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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Computers at the Du'an Special Education School 
Computers Help Students Learn 
lex Wang with the teacher of the blind at Du_an Special Education School
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.  

Netspring logoWe 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.

Blessing Hands is recruiting sponsors for ten 
students at the special education school. 
Pick one out at this link

___ Huang Lingyu
Huang Lingyu 黄羚语 needs a sponsor.
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. 

___  Tang Yangui needs a sponsor.
 Tang Yangui 唐艳规 needs a sponsor.
 Sponsor a student for a year. $308

Co-sponsor a student for a year. $155

Deaf students
Deaf Students in the computer lab
Deaf Students in the computer lab
Sign language is taught.
Sign language is taught.

Alex Wang王臻 Partners with Blessing Hands

Alex Wang __
Alex Wang王臻
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 greets blind students
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.

Chen Yuli ___ _ one of graduated students_ volunteered

Chen Yuli,  
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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    Betty Cutts
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