Somewhere located on a high margin of “Lut Desert” in the south-central part of Iran. There is a city surrounded by the Saheb Al Zaman mountain. The largest and most developed city in Kerman Province and the most important city in the southeast of Iran. Our journey begins in Kerman, Iran.
Here in Kerman, we find the philanthropic efforts of one man looking to help those less fortunate. His name is David Khazai, a fifth-generation business owner. In fact, David has put his innovative talents to help the blind find not only employment, but also further purpose by giving them the skills to do it. David’s mission is to also show society that with the given tools anyone can achieve success. Continue reading about our sight by hand foundation.
“Philanthropy can be broadly defined as love for humankind and it is derived from the Greek words “Philos,” which means loving and “Anthropos,” which means humankind. A person who practices philanthropy is called a philanthropist and the purpose of philanthropy is to improve the well being of humankind by preventing and solving social problems.
Light & Wisdom Foundation
Light and Wisdom, a foundation in Kerman, created and founded by David Khazai and Mr. Mansouri, has been supporting blind work since 2014. The foundation teaches blind men and women from 20 to 50 years old how to weave rugs on a loom by using a custom-made coding system.
This system was built with two key idea philosophies in mind, and those philosophies are: using the SMART system and also having FOCUS. SMART, is referring to Specifically, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely, while FOCUS is referring to Finding, [an] Original, Creative, Unique, Solution.
A platform was specifically designed for these two categories of people. Those two categories are the educated; those able to read braille and the uneducated; those unable to read braille. However, those unable to read braille resulted in having to use alternative methods instead, thus giving unique purpose for the system created by the founders of Light and Wisdom.
The uneducated were instructed to become familiar with specific objects and each object relating to a color or type of weaving instruction. So far, this is proven to be successful. The masterpieces produced by these people are none less than amazing, and one would think unbelievable. Purely remarkable
” Sight By Hand – Seeing is first in the mind. Our weaver never physically sees the patterns by using the coding system they can see it in their minds first. What your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve. “
– David Khazai –
The principles of Light and Wisdom lie within Mr. Khazai’s own percipience. With a strong belief in the idea of “personality” further breaking down into the actual realization of “personal-ability” and David seeks to further the ability of the blind individuals so they can gain finical independence and much more. This experience can also serve as a model for other companies seeking to help blind individuals to find work.