Thursday, November 19, 2009

Education is the movement from darkness to light....

Our review programme of the English language course for blind people is now more than half way through, and it is coming along beautifully. The students are progressing very well and they are really enjoying the classes.

Our teachers, Birgit and Jennifer, along with teaching assistants Khanh and Trang are doing such a wonderful job. Without their contribution this course would simply not be coming together. We owe them a very big thank you!

It is wonderful to see that the Braille materials we made up for the students are being fully incorporated into the classroom to create a fun and enjoyable educational environment for the students.

The students have just completed their first lot of assessments, for the first time in their lives for many of them, and they did very well! This brings a real sense of pride and accomplishment to the students, (as it should), well done to them!!

Each week the teachers send me lesson plans and student progress reports. It is such a joy to read each and every one of them. I can't help but think back to the very first time I met these people and the sad, limited existence they were leading.

The Allan Bloom quote is so very true for these people... Education is the movement from darkness to light...

Kind regards

Alison & Rose

" Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much" Helen Keller


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