Angel's Herald: Braille Without Borders



Braille Without Borders

Sabriye Tenberken, she's 26, blind since 12. Phenomenal. I've heard her story recently, it's so cool to think that a completely blind woman will have the courage to go to none less than Tibet alone and start teaching other blind children, who gathered the young blinds by searching for them, by horseback-riding, all by herself, around the towns.



She said on an Oprah interview that peeps wonder how she ever can ride the horse and wander around Tibet while being blind. She simply says that "the horse have eyes you know."


Tibet is one of the depressed countries still undergoing beliefs that the developing countries will see and view as crazy, abnormal and non-humane. Blind children are considered curse and bad luck. Blind children were kept in dark rooms for several years, if not, the rest of their lives. Sabriye even discovered 4-7 year-olds being tied on their beds, permanently.

The illiterate blind children she taught and mentored through a pilot project Braille Without Borders can now read and write three languages including English. Many times I almost wanted to give up proctoring people, say Japanese and even Filipino folks, it's exceedingly hard, the language and cultural barrier almost killed me. However, thinking of Sabriye's situation is so inspiring and have definitely made me think that it's always too early to give-up.

Click here for her Oprah write-up.
Click here for Braille Without Borders.

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1 Comments:

At 7:10 AM, Blogger Tommy said...

Thats amazing!!

 

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