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Winter School dates for 2022

Winter School dates for 2022

The SANCB’s Winter School has been running since 2011. It aims to catapult visually impaired matrics to higher quality passes, to help them land better seats at tertiary institutions. Since 2011, the programme has supported about 13 high schools for visually impaired...
The Braille Cup lives on

The Braille Cup lives on

Covid-19 has sunk our SA Braille Cup Competition for two years. It’s not going to spoil our fun this year! We’re planning to hold it on 29-30 September. The competition runs across three divisions: Grade 6 to 7 (Primary School); Grade 8 to 9 (Junior High School) and...
Lions have hearts of gold

Lions have hearts of gold

The School Screening Project in Tshwane received a major boost in August 2021, with a generous grant from the Lions Club International Foundation. This was made possible by the generous support of the Harrow and Pinner Lions Clubs, in Middlesex, who wanted this...
Thank you for shining a light on schooling

Thank you for shining a light on schooling

Schooling for learners with visual impairments is in a sorry state. There’s much work to be done. Yet there are good news stories too – and we often have our donors to thank! One of these positive stories is from Rivoni School for the Blind in Elim, Limpopo. Rivoni...
A mysterious threat to sight

A mysterious threat to sight

Myopia – also known as near- or short-sightedness – is growing at an alarming rate. Roughly 50% of the world’s population is expected to be near-sighted by 2050. Myopia is the most common cause of impaired vision for people under 40. It causes blurred vision, where...
Register for the Covid-19 jab

Register for the Covid-19 jab

There are a number of ways to register for the Covid-19 vaccine – but some methods are better suited to blind persons than others. EVDS website: https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/ Sign up with your ID number or passport. This site is not 100% accessible to screen...