On 4th July, the Equatorial Guinea National Organisation for the Blind closed the 2017-2018 school year, led by its president, Juan Rocoso, and the executive of the organisation. The pupils from the School of Braille presented cultural activities and the work they had done during their time in class.
The activities were overseen by the Director for Civil Society from the Ministry for the Interior and Local Corporations, assisted by the Director General for Special Education, who pointed out the importance of this teaching for the visually impaired, and the opportunities they have to function as part of society.
The president of ONCIGE, Juan Rocoso, in an address to those present, prior to the presentation ceremony, highlighted the work at the School of Braille, and said that it was the main tool for information, training, education and work for those with a visual handicap.
He also pointed out that the pupils learn to write based on Braille, which was invented by a Frenchman named Luis Braille, in the 19th century. In 2010 the School of Braille opened in Ela Nguema, and is currently open from Monday to Friday, with 22 students in two levels, initial and advanced.
Following words from the president of ONCIGE, the cultural activities continued, with practical demonstrations of what had been learnt by the students, and the event concluded with the presentation of certificates and diplomas.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea