Visually impaired students awaiting braille script books

PARBAT: A school running classes for the visually impaired students for 25 years in Baglung district is in acute need of Braille script books.

The visually impaired students at Janatadhan Higher Secondary School at Narayansthan of Baglung district are awaiting the Braille script books of mathematics, English and other subjects.

Although the school began integrated system of teaching by keeping the visually impaired with the common students after Braille script study was introduced, the study is badly hampered for want of the concerned books.

A student, Akash Neupane said, “Although I have not eyesight, I have aimed at making the world brighter through education. But I am disappointed over the lack of books.”

More than 100 visually impaired students have passed the School Leaving Certificate level from the school so far.

Established in 2009 BS, the school introduced the class for the differently able students since 2045 BS with government’s assistance. There are a total of 37 students in need of the Braille script books here. Teacher for such students, Bibek Chhetri, said it had been very difficulty in teaching for lack of the books.