Schools Programme

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As part of our initiative to raise awareness of the charity among young people, and to help them understand what it is like to live with a disability, we have developed a special programme for schools – both primary and secondary. To date we have visited over 40 schools, some of which we have visited more than once and have spoken to over 2,500 pupils about the work that we do.

A representative of Jewish Blind & Disabled, talks to the children about living with vision impairment and demonstrates ways in which how people cope with their daily lives.

A special teacher’s pack has also been developed with the help of one of our tenants who used to be a teacher before her disability cut short her career. The pack contains exercises and competitions so that the children can continue to learn and grow in their understanding of disability and its impact on everyday life.

Each pupil is given a goodie bag to take home that contains information about the charity, plus a Braille and a moon card, plus some fun mementos of the visit. In this way not only do the children learn about the unique work that we do in the community but so do their families when the bags are taken home. 

If you would like us to visit your school, please email gmishon@jbd.org or call Gemma Mishon on 020 8371 6611 ext 608