We all have our own reasons to run for ourselves, however, if it is combined with a purpose to strengthen not just the core but the community, it can bring tremendous joy in many lives. Hence, to bring purpose to my running, I want to dedicate this year`s run of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to those eyes who can see what I can see - I am running as a Silver Care Champion for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 for Score Foundation Project “EYEWAY”, a one-stop knowledge resource on living life with blindness.
Eyeway offers support in form of counselling, training and advocacy, operating through multiple channels, like, a national toll free Helpline, Website, WhatsApp messaging, Workshops and Seminars. At present, Eyeway is a network of 9 organizations across the country, and soon it will be mapped to more locations. Let us help them to grow and change the mindset of people towards blindness, and in the process, initiate a conversation on how to lead a quality life with blindness.
As a knowledge manager myself in Cadence Design Systems, and developing one-stop knowledge resource on our support.cadence.com portal for our customers, I can certainly vouch for the need, and its impact on community in terms of independence and scalability.
Even the basis of foundation of Xpress Fitness & Running (XFR), the fitness group I founded in 2016, is “Let us begin somewhere for improving our own health, and providing community service”. So, we welcome Score foundation on panel of India cares and ADHM.
I truly believe that every visually impaired person in our country is a potential resource who needs to be invested in and not merely provided for. With our little support, blind people have the potential to become independent, contributing and fully functional members of society, and hence we should collectively work towards providing them with right resource and information. Alone it`s a distant dream, together it`s a certain opportunity.
“In ADHM 2018, I will think of you and your support proudly as I register, as I bravely pound the pavement, as I find my way to finish while you help me fund EYEWAY.
Believe in me, my work and my cause and be a part of the change with me.
We believe blind people are potentially a part of the human resource of the country. They must be invested in. and not merely provided for.