The staff of the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) Region Two Office yesterday donated $200,000 to the Guyana Society of the Blind to provide lessons to its members on the use of braille, according to the Government Information Agency.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the Office of the President, Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Jennifer Webster said that the Government has noted with much interest, the moves by the Blind Society to have its OLPF recipients sit the CSEC examinations.
GINA said that of the dozen recipients, 10 sat the exams a few weeks ago; giving Guyana the record of having the largest cohort of blind students to take those exams in the Caribbean. This was done through a collaborative effort with the Education Ministry and OLPF.
Public Relations Officer for the Council of the Organisation of People with Disability and member of the Board of Governors of the Guyana Society for the Blind, Ganesh Singh, issued a call a few weeks ago for much-needed assistance to provide more braille lessons.