Throughout India, society often looks down on blindness, resulting in maltreatment, disrespect and negligence towards the blind. In some cases, blind children are abandoned and left to fend for themselves.
Manav Sadhna makes an active effort to address this situation by funding and managing a blind school on the outskirts of Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat, located only 30 minutes from Ahmedabad. This residential school gives blind children a loving home, square meals, and a nurturing learning environment focused on encouraging personal strength and building a positive attitude. This facility also extends help to elderly blind people in surrounding areas.There are nearly 50 blind students ranging from ages 5 to 18 in this school. The government grant received by the school does not provide enough to support all of the teaching and hostel needs. For the past ten years, Manav Sadhna has supported this school with the required funds and administration.
Through the kind contributions of Manav Sadhna, the school now has a computer and a modern technology Braille printer. The school now possesses the capacity to emboss its own educational material in Braille.
The Blind School used to house children in residential apartment buildings that stand three stories high, a situation not suitable for blind students. In recent years Manav Sadhna and the Gujarat Government have put a lot of effort into finding the right location to situate the blind school. Through this effort in 2008, the Blind School located to new grounds in Gandhinagar. Today, the Blind School is running successfully with a newly built hostel with all the required facilities and an open play ground which is designed to ensure the safety of its students.