Visit to Blind School : 2-Feb-16

VISIT TO THE BLIND SCHOOL – GULESTAN IRANI (English Teacher)
On 2nd February 2016, children of Standard III escorted by their teachers went on a visit to meet the visually impaired children at Koregaon Park.The moment we stepped into the school the warmth and exuberance of the inmates surrounded us. Whether it was their music, reading, math or writing class or the divine moments shared in the assembly hall, every moment highlighted their complete involvement and robust enthusiasm in the execution of their duties, accompanied with a smile on their lips.

Dedication of the administration along with the teachers of the school was personified when we witnessed individual attention being administered to each and every child in the school.

The morning spent with them brought a ray of light into our lives and the experience we encountered there made us believe that no matter what challenges life throws upon us, move ahead in life with faith, hope within and god overhead.

Thank You dear children for helping us see the world and review our lives in a new perspective.


NAQUIYAH SINGAPURI: Class III

Class III went to a Blind School on 2nd February 2016. We went in a bus. It was a boys school. There were classes till the tenth standard. The children had bunk beds to sleep on. There was a room with 1st, 2nd and 3rd, another with 4th, 5th, 6th. The last room had 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. There was a music room – they played the dhol, piano, and likewise. When we went there 7th B was singing ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’. They had a farm where they grew vegetables. These vegetables were cooked and served in the dining room, where children ate their meals. They also had a simple playground. They spoke in Marathi. We saw their assembly – everything was conducted in Marathi. When I went home, I thanked God with my heart. I wish people in this world don’t have disabilities – but the children of that school were very happy. I thank God for what he has given me, thank you.


KAVINA BUDHRANI: Class III

We went to the Blind School on 2nd February 2016. It was a Tuesday and we went by bus. When we reached we got out of the bus and entered the Blind School. We saw many blind children. We saw where they lived. They lived in a small room with hundreds of beds. We even shook hands with them. Then we saw them eat in the dining room. We also saw their playground. It was very pretty and big, but we could not play there. We saw how they do Math. They had a slate where they would put pins in the holes. They showed us how to add. Next we saw them do their assembly. They sung the National Anthem. Hardeep Teacher our class teacher introduced herself to everybody. Later we went to one of the classrooms. We saw their books. It was written in braille. One boy wrote his name and Caelum High School in braille. I felt very sad for what I saw. My teacher said you should appreciate what you’ve got. I was impressed with what I saw.


LIAM VAZ: Class III

We visited a blind School on 2nd February 2016. We went to the Blind School in our school bus. When we reached there we took a class picture. Then our teacher took us inside. First we saw some books in braille. Later we saw some children doing Math. In the same classroom, one of the boys showed us how to write in braille. After that we went to see the children eating. There was a playground right in front of the dormitory. So we went to see it before going upstairs to the assembly hall. I felt very happy and blessed at the end of the trip. I am glad that I got a chance to go on such a nice trip.


VARAD WALDE: Class III

We had a school trip to a Blind School. We went there by bus. We took almost half an hour to reach there. When we reached, we first saw the music room. We also saw a room in which some children were living – dormitory. In that room a few of us shook hands with a blind boy. After that we saw a playground and then the assembly hall. In the assembly they first recited a prayer, then the national anthem followed by the Indian pledge in Marathi. We saw the seventh standard class and also their braille books and how they wrote.