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Lit the Light

4.32 (148)
Chennai, Tamilnadu

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Your help means a lot
You are indirectly saving lives of many
Awareness is the most important thing and you are being a part of more than revolution

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Reviews

4.32 (148)

KRISH MR

2 years ago

Fine

Sajith Madhav

2 years ago

No contact detail provided. When reached venue there was no requirement for a scribe.. finally did reading for 3 students.. please update the activity with contact person details..

smitha maxima

2 years ago

Am so happy that i attended the event And am so satisfied

vignesh R

2 years ago

It was very good.

Suganya Gandhi

2 years ago

Written for B .A history I st year student EVE paper . Thanks for the oppurtunity

STA LovER of nATurE

2 years ago

Please make prior arrangements

Swaathy Sampathkumar

2 years ago

This was my 1st experienced being a scribe and I wana continue this.

Hari Krishnan

2 years ago

It was really good experience

STA LovER of nATurE

2 years ago

Nothing else with grassroot. Everything was fine but please make arrangements for students to do their exams along

STA LovER of nATurE

2 years ago

Good.

smitha maxima

2 years ago

Good

SasI karuna

2 years ago

good!!!!

surendhar kumar

2 years ago

Ya good nice experience.

sai Kheerthana

2 years ago

Whenever I go as a scribe , i feel extremely happy.

Ganesh appadurai

2 years ago

Good initiative..keep doing..

sweetie arthi

2 years ago

It's awesome and good experience

Kamaleeshwari ravichandran

2 years ago

It was best experience

Kamaleeshwari ravichandran

2 years ago

It was good

barath raj

2 years ago

Very nice meeting..

arun prasad

2 years ago

Eager to write more

Renugadevi Periyasamy

2 years ago

I was not contacted by anyone to attend the event I couldnt attend the event

arun prasad

2 years ago

Nice experience

Anu Radha

2 years ago

Was wonderful.. felt blessed

Anu Radha

2 years ago

Blessful, blissful experience !

Mohanakannan Gokul G

2 years ago

All is well

Vetri Selvan

2 years ago

I am so happie .. thanks a lot for this opportunity

Grahavi 95

2 years ago

Feeling blessed and happy

Dr K.C.Vignesh

2 years ago

Always it gives different experience. After a long time written exams in tamil. First time in presidency college. Thanks for the organising team.

Dr K.C.Vignesh

2 years ago

It will be great if they cleared the exams with good marks (As a scribe)

Preetha Vijayakumar

2 years ago

But my venue was nandanam! It would be nice if grassroots see the proper requirement and post the venue. Bcz probably every time i select a venue but the venue i go is to a different place. Still i satisfy doing it !

Recent Press Coverage

13dcmypr- common-Lit the light by The Hindu Actual link on Sun Mar 13 2016
விழி இழந்தவர்களுக்கு கல்வி 'ஒளி' by Dinathanthi Actual link on Sat Jun 10 2017
முடியும்னு நினைச்சா முடியும்ணே! by Kungumam Actual link on Mon May 09 2016
A scribe for sever years by The Hindu Actual link on Sun Dec 13 2015
விழியாகவும்,வழியாகவும்... by Dinamalar Actual link on Fri Nov 06 2015
Session on importance of reading to visually-impaired by The Hindu Actual link on Sun Nov 15 2015
Shining examples of resilience by The Hindu Actual link on Sat Mar 19 2016
Techies take time out to serve as scribe by The Hindu Actual link on Sat Oct 24 2015
Massive reading campaign for visually challenged by Adambakkam times Actual link on Sun Nov 04 2018
Judo Champions honored by The Hindu Actual link on Sun Apr 24 2016
Mass Reading by The Hindu Actual link on Sun Nov 01 2015
judo champions with disability eye Olympics by The new Indian express Actual link on Mon May 02 2016
இப்படிக்கு இவர்கள் by News18 Tamil Nadu Actual link on Wed Apr 18 2018
இவர்கள் வெளிச்சம் தருகிறார்கள் by Puthiya Thalaimurai magazine Actual link on Mon Mar 28 2016
Disability no hurdle for judo champions by The new Indian express Actual link on Tue Apr 19 2016
From reading sessions to providing scribes, this TN group helps the visually impaired by The news minute Actual link on Wed Jul 25 2018
This Chennai group helps the visually impaired with anything from jobs to arranging scribes by The new Indian express Actual link on Sat Aug 25 2018
Reading session links blind students with volunteers by Times of India Actual link on Mon Nov 02 2015
Braille tales of the missile man by Indian Express Actual link on Mon Sep 28 2015
‘I still don’t miss a single day of work’ by The Hindu Actual link on Sun Mar 13 2016

Location

Plot No. 7A Rehoboth House, Somasundura Moorthy Avenue, Shakthi Nagar, Porur, Chennai, 600116.

