PRESENTATION – PART 3 : REACHING THE BLIND
REACHING BOTH LITERACY & EDUCATION TO THE CHILD
THE LAST MILE OF PHYSICAL REACH
The main difficulty of vast numbers of blind children, specially in the third world is that they are unable to reach schools by reason of distance, disability and poverty.
Our answer to this problem is :
Where children cannot come to school,
the school should go to them.
Our solution is the
(a) distribute UBKs to the children and train them and their family members at their homes on
using the UBKs; and
(b) impart education to groups of children through use of the UEK at or near their homes.
LET US LOOK AT A FEW WORKING MODELS OF THE MBS
This unit is at
established in Thiruvananthapuram in
Sabriye Tenberken and Paul Kronenberg
as a unit of Braille Without Borders of
This organization trains blind trainees from Afro-Asian countries
to become Social Entrepreneurs, and the MBS unit is used to train them
ITS PRICE OF INR 2.5 LAKHS OR US$ 5000 IS MET BY DONATIONS
FRONT VIEW REAR VIEW INSIDE VIEW
A Solar Module provides power wherever local power is not available
These are our first
MBS units in Africa : in
Less expensive but powerful motor cycles costing us$ 2500 are used here
as the regions have rugged hilly roads,
These units are run by graduates of the
International Institute of Social Entrepreneurs Thiruvananthapuram,
James Johnson, Johnson Kortue and Victor
Braimah and Eric Ofori in
An innovative approach : Three horses instead of a three wheeler motor vehicle
because of the needs of a mountainous region of
This is perhaps the world’s first horse-based
It has two horses for use of teachers and one to carry teaching equipment
which includes a mobile solar module.
THE UNIT’S PRICE OF INR 2.5 LAKHS OR US$ 5000 IS MET BY DONATIONS.
A FEW DISTRICT MODELS IN INDIA FOR THE UBK DISTRIBUTION