Sr. No. 206
Geeta (30) (Visually impaired, aka blind)
Geeta lives at Wadala with her family. She is the youngest child, and her siblings are married except her. Her father was a watchman, but due to ill health he is unable to work now. Her mother works as a healthcare caretaker and the sole breadwinner.
Geeta is still dependent on her mother for her education and living expenses, and she has never asked her sister and two brothers for financial support. She is fiercely independent and proud to be the most educated person in her family!
Geeta is a graduate of sociology and is currently studying for her MA, through correspondence from an institution in Nasik. I asked her, ‘why did she choose to study sociology, and what does she like about the subject of her choice?’
Geeta replied, “I like sociology, as it helps me understand society better. You know, everyone is dealing with some problem, so, I should not live life thinking ‘Oh my problem/s is a ‘problem’ and the only person in the world who has problems is me….’ We must try and alleviate society’s problems too, and not just think or worry about our own. After all, society means ‘collective living’.”
Geeta’s mission/ambition: “I want to be a Professor.”
She lectures as a temporary teacher at a college in Mumbai when their regular teachers go on leave, and she has been teaching on and off since two years.
I asked Geeta, “If you get sight right now, medically or magically, what would you love to see first and right away!?”
She replied, “The stars in a night sky.”
…. And then Geeta broke into the most magnificent and bright pearls of laughter, which reflected the little girl in her with very big and beautiful dreams. I was so gal that we chose to assist her in our tiny way for her computer literacy education.
When I asked her for her permission to take her photo and share it, she said, happily, “… yes, but wait, let me put on my cool sun shades!”
Thank you dear Akshita, Ankita, Priyanka, Suman, Ritu, Amit/Priyanka, Niraj, Minnie, Brijesh, Sabira, Laila, Siddharth, me 😊 for assisting yet another visually impaired person receive a government (and corporate world) recognized certification in computer literacy.
(The government recognised MS-CIT ‘computer training’ course for visually impaired is conducted at The Victoria Memorial School for the Blind, Tardeo. (www.mkcl.org/msciti / http://mscit.mkcl.org/index.php/course-syllabus)
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