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Visitors from Nepal

On Tuesday 30th April we had 25 visitors from Nepal. This is the second group from Nepal that we have enthusiastically supported to learn about appropriate resources, strategies, classroom setups, curriculum requirements and the philosophy behind educating students with vision impairments and additional needs. Our guests were from many varied organisations – School for the Deaf, Independent Living Centres, Secondary schools, Disabled Women’s Association, Curriculum Development Centre, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Development and Education Development and Co-ordination Unit.
Their visit started with our wonderful choir. Participants then listened to presentations, watched videos, looked at all the resource table setups and then visited classrooms.
It was evident that the visit was success when the visitors excitedly presented Anne with a blanket from their country.
Sarita posted on Facebook that night “Being visually impaired I never got the opportunity to feel the different types of wild animals in my student and professional life. Today I had the opportunity to visit one of the special schools in Brisbane Australia. There I got the opportunity to get exposure to different types of text books. They have developed geometric related figures and braille in a tactile format. This is the first time I got to know the clear image of a lion, chimpanzee, giraffe, rhino, crocodile, and leopard. Many visually impaired like me from Nepal never got an opportunity to get this information which sighted people already know in childhood. I will bring these kind of sample books as reference to Nepal to develop such books. I realised this must be implemented for my fellow vision impaired.”
We look forward to continuing to support Nepal on their journey to improve educational opportunities for all students.