21.12.2009

Independent appeal helps blind Kenyan schoolchildren

Independent appeal helps blind Kenyan schoolchildren

By Alexa Kazca

Visually impaired schoolchildren in Kenya are set to benefit from an appeal to improve computer and teaching software facilities in the country, the Independent reports.

The Kenya Union of the Blind (KUB) is working in conjunction with Computer Aid International, one of three charities chosen by the Independent for its Christmas Appeal.

Joshua Mbayo is an English and French teacher. He is also an albino with poor vision who has expertise in teaching blind or visually impaired pupils.

Mr Mbayo is being trained to use computers and teaching software at the KUB in Nairobi.

He said: "The current world is very fast. We should reach the remote villages and connect them so they are less cut off from the rest of the world."

Computers and software at the KUB are donated by Computer Aid International and has proved to be a great success at the six primary schools, three secondary schools and three teacher-training colleges that they run.

Orphan charity SOS Children"s Villages recently called for help to assist visually impaired children in Pakistan have the sight correction they need.

by Alexa Kaczka


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