While in Lhasa during our recent trip to Tibet (TAR) we were amazed at the work Nyima and His wife, Yudun, are doing at the school for blind children there. (Picture on the left)
Blind children in Tibet are a curse and considered to be demon possessed!
The school will soon be closed and NGOs are leaving Tibet (a political issue). Founders of the school, Sabriye Tenberken and Paul Kronenberg, plan to visit the school this summer to help place as many children in special schools.
Sabriye, blind herself, developed the braille system for Tibetans and founded Braille Without Borders.
Want to know more? Go to the following links:
- China and Tibet
- A magazine article about Nyima and the school
- "Blindsight" trailer
- Braille Without Borders
- Sabriye on Oprah
- Sabriye's book
Thank you for you love and concern!