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 have trained all the paraprofessionals in Orientation and Mobility, the children now are able to walk into the surrounding villages with style and now…It is time to train the photographer.
Our new team photographer is a young man who has been a great walking companion Daya- making sure his friends from the residence are safe and using good cane technique.
(Figure 1 Picture of Christy showing Daya how to use the camera)
(Figure 2 picture of Keshab and Rabin modelling their canes)
This is a photo of the two of the youngest boys in the group Keshab and Rabin . These boys are always running with their canes trying to be at the front of the line- we are always yelling stop, wait, slow down and hoping they understand English.
The next child who posed for the camera man is Sakuntala, a great sprinter and will occasionally hold her cane to the side and run flat out if the cane is interfering with her speed.
(Figure 3 Photo of Sakuntala with her cane)
The next champion on the team is Dhana Raj. This little boy excels in effort- His face shows that he is giving this journey everything he has if you want to see some fancy cane techniques just walk behind him for awhile.
(Figure 4 photo of Dhana Raj and the house mother)
The next photos are brother and sister Saraswoti and Bishnu. They match each other in style and class. They are very strong walkers and fun to visit with.
(Figure 5 photo of Saraswoti walking with friend)
(Figure 6 photo of Bishnu)
The team photographer captured some great shots of the handsome teenagers on the team. These young men have provided some great music on their cell phones on our walks- plus are great example to the younger children- Check out Vinayak and Sunil.
(Figure 7 photo of Vinayak with wheat field in background)
(Figure 8 photo of Sunil)
Okay-we had to share this one that Daya captured.
(Figure 9 photo of Christy pointing at Camera Man)
A BIG thank you to Daya who took these photos.
Written by Laura and Christy