In a world where children are spoilt for choice with new and exciting products, services and experiences, equity among children is the next challenge. Providing access for differently-abled children to integrate them as closely as possible with the mainstream is a Himalayan effort in itself, and taking the right step forward is the Creative Resource Centre (CRC) housed within the Hippocampus Children’s Library in Chennai.
She was like any other homemaker till she happened to see an advertisement that called for volunteers to assist visually challenged students. Ms Padmavathy Anand resigned the Central government job to take care of her two children.
But after a few years when the kids were able to manage their own, Padmavathy decided to do her bit to society and volunteered as a scribe and a reader for visually impaired students. “I joined Prerana Helpline Foundation that works for the visually challenged students. It has been eight years now and all the students have become my good friends.