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INNERSIGHT: Visually Challenged Students: Kolkata :INDIA

Dhwani Academy of Percussion Music, (DAPM) is a non-profitable organization at California, U.S.A. and India helps the underprivileged & visually challenged kids & youths with the talent & aspirations to learn music. The academy supports visually challenged students by teaching them Tabla free of cost, gives them scholarships, maintains instruments for learning & presently taken the project of printing music notation books in Braille.

The academy's Indian section works hard for last 10 years to continue this project successfully. The academy started with a scholaship of 2 students per year and today the academy is able to provide 12 students' scholarships. The academy gives cash award of Rs.3000 pr students for the year to continue and pursue their musical aspiration.

The academy gives free teaching at Calcutta Blind School, Behala for last 12 years. The Principal started with an evening class of Tabla which was not listed in school's regular curriculum. Started with an evening class in the evening outside the curriculum, the academy succeeded to have regular classes in the regular section which is included in the school's curriculum now-a-days along with an yearly examination. The academy has been successful in maintaining a regular teacher in the Blind School paid from the fund of the academy.
Along with this Dhwani maintains all the instruments of the Calcutta Blind School and each year donate the school one harmonium, tabla, and Tanpura and takes care of their maintenance.

In 2010 Dhwani printed the first book of Tabla in Braille.  Its printed in Hindi, Bengali and English( to be published soon). Dhwani wishes to take the project of printing more books on musical notation from Indian Classical and folk music.
Dhwani needs your generous support in order to pursue this huge task.

The Future Project of Dhwani includes printing more books on music  mainly for free distribution for the under privileged students, make a studio partly run by the visually challenged students to make them self dependent and make a place for their placement.

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