Gauramma P (left) prepared for the SSLC exam by listening to audio textbooks
Mysuru: Here is a visually challenged woman who can inspire us all. She discontinued her education after she developed blindness when she was in class nine. Later, she moved to Bengaluru for mobility and rehabilitation training and joined a garment factory. After working for 9 years, she decided to continue her education. She used the lockdown period to prepare for the examination.
This is the story of Gauramma P, 31, who is suffering from 100% blindness and is now writing the SSLC examination as a private candidate in Seva Bharati School in Chamarajanagar. She is confident of cracking the examination and realise her dream of pursuing higher education.
The daughter of Puttaswamy Gowda and Rathnamma, a farmer couple from Kabbahalli in Gundlupet taluk in Chamarajanagar, Gauramma is travelling to the examination centre every day. “A student by name Sapna is my scribe,” said Gauramma.
“I lost my eyesight when I was in class nine. Due to this I was unable to clear SSLC earlier. In Bengaluru, I underwent mobility and rehabilitation training in Jeevan Bhima Nagar and later joined a garment factory in Goruguntepalya. While I was in Bengaluru, I developed confidence that despite mu challenges, I can pursue