Sunday, April 15, 2007

The visually impaired get help to learn how to read Braille

The Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind yesterday received a contribution in an amount of $8,000 from the Standard Chartered Bank.

On hand to accept the contribution was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Awg Hj Mohammad Hj Daud who then handed it over to the President of the association, Mohammad Jamary Danggat.

The contribution was made possible through a fundraising campaign during the 2006 Brunei Marathon, "Seeing is Believing" Tiew Siew Chuen, SCB Chief Executive Officer said, `A milestone of the success of our partnership is our sponsorship of the Brunei Darussalam National Association's headquarters at Wisma Haji Mohd Taha Building in Gadong as well as the necessary equipment which allows classes to be held specifically to train the visually impaired to read Braille and familiarise themselves with computers with specific access technology programmes. "


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