Eyesight: Optional for Learning

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Credit: Rifat Khan, Bangladesh

Yesterday, we celebrated World Sight Day to focus global attention on the problems that people who are blind or cannot see well are facing. 

Vision impairment is one of the disabilities that can prevent children, especially in low-income countries, from attending school and learning like their peers. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple pair of eyeglasses to change a child’s life. With basic support and training for teachers and educators, it is possible to include these children in regular classrooms and give them the chance to lead a successful productive life.

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