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Binae Education Foundation

Established in 2017, BINAE Education Foundation, also known as the Blind Institute for National Awareness & Empowerment (BINAE), is committed to promoting inclusion and empowerment for individuals with disabilities.

Registered with Social Welfare Sindh, We provide quality education, vocational training, and personal development opportunities. Affiliated with organizations like SDC, STEVTA, NAVTTC, and Sindh Technical Board, we equip our students with recognized qualifications and industry-relevant skills.

Our goal is to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve financial independence, support their families, and gain respect in society.

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OUR VISION

If one visually impaired person can be successful, then the whole visually impaired community can attain same heights of success by instilling the required skills in them.

OUR MISSION

To promote the visually impaired people and increase their knowledge and skills through different courses which will help them secure good jobs to become earning members of their families and useful citizens of the society.

Sarwat Naseem Shah

CHAIRPERSON

Sarwat N Shah brought the vision of Inclusion to BINAE and believed in utilizing the resources to maximize the potential of persons with disabilities via education, training, and social inclusion for empowerment of persons with diverse abilities.

Salman Elahi

C.E.O

Salman Elahi is a double Master’s and a Ph.D. candidate, has a full-time job at a Private Ltd. Company, and enjoys a happily I married life. His vision is to lead the Visually Impaired Community by example and create educational, social and economic opportunities for their inclusion and empowerment.

School Project

For Visually Impaired Students

 

BINAE Education Foundation aims to establish a school specifically designed to cater to the educational needs of visually impaired individuals in our community Islamic Cambridge System will be adopted and the first session is expected to start from 1st August 2023. This initiative aims to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment where visually impaired persons can receive quality education, develop essential skills, and become fully competent so they can proudly stand next to the students of leading schools in the country.

Our Aims & Objectives

A school for visually impaired persons is our initiative where want to help them in transforming their lives. Here are some aims & objectives to build First English medium / accessible school for VI persons:

Provide Quality Education
Access to Islamic Education
Foster Independence and Self-Confidence
Promote Inclusion and Diversity
Encourage Community Involvement
Prepare students for Employment
Conduct Research and Development

Area of Focus

Education

Sports

Skills Development

Awareness

OUR HISTORY AT A GLANCE

Mr. Salman Elahi started giving awareness raising sessions about disability, accessibility and Inclusion in banking and corporate sector. As a result of his efforts, many companies became motivated to hire visually impaired individuals. However, the community lacked the necessary education, skill level, and experience required by these companies. To address this issue, Mr. Elahi co-founded the Blind, Inclusive, and Needs Association of Education (BINAE).

Some key highlights of BINAE and its impact are as follows:

  • BINAE’s mission is to empower visually impaired individuals with the education, skills, and confidence needed to be self-sufficient and professionally equipped.
  • BINAE has grown significantly since its start in November 2017, from 20 to over 300+ students served to date.
  • BINAE offers a diverse range of skill development courses, including computer skills, web development, braille, English language, audio editing, cooking, business orientation, and Islamic studies.
  • BINAE’s courses equip visually impaired students with the technical and social skills necessary for better employment opportunities. Several esteemed organizations have collaborated with BINAE to support its mission, including First Floor, ADCA, Habib University, Froebel School, and Essa Laboratory, providing invaluable space, resources, and funding to help the organization achieve its goals.
  • BINAE has established collaborations with several reputable organizations under whose umbrella BINAE conducts various activities such as beach cleaning, plantation drives, and speech and quiz competitions.
  • In conclusion, BINAE and its partners have made significant contributions to promoting the inclusion and empowerment of visually impaired individuals. Through its courses, BINAE is helping visually impaired individuals overcome barriers to employment and become more self-sufficient, confident, and professionally equipped. BINAE’s success is a testament to the importance of creating inclusive and accessible educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • A dedicated center for Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities has been established.

  • All books from class 5 till matric have been converted to braille. Work is being done to convert the primary books to braille as well.

  • Online English and computer course batch have successfully completed. 170 students have physically passed from our institute over the course of 3 years. 35 students have passed our institute in our online classes.

  • 40 students have been employed in different companies like Faisal Bank, Standard Chartered, MCB, UBL, Meezan Bank, Pizza Hut, Zaamin Builders, Unilever, and K-electric.

  • Institutes for the visually impaired have taken our students as teachers.

  • Menu cards of restaurants like Mac & Spud, Chick N Charlie, and Kolachi have been converted to braille. We are also collaborating with more restaurants to convert their menus to braille as well.

  • Forms of Bank Al Islami, Askari Bank, Industrial Bank Of China Limited, and Sindh Macro-Finance Bank have been converted to Braille.

