Weʼre raising £1,500 to take specialist resources to a school for blind children in Uganda at Easter 2018 and to follow up with other forms of support
- Ludlow, Shropshire, UK
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Update Thursday 15th November 2018
Things have been quiet on the JustGiving page lately, but our support for CEVIC Uganda has continued in the background. We have just shipped a carton containing a Perkins brailler and a piano accordion that have been donated, together with some smaller musical instruments (recorders, whistles and harmonicas) and some soft toys as padding.
We are continuing with fundraising and other forms of support. Talks to churches and schools seem to be in demand. We will pay the JustGiving fees ourselves so that ALL of your donations go in full to the support for the school. If anybody is interested in the details, an account of the donations and the resources purchased can be provided.
Why we used crowd sourcing
Educational resources for children with visual impairments are specialised and expensive. Provision in the UK is variable; in Uganda it is even poorer, especially in primary schools.
We visited CEVIC school (Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cevic.uganda) for blind children in Kampala, Uganda at Easter 2018 and we took about 60kg of special equipment and resources, including 4 Perkins braille typewriters. Although apparently rather crude and old fashioned, these are still the best way for blind children to develop their literacy through braille in any country.
Many of the things we took are toys that enable blind children to join in games, such as rounders or football (balls with marbles or bells in them) and to develop their tactile sense and fine motor skills, which are essential precursors to learning braille.
On behalf of the children and teachers at CEVIC, thank you once again. Vernon & Linda
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Oct 15, 2018
keep up the good work! Tim
May 16, 2018
Been meaning to do this for some time. Congrats on all you've done.
Apr 4, 2018
Mar 21, 2018
Best wishes Enid and Mike
Mar 12, 2018
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Mar 7, 2018
We wish you well in your endeavours
Mar 6, 2018
Such a good cause. Hope you have a great trip and put smiles on faces.
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Ludlow, Shropshire, UK
Linda and I have taught blind and partially sighted children for over 25 years. Linda also has extensive teaching experience in Early Years and Primary. I worked in electronics and computing for many years before I came into teaching.