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'Create a paradigm shift in societal perceptions on such a group in an environment where certain cultural practices reinforce the social inhibition'

The Sight Box project offers brilliant choices and hopeful options that aim to engage and empower children with visual impairment so that they too can better understand their immediate environment as well as stimulate positive psychomotor and psychosocial development.

The decision to bring such support to our Gambian children with visual impairment will create a paradigm shift in societal perceptions on such a group in an environment where certain cultural practices reinforce the social inhibition that held back vulnerable children from attaining freedom and choices to interact widely.

Saffie Lowe Ceesay Saffie Lowe Ceesay Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (which includes visual impairment), The Gambia

'Opportunities to foster team work, confidence building and to prevent segregation and promote inclusion'

I am so delighted and overwhelmed that Sightbox has decided to support Gambia and Gambians with visual impairment in particular. Sightbox's support in The Gambia will have positive impact in the lives of children with visual impairment. Sports will provide children with visual impairment opportunities to foster team work, confidence building and to prevent segregation and promote inclusion.

Sightbox's support is highly appreciated.

Nancy Mendy Nancy Mendy Principal Education Officer, Special Needs Education Unit, The Gambia

'Wonderful and creative way to generate inclusion and break down barriers'

Sightbox is a wonderful and creative way to generate inclusion and break down barriers to socialising and education for VI young people.

Kevin Carey Kevin Carey Former Chair of Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), UK

'The SIGHTBOX initiative is very exciting for our pupils'

I'm a headteacher of a primary school in Anfield , All Saints Catholic Primary School which is a great friend of St. Vincent's. I am also a Rotary St. Vincent's member. Our pupils work alongside the St. Vincent's pupils each week engaging in artistic activities and making friendships. The SIGHTBOX initiative is very exciting for our pupils as it provides them with a way of supporting our friends in countries such as Sierra Leone and China. It also helps us meet up with engineers and technicians as we develop new ideas together. We love SIGHTBOX!

Jeremy Barnes Jeremy Barnes Headteacher of All Saints Catholic Primary School, Liverpool, UK

'This low cost item can enhance lives all over the world'

My role as an Ambassador for Sight Box is to present to the world with the wonderful opportunities it offers visually impaired people. The message is really a simple one; this low cost item can enhance lives all over the world. There is no language barrier to playful activity or sport, just the sheer enjoyment of being involved. The role of Ambassador is to present that enjoyment on behalf of recipients and encourage the generous hearts of people to get involved and to raise funds to extend the work. The reflected joy of donors only encourages and enhances the work of the Ambassador - real direct feedback only serves to grow the mission and the involvement of many.

Angela Williams Angela Williams Sightbox Ambassador, Rotary and Inner Wheel

'A win win scenario'

Sightbox is an innovative way for visually impaired children in the UK to allow their strengths and thus their employability to be nurtured as they support other visually impaired children around the globe to access education whilst simultaneously securing their Duke of Edinburgh Award...a win win scenario.

Bernie Hollywood Bernie Hollywood OBE Entrepreneur & Philanthropist, UK

'Consultation with international experts'

Dr. Razia Sultana has a Bachelor of Science in Botany, Zoology and Chemistry from Lahore College for Women, University of Punjab. She earned her second degree for Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1989 and eventually her Doctor of Pharmacy also from the University of Punjab. She received her Diploma for Total Quality Management from The American University of Cairo School of Business.

Dr. Sultana worked as an English and Science Teacher for the Pakistan Embassy School in Saudi Arabia in 1992. She is currently handling two departments in Specialized Medical Center Hospital. As the Director of Pharmacy, she had transformed the In-patient pharmacy to fully functional state of the art and one of the best in the country. As the Director of Quality Management Department, the organization achieved the highest level of accreditation from Accreditation Canada International and Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions. She also works as a Medication Management Surveyor for the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions.

Dr. Razia Sultana Dr Razia Sultana Director of Pharmacy & Director of Quality Management, Specialized Medical Center Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

'We look forward to working with Sightbox and encouraging many of our 8000+ young people across Merseyside to learn about visual impairment'

Sightbox is a fantastic initiative that will change lives of young people around the world. Merseyside Scouts are delighted to be working with St. Vincent's School; where we already have a Scout Group through which young people at the school have been able to take part in programmes filled with everyday adventure, and connect with other young people across Merseyside. We look forward to working with Sightbox and encouraging many of our 8000+ young people across Merseyside to learn about visual impairment from pupils at St. Vincent's, by using the Sightbox.

Peter Oliver Peter Oliver County Commissioner, Merseyside Scouts, UK

'VI children face incredible challenges in their lives and high unemployment rates'

On Wednesday afternoons, St. Vincent's operates a programme of enrichment activities, based around creative, project-based learning that is designed to identify individual pupil strengths and proclivities. It is simultaneously designed to encourage friendships with sighted peers and develop skills that can lead to the world of employment. VI children face incredible challenges in their lives and high unemployment rates. The programme of enrichment is also an approach to challenging this statistic and where I deliver attached creative writing sessions as shared in the TES - teacher's stories.

Dave Benbow Dave Benbow Mobility Officer

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