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eti empower. integrate.

the PRoblem:

300 MILLION PEOPLE IN WORLD HAVE VISUAL MENTS, AND NEARLY 90% EM LIVE IN DEVELOPING TRIES WHERE FINANCIAL CTIONS AND CULTURAL S HAVE EXCLUDED THEM FROM SOCIETY.

the PRoblem

Phone: (781) 519-9436 E-mail: eti@eti-vision.org

eti empower. integrate.

all children dream, but some don’t get the chance to pursue them. I want everyone to have achance sara minkara ETI founder

OVER 300 MILLION PEO THE WORLD HAVE VIS IMPAIRMENTS, AND NEAR OF THEM LIVE IN DEVELO COUNTRIES WHERE FINA RESTRICTIONS AND CU STIGMAS HAVE EXCLUDE FROM SOCIETY.


founder Sara Minkara is a blind LebaneseAmerican on a mission: to get blind youths to dream. BIG. During her frequent travels between the US and Lebanon, Minkara noticed that the help she received differed between countries.

“You can help a person to help him become more independent or you can help him to encage himself.� In the short run, it was easier to both offer and receive the latter form of help. In the long run, this was severely separating blind youths frrom their community and their ability to dream. Through ETI, Minkara is working towards her mission. When will she consider her mission fulfilled? When blind youths around the world can confidently say,

the MISSION ETI empowers blind youths to become active and integrated members of their society. We achieve this through four major approaches: 1) Provide training in assistive technologies and other life skills to overcome difficulties arising from blindness, specifically those encountered when in pursuit of an education; 2) Introduce popular local recreational activities to encourage awareness, teamwork and independence among blind and sighted youths; 3) Collaborate with companies to create internships that allow blind young adults to integrate into a professional work force; 4) Empower and aid the blind population to advocate for support of full inclusion and non-discriminatory behavior toward people with blindness on a local, regional, and national level.

Donations Mail in a donation: Please make your check out to Empowerment through Integration and mail it to: ETI Donations P.O. Box 812636 Wellesley,MA 02482

For more information please visit our website: http://www.eti-vision.org

eti empower. integrate.

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EMPOWERMENT THROUGH INTEGRATION

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General information about the non-profit organization Empowerment Through Integration - Vision.