Project Blind School
The project Blind School is one of the most important and the very first project taken up by Save the Quest. This project is operational since January 2013. Our objective is not just assisting the visually impaired students but to empower them in carrying out the very basic routine life.
STQ volunteers acts as scribes and tutors for numerous visually impaired students from University of Delhi, JNU and National Association for the Blind. These students have also helped with their assignments and their study material is provided to them in audio formats. We associated ourselves with National Association for the Blind, R.K. Puram since July 2013. STQ also holds monthly events and competitions at the associations.
STQ has also started the 'I Pledge Campaign' under the Blind School Project itself. In this campaign, we drive the people around us to pledge that they would never discriminate among people on the basis of their disabilities. This initiative include various sensitization drives which in our view help the people to be aware of how it feels to be visually impaired and why those people demand no discrimination.
Project Blind School started with just one kid who volunteered for teaching at the National Association for The Blind, R.K. Puram. And today, STQ is proud that it has come a long way since its inception. STQ is officially associated with National Association for The Blind, R.K. Puram and looks after the requirements of 200 children staying at the place. A project with the same name is also run by the STQ in DCAC in collaboration with the NSS unit of the college. STQ is also officially associated with the equal opportunity cell, DCAC. Volunteers at STQ are constantly growing in numbers and currently stands at a figure of more than 100 volunteers.
STQ plans to expand the project, associate with other institutions for disabled students to carry on the spread of this noble deed.
National Training center
The National Training Center in Vijay Nagar, New Delhi is an initiative under project EMPOWER which is run by Save the quest (STQ) in association with National Organization for Social Empowerment (NOFSE).
Currently in its pilot stage, It includes academic and vocational training to visually impaired students of north campus along with soft skills training and career counselling programs so as to turn them into more productive assets in the workplace.
It is a first of its kind in that it provides free computer training along with preparation for various competitive exams to over 30 differently abled students of Delhi University The center also provides preparation for competitive exams like Bank PO, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, SSC etc.
The National Training Center managed by Save the Quest along with Mukti Ek Nai Soch also acts as a placement cell for these students besides providing counseling and organizing other professional workshops.