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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Alex Wang, a blind computer expert we brought from Shanghai showed the teacher of the blind how blind students can use computers by using key strokes.
Computers at the Du'an Special Education School
Computers Help Students Learn
Alex Wang 王臻 with the teacher of the blind at Du'an Special Education School
Computers Cause Excitement
One of the most exciting times in China was our visit to the Du'an Special Education School. Last year we gave the school 18 computers,and we wanted to see how they were using them. We found that it took them a year to get internet access and set up a computer section in one of the classrooms. The kids were just beginning to learn to type with Chinese characters. Three computers were in the blind classroom. We brought Alex Wang, a blind computer expert, to show what blind people can do with computers and to encourage the blind teacher to use the computers in her lessons.
We have plans to get them 40 more refurbished laptop computers through Netspringworld.com in Beijing. Our goal is to provide a way for the handicapped students to have life skills that might get them a jobs someday. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
We are starting a sponsorship program for 10 students at the school that need help paying for their food and board. You can help these student by giving $308 (2000 yuan) a year to sponsor them. You will get their picture and a thank you note from the student.
Alex Wang 王臻 has a NGO that helps blind people learn to use computers and become computer programmers. He has a master degree in engineering from a German university. He became blind five years ago from a disease.
The kids took to the computers eagerly. The teachers were saying they would have to make them work on their homework first. My response was do their homework on the computers.
Alex Wang王臻 greets blind students
Alex traveled on public transportation to visit the blind students and encourage them to be self sufficient and learn to travel independently. The school has canes for the blind students. But the students are afraid to use them. Alex stressed the importance of traveling with a cane and being able to take care of themselves.
We bought them earphones also to help the students learn all in the same room without distractions.
Wonderful Volunteers always go with us to Du'an.
Eddy Wu (胡家成) and Alex (王臻) are shown in this video.
Eddy comes from Hong Kong with candy for the students.
Many volunteers went to the special education school.
one of our alumni students of Blessing Hands, enjoyed giving out candy to the students. The students liked it too. Eddy Wu always brings candy from Hong Kong for the students. Chen Yuli 陈余丽 decided to sponsor a child there.
Suzi Deng 邓桂东 and Tina Xingyi Tan 谭杏仪 helped with translation. Eddy Wu 胡家成 took pictures. Kevin Li 荣标 and his wife Tina drove a car and offered to help the school with computer expertise. Wen Jianhua文建华 also drove his car.
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I am a mother and housewife that loves China and children. The two interests
have come together in serving the children of China who need help with
educational needs. I started as a teacher in an English summer camp and got to
know the teachers first. When I toured their schools and met their precious
students, I could see many needs and decided to try to help. I first started a
fund to assist children with tuition, but it has expanded into a 501(c)(3)public
charity granting money for textbooks and school supplies for primary school and
lower middle school students and tuition for older students.