In gymnasium school №10 of Astana in September 2015 for the first time were opened class for blind children. Till that day children with eyesight problems had been relying on study in Karagandy.
Reorientation class were equipped with special literature, set of relief and dot letters, learning to read Braille, also with the support of “Astana Food Festival” in the class were established special desks.
Disability specialists in conjunction with colleague from educational institutions have been trained in writing and reading Braille. Before the opening the class disability specialists and teachers didn’t know the methods of teaching blind children, especially Braille. Braille is the relief and dot font, intended to write and read for people with eyesight problems.
In order to create an extra learning environment for blind children in Astana, the Foundation with help of partners has acquired the Braille printer. The printer is big tool for teachers, considering the printed Braille materials restrictions in country.
The main sponsor is the company, which helped to staff the class for children’s education KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
Currently the project needs sponsors due to the problems of ensuring 1st and following grades with Braille tactile font. Unfortunately, in the republic such books aren’t published, when existing books are old and do not correspond to the school program. Also there exists need for equipment classes for social and domestic orientation, which is necessary for blind children.