Good Morning. Yesterday was a beautiful day as Gaborone United Club spent their precious time and shared gifts with the students on Valentines Day. Blessed is the hand that gives than that receives
Compliments of the new season ,with the COVID-19 pandemic on rise lets follow precautionary measures, we will get through this together...Students are returning back to school today as we get ready to start the year and first Term #STAY SAFE
Pudulogong Rehabilitation Centre is a non-profit organization that offers vocational training to the visually impaired/Blind persons. In March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a novel corona virus disease, COVID-19 to be a pandemic due to the spread and scale of transmission. Certain populations, such as people with disabilities may/are impacted more significantly by COVID -19. This impact can be mitigated if appropriate actions and protective measures are taken by key stakeholders. The Center has taken action to ensure that they fight the spread of the disease by following the COVID 19 protocols and regulations put in place by WHO.
KGATLENG DISTRICT CO-OPERATIVES DONATE TO PUDULOGONG REHABILITATION CENTRE
The Kgatleng District Co-operatives donated fifty (50) blankets to Pudulogong Rehabilitation Centre in Mochudi yesterday in line with the 7th Co-operative principle “The concern for the Community,” through which Co-operative businesses demonstrates their “Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives.”
When giving the keynote address, Deputy Director for Co-operative Development Mr. Boniface Ojang Tsheko said that the Department’s outreach initiatives is meant to demonstrate principle of “Open and Voluntary Membership” which relates to communities that Co-operatives are voluntary organizations that are open to everyone able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership without gender, social, political, racial or religious discrimination.
Tsheko further encouraged the community in attendance to establish Co-operative businesses across all sectors of the economy as Co-operatives are viewed to be an appropriate vehicle towards citizen economic empowerment, financial independence and self-reliance.
“If Co-operatives have built big economies internationally and continue to be noble opportunities for sustainable economic growth, they can do the same for an emerging economy like ours,” Tsheko said.
He thanked Kgatleng Co-operative Business Community for their passion, undivided efforts and commitment to their regional economic development. “Keep the momentum going having in mind that non Co-operative members are poorer than their Co-operative counterparts,” Tsheko concluded.(SOURCE-MITI FACEBOOK PAGE)
A whopping 285 million families worldwide are affected by visual impairment. This could include any number of conditions ranging from low vision to legal blindness to complete loss of vision. Sometimes, visual impairment sneaks up on us. It comes out of nowhere, possibly as the result of an accident or injury. In these painful instances, it leaves us feeling blindsided. Other times, it is gradual like cataracts that slowly get worse over time.
Perhaps you are reading this article right now because you are about to welcome an aging parent into your home. You realize that you’ll need to adjust not only to living with your parent again, but also to living with someone who is visually impaired. Or perhaps you have recently discovered that your beloved child might be blind, and you are struggling to determine next steps.
Whatever your unique situation might be, rest assured that there are many steps you can take to adapt your home. Millions of people around the world have successfully modified their homes for a relative, friend, spouse, child or other loved one who has blindness or visual impairment. Many of these modifications are simple, easy and cost effective.
Self Sufficiency. Remember, most visually impaired individuals still pride themselves on being as independent and capable as you or I. The goal in adapting your home to the visually impaired should always be to promote their independence and enable them to carry on with their daily lives. Ideally, this should happen with minimum intervention from yourself or other sighted individuals.
Color and Shape. Not all visually impaired individuals are blind. If your loved one just has low vision, he or she might still be able to see colors and shapes, even if only indistinctly. This is good news for you because it allows you to help guide your loved one through daily tasks using colors and shapes. Typically, there will be specific colors that are easier to see or are preferred by the visually impaired individual (red and yellow are common examples).
Organization. Help your loved one navigate your home by taking special considerations when organizing items in the kitchen, bathroom, closets, and other areas of the home. This video offers a great tutorial for beginners on how to adapt your kitchen and organize food items for the visually impaired. Of course, these same organizational techniques can be easily applied to closets, bathrooms, bedrooms and any other room of the house.
Ask if you can help. Speak to blind children and adults the way you would to any other child or adult. Just because their eyes work differently than yours doesn’t make a blind or visually impaired person any less able to live a fulfilled life, just the way that you do. Rather than assuming or trying to guess what your loved one needs from you, gently ask them how you can help them. Chances are they will appreciate your kindness and consideration, even if they don’t currently require assistance.
You don’t have to feel overwhelmed if you are considering home modifications to assist and enable your visually impaired loved one. These modifications won’t take much time at all to implement. They’ll make you feel more confident and secure, knowing your loved one can move through their home environment with safety. Best of all, they’ll enable mobility and help your loved one feel confident and comfortable navigating day-to-day in your home.