Contact

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More about Lit the Light

1500 Lives Impacted568 Volunteering Events0 Total Fundraising Campaigns0 Total Volunteers

“Lit The Light” is a voluntary services group which supports Visually Impaired students by helping them in their academics, extracurricular activities, job placements and overall growth. It was the vision of a single person, S.N. Barath, that sparked this endeavor. After attending reading sessions for a year, a visually impaired student of Government High School in Poonamalle scored 960 in his class 12 board examination. This was an eye-opener for Barath.He now realised that a little help could go a long way in helping such students. In 2012, along with a few of his colleagues Ram Kumar, Ravikant, Adhiyan and Sakthivel, he began this journey of Social Service. Lit the Light started functioning from 26th Jan 2012. We are entirely a volunteer based service organization which is operating in India (Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Vellore, Erode, Karur, Cuddalore and Salem), USA, UK, Bahrain & Gulf countries.

Vision

Services for Visually challenged

Mission

Conducting reading sessions.Recording study materials.Arranging scribes.Discovering hidden talents.Job assistance.

Projects

Job Assistance

"Getting employment is a primary issue for the Visually challenged . We have successfully placed 25 visually impaired candidates in different organisations. This year we will be making a batch of 1520 final year students and provide them Communication and Soft skills training which is a must for every student in today’s world to get hired. Currently we have started this in Chennai only. Professional trainers voluntarily spare their time for this and train the students. We also have a team that connects with the HRs of different companies to get Job Opportunities for Students. Goal: To establish Training centres, train students with the skills to make them employable and provide job opportunities."

Talent Search

"Visually Impaired students have different talents like singing, playing musical instruments, dancing etc. and some partial sighted students are good at sketching and drawing as well. We have a dedicated team which takes care of unearthing these talents in them. We make a video of those students and share it on social media and try to get recognition for their talents. We had conducted a Chennai district level cricket tournament (Blindfold Cricket Tournament2014) for visually impaired. We have also organized many other sporting events for them like Volleyball, Athletics etc. Goal: To find the Hidden Talents in students and provide them a platform to showcase their talents to the world thereby opening doors of opportunity for them."

Reading

"Currently reading sessions are conducted by Lit the Light at 3 places in Chennai Poonamallee Government Blind School, ICAT Design Centre-Mylapore and NIVH- Poonamallee. We have a dedicated group of volunteers exclusively for weekend Reading Sessions. In the next academic year 2016-17, we commence the Reading sessions at Poonamallee Gov. Blind School, Chennai from 5th to 12th STD. Goal: To have Reading centres for Visually challenged (VC) students in every state and city of India. Every city should have a dedicated group of volunteers taking care of Reading Sessions in their city."

Awareness Campaign

"On regular basis Lit the Light participates in different Awareness Campaign all over Chennai and volunteers for different event organised by other NGO’s. The different Campaign Lit the Light participated are: Traffic Awareness Very month last Sunday. Beach Cleanup Activity. Volunteering for District Level Volleyball Competition. Goal: Work with all the NGO’s hand in hand and contribute in Making a better society to Live In."

Scribes

"Every Visually Challenged(VC) student needs a scribe to write an exam for him/her. There are a lot of requests that come to us on a daily basis for scribe requirements. We have volunteers that arrange for scribes by posting the requirements on social media like WhatsApp and Facebook. We arrange scribes in the locations, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Erode. In Chennai we are arranging for scribes in nearly 30 Colleges. In the past 2 years we have arranged for more than 2000 Scribes for different exams. We have a dedicated team that arranges for scribes in each city. Goal: To form a strong network of scribes all over India, so that we will be able to fulfill the scribe requirement for any student, from any place."

Recording

"We are currently working on the project of creating a Digital Audio Library for VC students. Books will be recorded in 3 categories i.e. Academic Books, General Books (Motivational, General Knowledge, etc.) and Competitive Exam Books. These audio books will be made available online so that any student can download it at any time and use it. Currently we have about 200 volunteers, just for Recording Books. Currently we have about 200 volunteers, just for Recording Books. Goal: To Create a Digital Audio Library, State wise and make it available for students everywhere."

Team

Bharath SNFounderRamkumarCo-FounderRaviCo-Founder

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Cities

Chennai
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About Us

A "Grassroots movement" is a movement that develops organically at a local level, by a group of people who feel strongly enough about an issue to actively campaign to make a difference.

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