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India is home to the largest number of visually impaired people in the world. Out of 45 million blind people across the globe, over 15 million are from India. Delhi has 19 schools and centers serving the blind.

Our mission is to cover remote and deprived schools of India. The blind is living a mundane life based on donation and sympathy. It is our objective to provide empowerment and a sense of being so that they can cope in the world outside these premises.
Inside Me teaches drawing to empower these youth. Drawing helps them in academic subjects, leading to more academic success. Increased exposure to drawing will help the blind understand and represent space concept and symbolic relations. Visual art or drawing improves both academic achievement and performance on standardized tests.
Unfortunately, drawing as a subject for students with visual impairment has not been incorporated in India. But we hope to change that.
Once the subject is established in India, the talented children will …
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How Do We Teach?

The blind need repeated hands-on experience to learn many shapes. Children with partial sight are able to observe the natural world around them. Children with visual impairment do not have access to the same type of incidental learning. A major impediment to the intellectual development of the blind derives from prejudice within society and the limitations we have placed on their education.Inside Me is helping these children learn in ways that support their disability. We currently teach at the Blind Schools, Delhi, where we conduct five classes a week after their school hours.
·We use their fingers as eyes and teach blind children various shapes. We have a special device, which helps them to draw and understand different shapes and objects around them. Now they can say a samosa or Bingo chips are a triangle.
·We explain concepts regarding shapes taught or discussed in class. Multiple exposures to the same shape are desirable.
·We describe an object or concept using consistent vocabular…

Why Teach the Blind to Draw?

Art for art’s sake?

If art is essential in our society then why we are blind towards visually impaired children? They are taught all the subjects in their school except drawing. But at Inside Me, we don’t believe in limitations.
Blind children are taught that the Sun, Moon and Earth are round. But they have no concept of what round actually is, and how to draw it. They’ve felt the warmth of the Sun, but never visualized how it looks.
This perspective is also absent from their studies. In mathematics, they are taught geometry in Braille, without a visual concept of shapes.
Teaching drawing to these children is not just about how to draw a flower, the Sun, a face or other objects. Drawing helps them to understand the world around them. They become more aware of their environment and surroundings. It helps them to study better.

Inside Me, an effort to make the blind visualize the unseen.

Holding a crayon for the first time, being able to draw whatever strikes their curiosity, be it Yamuna River, a school van, a camera, idols, and more. Inside Me is an effort to make the blind imagine, visualize, feel and see the world.
However, helping the blind visualize is not easy. They have never seen any light, color or object since birth. Some people call their world dark, but how can it be dark if they have not seen black? In a way they see everything because they have not seen anything.
We try to make blind children visualize by using their available senses. We use drawing as a medium and crayon as a tool. Inside Me cannot provide them sight but can help them to understand the world around them. They have been taught that roti is round, the Sun is a circle, but what actually is a circle? They eat biscuits daily, but never thought about whether it is round, rectangle or square. We make them touch and feel objects to teach them different shapes and relate these shapes with the obj…

Volunteer With Us

At Inside Me, we are always looking for enthusiastic and passionate people from all walks of life to give their time and energy to our budding talents. 
We currently teach drawing at IFB, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar and Janta Adarsh Andh Vidyalaya, Sadiq Nagar.  Write to us at insidemearts@gmail.com to become a part of our initiative.

Our Beneficiaries

Meet Our Talented Artists








Bhagwati, a 15-year old girl from JAAV, Sadiq Nagar Blind School, could not recognize a circle though she has been taught geometry in her 8th class. Thanks to Inside Me, she can now.


















Shankar, a 18-year old boy from IFB, Amar Colony, could not recognize that his table is rectangular, he has heard about sun but visualized it for the first time. Now Shankar not only draws rectangles, but faces as well!





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In order to donate to our cause, please write to us at insidemearts@gmail.com