Hakeem Family Campaign For the Visually Impaired Children of Gaza

Please help my family raise funds for the visually impaired children of Gaza by donating to our Mercy USA campaign

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Because many children at the school have limited mobility, Mercy-USA provided a bridge between school buildings as well as an elevator that makes all parts of the school easily accessible for the children. The children receive eyeglasses to improve their impaired vision if appropriate. They are assisted by a Braillist, and taught to use the Perkins Braille machine as well as special technology to open up new worlds of information previously not available. Children are taught basic life skills and how to successfully navigate the world around them. Along with life skills, the children are kept on grade level with mainstream curriculum. The goal of this program is to integrate the children into mainstream schools by grade 4, allowing the students to become fully engaged members of the community. By fully integrating the children into mainstream schools in Gaza, they gain the same educational opportunities as their sighted peers.


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