Blind children empowered

2018-11-07 06:01

THE Nkosinathi Foundation for blind and partially sighted people has launched the first early childhood development (ECD) project in the province to cater for blind and partially sighted children.

The Bona uBuntu Programme has been initiated with the help of Visio, an organisation based in the Netherlands, which supports visually impaired and blind people.

“After a very in depth search across the world, we ended up in Port Elizabeth at the Nkosinathi Foundation.

“They have the knowledge and they work in a similar way to that in the Netherlands.

“We reached out and want to help these kids who are blind and partially sighted. That’s when we came up with the idea of the Bona uBuntu Programme,” said Visio’s programme manager, Els de Keijzer.

The programme pilot is currently taking place in Port Elizabeth and will later expand to other cities in the province.

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