Welcome to NETHRODAYA
Nethrodaya is a self-help institution for the differently abled. Started in 2002, it provides a host of career-enabling facilities to underprivileged boys and girls, most of them hailing from rural areas.
For many of these boys and girls, 18 to 30, Nethrodaya is their only resource for free board and lodging as well as many other facilities:
Provides the following facilities for free to its residents:
- Secure accommodation
- Healthy food
- Multi-disciplinary career-oriented training
- Communication and personality mentoring
- Yoga classes
- Sports like volleyball, cricket, and chess
- Medical helpline
- Internet browsing centre
- Computer diplomas
While most of the residents are visually impaired, Nethrodaya does integrate people with other disabilities. Nethrodaya, which operated from rented houses for six years, built its own building in Chennai in 2008 on land allotted by the government. Between 2002 and 2009, 327 students benefited from Nethrodaya.
Nethrodaya was founded, and is run by, Gopi, who is visually challenged himself.