The software, Jaws Software Programme was commissioned at the Roman & Catherine Lobo School for the Blind, Kotekani Road, Urva Chilimbi on Wednesday March 30. The salient features of the software are its “universal text to speech” conversion abilities, facilitating computer interaction for children who are deprived of the gift of sight. Their teacher can be one of them too.
“Guiding Stars” a treasure hunt for the Visually Challenged, the vision of chairperson Cr Preethi Pinto and chairman Tr Arjun Pinto was a unique event held for the first time in Mangalore on November 14 last.
The treasure hunt was sponsored by entrepreneurs and the business community of Dakshina Kannada who were participants too. The proceeds from the event have been used to purchase the software for the Roman & Catherine Lobo School for the Blind and will help 20 visually challenged students.
Mangalore Ladies Circle 82 and Mangalore Coastal Round Table 190 have a mission – “Freedom Through Education”. Through this software, they are enabling these special kids to enjoy the freedom to work on a computer at their work places. Mangalore Ladies Circle 82 and Mangalore Coastal Round Table 190 will continue to engage in many more activities towards the betterment of deserving people.
Mangalore Ladies Circle 82 and Mangalore Coastal Round Table 190 are international organizations of non-political and non-sectarian young women and men respectively, between the age group of 18 to 40. Our aim is to promote service, fellowship and goodwill among people.
Our national project is ‘Freedom through Education’ with a mission to educate one million children. Of this, half a million children are educated and we are associating with about 1250 schools educating approximately 700,000 underprivileged children at a cost of Rs 80 crore. We are also a ZERO overhead organization. All administration expenses of Ladies Circle India and Round Table are met from membership collections. Funds received for charity are not used for this purpose.
Through the generosity of its expatriate sponsors, Roman and Catherine Lobo, since 2009 it has been managed by Seva Bharati, a non-profit charitable society, which also runs the Chethana School for Disabled Children and has several community outreach programmes aimed at benefitting people belonging to the underprivileged sections of society.