Mysore

Mentorship programme for visually challenged students unveiled on Women’s Day

Ranga Rao Memorial School for Disabled, the only residential school for the visually challenged girls in the state run by NR Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the NR Group (makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathies) celebrated International Women’s Day at their campus on March 8.

The celebrations were marked by organising a unique mentorship programme. First of its kind, the programme aims to empower visually challenged students and prepare them to take on the challenges of life confidently.

The initiative was inaugurated by Prof Indira, HOD, Department of Economics, University of Mysuru. The event witnessed around 33 former students volunteering for the programme.

Students singing on the occasion of Women's Day
Students singing on the occasion of Women’s Day

As a part of the initiative, the alumni will act as mentors to students. They will share their experiences and learnings with them. Each student will have an individual mentor who will offer them guidance on a variety of topics from career choices to life skills. The mentors will be with the student till they become self-reliant.

Commenting on the initiative, Chairman of NR Group R Guru said: “I am overwhelmed by the response from the alumni. While textbooks help children to understand the concepts, it cannot prepare them to take on the challenges that life will pose at them. Mentorship can only bridge this gap. It can empower children to take rightful decision and progress in life “

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