  • Zaamin Builders has collaborated with us in building an inclusive society and sports academy which is accessible to all visually impaired persons.

  • Nooriabad Gymkhana is being built which is the first one to be accessible to all.

  • Sports events are being organized for both males and females like football, goalball, judo, karate, archery, chess, and athletics.

  • National teams of Judo, Football, and Chess have been announced. Registrations with SDC, SBTE, STEVTA, and NAVTC have been secured.

OUR SPORTS ACTIVITES

Visually impaired persons held an official meeting in January 2014 & decided that there should be a National Level organization for blind persons in order to organize sports activities in all the regions/provinces of Pakistan. BINAE Education Foundation, in collaboration with the Pakistan Blind Sports Federation, organizes sports for the blind in Pakistan. Established in 2017, we promote inclusivity and empowerment through sports. We aim to enhance sports participation, physical well-being, and social integration for individuals with visual impairments.

  • To motivate visually impaired athletes to participate in sports & healthy activities.

  • To introduce the different sports for visually impaired athletes such as football, futsal, archery, judo, swimming, chess, goal ball, cycling, and athletics.

  • To train our athletes in sports and prepare them to compete on national and international levels.

  • To participate in international Blind Games and win accolades for Pakistan.

CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • ALL PAKISTAN BLIND SPORTS FESTIVAL – 2016

  • FIRST Chess and Ludo Championship – 2016

  • SECOND NATIONAL GAMES – 2017

  • FIRST NATIONAL CHESS & LUDO CHAMPIONSHIP – 2017

  • FIRST MEGA EVENT OF NATIONAL GAMES – 2018

  • SINDH BLIND SPORTS GALA – 2019

  • NATIONAL PARA SPORTS – 2020

  • NATIONAL WOMEN PARA SPORTS – 2021

  • INCLUSIVE PARA SPORT – 2022

  • FIRST NATIONAL BLIND JUDO AND FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – 2023

  • SECOND BLIND CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP – 2023

OUR teachers

Salman Elahi

Qualification:

MA in Sociology, MA in IR , B.Ed & Certified Entrepreneur 

Course: Call Centre

Samina Rehman

Qualification:

B.Education

Course: Braille Qura’an

Adeel Raja

Qualification:

MSC & ACCP Pro Software Development

Courses: Office Automation, Web Development & Internet Communication

Haleema Sarwar

Qualification:

MS is Applied Linguistics 

Course: English Language

Tahira Suriya

Qualification:

Intermediate

Course: Cooking Trainer

Muhammad Arsalan

Qualification:

Bachelor in Commerce

Course: E.Commerce

Abdul Fazal

Qualification:

Intermediate

Course: Computer course

Asif Ali Bhutto

Qualification:

Intermediate 

Course: Audio Editing

OUR CORE VALUES

RESPECT

Binae Education Foundation treats each of its employees and students with respect and dignity irrespective of their sect, religion, culture, social or political affiliations.

LOYALITY

Each of our staff members      from teachers to the board must be very loyal to their service and make sure that their actions benefit the students.

SELF SERVICE

The service being provided is for the betterment of the visually impaired for this segment of the society to flourish and grow

INTEGRITY

Our moral values are clear to all our members. Thus, we work in accordance with them meaning no harm or damage to anyo

EQUITY

PWDs deserve social equity i.e. recognizing that all of us do not start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances. The process is ongoing, requiring us to identify and overcome intentional and unintentional barriers arising from bias or systemic structures.

PROBLEMS / CHALLENGES

DISABILITY

The problem with the structure, leads to disability as people with physical disability find it hard to fit in due to the current structure of buildings. This issue leads to a mentality that people with disability cannot perform tasks efficiently

STRUCTURE

The structure of buildings, parks and religious spaces is not made inclusive for the physically or visually people with disability making it difficult for them to use.

MENTALITY

Peoples’ mentality that the people with disability cannot study or work efficiently is also a disadvantage as sometimes people do not take them seriously when giving admissions at universities or interviewing for work.

ACCEPTANCE

Visually impaired people with disability should be accepted and should be thought of as equal to others. Unfortunately, people do not accept that a visually impaired person can work or study like them efficiently.

COMMUNICATION

There is a communication gap that needs to be filled for better opportunities at schools, universities, and employment.

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Project Completed

2013

Total volunteer

1015

Trusted Founds

7846

Donation People
OUR Affiliations

SBTE - Call Center & English Language Course

SBTE - Computer Course

STEVTA

SDC

OUR COLLABORATORS
OUR SPONSORS