Donate for Braille Books - Help Blind children read!

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22nd September 2016
Mitra Jyothi is happy to announce that we have already started the process of book selection and shortlisting for printing in Braille in Kannada. Here is the current shortlist...

Alibaba matthu nalavatthu kallaruಆಲಿಬಾಬಾ ಮತ್ತು ನಲವತ್ತು ಕಳ್ಳರು
Kaadina Kathegaluಕಾಡಿನ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Kindari Jogiಕಿಂದರಿ ಜೋಗಿ
Gubbi mattu Hannuಗುಬ್ಬಿ ಮತ್ತು ಹಣ್ಣು
Chandrashekar Ajadಚಂದ್ರ ಶೇಖರ ಅಜಾದ್ 
Tenali Ramakrishnana Kathegaluತೆನಾಲಿ ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣನ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Doni Vihaaraದೋಣಿ ವಿಹಾರ
Nithi kathamaale series - Jagatthina achchumechchina kathegaluನೀತಿ ಕಥಾಮಾಲೆ -
ಜಗತ್ತಿನ ಅಚ್ಚುಮೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಕಥೆಗಳು -01 ರಿಂದ 10
Nithi Kathegaluನೀತಿ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Panchathanthra seriesಪಂಚತಂತ್ರ - ಕೆಂಪು, ಹಸಿರು, ನೀಲಿ, ಹಳದಿ, ಗುಲಾಬಿ
Panchathanthra Kathasagaraಪಂಚತಂತ್ರ ಕಥಾಸಾಗರ (ಸಮಗ್ರ)
Putani Kathegalu (Series from Bhanuvara to Shanivara)ಪುಟಾಣಿ ಕಥೆಗಳು - ಭಾನುವಾರ ದಿಂದ ಶನಿವಾರ
Birballana Kathegaluಬೀರಬಲ್ಲನ ಚತುರ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Makkala Kathegaluಮಕ್ಕಳ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Makkala Ramayanaಮಕ್ಕಳ ರಾಮಾಯಣದ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Makkaligagi nanna mecchina kathegaluಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗಾಗಿ ನನ್ನ ಮೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Manaranjaneya Kathegaluಮನರಂಜನೆಯ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Maharajara Kathegaluಮಹಾರಾಜರ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Meenu Kelida Vaartheಮೀನು ಕೇಳಿದ ವಾರ್ತೆ
Mulla Nasruddinana haasya kathegaluಮುಲ್ಲಾ ನಸ್ರುದ್ದೀನನ ಹಾಸ್ಯ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Vikramadityana Jana Kategaluವಿಕ್ರಮಾದಿತ್ಯನ ಜಾಣ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Vijnaanada Ramya Kathegaluವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ರಮ್ಯ ಕಥೆಗಳು
Simhada svachanda tirugataಸಿಂಹದ ಸ್ವಚ್ಛಂದ ತಿರುಗಾಟ
Sukeshini matthu ithara makkala kathegaluಸುಕೇಶಿನಿ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರೆ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಕಥೆಗಳು

Supporters may send in their suggestions for book titles if any. We will try to source your suggestions if we find them appropriate and relevant to the current initiative.
Thank You,
- Team Mitra Jyothi

Mitra Jyothi is a registered trust (under Indian Trust Act) located at Bangalore in the State of Karnataka and has been working for people with disability in general and the visually impaired in particular for the past 26 years (started in 1990).

 It is run under the able guidance of Ms. Madhu Singhal (National Awardee) who has accomplished many milestones not only in India but also abroad. Mitra Jyothi’s Mission is to assist visually impaired individuals lead independent and dignified lives through Education, Training, Counseling, Communication & Technology so as to integrate them into mainstream families and society at large. To know more about Mitra Jyothi visit us at or follow us on Facebook at

Mitra Jyothi has now taken up the ambitious project of supplying Braille Books in Kannada for visually impaired children from rural Karnataka. This shall be a select collection of 30 story books for children, identified by Mitra Jyothi and aims towards promoting the reading habit in the visually impaired among the rural poor. This is possible only with the availability of accessible reading material! To create and distribute such accessible material in the form of Braille Books in Kannada, Mitra Jyothi has launched the "Donate for Braille Books" campaign. Your help will make this dream come true! 
  1. There are an estimated 45 million people in the world with visual disability and one in three of them are in India. India has an estimated  population of 15 million people who are blind. The only means of basic education to these people is through Braille.
  2. Availability of Braille books in local languages is extremely limited and is nonexistent for the rural poor. Apart from school text books blind children are completely deprived of reading material.
  3. Mitra Jyothi shall identify 30 different story books in Kannada suitable for general reading for children from class 1 to class 10.  These books will be printed in Braille and distributed to the blind schools in Karnataka - there are 30 blind schools in Karnataka that are actively serving children from rural communities.  
  4. Production and printing costs of a 100 page book in Braille is Rs.210 per book.
  5. An average Class 1-3 level book shall have about 20 pages and a class 8-10 book shall have 200 pages. On an average if every book has about 50 pages, the cost of each book will be approximately Rs.105 and close to 4600 books can be produced if we collect Rs.5,00,000.
  6. The actual number of books printed will depend on;
    1. Total donation amount raised
    2. Actual number of pages in each of the 30 selected books
  7. Once the fund raising drive is complete, Mitra Jyothi will publish the status of the project on its website. every detail including the list of selected books, production and distribution status, recipient schools, relevant photos etc will be published on the website.
Help us achieve this dream of distribution of an estimated ~5000 braille books in Kannada! Donate for this most noble cause and share your posts!
Thank you!
Photos of some of our in-house programs to Inspire and Enable the visually impaired
Computer Training using NVDA, an audio based screen navigation tool
Indoor Mobility Training
Outdoor Mobility Training
DAISY Player Distribution and Training
Independent Living Skills Training
Smart Cane Distribution and Training

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