JAYASHREE BALAN: (VOLUME- 12, 16)
I am Ms. Jayashree Balan Iyer from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I am a physically challenged 52 year old single woman and have been working independently for the past 26 years. I always wanted to reach out to help people and came across this help (during COVID lockdown time, when the attendance requirement at my workplace was 50%). Through one of the WhatsApp groups, there was a requirement of a scribe for a visually challenged student. When I approached the person, I learnt that it was for a graduate program. Then after having a good talk with the coordinator about how all I can help, as I am adept in Hindi and English, They assigned me a first task and it was to write down some reports for a visually challenged student. And thus my journey began. And then I was introduced to a larger circle of volunteers and that’s how I met Mrs. Deepa online. I was then given my second task of audio recording of a Hindi book on Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar And for this I approached the local Blind school organization for Braille printing of some reports in tabular forms which was mentioned in the book, and made sure it reached the student. I could not understand certain things from these books since I have a background in Commerce, but it was interesting to read the facts of British Era market conditions as Stated by Dr. Ambedkar. But now due to the paucity of time I am unable to come for full fledged help.