iSTEP Tanzania

First Meeting with School for Blind

Posted on: May 27, 2009

We had the opportunity to talk to the headmaster from our partner school for the blind as well as the headmaster for the blind section of that school. I was really excited to see where and with who we’d be working, and the meeting went really well. They are excited to be working with us, and we set up another meeting to talk with teachers and get an initial needs assesement.

We’ve got the Braille Tutors running on the code from the Mathru school and I’m starting to learn braille! I’m pretty bad, and even worse when I try to do it with my eyes closed. I’m beginning to really understand why there is a need for an adaptive braille tutor.

Also stopped by the primary school for a little bit, and I got happy but strange looks. The little kids would walk up and say “good morning” to me, and one pinched Bea, though we’re not too sure why. I like working with the kids in the school, they’re really excited, even if they think I look funny.

Next steps: begin translation into kiswahili, get the code compilied into a esay to install format, and meet with teachers at the school for the blind!



1 Response to "First Meeting with School for Blind"

I want to know,the 1st school for girls with disabilities in Tanzania. The 1st teacher of the blind in Tanzania.

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