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Goldson House teams up with BCVI for 3 day summer camp Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

A summer camp for about 20 children has just successfully ended in Belmopan with the participants learning about one of Belize’s brilliant leaders. The Goldson House at number 82 Orange Street, Belmopan, in collaboration with the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCCI), ended its summer camp last Friday. The three-day summer camp sensitized participants on issues relating to blind persons. The camp was open to children 6 to 15 years, and commemorates the 94th birthday of Belize’s National Hero, Hon. Philip S. W. Goldson, who was blind.

Elvia Sierra who works with blind children did a presentation last Thursday on BCVI, her role as a rehabilitation officer, displaying her equipment used in teaching blind persons and the importance of including blind persons in main stream society.  Sierra allowed the children to have a hands-on approach on the Braille machines and how to use it in their daily lives.

A blind employee from the BCVI did the same and made a presentation on his experiences as a visually impaired individual. Three children who are visually impaired were also at the summer camp along with the employees of BCVI.