Lighthouse for the Blind; and Incredible Lifetime Experience.
For me, yesterday was an extremely special day.It was as ordinary day, I had to go to a few classes, eat lunch at my friends place. Thenaround 4 or 5, I was pretty bored. The phone rang and my maid picked it up. She thenasked me and Em my brother if we would like to go to a school of disabled blind childrenand help them. I hesitated. My mum was on the phone and she really wanted me to go.Then I said okay, because first I thought it was a boring idea.I went with Peter and his sister Pin, and their driver picked me and Em up. We also went
with Peter’s Mother. When we arrived, I first saw a girl who’s eyes was unusually
swollen, and her eyes were aimlessly there. I realized she was blind, and to think thatthere are around hundreds more of these people, and simply heart breaking. Peoplealways say to me: you see how lucky you are, perfect. No diseases, problem. I always
thought yeah…whatever. But after I saw those blinded people, I directly knew what they
Peter’s mother said w
e were here to help children to their work but we had to talk tothe principal first. We had a pretty long talk. In conclusion, she said that now there
aren’t any particular classes we could help. But we can help some children that need
help who have finished school already. Another way we could help was to record a shortstory, and also make an organized book with big text, for low-vision to read. Low visionis being kind of blind, but you can still see a tiny bit. That idea was great and we werewilling
to do it, but we had to do it at home (I’ll go back to that later).
Once we went outside to the school, I realized it was more of a second home than a
school. It’s a place for kids from other schools or some kids who learn there who come
to do their homework, eat dinner, and then some go back home while other stay thereovernight.