Denial of school marksheet

Rahul Kumar Yadav is a 19-year-old resident of Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. He is visually impaired since birth and has been dependent on his parents for daily navigation. He completed his education till Class 8 from a Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan identified school. Both his parents were farmers and it grew difficult for them to accompany him every day to school. Thus, he could not continue to study further than this.

Rahul contacted the Eyeway Helpdesk when he faced difficulty in obtaining his Class 8 marksheet as his teacher refused to provide him with the same. The counselor then consulted with the Basic Shiksha Adhikari of the Etawah district regarding this issue. The authority present there took note of the issue and contacted both Rahul and his teacher. The teacher was made to understand the relevance of issuing the school marksheet. Following this, Rahul was issued his marksheet. The counselor realised that Rahul was not independent and required proper training so that he continue with his studies. Thus, the Eyeway counselor took the initiative to convince Rahul’s brother and help him understand the importance of brother’s independence and apprised him of the various opportunities available to him. To instil a little self-confidence, the counselor suggested that he watch episodes of Nazar Ya Nazariya and advised him to join a rehabilitation training program in any organisations such as the Blind Relief Association, Rajasthan Netraheen Kalyan Sangh, Natya Kulam and Jayati Bharatam.

On following up, Rahul informed Eyeway that he will commence his training program at Jayati Bharatam from March 2019 and simultaneously continue his education from a mainstream school.