Saba Rizvi

Saba Rizvi comes from a conservative family in Lucknow, UP. Neither Saba, nor anyone in her family knew about the facilities and the opportunities available for the blind to study, so she never went to school and had always thought that blind people like her could only be home-bound throughout their lives. Then after 34 years, she almost instantly got addicted to the then new radio show Eyeway – Yeh Hai Roshni Ka Karawan (Caravan of Light). Listening to the show each week, she  found herself aspiring to accomplish things in her life just like the inspiring lives of blind people interviewed on the radio, including Sudha Patel, the first blind lady sarpanch (elected head) of her village, and Nafisa Buhariwalla, a banker. Recently, Saba learned to read Braille and has been enrolled for home study. She is now getting ready to appear for class 10 exams.

Anjina Bhat

Anjina Bhat of Noida in UP is mother to Arush, a 3-year-old boy who is nearly blind because of retinal degeneration. Anjina has considered Score Foundation a valuable knowledge and motivational resource in bringing up her son. The parenting section of the Eyeway Website www.eyeway.org for instance, provides her information in developing Arush’s skills to become independent. Score Foundation significantly facilitated Arush’s inclusion in a mainstream playschool by suggesting multi-sensory activities which both Arush and the other children enjoy. Score continued to help Anjina by getting Arush admitted to the Delhi Public School where he continues to get mainstream education today.