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Agencies Serving Blind & Partially Sighted People

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A comprehensive list of agencies, charities and organisations that support blind and partially sighted people, with contact details and information about services and activities.

Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
Slovak Republic
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines

Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura Deaf & Blind School Society Ltd.
Bandaranayaka Mawatha, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
Contact person: General Secretary
Tel: +94 25 2220178
Activities: A voluntary government-approved organisation providing education and rehabilitation to deaf and blind children. Vocational training is also given. Incorporates a school and hostel facilities.

Sri Lanka Council for the Blind
74a Church Street, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka.
Contact person: Mr. S. L. Hettiarachchi, Honorary Secretary/Executive Director
Tel: +94 11 232 9564
Fax: +94 11 232 9564
Activities: Braille and talking book library service, eye care, higher education, rehabilitation, welfare, training, job placement, counseling, sports, self-employment, computer training..

Sri Lanka Federation of the Visually Handicapped (SLFVH)
74 Church Street, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka.
Contact person: Mr. Ranasinghe Arachchige Sirisena, Honorary General Secretary
Tel: +94 1 437768
Fax: +94 1 437768
Activities:Amongst the services provided to the membership are: Granting scholarship to blind students and children of visually handicapped parents, providing Braille Books, Slate, Typewriters, and other Braille equipment. Granting financial assistance for repairs and renovations to houses; providing sanitation and clean drinking water. Assistance to establish self-employment projects. Securing open employment opportunities. Improving Braille literacy. Liaising with State, Private Sector, and Civil Societies to obtain various facilities for members. Operating a Handloom textile weaving centre. Operating a death assistance scheme for members and their dependants. Granting finances for medical treatment and general welfare. Coordinating and managing a group of visually handicapped musicians and a choir to perform at various functions and providing training to prospective musicians. Maintain a special home for the elderly blind, the “Sarana” Home. Manufacturing envelopes and medical covers. Providing paper for manufacture of paper bags by individual members. Training computer, telephone and computerised Braille printer operators.


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