About sporsho

SPORSHO Braille Prokashona was established in 2008 by Nazia Jabeen in Bangladesh with an aim to serve the visually impaired by publishing books in Braille. Its journey has now diversified from publishing books in Braille format to provide support in different fields to the visually impaired persons.

Sporsho Braille Prokashona, a publication for visually impaired people who want to read and explore the world of books. Sporsho finds it as a pleasure to bring the desired books to the hands of visually impaired person where sight is the only obstacle to reading although it is negligible. Sporsho Braille Prokashona has so far published 68 books in Braille. Sporsho is actively involved with Bangla academy and Ekushey book fair for publish new braille books every year.

What is Braille books?

Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who have low vision. Teachers, parents, and others who are not visually impaired ordinarily read braille with their eyes. Braille is not a language. Rather, it is a code by which many languages—such as Bangla, English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and dozens of others—may be written and read. Braille is used by thousands of people all over the world in their native languages, and provides a means of literacy for all.

 

Fast forward 10 years to 2018, Sporsho has just celebrated 10th anniversary and enlightened thousands of lives along the way. The biggest achievement of Sporsho from the last 10 years was that we’ve helped people to dream! Sporsho has sighted goals for the unsighted. Sporsho has gifted the sightless with a dream and vision to look forward to. Sporsho has evolved itself into a third eye for the ones without one.

What We Do?

Creating a place of interaction for the visually impaired at the SPORSHO Center where they can share their thoughts and inspire each other to take greater strides. Create an inclusive situate for the visually impaired at the SPORSHO Center. Create endowments for the visually impaired through private sponsorship collection.

Audio Visual CD

Production of an audio visual CD of songs based on poems for children. The CD ensured inclusive participation from children having all levels of physical ability (Normal and PWD). The CD was released during the decade program and a total of 1000 copies of CD were distributed during Ekushe Book Fair 2018.

Our Services

Arranging cultural and sports events participated by the visually impaired. Create job opportunity for the visually impaired through connecting them with the job market. Provide vocational training to the visually impaired to prepare them for appropriate jobs.

THE DECADE PROGRAM

As SPORSHO reached the decade of its journey, it organised its ‘Decade Program’from November 1, 2017 with the grand finale on the 6th of January 2018 and finally culminate during the Ekushe Book Fair 2018. SPORSHO planned to undertake this event on the 10th year not just to look at the success stories of the past, but rather to set course for the future. SPORSHO intended to inculcate the realization that the PWDs (Person with Disability) can be an asset for the country if they are used in a proper manner and at the same time they deserve an equal place in the society. Thus, this program of the decade for SPORSHO was in reality designed to bring about a change in thinking process of the various stakeholders who are the change makers of the country. 

The program included following:

Publishing and launching of 14 Braille books during the decade program and display and distribution during the Ekushe Book Fair 2018 free of cost to those who have registered and also to schools for the visually impaired. Total of 100 books under each volume were printed (i.e. 1000 books).

Book fair for PWDs of Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in all CRP centers during the month of February 2018. Distributing normal books to all PWD of CRP (total 1000).

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