Educational materials distributed to visually impaired students in Phidim

PHIDIM: Educational materials worth over five hundred thousand have been distributed to the visually impaired students of Gadi Secondary School in Phidim of Panchthar district.

In line with Nepal government's special education policy, educational materials have been provided to a special class of 15 students through Round Table Nepal, a Marwadi community-run organisation.

As many as 12 different items were distributed, including Braille typewriter, talking calculator, talking clock, radio, slate and Braille paper, among others. It has been stated that these materials cost over NRs 500,000.

According to mediaperson Sahiman Rai, after the publication of news regarding the hard work and requirements of visually impaired students in various media, attention of the Marwadi community was drawn toward this issue, and donors expressed their desires to help the students by providing these educational items to address their special needs.

The students as well as teachers were happy to receive the educational materials as they had been studying and teaching Braille with limited resources.

Pradip Lingdain, a teacher at the school shared that the educational materials would ease the process of teaching, studying, and other daily activities.

The materials will simplify the learning process for the students, said Pradip Magar, a student of the school.

District Education Officer, Bir Bahadur Khadka, in a programme today, distributed the educational materials received through Round Table Nepal to the school and students. In the distribution programme, Khadka praised the role of media in benefitting the visually impaired students.