CARMELITE Fathers distribute Scholarship to the children of visually
Bengaluru, April 25: Dhyana Jyothi Trust, a Carmelite NGO,
distributed scholarships to the children of differently abled parents
under the banner 'Carmel Vision for Future'. Children of thirty visually
impaired parents were provided scholarships in Bengaluru on Monday April
25. This year around Rs 6 lakhs are given in scolraships.
Addressing the audience, Fr Vijay D'Costa, OCD a Doctoral Research
Student from Chirst Universtiy said, “Education to the children
especially to the parents of blind is a Carmelite venture. Though the
parents are blind, they have a great desire to brighten the lives of
their children. Carmelite priests have taken up this unique initiative
with the help of the donors and benefactors.”
Nelly Prichardo, coordinator of ‘Carmel Vision for Future’ said,
“Parents are not only blind, they are also poor. Hence, they cannot
afford to educate their children. On the contrary, children are highly
talented and fare very well in their studies. Hence, we feel it is our
responsibility to lend them a helping hand.”
Some of the parents are totally blind while some are partially blind.
While it is difficult to earn their daily bread itself, they find it
very hard to educate their children.
Dhyna Jyothi Trust, is a charitable trust by the Carmelite priests.
Alongside charitable works, the trust takes up printing religious and
Fr Stifan Perera, OCD the Director of the Trust who was present thanked
all donors and benefactors who shared their mite to educate the children
of the less fortunate ones.