SFL is delighted to announce a new grant awarded to the Bombali School for the Blind. The school was established in 1993 to teach blind and low vision pupils in accordance with the national education curriculum for self-reliance. Its mission is to provide free primary school education with boarding, and to support students in second and tertiary levels to complete their studies. The school accepts only pupils who are blind or have low vision, with the aim of enabling them to participate in education as fully as possible.
Sustain for Life’s project builds on our extensive experience of working with schools for the blind in Uganda and Sierra Leone, providing Adaptive Technology equipment and training teachers to use it in their education provision, under the expert guidance of Dr Cristian Bernareggi. This project with Bombali School is a roll-out of the successful pilot project completed in 2019 at Milton Margai School in Freetown. It is designed to equip blind and low vision pupils with computer skills and the knowledge to use email, the internet and a range of software independently, as well as providing audiobooks to expand the range of learning materials available to them.