Visual impairments change the way in which children obtain information about the world around them. The opportunities to learn through visual observation are limited.
As children with visual impairments bring many challenges for families and individuals the Baptist Mission Integrated School(BMIS) is working for positive changes.
BMIS has been working since 1977, to provide education for visually impaired girls in Mirpur (Dhaka), considering their special needs. A light of hope was created in those families with visually impaired children. Often these families feel burdened with the challenges of caring for a child with special needs. Bangladesh is still lacking provision for schooling for children with special needs. As a result, parents find themselves often left alone with the challenges to provide an education for their children with special needs. For over 40 years BMIS has been playing an important role in society to improve the situation by providing facilities to support visually impaired girls. They gain confidence in themselves and their abilities to enjoy life, socialising with peers on a regular basis, exploring life outside of their homes, etc.
At BMIS, additional teaching is provided to regular classroom studies, where children with visual impairments learn specialised skills.
The children learn
Education is provided for girls from class 1 to 10. The school has earned an excellent reputation due to its special education programme. After completing their primary level education, many students are very eager to continue their education.
33, Senpara Parbata, Mirpur-10, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.
Telephone: +88 02 902 0682
Fax: +88 02 900 5842
NGO Registration No. 0134
Registration Date: 23rd November 1982
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