2 retired UK teachers provide training on visual impairment and special needs at no cost to 30 Dominicans
Two retired teachers, Claire Djali and Lina Graham from the United Kingdom, have provided training on visual impairment and special needs, at no cost, to some thirty (30) Dominicans.
Having retired from teaching visually impaired, special needs and deaf blind students for several years, Claire Djali and Lina Graham decided to do a project to visit countries around the world and impart the knowledge they’ve acquired to others.
They contacted Beverly Leblanc, Director of the Achievement Learning Centre to partner with on the project, through a former colleague, who is a Dominican
Both teachers paid their ticket to Dominica, where they have been assisted with accommodation and funding to purchase some equipment for the training, through a UK based charitable organization, which assists Dominican students to attend secondary school.
The Director of the Achievement Learning Centre, which provides special education services to children and to families and also offers training itself, said they were “very happy for the project”.
Leblanc said “This week we had them, and we worked with different organizations; the Roving Caregivers, PACIS Respite Centre in Portsmouth and the Premier Residential and Home Care in Morne Daniel, the Achievement Learning Centre and they visited the Alpha Centre, and will hopefully visit a special needs centre in the Kalinago Territory before they leave”.
Among the topics covered during the week of training were independent skills, the senses and sighted guide.
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