This is the ongoing post from 2 CNIB employees who are in Nepal, helping
children with vision loss, and telling us what is happening.
We now have over at least 150 pounds of luggage containing 2 Braille printers, CNIB clothing to give to the children, training manuals, and numerous white canes, not including our personal gear which contains mostly pharmaceuticals. Many of you reading this blog know that we are off to Nepal to work with a school that has opened up for blind children.
We first heard of school from Kelley Beaverford, professor of Interior Design, at the University of Manitoba who was assisting in the design of the school. We met Kelley in the fall of 2009 when she had contacted us for information on accessible design, and then planted the seed in our heads about travelling to Nepal to assist with teaching the children. We approached our management team at CNIB and they embraced the project and have gone above and beyond to help make this project happen.
We are boarding our plane at 7am Tuesday morning, arriving in Vancouver for a layover-connecting in Seoul over night- and the plan is to arrive in Kathmandu Thursday afternoon.
Our biggest worry is getting through customs with all of our donated gear. If this is our last post – we didn't make it through…
Wish us Luck.