Braille Machine





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Mumbai

Total Budget: $120,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

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National Association of Blind, Mumbai is the main hub for printing text books for both English and Vernacular medium students from class I to XII throughout India.

Visually challenged children pursuing higher education get their reference books converted to Braille through this press

Besides academic books Braille press publishes general literature - fiction and nonfiction in five languages- Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, English and Sanskrit

Presently they have only one Braille Printing Press.

They urgently need a high speed Braille Printing Press as they print more than one crore pages in a year

Specification of Braille Press (Refer enclosed Catalogue)

Advanced Inter point Braille Printer for large volume production

Braillo 600 SR or Equivalent

Printing Speed: 600 characters per second (approx. 1800 printed pages per hour)

Prints simultaneously on both sides of paper; Built in Cutter

Total Cost of the project: $ 120,000

Time required to implement the project after finances are tied up: 6 Months approx.

Proposed mode of financing:

Primary Club (RCBP): $ 12000 TRF Match: $ 6000

District 3141 Contribution: $ 12000 TRF Match: $ 12000

International Partner Club: $ 44000 TRF Match: $ 22000

DDF of International Partner: $ 6000 TRF Match: $ $ 6000

Primary Host Partner

District: 3141

Rotary Club of: Bombay Powai

Primary Contact: Kusuma Rao

Email: coolkusum@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

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Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Braille catalogue


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System Entry: Project dropped per lack of response to the carry-over notification emails.

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