Our students are back at school

Our students are back at school

Our six students who are studying to qualify as Orientation & Mobility Practitioners, have just finished their nine months of theory and practical training at our College of Orientation and Mobility.

They are currently at the following schools in the Eastern Cape, Efata School for the Blind and Deaf, Zamokuhle Special School, Khanyisa Special School and Prinshof School for the Visually Impaired in Pretoria. The students are currently completing their work placement at the schools, where they work with children who are visually impaired. They will be there for the last term of this year and the first term of next year. During this time, they will train children of a variety of ages to use white canes and various skills of daily living.

Our supervisor will visit the students at the schools to supervise the training they are providing and to ensure all is running smoothly. This will involve two trips to the Eastern Cape per term for our three supervisors. Our students will be sending their assignments on a weekly basis to their supervisors who will mark it and return it with feedback and corrections that are needed. The students are provided with tablets and data to be able to scan and send written documents.

You can look forward to seeing our students at their schools in our next newsletter.

A student learning how to walk with a white themselves, as part of their training to be able to teach others.
The students had to design toys for visually impaired children. Mpilo designed a car to push and here she is teaching Innocent how to play with the car. This car could also be incorporated into their mobility lessons.
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