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Artists with disabilities unite for live FB event to support LVPEI programme for disabled people
A live event on Facebook called Artists United will be hosted by the L V Prasad Eye Institute’s Institute for Vision Rehabilitation on 2 January 2021. this brings 10 talented artists with disabilities and the funds raised will go towards the skills development programme of the institute.
A virtual event called Artists United will be held live in the new year. The event to be held live on Facebook brings together 10 talented artists who have not let disability come in the way of exploring their talents.
Artists United is being hosted by the L V Prasad Eye Institute for Vision Rehabilitation (LVPEI). The funds raised through the event will go towards strengthening the LVPEI’s Livelihood Skills Development programme for persons with vision impairment and their families.
Artists unite for a cause
The programme provides them with training in specific (or multiple) skills based on their interest and abilities. It also supports them in their trade ventures. The aim of the institute is to make people with vision impairment independent.
“The community is what has made us”, says T V Aishwarya, one of the 10 artists to participate in the event. “I think it is time for us as artists with disabilities to give back to it by supporting programs such as LV Prasad Eye Institute’s Livelihood Skills Development. It not only empowers those with vision impairment, but also their family members. This, I believe would be a great help given the current circumstances when many are finding it extremely difficult to earn their bread. I am very excited about this event as this would be the first times I would be coming together with other artists with varied disabilities to perform on one stage.”
The range of products developed under these programmes are utility-based and are sold under the tag name of A Meaningful Gift. These products provide means of livelihood and enable people with vision impairment to live a life of dignity.
Apart from Aishwarya, the other artists are Brian Varghese Pradeep, currently pursuing the basic graphic computer courses and a person with autism, Shanthipriya, a young person with Parkinson’s disease who loves abstract art, Jyothi, a music teacher, vocalist, pianist and keyboard player, and singing sensation Diwakar Sharma.
You can donate for the event by clicking on this link.
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