessible education to such students through audio books.
The four men founded We4You, a Bhubaneswar-based non-profit organization, six years ago to help blind students. Today more than 15,000 such students in Odisha are accessing audio books prepared by them for free every year.
The project started when some blind students approached the four for reading out books to them. While the country is home to 12 million blind students, there are only 10 Braille Press units in India, which is not enough to meet the demand.