The Asian Aid High School for the Blind was started under the request of Mrs. Helen Eager by Mr. Jayanad Moses and Mrs. Glory Moses in 1993 with just 7 students and now, 24 years down the line, the school enrolls 144 students coming together from various parts of India such as Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkand, Orissa and also from the neighboring country of Nepal.
The school had its humble beginnings at Flaiz Adventist College, Narsapur with Mr. and Mrs. Moses taking care of the seven children in a rented property. The couple shifted to Bobbili due to their work and due to the significant rise of children getting admitted to the school, a 13 acre land was purchased through aid from generous donors in Mettavalasa, Bobbili where the present campus is located.
The school includes a boarding facility for both boys and girls, spacious classrooms with well-equipped furniture, computer lab and a referential Braille school library. The students are given vocational training on various skills such as tailoring, music, candle making and phenol-making as part of the school curriculum. Apart from the physical, mental and spiritual education, the children are also trained for the daily challenges they might face such as how to walk and adjust themselves in various surroundings as well as how to use a walking stick and recognize methods of area searching. The children are given special parental care with round the clock aid and attention in all their activities.
The school produces good results, often with 100% results in public exams and at current, 35 visually impaired children who have passed out from the school are employed at good government positions.
With the goal of the school being “To train, to transform, to transmit a child,” each child who enters the gates of the SDA High School for the Blind is given a chance at life transformation.