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    Learning empathy

    Lyna Mohamad

    The Mentiri Primary School recently hosted activities for teachers and students to help relate to the visually impared, in conjunction with World Braille Day.

    Activities include matching photos while blindfolded, photo chains through hand sense and translating braille lettering to the alphabet. The activities also aimed at raising awareness of the importance of Braille as a way of communication and as a basic human right for the visually impaired.

    Teachers and students also inked support for World Braille Day on a large cloth banner.

    The school has two visually impaired students, according to one of the teachers.

    One student had excelled in her PSR examinations last year and scored 3As, 1B and 1C. The other student is in Year 4.

    The teachers help students with different abilities according to their requirements, following the school’s Personality Programme, which also held activities in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day in 2021 and 2022.

    This year’s World Braille Day programme hope to also provide students with general knowledge on Braille as well as indirectly help them relate to the challenges faced by the visually impaired.

    Mentiri Primary School recently marked World Braille Day that coincided with the start of the new school year. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD.
    Students and teachers at the Mentiri Primary School commemorate World Braille Day. PHOTO: SR MENTIRI

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